The Onion’s Philosophical Fact Check of Obama

Following President Obama’s State of the Union speech from Tuesday night, The Onino decided to clarify ambiguous and erroneous statements from the speech. Here were a few key results (Obama’s speech remarks in bold with analysis of their accuracy unbolded: “My wife, Mackenzie”: The president’s wife is named Michelle. “The American people are capable of great things”: [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers Liveblogging 2012 Election

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2:44 am: The real winner of the night, is rational, evidence based thinking. As the mainstream pundits kept insisting this race was too close to call and a nail biter, Nate Silver just kept making arguments based on legitimate numbers run through rational models. And the outcome so far is looking to be 100% as [Read More...]

The Economic Case Against Trickle Down Economics–in Terrific Cartoon Form

An excellent pro-Obama cartoon on the economy by Simpsons and Family Guy animator Lucas Gray that is almost certain to go viral, and most certainly should. [Read more...]

Remixing Obama

Turn about’s fairplay. Hugh Atkin, who made the fantastic “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” video which I highlighted in the spring, has a terrific new parody of the infamous Obama line “You didn’t build that” which the GOP has quote mined into a rallying point. Both this video and the Romney one [Read More...]

My Thoughts on Obama's "Evolution" Towards Favoring Marriage Equality

So while I was busy ending the semester, Obama gave a tepid, hedged, politically non-committal, mealymouthed endorsement to same-sex marriage. Over time, no doubt, his expressions of support for gay rights will increasingly feature less pauses, hesitations, stammers, ambiguities, and qualifications as the American public increasingly gives him permission (in the form of polls on [Read More...]

Davis Guggenheim, Sycophant

Look, I personally love Barack Obama and all, but there are numerous failures and dark sides to his presidency. Anyone who hasn’t been troubled by the ways he has continued and expanded Bush’s authoritarian policies of unchecked executive powers and limited civil liberteis, or by the ways he failed to fight for a single payer health care [Read More...]

Santorum: Obama Is A "Snob" For Wanting All To Go To College And Be "Made In His Image"

Santorum’s courageous crusade against college continues. The Republican presidential primary has turned into the longest, most amazing game of limbo in human history. The bar just keeps getting lower and lower and lower and the candidates keep worming their way under it in hitherto unfathomable ways. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

George W. Bush’s War On Religion

It turns out that Obama’s alleged “war on the Catholic Church” (and on religion itself) was begun by George W. Bush: In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn’t provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents [Read More...]

Happy Times

The Obama campaign commemorates 5 years since Obama announced for president. It’s political propaganda, of course, but boy is it some slick, professional, cutting edge advertising. And the consistency in tone with the ’08 campaign shows a remarkable feel for continuity of “branding”: So does this mean that the 2012 Obama campaign will be going, [Read More...]


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