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.
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?
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.