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Pop Politico: Trump and Mueller’s “About Me” Pages

Get to know President Trump and Robert Mueller!...

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Pop Politico: White Riot

Razor-thin win in election for (mostly) white working-class agenda...

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Pop Politico: “Here There Be Monsters”

They say there are strangers, who threaten us/In our immigrants and infidels...

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Pop Politico: “Deck the Halls With Racist Volleys”

Why do politicians make racist comments? Because it can get them elected. ...

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Pop Politico: “American Civilization and Its Discontented”

Welcome to the Age of Disruptors...

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Pop Politico: “Potter Isn’t Selling, Potter’s Buying”

The stock market crash leads to the inevitable question: is the sky falling? ...

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Pop Politico: “Disintegrating Democrats”

The Democratic Party's Strategy for the 2014 Midterms: "Run Away! Run Away!" ...

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Pop Politico: “The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back!”

The election of Scott Brown to the United States Senate has been the sexy political story of the week, but it’s also a reminder to the...

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Pop Politico: “Obama’s Neo Pragmatism”

“Wow, these grapes are sour!”  A fitting epitaph for Republicans as they try to grab the spotlight to bitch and moan about...

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Pop Politico: “Trust”

The “hit the ground running” strategy the Obama Administration has adhered to since the inauguration has an unfortunate side...

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Pop Politico: “The Great Transition”

As the news about the global economic downturn goes from bad to worse, we’re at a point where government inaction is not a palatable...

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Pop Politico: The 44th President

Even if Barack Obama was just another in the long line of white males who have been elected to the presidency, this would still be an...

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Pop Politico: “So Long to the C- Student”

Watching President Bush’s final press conference yesterday reminded me of the phrase “failing upward.” Never in recent...

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Pop Politico: “The Party Bush Destroyed”

If you’re a Republican Party stalwart, and say you went to the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami hoping for a good...

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Pop Politico: “Poetry and Prose”

It’s been said that a political campaign is run on the poetry of promises, while the task of governing is about the prose of policy....

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Pop Politico: “Debt Nation”

When I was growing up, I remember my father used to keep a credit card hidden in the back of his closet.  It was one of those “In...

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Pop Politico: “Anti-Dowist Philosophy”

I don’t know if you remember the days when newscasters would routinely smile when the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day in...

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Pop Politico: “War/Dance”

There’s a phrase made famous by Thomas Hobbes, used to great effect in Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, and...

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The VP Debate: Palinpalooza (Wink, Wink)

Jon Cummings: My junior year at college I took a creative writing class in which all the students received copies of each other’s...

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Pop Politico: “Crisis Politics”

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea. Those are our options in dealing with this financial mess — or so it seems if you’ve...

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Pop Politico: “Swing! Swing! Swing!”

The current breathless “Sarah Palin Watch” going on in the mainstream and not-so-mainstream media is one of those political...

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Elephant Walk: John McCain’s Declaration of “Independence”

Dw.: Well, John McCain is in a pickle now, isn’t he? Last week he chose a running mate that would satisfy certain weak sectors of his...

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Elephant Walk: The Hockey MILF & the Meatheads

Dw. Dunphy: Yes! I have been waiting for this all week: Palin Time! Do you think they’ll do the Dead Parrot sketch? Maybe even...

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Elephant Walk: Far-Right Dead Fred & Irregular Joe

Dw. Dunphy: I thought I’d start things off tonight with a joke: So … Judas, Benedict Arnold, and the dude from Raiders of the...

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Elephant Walk: “Hey America, Whaaat’s Happening?*”

An Open Letter to Hurricane Gustav By Ted Asregadoo Damn you, Gustav!  I mean, how could you have the audacity to downgrade from a...

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Donkey Kong: Still Believing in a Place Called Hope

Jon: Well, so much for the “civic duty” I believed would guilt the Popdose community into following the political conventions:...

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Donkey Kong: The Last Temptation of Hillary

Jon: Our frequent commenter “Elaine” is eager for us to objectify Hillary tonight. Are we “up” for it? Ted:...

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Donkey Kong: “Michelle Obama Is Hot”

Jon: What were your impressions of Ted & the Kennedys? He looked pretty good, considering. Ted: He did a very good job. Kennedy...

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Donkey Kong: A Democratic Convention Preview

Jon Cummings: Welcome to the first installment in a Popdose political adventure that won’t require you (or us) to leave the...

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Pop Politico: “Greetings from Economy Class”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for July states that 5.7% of Americans are unemployed. Percentages are sometimes difficult to visualize, so...