D.C. Water Cooler
Political News from inside the Beltway, from the steps of the capitol to the basement of the Smithsonian.
Articles in this feature
Jun 14, 2012
Raped in the Military, Then Raped by the House of Representatives
Scarred by war, then by friendly-fire rape, House Republicans would also like women service members to bear their rapist’s child.
Jun 07, 2012
The New American Politics: Voting with Dollars
The future of democracy rests in how you spend your paycheck.
May 31, 2012
Romney Picks Whites Only Election Strategy
Romney chooses to go all white in his plans to court voters.
May 24, 2012
Why “Income Inequality” is a Losing Issue and How to Fix It
Most Americans don’t care about income inequality. But they do want everyone to get a fair chance.
May 17, 2012
How the Supreme Court Ruined Your Child’s Civics Education
You'll be shocked to learn what children learn about free speech…
May 10, 2012
Charting the Rise of Stupidity
As America grapples with a long term decline, we have only Ronald Reagan to blame.
May 03, 2012
The Cowardly Death of Arizona Racist J.T. Ready
J.T. Ready was a racist in Arizona. He’s not the only one.
Apr 26, 2012
Mitt Romney’s “Bless his Little Heart” Strategy in Post-Racist America
Is Mitt Romney's campaign strategy too risky for a man of his abilities?
Apr 19, 2012
Ted Nugent’s Dirty Little Secret
There is a secret hiding under Ted Nugent's anti-government rant.
Apr 12, 2012
Rick Rolls, Twitter Nabs a Killer, and a Mormon Martyr for Motherhood
So many topics, so little time – a rockin’ week in politics...
Mar 29, 2012
Marco Rubio to GOP: Kill Me Now, OK?
The Republican primary is killing GOP chances to win the presidency. Marco Rubio wants it to stop.
Mar 22, 2012
Trayvon Martin and Florida’s Right to Murder Law
Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law is so bad you’ll wonder whether it was written accidentally by idiots or on purpose by morons.
Mar 15, 2012
Democracy Lost: Unraveling Limbaugh from his Boycott
Despite the musings of his fans, there is no moral equivalency between what Limbaugh did and how the boycotters responded.
Mar 08, 2012
On Syria, McCain Reminds Us Why We Voted for Obama
Imagining a President John McCain administration is enough to make you relieved that Barack Obama won.
Mar 01, 2012
AZ Primary Exit Polls: A Moderate Conservative is Emerging
Arizona exit polls reveal Republicans who are much more moderate than their oddball leaders.
Feb 23, 2012
CNN Arizona Debate: Is Birth Control the New Third Rail of Politics?
America’s new Third Rail of Politics: Who knew 21 little pills could wield such power in a presidential election?
Feb 16, 2012
A Mormon, a Nutbag And a Lunatic Walk Into A Bar…
Santorum may be the slightest, but all the remaining Republican contenders come up short.
Feb 09, 2012
US Constitution: The Bishops Don’t Get a Veto
As the Bishops try to strong arm the US Constitution, Republicans follow gleefully behind.
Feb 02, 2012
Mainstream Pundits Join the War on Stupid
Mainstream pundits finally join our War on Stupid.
Jan 19, 2012
Sucks to be You, Evangelicals
In a post Citizens United world, has money ended the need to pander to evangelicals?