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New Podcast: Trump Can’t Go to England and Not Be a...

We also dish Mueller's speech, slow-clap a Tea Partier, and handicap the Dems. Plus: a cold open!

All the Good News I Could Find

Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all.

When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’

Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night."

There’s Gazillions of Candidates! Let’s Pronounce Buttigieg!

On our podcast, we play "Fact or Friction" -- and Leonard Jacobs has a commentary.

What Becomes of Jussie Smollett Now?

What kind of career will Jussie Smollett have now? Will he even have one? I suppose his staunchest defenders will take umbrage at these...

In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850

You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.

In ‘Network’ on Broadway, Design Battles Howard Beale

Played by a craggy, and mesmerizing Bryan Cranston, he's not going to take it anymore.

Should Progressives Ignore the Caravan?

Phantom national security crises are clearly being manufactured. Let’s not be distracted.

Introducing the Burke’s Law Podcast

Join us for segments on politics and the arts...with a helpful glass of wine.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Death of American Decency

Action with dark or selfish intent is troubling. Indifference in the face of injustice is evil.

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

It’s Time to (Finally) Free Julian Assange

He's an arrogant, unkempt, unlikeable, disreputable person. And yet.

Is the President Guilty Until Proven Guiltier? Or Indictable?

We accepted long ago that the skill sets sought in a president lend themselves to moral lapses and casual corruption.

Yes, Our Constitution Might Be on the Side of Facebook

In Europe, you have the right to be forgotten. In America, you may only have the right to be remembered.

Fox News: How the Republican Party Governs as a Minority

The legacy of Roger Ailes and his monstrous lies.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

Many Presidents Found New Jersey Beautiful, Until Trump

Maybe he just values the sight of dollar signs more than the environment.

Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre AD, Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a long Twitter thread, a former intern at Glencoe's celebrated Writers Theatre alleges that Artistic Director Michael Halberstam repeatedly sexually harassed him in 2003.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

Networks keep assuming audiences can't handle smart, fast humor. Ratings prove otherwise.
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