Modern Medical Marvels
If there was any doubt that Martin Shkreli represents the rest of the for-profit healthcare industry, recent headlines removed it. Mylan’s gouging of Epi-Pens, and Aetna sulking away from Obamacare markets because they weren’t profitable enough are making quite the case for putting a public option into the Affordable Care Act. […]

Modern Medical Marvels


The Future of Climate Denial
July was the hottest month ever. 2016’s on pace to be the hottest year ever. In recorded history, anyway. I admit that things were probably hotter when the proto-Earth was coalescing around the Sun billions of years ago. Read the comic at the New York Times.

The Future of Climate Denial


Republicans Reject Trump
Republicans are abandoning the Trump Train, and Clinton’s rolling out the welcome mat. I hope her tent is big enough to keep John Negroponte far away from wherever the Clinton campaign’s foreign policy is being written. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Republicans Reject Trump



Trump Hijacks the News
This time of summer is usually the silly season for news since no sane person pays attention until after Labor Day. But Trump can’t let a news cycle go by without cramming himself into it. I’m running out of ways to say he’s still terrible. I am personally pro-cargo shorts, […]

Trump Hijacks the News


Olympic Con Games
The Olympics are a traveling grift that seem to get worse every time they’re held. I’m glad we made a stink in Boston and forced Boston2024 to drop its bid, even if it sank my chances of seeing Ann Romney’s horse prance around in my neighborhood. I’m more ambivalent towards sports doping. […]

Olympic Con Games


The DNC's Unscheduled Events
The other party’s having a convention this week. Instead of being outright racist and hateful, they are simply comically inept. It’s great to have choices in a democracy! If you’re in Philly for the convention, check out The Nib’s HQ at 303 Cherry Street between 12 and 6pm. I won’t […]

The DNC’s Unscheduled Events



The RNC's Unscheduled Events
The conventions are usually the most predictable part of an election year, but not this time. The outcomes of both parties’ conventions are already known, but the Republicans are nominating someone who makes a reality show of everything he touches. I’ll be watching from home, with a sick bucket nearby. Read the comic […]

The RNC’s Unscheduled Events


7 Steps Toward Police Reform
Last week, the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile gripped the nation and began another round of protests against police brutality. Then the brutal attack on Dallas police officers happened and everyone flipped out. I’m going to go out on a limb and say every murder is bad and deserves […]

7 Steps Toward Police Reform


Summer Beach Reads
We’re in the middle of summer and I’d like to hit the beach myself, so here are some jokes about some things in the news. I could expand more on these thoughts, but lobster rolls need to be eaten. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Summer Beach Reads



Policing After Utah V. Strieff
The understaffed Supreme Court session came to a close this week. The results were a mixed bag, but the Utah v. Strieff decision was the most egregious. It allows for illegally obtained evidence to be used against citizens. The majority said a cop’s instincts are good enough to get around […]

Policing After Utah v. Strieff


Alternative Gun Control Proposals
The mass shooting in Orlando has gotten lawmakers to do something beyond offering “thoughts and prayers.” Unfortunately, a lot of their proposals rely on the terror watch list, which is one of many bad ideas left over from the Bush II Administration. Remember them? “No guns for terrorists” makes sense politically; but the list is just […]

Alternative Gun Control Proposals


General Election Symptoms
Election years, which last for 16 months now, are a period where everyone goes bonkers and nothing gets done but a lot of shouting. This year is even worse, since one of the major party nominees is a narcissistic demagogue who’s normalizing a kind of hatred that will persist in our politics […]

General Election Symptoms