This presidential campaign isn't reminiscent of 1968 -- it feels like 1964 all over again.

No, it’s not 1968. It’s 1964.

September 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Earlier this year, New York magazine ran a piece by Jonathan Chait titled “It Is Not 1968.” It’s a good article and well worth your time, but the basic premise is that despite the social upheaval at home and violence around the world, 2016 is not much like one of the most iconic and chaotic years in American history. Chait is right, it’s not 1968. It’s 1964.

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Let’s Take A Moment To Laugh At Donald Trump

July 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

I have to confess that I felt an overwhelming sense of dread heading into the Republican National Convention this week. Not a “Ughhhhh I hate republicans they’re soooooo dumb” dread. A “Somebody’s gonna die” dread.


The National Podcast, Episode 7: Hillary, Hamilton, and Hoverboards

March 18, 2016 / by , / 0 Comment

The National Podcast is back to discuss all thing politics, culture, and Boss with special guest Brendan Flynn! You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher, and/or stream it on SoundCloud as well.

Right in his goddamn smug jaw

10 Things I Would Do to Punch Ted Cruz in the Fucking Face

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

We’ve always been told that if you dream enough about your goals and are willing to make sacrifices, then you can accomplish said goals.

Scott Walker, Ramsay Bolton

We Couldn’t Help Ourselves: The 2016 Candidates As Game of Thrones Characters

July 25, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

The 2016 presidential election is underway, and you know what that means: editors hastily searching for metaphors to explain the bacchanal of intrigue, money, and women-bashing we’re about to experience. And what better metaphor for the 2016 campaign season than Game of Thrones?

How will Trump pay for his Mexican wall?

How will the GOP solve its Mexican Wall problem?

April 17, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

As the fiscally responsible Gay Old Party (I think that’s what it stands for, or something like that) pushes forward on spending $14 Billion of tax-payer’s money on building a wall (ask the Chinese how well this fucking idea works) one has to wonder about the logistics of this reverse Statue of Liberty which has so emboldened the angry tangerine in D.C. The most important question now is – who will build it?

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An updated handicapping of the 2016 presidential candidates

April 14, 2015 / by , / 2 Comments

The 2016 presidential field is already as cluttered as the skeletons in John Edwards’ closet. We’re here to help you evaluate the pros and cons of the potential leaders of the free world.

Try your hand at 10 trivia questions regarding the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that the Obama administration would rather not answer.

10 Trivia Crack questions about the 2012 Benghazi attack the Obama administration is too afraid to answer

January 06, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

How well do you know the shameless and irresponsible prioritization of politics over transparency in the sickening 2012 Benghazi attack scandal?

Watching American Idiot explode as a fourth grader

When the Heart like a Hand Grenade Blew Up

September 20, 2014 / by / 10 Comments

Happy Green Day! Our National Ave writers celebrate the 10th anniversary of Green Day’s American Idiot by looking back on what the album meant in 2004. When American Idiot came out, I had just started fourth grade. The election was right around the corner and I was staunchly pro-Kerry for no reason other than the media I consumed told me that Republicans are evil (which, I suppose, I still think is true). The election, the Philadelphia Eagles, and music were the things I was most interested in at this time.