Wilbur Ross is trying to steal the 2020 Census

Stealing a decade’s worth of future elections by corrupting the Census process was always going to be a heavy lift, even for the King of Bankruptcy. Thank God Trump stacked his administration with raving bigots so racists like Sessions and Ross would never have to feel alone in their endeavors.

Megyn Kelly and NBC Are Officially Splitting Ways

For the uninitiated, Megyn Kelly is terrible but she has made a killing as a professional Becky. NBC thought she’d pivot to Serious Journalism™, but now they’re essentially paying $30 million for a segment about the merits of blackface.

This Week on the Interwebs

Beginning a new regular-to-semi-regular series on this website, an internet and news of the week round-up that will be graph-laden and told in a very ad-hoc manner. For the article and commentary news round-up, Pat Meacham has you covered. Depending on your perspective, this week was either the beginning of Watergate Part II (dir. by…

Farewell Barry, and Thank You.

New York, NY — The other night before going to bed I watched the Netflix original “Barry.” The film was a slice-of-life moment during Barack Obama’s years at Columbia undergrad in New York City. Last night, I was barnstorming NYC going from protests to anti-inauguration networking events and fundraisers and meeting many people I have never…

Benefit of the Doubt

Two things. One, I have long promised the third part of a three-part journey of my wife and I moving to New York City. Two, given the events of the past 48 hours, I just cannot bring myself to write that article yet. There are no words that I can say that are adequate for…

AP Mass Shooting Template Accidentally Published

Washington D.C. — At approximately noon today, an Associated Press journalist accidentally published the mass shooting in the United States template he had been working from for the past six years of his employment. Below is the text of that template. ********** In what has seemingly become a daily occurrence in the United States, the latest…

Donald Trump and Right-Wing Drag

Like a skilled drag performer Trump exposed mainstream Republicanism—an ideology based on subtle identity politics and soft authoritarianism—as a farce by taking it to it’s rational extreme. Trump is a buffoonish caricature of the American populist Right. While many observers believes that this would have disqualified him from any serious consideration, The Donald’s theatrics both to mock elite Republicanism and vindicates the anger felt by marginalized conservatives—which is not exclusively white or male (Hillary Clinton, beware).

In Our Post-Factual World, Kayfabe is King

by Carson Starkey At some point in the not-so-distant future, The Nation of Domination will “interrupt” a Donald Trump rally/speech. They will appear suddenly in a doorway, bathed in spotlights, wielding baseball bats, chains, and tire irons. They will begin marching towards the main stage, advancing on scattered groups of terrified, hysterical, elderly white Fox…

Kleiner Mann Joe Blue Collar, Was Nun?: The Way Forward for Those Who Don’t Care About The Heritage Foundation’s Agenda

What rankles self-proclaimed grown up conservatives about Trump is that he’s giving away the inside game by verifying an uncomfortable suspicion that Heritage Foundation “scholars” have always attempted to suppress during campaigns. That is, most self-proclaimed conservative voters don’t care about the Ayn Rand agenda. While abolishing taxation, dissolving social insurance, and building Pax Americana are important causes to people who work at The Wall Street Journal, all that Jane or Joe Blue Collar care about relates to making financial ends meet. Which makes conservative aristocrats angry bordering on hysterical.

To Kill A Mockingbird: 2016 Edition

by Troy M. Olson (with deep regrets) Atticus Finch is an over-worked and underpaid public defender with 175 thousand in student loan debt due to the escalating costs of undergraduate and legal education. The other main characters, Jem and Scout, are the names of his cats, because he cannot afford to start a family. When…