Debate Punch Up
The debate’s in just a couple of hours, and the candidate’s are getting some last-minute coaching tips from 2012’s debate veterans. Read the comic at The Nib. I’ll be watching and livetweeting my snark and despair during the debate. Follow me if that’s something you’d want to see.

Debate Punch Up


Donald Trump's Tremendous Charities
Trump would clean out the “take a penny, leave a penny” tray before donating his actual money to charity. His charitable shenanigans have been well documented in a series of stories by David Farenthold. There’s also the grifting of campaign funds to pay companies owned by himself and his family. […]

Donald Trump’s Tremendous Charities


The Undecided Zone
You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of undecided minds. Nobody reading this is an undecided voter. They are a mystery to me, and the outcome of the election depends on the handful of them in the states that are up for […]

The Undecided Zone



Fall TV Preview
There’s a lot of good television coming this fall, but I’m going to miss it to watch the final weeks of election coverage. There might be a day or two to binge-watch everything I missed before the 2020 coverage begins in earnest, but I’m not counting on it. Read the comic […]

Fall TV Preview


The Self-Appointed Protest Referee
Colin Kaepernick is protesting and drawing attention to the epidemic of unprosecuted police brutality by sitting out (kneeling out since this cartoon was drawn) the national anthem. Everyone outraged about his free speech is talking about patriotism, respecting veterans and arcane flag etiquette instead of systemic racism because it’s easier to change the subject. […]

The Self-Appointed Protest Referee


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