Good boy Sean Hannity manages to stick to “no petty political fighting” pledge for 8 whole hours

Now that we’re living in world that might literally tweet its own way into an all-out nuclear war at any moment, it’s more important than ever to cling to the few certainties that are left to us as poor, helpless, non-presidential mortals. Puppies will still playfully frolic. Young lovers will still meet upon the…

The country watched jokes about health care while the GOP voted on how many will die

Late night comedy shows have it tough in the age of Trump. When the country is in the hands of a hair-trigger megalomaniac with no impulse control and an itchy Twitter-finger, life, as they say, comes at you fast. So, with the Republican-controlled Senate debating their so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care…

Seth Meyers battles the “comically villainous” Republican healthcare bill

Seth Meyers’ “A Closer Look” segments on Late Night With Seth Meyers have been consistently strong, affording the former Saturday Night Live fake newsman with a real opportunity to flex his political comedy muscles while simultaneously keeping things tight with his signature smiling outrage. Last night’s episode saw…

Republican lawmakers just made it legal to buy search histories, so let’s buy theirs

Yesterday was a very bad day for the real world, as Trump abandoned Obama’s climate change measures in favor of an attempt to time-travel back to a time when the coal industry was still thriving. It was also a very bad day in the digital world, as Republicans quietly made it possible for telecommunications companies…

Please enjoy some videos of Republicans getting their shit wrecked by constituents

This week is the first recess of the 115th Congress, a time that is normally set aside for representatives to hold town halls and hear what happens to be on their constituents’ minds. This fine, unseasonably warm winter, the thing on constituents’ minds just so happens to be a howling death-rattle from the edge of the…

#ShePersisted turns a political critique into a feminist rallying cry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) gave Democrats a perfect catchphrase while invoking an arcane Senate rule to silence Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. On Tuesday night as part of her opposition to Jeff Sessions’ attorney general nomination, Warren began reading a…