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The other Melania: A Trump horror story

2 days agoNews : ComPost

AOL Headline: “Conspiracy Theorists Claim First Lady Melania Trump Has Been Using A Body Double” The Internet has decided to embrace the conspiracy theory that there are two Melania Trumps. Here is a horror story that explores that concept.  Of course there are two of them. Everyone knows this, but no one talks about it. […]

Men of the world: You are not the weather

2 days agoNews : ComPost

Smoke is not weather. Let me tell you why I have said this. Weather is something you can do very little to prevent; you can only prepare for it and warn people about it and buy protective gear. Smoke happens when someone decides to light a fire. I am sick of having to treat smoke […]

Movies that wouldn’t exist if male protagonists hadn’t ‘put themselves in that situation’

last weekNews : ComPost

There is so much in the Harvey Weinstein story to find infuriating and disgusting and sad. But one of the things that gets me most is the injunction to people that “you shouldn’t have put yourself in that situation.” The superb awfulness of this idea is hard to convey to someone who has never been […]

The good news about Bob Corker’s comments? Everyone in the Senate agrees!

last weekNews : ComPost

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Lame Duck, Tenn.) recently gave an explosive 25-minute interview to the New York Times describing the president as being in need of constant supervision who is liable to get us into World War III. Great. He said, among other things: “Look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands […]

Some other protests Mike Pence has planned

last weekNews : ComPost

After briefly refusing to dignify a football game with his absence, Vice President Pence jetted to California for a previously scheduled event, and I guess President Trump thought this was how protests ought to go. Below are a few more ideas for protests that Pence doubtless has planned. Take Secret Service detail 80 miles out […]

Harvey Weinstein and that ‘different time’ when hostile workplaces were totally okay

last weekNews : ComPost

After Harvey Weinstein’s absurd non-apology apology after allegations surfaced about his treatment of women in Hollywood.  You have to understand that it was a different time. The science on whether or not women were people was still very much up in the air. There was still considerable debate about whether a shower was the right place […]

Rex Tillerson loves Big Donald

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, had to make a statement on Wednesday in response to an NBC News story that he had called the president a “moron” and needed to be persuaded by Vice President Pence to stay in his current position, given the continual daily humiliations to which he is […]

A good time to talk about gun laws

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

“We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.” -Donald Trump As time goes by. There will be time, of course, to have this discussion. “Not now” is not the same as never. It must be on a day when there has been no recent gun violence. So not today, and not tomorrow, and […]

When white men turn into lone wolves

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

He became a wolf very suddenly. The change came upon him almost as soon as he lowered the gun. His words became unintelligible. He ceased to belong to anyone. He became that most dreaded of creatures: the “lone wolf.” Once he was a white middle-aged man. He was a son, a brother, a boyfriend. Words […]

Full disclosure: I am Jared Kushner. I have no idea what I’m doing.

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

“[Jared] Kushner has been criticized in the past for initially not disclosing more than 100 contacts with foreign leaders including those from Russia, as well as ownership of a multimillion dollar tech company with links to Goldman Sachs and businessmen Peter Thiel and George Soros. Kushner was also one of three top campaign officials or […]

It was all worth it for this tax reform

3 weeks agoNews : ComPost

Tax reform, the party repeated to itself, watching as Donald Trump climbed to the top of the polls and stayed there. The new senator from Alabama is going to be a stack of Bibles under a black robe that only enforces the law when it feels like it. Shh. Tax reform. There is an “R” […]

Tom Price’s truly amazing plane apology

3 weeks agoNews : ComPost

Don’t worry, everyone. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, he who liked to take tiny expensive planes from one point to another, has been shown the error of his ways, and he is paying back $51.887.31 to the U. S. Treasury as a beautiful, symbolic gesture to the taxpayer. (That’s enough, according to Gary Cohn, […]

The Trump administration guide to peaceful protests

3 weeks agoNews : ComPost

The Trump administration is a huge believer in the power of protest! Many protesters are very fine people, as President Trump has pointed out, and that is because they abide by these common-sense rules for peaceful protesters. “But wait,” you ask. “How can I tell if I am a very fine person or a son of a […]

Sorry I can’t go to your thing. I must call my senator to plead for my life.

3 weeks agoNews : ComPost

An email template from the near future. I am sorry I cannot make it to your event, but I have to call Congress every eight minutes to plead for my life. Would I like to go to your wedding/bar mitzvah/coffee date/movie/quiet place where sleep is possible? You bet. But you know that if I don’t call […]

Some reviews of the first line of the first chapter of Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’

last monthNews : ComPost

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche (and Kelly Clarkson) (opening of “Showing Up,” the first chapter of “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton’s new book on the election) This book is trying too hard. If you rearrange the words in these sentences it doesn’t spell “Benghazi” but I think that, in […]

Trump’s America is a nightmare. There can be no dreamers here.

last monthNews : ComPost

President Trump has run to the door of Congress with yet another Obama-era policy that he has stabbed half to death, shouted “CONGRESS WILL BE TO BLAME IF THIS DIES,” and then run off. This time it is DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has allowed 800,000 young immigrants brought to this […]

John Kelly is running a tight ship

2 months agoNews : ComPost

Every few days without fail, in some publication or another, an article appears that runs roughly along the following lines: Previously in the White House, things were in disarray, but now retired general John Kelly is putting an end to all that. To save whoever is next due to write this the trouble of having to go out […]

Lord of the Lady Flies

2 months agoNews : ComPost

Oh dear, they are at it again. There is going to be an all-female reboot of “Lord of the Flies,” written by two men. I am not optimistic. What follows are some scenes that I assume will inevitably be included.  Within seconds of landing on the island, everyone is in a bikini and covered in mud. […]

How about never pardoning Joe Arpaio? Is never good for you?

2 months agoNews : ComPost

There is no denying that last Friday night, in the midst of a horrible storm, was an awful time to try to bury the news of the pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Never mind the ratings. Why compound a hideous natural disaster with a manmade one? Surely, everyone points out, there must have been […]

My letter of not quite resignation from the Trump White House

2 months agoNews : ComPost

Dear Mr. President, I can say it in no uncertain terms: Everything this administration does makes me sick. I am absolutely disgusted with everything going on the White House right now. Several times daily, I must run out of a meeting of the National Economic Council to vomit into a wastepaper basket. (Sometimes, weeks later, […]

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