All posts by Jon Cummings
A newspaper’s map of permit holders points a way forward if gun control fails.
GOP: Time to give the Outrage Loop a rest.
When nothing short of the ultimate punishment will do…
Forget those hifalutin rock critics. What does a 10-year-old girl think of Tay-Tay’s new platter? Popdose gets the scoop from Jon Cummings’ precocious daughter.
Battling Multiple-Choice Mitt might have blunted Obama’s Denver debacle.
What if they gave an open primary and nobody came?
CA-26 is a humdinger of an open primary — for better and for worse.
A deluge of negative ads may swamp a congressional campaign — but not necessarily the one that’s under attack.
This race is closely watched. If only it were more FUN to watch…
The president’s support for gay marriage opens a new front in his battle for re-election — but its historical importance will reverberate far longer.
Linda Parks won’t pick a party or take PAC money. She might win anyway.
The power-pop legend looks back on his debut.
A high-stakes congressional race is taking shape in the sleepy L.A. suburbs
Can Romney ride the radical tigers?
Can’t the populist right and left just get along?
Duh … Because he gave us what we want.
Remembering the guy who brought country, and bad shirts, to the suburbs.
How did the Tea Party force a stupid deal, prove itself unfit to govern … AND simultaneously send the economy over a cliff? Jon Cummings spots the jokers in the deck.
Wednesday’s anti-democratic (and anti-Democratic) shenanigans in Wisconsin were just part of a GOP effort to destroy the Democrats’ power base nationwide. Can they succeed? Jon Cummings says, definitely maybe.
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” exemplifies the shift among pop’s reigning divas — from P!nk to Katy to Ke$ha — away from self-aggrandizement and toward messages of self-help aimed directly at their audiences. Jon Cummings explores the new pop paradigm.
Conservatives now claim the Constitution as their own — yet couldn’t bring themselves to read it in its entirety on the House floor. Jon Cummings examines the flaws of Tea Party-brand strict constructionism.
Can taking the vitriol down a notch really prevent another tragedy like Tucson? Jon Cummings explores the state of our discourse – and his own culpability.
President Obama may have given up the store on tax cuts this week, but at least he coined a useful metaphor in the process. Still, is it the GOP holding the recovery hostage, or is it their corporate sponsors?
One of America’s greatest singer/songwriters gets the jukebox-musical treatment in L.A., bringing to life his brilliantly drawn characters and showcasing his caustic wit.
Chastened by Jon Stewart, if not the midterm election results, Jon Cummings invites Popdose readers to Be Their Own Pundits and pontificate on our new politics.
As a disastrous new show stumbles toward Broadway and “Glee” rebounds from its worst episode, can issues of religious belief inspire decent musical theatre? Jon Cummings has his doubts.
John Lennon’s traumatic teens, and the birth of the Beatles, get the little-British-art-film treatment. But can it work both as cinema and as Beatleography?
Katy Perry’s aborted Sesame Street appearance launched a short-lived kerfuffle, but offers a neat allegory for explaining the idiocy of the current political climate. Jon Cummings considers the merits of Katy’s cleavage and other assorted boobs.
Sometimes an artist and her fans need to just, like, move on already. Here, the author’s daughter (and her BFF) explain why the Party In The USA is so yesterday.