Remember When Jeb Bush Proposed Public Shamings for Unmarried Moms?

Adam Weinstein · 06/09/15 01:05PM

People forget today that George W. Bush first ran for president as a “compassionate conservative” because it was novel to do so: Most conservatives openly acknowledged that they were pricks by 2000. Like George’s brother Jeb, who wrote in 1995 of wanting society to attach a “sense of ridicule” to single parenting.

Get to Know Marco Rubio, the Biggest Idiot Running for President

Adam Weinstein · 04/14/15 01:50PM

A lot of people in the United States don't know anything about soon-to-be ex-senator Marco Rubio of Florida, which means he theoretically still has a chance to be president, the same way the Philadelphia Phillies can still theoretically win this year's pennant. It will not last, and it will never have been realistic.

Bush-Era Homeland Security Adviser Falls for Parody Military Website

Adam Weinstein · 07/18/14 01:00PM

Frances Fragos Townsend spent five years as George W. Bush's key advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism. She's currently a national security correspondent for CNN. And she can't tell the difference between actual news and a joke by the military's answer to The Onion.

Adam Weinstein · 01/20/14 02:13PM

Twenty-five years ago today, the Bush presidential dynasty officially got its start. And it may not be over yet. Happy MLK Day, everybody! A thousand points of light!

Americans Are More Pro-Torture Now than They Were Under Bush

Hamilton Nolan · 10/03/12 01:40PM

Remember the George W. Bush years? They almost seem like a bad dream, don't they? Years of terror, and militarism, and war, and unaccountability, and even, perhaps most repugnant, years of torture of foreign prisoners by we, the Americans, the beacons of freedom. Well, the Bush years have thankfully passed. And now, Americans like torture even more.

Let's Ooh and Aah Over William and Kate's Engagement Pictures

Adrian Chen · 12/12/10 11:02AM

Prince William and Kate get cuddly. Nicole Richie gets married, elephant in tow. Miley Cyrus soldiers on despite bong-ripping controversy, and Madonna is banned from TV. Sunday gossip round up is a blizzard of titillating details

Shocker: Illegal Government Spying Is Illegal

Hamilton Nolan · 04/01/10 08:30AM

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the N.S.A.'s covert wiretap program targeting who knows how many US citizens without court approval was (and is!) illegal. Of fucking course it is, come on. But...but...but what if Obama does it?

Bush, Cheney, Inspired to Torture by Watching 24

gawker.com · 03/11/10 07:49AM

The former head of Britain's intelligence service says that the three-headed monster known as Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld fetishized, and were inspired by, Jack Bauer's torture techniques.