Politics, Moderate



Twice-impeached Trump, GOP bemoan ‘cancel culture.’ If they’re canceled, why are they still so noisy?

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Hello, technical support? I recently subscribed to Cancel Culture and I’m having some issues. It doesn’t seem to be working.

I’m watching the impeachment hearing and I can still see all these annoying Republican lawmakers who support President Donald Trump. You know, the ones who never shut up about Cancel Culture being bad and always ...Read more

I took part in a pro-Trump attack on the US Capitol and now I have to face consequences? That’s tyranny!

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Hello, I am a patriotic supporter of President Donald Trump who broke into the U.S. Capitol and attacked police officers because I believed the election was stolen and it was my duty to overthrow the government using only a flagpole I picked up along the way and the horns on the cool Viking helmet I wore.

I am now being told I have lost my job ...Read more

Trump incited violence in the U.S. Capitol and NOW some Republicans disavow him?

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

In the wake of President Donald Trump inciting a violent mob of raving lunatics to attack the U.S. Capitol in what can best be described as the Charge of the Not-Bright Brigade, I see a number of Republican lawmakers suddenly acknowledging the president might not be such a great fellow.

They didn’t pick up on that the first 17,593 times Trump...Read more

Cruz, other GOP senators fight for Trump over ‘voter fraud,’ but what about ghost and demon voters?

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

I applaud the brave cadre of Senate Republicans who plan to use evidence-free conjecture this week to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

The senators are focusing on “unproven allegations” of “nonexistent voter fraud” that no court in the land has found credible. That makes sense and is a smart use of ...Read more

Looking back on 2020: A pants-less year of isolation and fervent hand-washing

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

As a columnist, I’m required by law to write a late-December column looking back on the year about to end.

This time around, I’m not sure the year deserves a column.

We will remember 2020, in large part, as a time of isolation, frustration, trepidation and wildly enhanced sanitation. It was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, a year that...Read more

Santa Claus is real: A columnist’s case for St. Nick

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Let us, on Christmas, consider Santa Claus.

Let us consider happiness. And joy. Vivid dreams, and dreams made real.

Let us take a moment or two to meditate on St. Nick.

I do it each year. It feels warm, like visiting an old friend. Or paying respect to an elder, someone I owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude.

The question that invariably ...Read more

Crybaby Trump has gone ‘coup-coup’ and GOP nods along

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

I realize I’m just a simple newspaper columnist, but it seems having a lame-duck U.S. president openly advocating a coup is a really bad and insane thing, yet the people who most loudly call themselves patriots don’t appear to give a whit.

Maybe I’m on an island here, but the conclusion that can be drawn from the following string of facts...Read more

Trump and his ‘rigged election’ liars are going to get someone killed

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

President Donald Trump and his bad-at-everything, bewilderingly bonkers bandwagon of “rigged election!” liars are going to get somebody killed, quite possibly a Republican.

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to Gabriel Sterling, a respected Georgia election official who also happens to be a lifelong Republican.

At a Tuesday news ...Read more

Trump lost and his lawsuits are garbage. But please keep donating! The grift must go on.

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Soon-to-be-not-president Donald Trump lost the election.

He is losing every court case he and his Elite Strike Farce of buffoon-American lawyers present.

His claims of massive voter fraud (there wasn’t any) and a grand conspiracy (there isn’t one) are only slightly less ridiculous than his expressed belief that he won in a landslide (he ...Read more

Trump’s denial of defeat creates fantasy MAGA-verse

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Donald Trump is doing an excellent job creating a fantasy world — let’s call it “the MAGA-verse” — in which he won the 2020 presidential election.

On regular planet Earth, of course, Trump lost. By a good margin. The vote count shows that, as does the fact that the Trump campaign’s desperate, and often disgraceful, claims of voter ...Read more

Dear Trump supporters: I’m sorry Joe Biden won. It’s definitely my fault that you hate me.

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

If one thing’s clear in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, it’s that liberals like me need to reach out to people who spent the past four years dehumanizing us and show empathy.


I’m told this cannot wait and it’s wholly incumbent upon us, the liberals, to spend time trying to ...Read more

Dreaming of holiday gifts for the person who just wants 2020 to be over

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

The key question this holiday gift-giving season is simple: What do you get for the person who only wants this godforsaken year to end?

That person is most of us. We’ve had enough. We want little more than for the hands of time to get a move on and propel us out of 2020, a tragically ongoing year that has achieved synonymity with the term “...Read more

Biden closing campaign on note of unity, while Trump sticks with sound and fury, signifying hate

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

As we enter the final week of the campaign — a week I plan to spend alphabetizing my barrels of existential angst — it seems valuable to note the closing messages coming from President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Put simply, Biden’s message, whether you like it or not, is one of unity, of bringing the country ...Read more

Trump fearlessly surrenders to coronavirus as cases surge nationwide: ‘It’s going to be over,’ he lied.

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

We now know, with certainty, that the Trump administration has bravely surrendered to the coronavirus pandemic and plans on doing nothing to slow the spread of a disease that has already claimed 225,000 American lives.

On Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said this during a CNN interview: “We are not going to control the ...Read more

Second stimulus check unlikely, but Americans will get free ‘Went Broke For Amy Coney Barrett!’ T-shirts

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

A second stimulus check for American workers struggling through the coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to come anytime soon. That’s the bad news.

The good news for people unable to pay rent or buy luxury products like food or shoes for their children is that their sacrifice will help Republican lawmakers maintain their long-standing commitment ...Read more

Trump calls Fauci an ‘idiot,’ says rallies are ‘BOFFO’ while coronavirus rages on

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

As hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump is calling medical professionals “idiots.”

As most states across the country face rising coronavirus numbers and hospitalizations, the president effectively says he’s “tired” of it all.

Of course he didn’t use the first person. He always puts his own ...Read more



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