Tagged satire

The Egyptian Jon Stewart

BY RAZI SAFI  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been our generation’s major source of intellectual humor and cheap laughs. For many, they have even been an occasional news source. While widely different in style, their satirical comedic method allows their viewers to evaluate the political stories of the day and ridicule ideas that, while…

Ballot Goggles

You know, sometimes I have to wonder if everyone sees elections the same way that I do. Then I realize that it’s way more fun if I assume they don’t. Here’s what I imagine different people will see on their ballots next Tuesday. Average Voter: Those guys who aren’t doing too much VS. Those guys…

Spin Till You Win: Chapter 3

Strategy Memo Author: Andrew Ellicot Topic: Extended Summer Effect Discussion The climate debate is over. The implementation of the term Extended Summer Effect has been a huge success. Our initial response dominated coverage in the news, with an effective presentation. Continued use of the term will guarantee victory in the debate over the issue, and…

His Manliness, Vladimir Putin

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was scheduled to attend this week’s edition of Talking Heads with Taka Yamaguchi, but shortly before the scheduled interview, he was invited to the birthday party of a certain 18-year old Neapolitan beauty who is known to call Mr. Berlusconi “papi” (look it up if you don’t believe me). Evidently,…

Spin Till You Win: Chapter 2

“Congressman, I have Chairman Richardson on line two.” “Thanks Clarissa, can you put him on.” Congressman Stewart rubbed his hand through his politician-perfect hair and picked up the phone. “Congressman, how are you? Enjoying Washington life so far?” “Yes, Mr. Chairman. It’s very different from work at a state capital, but I’m enjoying myself so…

The Belly of the Beast: Chapter 5

[EDITOR’S NOTE: At long last, [REDACTED]’s tale comes to a close. To catch up, find previous chapters here: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4] Considering the stresses I had been put under that day, I consider what happened next to be forgivable. [EDITOR’S NOTE: At this point, Mr. [REDACTED]’s story takes a turn…

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