A Proportional Response

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 10:00 am

Yesterday’s remarks about North Korea at Obama’s press conference were nice, but something more is clearly needed. ​A well-placed source provided FDL with a document purporting to be a memo from Obama to his senior staff, drafted yesterday after the press conference. I have been unable to independently confirm its authenticity, as trying to do so would reveal my source — and we all know how well the WH likes leakers. The memo’s goal is to take the fight to North Korea in a new and different manner than has been done before. “People want a proportional response? Fine . . .”


Stephen Colbert Does Jim Inhofe

By: Sunday November 9, 2014 1:19 pm

We are so screwed.

Set to take the chair on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is one of the biggest climate deniers around, Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Hachette Says Amazon Delaying Book Shipments to Monopolistically Squeeze Profits

By: Friday May 9, 2014 10:46 am

Amazon controls roughly one third of the book market in the United States, giving it considerable muscle to extract favorable sales and payment terms. And according to Hachette Books, one of the largest New York publishing groups, Amazon is monopolistically delaying shipment of hard cover books 2-4 weeks by authors like Stephen Colbert and Malcolm Gladwell in order to do just that.

Late Night: Colbert Puts the Pope ‘On Notice’

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 8:00 pm

The Archbishop of Colbert Nation has had it up to here with Pope Kumbaya.

Late Night: The People’s Republic of Obamastan, Plus the Forbes 400 Losers

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:00 pm

“Pitting the unattainably rich against the unimaginably rich.” Pity the poor 61.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Darwin observed that conscience is what most distinguishes humans from other animals. If so, grief isn’t far behind. Realms of anguish are deeply personal—yet prone to expropriation for public use, especially in this era of media hyper-spin. Narratives often thresh personal sorrow into political hay. More than ever, with grief marketed as a civic commodity, the personal is the politicized.

Late Night: ‘No Matter How Much the Results Change, the Hypothesis Must Remain the Same’

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:00 pm

A study on the flawed study of austerians Reinhart & Rogoff.

Colbert’s Sister Holds Small Lead Over Sanford in Special Election

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 9:25 am

Despite the strong Republican leanings of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch may actually stand a good chance of winning the special election scheduled for May 7th. Colbert Busch is best known as the sister of the Colbert Report’s host Stephen Colbert. According to a new poll by PPP, she holds a two point lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford and is tied with Curtis Bostic.

Nikki Haley Appoints a “Minority” to Senate Seat While Colbert Vacations

By: Monday December 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I fully expect Stephen Colbert to return to work in 2013 in high dudgeon: the most qualified applicant was, yet again, passed over because they had to give the job to a “minority.” Not much has changed in the Carolinas since Jesse Helms’ day, I guess.

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