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The Profit









Posted on Dec 23, 2009 ENLARGE    


The Anti-Semite









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Wish List









Posted on Dec 17, 2009 ENLARGE    


A Visit From Citibank









Posted on Dec 16, 2009 ENLARGE



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Downsizing Charlie Brown’s Christmas

The cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a classic that offers us an endearing and memorable message against yuletide commercialism. But ABC must not have been paying attention, as it cut several key scenes from the program to add even more space for—you guessed it—advertisements.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 READ MORE


No Exit









Posted on Dec 8, 2009 ENLARGE


Charlie Brown

Good Grief, Barack Obama!

In addition to all the other problematic things we might point out about President Obama’s West Point speech Tuesday night, there’s also the troubling, scheduling-related factoid that the broadcast of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was bumped out in favor of Obama’s highly anticipated Afghanistan oration.

Posted on Dec 2, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


Freedom Christmas









Posted on Dec 28, 2008 ENLARGE    


Ahmadinejad
AP photo / Hasan Sarbakhshian

Ahmadinejad’s Christmas Speech Raises Ruckus

Britain’s Channel 4 has a tradition of featuring an alternative Christmas message as a kind of counterpoint to Queen Elizabeth’s customary speech, and this year’s speaker—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—is sparking outrage.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008 READ MORE


Gifts Worthy of Christmas

On this consumer holiday, let us recognize those whose satisfaction comes not from accumulating material goods or political power: The relief workers and community builders lending their energy to the poorest people in villages and urban slums scattered around the globe.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008 READ MORE


One Wise Man









Posted on Dec 23, 2008 ENLARGE


WMD









Posted on Dec 22, 2008 ENLARGE    


Vegas strip
letstravelvacations.com

We Are All Las Vegans Now

A voyage to Sin City in this moment of ecological and economic crisis is a journey to a giant concave mirror reflecting back the magnified—and ugly—truths about this epoch of cataclysmic consumption and hubristic hedonism.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008 READ MORE


Jesus and Santa









Posted on Dec 16, 2008 ENLARGE    


Outgrinched









Posted on Dec 15, 2008 ENLARGE


Cute Baby









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Sucks for You









Posted on Dec 3, 2008 ENLARGE



seattlepi.com

White House Impeaches an Ornament

When Laura Bush oversaw the White House’s Christmas tree decorations, she failed to notice a shiny red-and-white ornament with the message “Impeach Bush.” The orb has since been removed, but the artist who created it still got to party with the Bushes.

Posted on Dec 2, 2008 READ MORE


Merry Wal-Mart, America: Part II

Two weeks ago I wrote that this was going to be a Wal-Mart Christmas. I could not have anticipated the most macabre manifestation of the syndrome: the death of a Wal-Mart worker who was trampled by a mob of early shoppers Friday on Long Island.

Posted on Dec 1, 2008 READ MORE


Stewart and Colbert

Stewart Pitches Hanukkah to Christmas-Crazed Colbert

Who knew Jon Stewart could carry a tune? The “Daily Show” host tries to get Stephen Colbert to warm to Hanukkah, with its wooden tops and potato pancakes, in this duet from “A Colbert Christmas.”

Posted on Nov 25, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Stewart and Colbert

Mistletoe Fun With Stephen Colbert and Martha Stewart

How could Martha Stewart ever outdo herself after luring Snoop Dogg onto her show? Maybe she should just pack it in ... or maybe making silk dupioni mistletoe spheres with Stephen Colbert would be just the ticket.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


pope
philadelphiaweekly.com

Pope Goes Green for Christmas

During his midnight Christmas mass at the Vatican on Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI paid special attention to what he called the “ill-treated world” and our “selfish and reckless exploitation” of energy. He’s not just all talk: it turns out the Vatican bought carbon credits this holiday season to offset emissions. It’s just a little present to the world from the biggest little city in Italy.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007 READ MORE


An Enabling Virtue

Hope is an overused word and an underrated virtue. We “hope” for all kinds of things, from the trivial to the profound. But hope is both a habit and a discipline. It is an orientation toward the future based on the conviction that we live in an ultimately trustworthy universe.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007 READ MORE


Naughtiness









Posted on Dec 24, 2007 ENLARGE


ron paul

Ron Paul Doesn’t Accept Evolution

The one and only anti-war Republican presidential candidate didn’t raise his hand when asked who doesn’t believe in evolution, but it turns out he may have wanted to. In this clip, Paul responds to a question about the incident by saying that it was an “inappropriate question,” but that “I think it’s a theory—theory of evolution—and I don’t accept it.”

Posted on Dec 22, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Huckabee

Huckabee Denies Subliminal Cross

Mike Huckabee tells MSNBC that the prominent floating cross in his Christmas ad was pure coincidence, although he immediately loses credibility points with a series of canned jokes.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


All I Want for Christmas









Posted on Dec 5, 2007 ENLARGE


Christmas Summit









Posted on Nov 26, 2007 ENLARGE


A Holiday for American Immigrants

The turkey may share the table with lasagna or guacamole or Asian-style rice bowls.  Welcome to America, Pilgrim.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 READ MORE


What Would Jesus Buy?

“Rev. Billy” wants you to stop shopping. He’s the brainchild of an anti-consumerism activist and the subject of a new movie that takes a hard and entertaining look at our shopping-addicted culture just in time for “Black Friday.”

Posted on Nov 20, 2007 READ MORE


Credibility Gap

Clothing companies and the consumers who buy their products tend to feign ignorance when it’s revealed that those products are a bargain because they were made by 10-year-old slaves. That’s certainly the case with Gap, which says it was unaware of the sweatshop in New Delhi, India, where children were recently found toiling under deplorable conditions to create clothes bearing the Gap Kids logo.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007 READ MORE


James Brown
abc.net.au

James Brown Dead at 73

The legendary innovator and icon died early Christmas morning after being hospitalized for pneumonia in Atlanta. When it comes to his influence on American culture, the “Godfather of Soul” said it best himself: “Disco is James Brown, hip-hop is James Brown, rap is James Brown. You know what I’m saying?”

Posted on Dec 25, 2006 READ MORE


Moyers
wikipedia.org

Bill Moyers’ Parable

The former minister, press secretary and veteran journalist works his way through Christian allegory and lessons from our nation’s history in fashioning this powerful essay on the American experience and the stewardship of democracy.

Posted on Dec 24, 2006 READ MORE


Satire by Andy Borowitz: Naughty Outnumber Nice in New Survey

In a survey designed to determine who is naughty and who is nice, the naughty outnumbered the nice by a whopping 3-to-1 margin, the University of Minnesota revealed today.

Posted on Dec 24, 2006 READ MORE


Phill Kline
nytimes.com

Kansas Abortion Doctor Gets Scrooged

A prominent Kansas abortion provider has been charged with 30 misdemeanor violations of state law by the outgoing state attorney general. Dr. George Tiller and his supporters believe that Attorney General Phill Kline (above), who lost the November election and has only three weeks left in office, issued the charges as a farewell act of malice.
Update: A judge dismissed all charges only hours after they were filed (h/t: Frank in comments).

Posted on Dec 22, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, his personal relationship with Christmas and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Luckovich: Obama Envy









Posted on Dec 6, 2006 ENLARGE


Santa vs. Putin









Posted on Dec 2, 2006 ENLARGE


Bah Humbug to You Too!

Posted on Dec 21, 2005 READ MORE


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