For Education Secretary, Basic Math Adds Up to Cabinet Post

(Washington, DC — February 8, 2017) – With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, sane Americans today attempted to come to grips with the death of the American public education system. Apparently, $200,000,000 in political donations does buy you something. On a 51-50 vote, the Senate confirmed Donald Trump’s (R-NY) Secretary of…

Cleveland Re-named and Ready for the No-Show

(July 17, 2016 — Nuremberg (formerly known as Cleveland), OH) – On May 23, the Belgian company Anheuser-Busch re-named its “Budweiser” beer, calling it “America” until the November 8 general election. Cleveland has decided to go with a temporary name change as well. For the four days of the Republican National Convention – July 18-21…

A Not-So-Super Tuesday for the GOP Establishment

(Washington, DC — March 2, 2016) – On March 5, 1992, cartoonist Jeff Danziger of The Christian Science Monitor drew “The Tsongas Pronunciation Guide (A Random Tsample)” in honor of that year’s Super Tuesday contest. Playing on Senator Paul Tsongas’ (D-MA) name, he said that “Tsuper Tsuesday” was a “big deal in the Tsouth.” Super…

For Some, Running for President Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

(Collooney, Ireland — September 16, 2015) – American politics is replete with family dynasties: John and John Quincy Adams; William Henry and Benjamin Harrison; Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; George H.W. and George W. Bush; Bill and Hillary Clinton; and Kim and Nathan Davis. And then there are those whose political involvement has nothing to…

Let the Games Begin!

(Washington, DC — April 14, 2015) – America’s two major political parties finally have at least one candidate each for the 2016 race for the White House. Only about 565 days left until Election Day. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton (D-NY) announced her candidacy via video. The 2008 presidential candidate is starting out her campaigning slowly…