The DNC's Unscheduled Events
The other party’s having a convention this week. Instead of being outright racist and hateful, they are simply comically inept. It’s great to have choices in a democracy! If you’re in Philly for the convention, check out The Nib’s HQ at 303 Cherry Street between 12 and 6pm. I won’t […]

The DNC’s Unscheduled Events


The RNC's Unscheduled Events
The conventions are usually the most predictable part of an election year, but not this time. The outcomes of both parties’ conventions are already known, but the Republicans are nominating someone who makes a reality show of everything he touches. I’ll be watching from home, with a sick bucket nearby. Read the comic […]

The RNC’s Unscheduled Events


7 Steps Toward Police Reform
Last week, the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile gripped the nation and began another round of protests against police brutality. Then the brutal attack on Dallas police officers happened and everyone flipped out. I’m going to go out on a limb and say every murder is bad and deserves […]

7 Steps Toward Police Reform



Summer Beach Reads
We’re in the middle of summer and I’d like to hit the beach myself, so here are some jokes about some things in the news. I could expand more on these thoughts, but lobster rolls need to be eaten. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Summer Beach Reads


Policing After Utah V. Strieff
The understaffed Supreme Court session came to a close this week. The results were a mixed bag, but the Utah v. Strieff decision was the most egregious. It allows for illegally obtained evidence to be used against citizens. The majority said a cop’s instincts are good enough to get around […]

Policing After Utah v. Strieff


Alternative Gun Control Proposals
The mass shooting in Orlando has gotten lawmakers to do something beyond offering “thoughts and prayers.” Unfortunately, a lot of their proposals rely on the terror watch list, which is one of many bad ideas left over from the Bush II Administration. Remember them? “No guns for terrorists” makes sense politically; but the list is just […]

Alternative Gun Control Proposals



General Election Symptoms
Election years, which last for 16 months now, are a period where everyone goes bonkers and nothing gets done but a lot of shouting. This year is even worse, since one of the major party nominees is a narcissistic demagogue who’s normalizing a kind of hatred that will persist in our politics […]

General Election Symptoms


Million-Dollar Legal Maneuvers
Billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel has thin skin, so it makes sense that he’s also a Trump delegate. Unable to sue Gawker for outing him, Thiel used his fortune to anonymously fund other suits against the tabloid. A lot of “serious” journalists shrugged since they think Gawker got what they deserved, but […]

Peter Thiel’s Million-Dollar Legal Maneuvers


Conservatives Cure the Zika Virus
The Senate passed a not-great, but decent bill to address the threat of the Zika virus. The House version is garbage and uses the public health crisis mostly as a means to relax regulations on pesticides. By the time the House and Senate bills are reconciled, it will be too late to do anything […]

Conservatives Cure the Zika Virus



Sketchy Start-Ups
Uber and Lyft threw a tantrum and pulled out of Austin, Texas after voters upheld city regulations requiring background checks and fingerprinting for their drivers. A huge reason for the growth in Silicon Valley is reclassifying labor as “free stuff.” Users create content for free, contractors work without benefits, artists get pennies, if anything, […]

Sketchy Start-Ups


Cut from Commencement Speeches
It’s commencement season, and here in Boston that means there will be a bit more space on the T when the students go home. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Cut from Commencement Speeches


Same Old Party
Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee after last week’s primary. Much has been made about his differences with the GOP establishment, but those differences are mostly cosmetic, particularly of the bottled tan variety. I’m no campaign strategist, but it would probably be a good idea to take every opportunity to link Trump with the […]

Donald Trump’s Same Old Party