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Deflated Balls

Charges brought in Baltimore offer a modicum of hope to a deflated city that seems defined by despair. Dems and the prez battle over a massive trade deal that has deflated the spirits of those who...Read more

What’s black-and-white with Freddy Gray

In Baltimore, the clear tragedy of Freddie Gray has marked yet another death of a black male at the hands of those in uniforms of blue, leading to protests that are many shades of gray. The issue has...Read more

Waging Wars and Warring For Wages

Diplomacy could be the President’s lasting imprint, but hawks seek to undermine Iran negotiations, and Obama threatens to sabotage his own legacy as his ISIS escalation risks a new Mideast quagmire...Read more

Back to the Future

Delusional, warmongering Senate hawks talk about bombing a Middle East country. Last time it was Iraq, this time Iran — if you blur your vision, you might confuse the two. Big corporations’ cronies...Read more

Little Shock. Less Awe.

The nation is outraged by a video of a police officer killing and framing a man, but sadly the nation isn’t too surprised, as events such as these recur in the headlines. A historic announcement...Read more

Exodus and Easter from Indiana to Iran

In response to Indiana’s anti-LGBT legislation, businesses threatened such an Exodus that Pharaoh Pence is changing his tune. The outcry in Arkansas was so loud that Hutchinson couldn’t play Pontius...Read more

Not Quite Cruz Control

Ted Cruz launched the first official presidential bid, but his kick-off was mired in website spoofs, an audience obligated to attend his speech and news that his family’s going on Obamacare...Read more

Spring in the Air and in Obama’s Step

While Republicans cast a frozen gaze on the prospect of peace with Iran, the President welcomes a new season as diplomacy nears a nuclear deal. Conservatives continue to storm against healthcare and...Read more

Iran. We Ran. They’re Off And Running.

As the president runs a historic effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the Republicans run to ruin diplomacy and in doing so, they run off the rails. Cruz, Rubio, Paul all want to run, but on...Read more

Message Mess

Netanyahu tries to mess with US diplomacy, and delivers a misguided message to Congress, but in the end, it mucked up the GOP’s march to war as hawkish Dems turn against Mitch McConnell mayhem. The...Read more

Pipelines, Pipe Dreams and Punchlines

Of all the issues they could choose to tackle, Republicans fixate on the Keystone pipeline, which they knew the president would veto — likely just the first of many vetoes in this new era. While the...Read more

The Winter of Our Malcontents

An Alabama judge is pissed at same-sex marriage. A Texas judge is ticked at compassionate immigration policy. Rudy Giuliani thinks President Obama doesn’t love America. Boehner would defund homeland...Read more

Stewart’s Gone — But Satire Goes On

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A President who rose to prominence opposing an open-ended Mideast war is now seeking Congressional authorization for an open-ended Mideast war. Republicans stake out turf by fighting for a polluting...Read more

Inoculate Against Hypocrisy?

When Ebola presented a limited threat to America, GOP leaders ignored science and stoked fears. Now an outbreak of a beatable disease claims lives and Republican candidates disseminate misinformation...Read more

Heckuva Snow Job

GOP hopefuls play pretend about a new approach, but at a conservative convening in Iowa, they keep up their cultural crusades against gay rights, women's equality and immigrants. The Tea Party rails...Read more

AmeriCans but RepubliCan’ts

In the State of the Union, the President announced that Americans can now look ahead with new hope. But can Republicans move past defunding Obamacare, blocking women’s rights and their pipeline...Read more

Paid Sick Leave - Because The World Needs A Break

In Washington, the GOP pursues a sick agenda: pushing pipelines, attacking abortion rights, undermining healthcare, fighting immigration reform and championing corporate cronies and big banks...Read more

Standup for Charlie Hebdo

Laughing Liberally presents an evening of standup comedy and conversation in support of Charlie Hebdo and freedom of comedic expression. 100% of the net proceeds will go to ensure the existence of...Read more

Weapons Drawn

The GOP takes the Senate with targets set on dismantling Obamacare and rushing Keystone, but the Prez is drawing weapons of his own from executive orders to the veto pen. As protests continue over...Read more

New Year’s Fears, Cheers and Beers

We fear what could happen in Washington as Republicans take control of the Senate. And we cheer some of the recent moves that show the President has stiffened his spine. We risk falling into further...Read more