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342 items by Julian Brookes

  • Stephen Colbert on 'Daylight Savings Socialism'

    Stephen Colbert on 'Daylight Savings Socialism' | BLOG ENTRY

    Boy, was Stephen Colbert het up last night! And no wonder. He had to start his show an hour early, thanks to the 'big-government chrono-Nazis and their 'daylight savings.'' And what's that all about? "Barack Obama stealing...

    March 13, 2012 10:27 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's 'Southern-Fried Pandering'

    Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's 'Southern-Fried Pandering' | BLOG ENTRY

    Last night, on the eve of GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, Jon Stewart checked in with Mitt Romney's "southern strategy" to see how it was going. What he found: "Morning, y'all," "cheesy grits," – a...

    March 13, 2012 10:22 AM ET
  • Half of Republicans in Deep South Think Obama Is a Muslim

    Half of Republicans in Deep South Think Obama Is a Muslim | BLOG ENTRY

    By one count, about a fifth of Americans incorrectly believe Barack Obama is a Muslim. (He is a Christian.) That's messed up. Know what's more messed up? That half of Republican voters in Alabama and...

    March 12, 2012 3:31 PM ET
  • 'The Iconic Sarah Palin' Talks 'Game Change' on SNL

    'The Iconic Sarah Palin' Talks 'Game Change' on SNL | BLOG ENTRY

    "Game Change," the HBO movie about Sarah Palin's train-wreck candidacy for vice president in 2008 premiered on Saturday. John McCain, whose gamble on the little-known Alaska governor fed the perception that he ...

    March 12, 2012 12:51 PM ET
  • The Dangerously Insane 'Patriot Movement' Explodes

    The Dangerously Insane 'Patriot Movement' Explodes | BLOG ENTRY

    The number of deeply confused Americans belonging to the "Patriot Movement" – gun-toting canned-food hoarders who've persuaded themselves the country is one fist-bump away from totalitarianism – has gone through the roof. A new report from...

    March 8, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Not-So-Super Tuesday

    Jon Stewart on Not-So-Super Tuesday | BLOG ENTRY

    The Super Tuesday primaries were supposed to wrap up the GOP nomination race, with Mitt Romney emerging as Republicans' clear choice and the party falling in line behind him. But no. Here's Jon Stewart on how the...

    March 8, 2012 12:51 PM ET
  • Breitbart's Obama Tape: That's All You Got?

    Breitbart's Obama Tape: That's All You Got? | BLOG ENTRY

    Not long before his untimely (but not universally mourned) death last week, the right-wing political blogger/activist/sting artist Andrew Breitbart dropped a bomb. Or seemed to. He told a heavily salivating crowd of conservative activists that...

    March 8, 2012 12:23 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on Eric Holder's Case for Killing U.S. Citizens

    Stephen Colbert on Eric Holder's Case for Killing U.S. Citizens | BLOG ENTRY

    Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder explained why it's perfectly legal for the U.S. to assassinate an American citizen without trial in a time of war – targets like al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was...

    March 7, 2012 10:14 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Iranian-Israeli Schoolyard Fight

    Jon Stewart on the Iranian-Israeli Schoolyard Fight | BLOG ENTRY

    With the warlike rhetoric escalating, can we get a responsible party to break up the Iranian-Israeli schoolyard fight before someone gets hurt? Jon Stewart asked on last night's Daily Show. Surely, the United States can be counted...

    March 7, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Limbaugh-Fluke Controversy

    Jon Stewart on the Limbaugh-Fluke Controversy | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took on the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, birth control and taxes (making sure to take certain prophylatic measures himself). Limbaugh, of course, called Fluke, a Georgetown law student who recently...

    March 6, 2012 11:01 AM ET
  • Rick Santorum Gets the 'Bad Lip Reading' Treatment

    Rick Santorum Gets the 'Bad Lip Reading' Treatment | BLOG ENTRY

    "I'm crazy, and I'm right." I'd put this right up there with the Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry productions. Related• The Bad Lip Reader Speaks! 

    March 1, 2012 12:58 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on Comrade Barry's Tax Plan

    Stephen Colbert on Comrade Barry's Tax Plan | BLOG ENTRY

    Barack Obama's plan to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy is a call to class warfare, pitting rich against poor, says Stephen Colbert. Luckily, the poor aren't buying it. They know they'll benefit – in...

    March 1, 2012 11:55 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Bumpy-Ass Road to the White House

    Jon Stewart on the Bumpy-Ass Road to the White House | BLOG ENTRY

    It looked like we might all be in for a early night on Tuesday when Mitt Romney quickly emerged as the clear winner of Arizona's GOP primary. But no. Michigan, the other state voting, had to go...

    March 1, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • Scenes from Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action

    Scenes from Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action | BLOG ENTRY

    Occupy Wall Street protesters hit the streets in cities across the nation and worldwide today for a coordinated "National Day of Action to Shut Down the Corporations." As part of the day's events in New York...

    February 28, 2012 2:52 PM ET
  • Oscars: How A Better Life's Chris Weitz and Demian Bichir Got Political

    Oscars: How A Better Life's Chris Weitz and Demian Bichir Got Political | BLOG ENTRY

    Chris Weitz, the director of the indie drama A Better Life, whose lead actor, Demián Bichir, is up for on Oscar on Sunday night, didn't really plan on making a "political" movie. He was drawn to...

    February 24, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Bill McKibben on Colbert: The Undead Keystone XL Pipeline

    Bill McKibben on Colbert: The Undead Keystone XL Pipeline | BLOG ENTRY

    Check out this clip of Bill McKibben, the author and climate activist who led the successful effort to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline – via a spell in the clink – on last night's Colbert...

    February 14, 2012 12:42 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Trump's Romney Endorsement

    Jon Stewart on Trump's Romney Endorsement | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart hailed gazillionaire cheeseball Donald Trump's decision to endorse Mitt Romney for president. In these divided times, noted Stewart, it's some comfort to know that two Ivy-League educated son's of megarich...

    February 3, 2012 1:56 PM ET
  • The Komen Foundation Makes a U-Turn on Planned Parenthood Funding

    The Komen Foundation Makes a U-Turn on Planned Parenthood Funding | BLOG ENTRY

    Leading breast-cancer charity the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, which earlier this week drew a ferocious backlash when it announced it was pulling funding for Planned Parenthood, on the grounds that the family planning...

    February 3, 2012 1:43 PM ET
  • Chris Rock Happy to Pay Higher Taxes

    Chris Rock Happy to Pay Higher Taxes | BLOG ENTRY

    The comedian, who's worth an estimated $70 million, told the Associated Press Wednesday, "I look at it this way: I can pay higher taxes and people can have jobs or I can pay lower taxes...

    February 2, 2012 1:33 PM ET
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in Court to Appeal Extradition

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in Court to Appeal Extradition | BLOG ENTRY

    WikiLeaks founder (and aspiring talk show host and soon-to-be 'Simpsons' character) Julian Assange is in court today for his final appeal against extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sex crimes. Seven judges of...

    February 1, 2012 2:16 PM ET
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