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'Dear White People:' A Satire of Injustice
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Dear White People is clever, loving, angry satire. The film sometimes falters in its process, but delivers the goods when it matters most. The fact that it comes so stingingly close to reality is stunning. It’ ...

The Year in Review. (Too Soon?)
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Where were the bugs? We were supposed to get lots of bugs.  IT’S A LITTLE early to be looking b ...

The Party of Pink
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. America should be like a box of crayons, but with fewer colors. WHEN MARK TWAIN supposedly said ...

A License to Pray
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. "Please report to Window #12. And bring your Bible." THE RECENT Supreme Court ruling ...

They've Got Your Number...
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. And they're using it for themselves. I’VE BEEN SPENDING a lot of time with my credit card ...

Exporting Democracy...
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...although maybe we should have kept a little for ourselves. FOR MORE THAN two centuries, the ...

One Hump or Two?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Another test of biblical authority by unscrupulous scientists. RESEARCHERS from Tel Aviv Univer ...

A Bridge Too Far? Not Likely.
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's only New Jersey. So fugetaboutit. SINCE THE 2014 election could be the most decisive ...

Adapt or Die
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Okay, so maybe not actually die. Just change. And quickly. THIS YEAR IS shaping up to be one of ...

Donating My Body to Science
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. No animals were tested in the study. Just me. AS A TEST subject in an ongoing medical study, I ...

Getting Real for the New Year
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 6:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Don't make promises you can't keep. THIS IS OUR first issue of the new year, and with ...

Not So Merry Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry, kids, but Santa has some bad news. DESPITE THE heart-felt and hand-written requests from ...

NASA's Earthbound Solutions
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Domestic space flight is an idea whose time has come. WITH THE HEAT of mid-year finally over—ju ...

Be nice. They're listening (and taking notes).
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. If you have something to hide, hide it better. SINCE WE NOW know the federal government has bee ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

Oscars and the Big Picture
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins We shouldn't really expect the Oscars to grasp the point of history, though this year the films nominated for Best Pi ...

QUIRK: Who’s the Biggest Bro in the Presidential Race?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Today, Gawker answers that question by evaluating the candidates in sports, fashion, education, bro-pinions, and most importantly, beer. Which one’s got the best bro traits? Our current beer-loving commander i ...

Satire and Political Shadows
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The Dictator, amid its crudity and over-the-top stereotypes, asks us to reimagine democracy. I ...

ONE and Funny or Die Team to Fight AIDS
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

In their latest promotional message, they enlist help from the folks at Funny or Die, along with bigger names like Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and Tracy Morgan. In a video that seems like a sketch stra ...

Mormon Church Lashes Out at Bloomberg Businessweek for Satirical Prophet Cover
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

The Mormon church is lashing back at a business magazine that parodied their prophet’s mission and portrayed the church as lucratively rich but miserly with charitable donations. ...

Economics: Daily Show Correspondents Explain It All
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The Daily Show correspondents weigh in on why economists are more than just nerdy, high-panted economic yodas with no accountability. More inside the blog. Economists The corre ...

Why is it So Hard to Do Religion in Prime Time?
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Many TV network executives, advertisers and producers would sell their souls to get the kind of audience God has. But giving religion a starring role in prime time? Not so much. M ...

It's the Comedy, Stupid.
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, Newt Gingrich decided to wade into a minor cultural skirmish by claiming that the new ABC dramedy GCB is an attack on faith fueled by anti-Christian bias. Over ...

A Robin Hood for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams observed that ”people are frustrated beyond measure at what they see as the disastrous effects of global capitalism,” and urged a full debate on “a Financial Transaction ...

Jon Stewart: Media to #OccupyWallStreet, "What's Up, Brotesters?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The protesters' stated, ...

Why Can't Americans Work the Fields?
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:58am | Type: Blog

How ironic that for all the protests going on about unemployment these days there is a parallel, if less shrill, debate happening in our agricultural sector involving what to do about a shortage of wo ...

Chris Rock's 'Good Hair': A Humorous Deconstruction of Stubborn Beauty Standards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>One of the big conversations in my household this year has revolved around the question of whether my 9-year-old daughter is ready to get her hair "permed." Some girls at her school have alr ...

The Yes Men: Corporate Pranksters on a Mission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (ear ...

My Interview with Jon Stewart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine"></a>"A joyful heart is good medicine," the scriptures say in Proverbs 17:22. Laughter truly is good for the soul, and quite poss ...

Sojourners Magazine: We've Got a New Look!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners</em> magazine just had its first redesign in my seven years of working here, and all I can say is "wow," because I have a limited graphic-design vocabulary.</p> ...

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding). April 1 was quite the roller c ...

Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/04/01/rush-limbaugh-to-speak-at-sojourners-mobilization-to-end-poverty/#rush_video"></a>In an inspiring display of bipartisan bridge-building, ...

Sider Declares End of 'Steroid Era' in Progressive Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Speaking for the first time about the results of his months-long investigation into the progressive Christian movement, Dr. Ron Sider revealed that the use of performance-enhancing drugs among promine ...

After Jailhouse Conversion, Madoff to Join Ministry of Televangelist Kenneth Copeland
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>While awaiting sentencing for defrauding investors with a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, Bernard Madoff has undergone what friends and family are describing as a jailhouse conversion that has given him new ...

Report: Nobody Cares Anymore When Joe Biden Says Something Crazy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>WASHINGTON-A new report issued this week from the Pew Research Center finds that no one really cares anymore when Vice President Joe Biden says something completely insane.</p> ...

New Yorker Obama Cartoon Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

While Ben Franklin penned the <a href="http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/us.capitol/one.jpg">first American political cartoon</a> in 1776, Thomas Nast ushered in the gilded age of the modern ...