Jeb Bush Vows to Be the Hypocritical Warmongerer America Needs

Adam Weinstein · 02/18/15 02:19PM

History's greatest democracy continued its love affair with hereditary monarchy Wednesday, as Jeb Bush captivated listeners with A Very Important Foreign Policy Speech full of original insights about being his own man and America needing leadership and believing that "weakness invites war … and strength encourages peace."

How "The Left's Best Chance in a Generation" Won Greece Over: A Guide

Adam Weinstein · 01/26/15 03:35PM

While liberal and left-wing Americans stare distastefully and apprehensively at their pitiful choices for next year's presidential election, Greek voters are celebrating the victory of Syriza, the young, pragmatic, and popular left-wing party led by a young atheist ex-communist with a son named after Che Guevara. Let us guide you through Greece's election and the ramifications for Syriza's victory.

Americans Who Just Voted for the GOP Blame Everything on the GOP

Adam Weinstein · 12/01/14 01:19PM

A new CNN/ORC poll suggest half of Americans "believe Republican control of both chambers of Congress will be bad for the country, and a majority say it will in fact cause more gridlock in Washington." If only these Americans had a recent opportunity to effect a different political outcome!

Republican C-SPAN Caller Says Elections Were About "That Nigger Obama"

Adam Weinstein · 11/06/14 11:53AM

A Republican caller to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program warned his fellow GOPers not to get too extreme in the wake of their electoral victories Tuesday—which, he added, were all "about race" because "Republicans hate that nigger Obama."

Who Has One Thumb and Strong Opinions About Mitch McConnell?

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 03:30PM

"A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky," the Getty Images caption reads. That's... accurate as far as it goes. Happy Election Day, Mitch.

Who Did You Vote For Today?

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 11:11AM

Who and what did you end up voting for? Have any hassles at the polls? Clashes between armed patriots and New Black Panthers? Sick to death about these godawful choices? Give us your experiences/thoughts/photos, from ranty picks to newsworthy voting irregularities.

The Gawker Voter's Exhaustive Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 08:00AM

Voting sucks. Off-year voting sucks the worst. Like Valentine's, Election Day 2014 seems less a heartfelt chance to express preferences than a mandate to give one's limited purchasing options a whiff of will and legitimacy. You can be forgiven for apathy. But you still must make some choices. Here's some info to help.

Rich Donor Heckles Senator: "Fucking Abortion Is All He Talks About"

Adam Weinstein · 11/03/14 03:15PM

Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's tenuous chance at reelection took a hard blow Sunday after he was cussed out in the middle of a public stump speech by one of his own ultra-wealthy donors because, in the donor's words, "fucking abortion is all he talks about."

N.C. Voting Machines Changed Democratic Votes to Republican Ones

Adam Weinstein · 11/03/14 12:47PM

At least two electronic voting machines in a North Carolina county have been taken out of service after early voters reported that the machines repeatedly registered their Democratic choices as Republican votes in Sen. Kay Hagan's contentious reelection bid.