elections

With ‘Irresistible,’ Jon Stewart Is Still Talking at Us

This smug, well-meaning election satire is a reminder that the former ‘Daily Show’ host’s brand of political commentary isn’t nearly as funny or fresh as it used to be

The Presidential Election Won’t Save Us — But This Is Why Your Vote Still Matters

If anything, it’s all the other races, with all the candidates you know nothing about (yet), that will determine how different our future looks

Can a Campaign Slogan Ever Be More Than the Usual Bullshit Spin?

Politicians’ one-line pitches can be whimsical, wide of the mark and often plain weird — but whether they’re fooling anyone is another matter

The Desperation That Blinded Democrats to Bill Clinton’s Sexual Misconduct

In 1992, Democrats were willing to forgive almost any sin to end Republican political control. They’ve been unable to stake the moral high ground ever since.