Foreign Policy

It’s Been a Week, Mr. Snowden, So Where’s That Debate About Russian Spying?

By April 24, 2014

It’s been about a week since Edward Snowden’s epic blunder on RT in which he foolishly handed Vladimir Putin a major propaganda victory, then followed up the appearance by authoring a hamfisted clarification published in The Guardian. In the article, Snowden explained that his question wasn’t intended to be a softball for Putin, even though it ended up being exactly that, but instead it was meant to catch Putin in a lie and therefore touch off a debate about civil liberties in Russia, much like the rapidly dwindling debate in the U.S.

THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine Attacks, Erick Erickson Responses, Getting Fingered While Crowdsurfing, and Orange Is Still The New Black

By April 24, 2014

Happy Thursday! Enjoy counting down to a weekend where you’ll probably have to lots of spring chores to do! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Sotomayor Dissents, Russia Responses, American Middle Classes, and Apocalyptic Angel Armies

By April 23, 2014
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Happy Wednesday! Hope you didn’t binge too much on that silly cheap post-Easter candy! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Biden Warnings, Ku Klux Klan Professional Racism, Game of Thrones Maps, and Louie CK

By April 22, 2014

Happy Tuesday! Easter candy is silly cheap at grocery stores today! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

Snowden’s Advisers Confess: The Putin TV Appearance Was an Epic Blunder

By April 21, 2014

The Daily Beast published an explosive article on Sunday, titled “Snowden’s Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up,” detailing how Snowden’s advisers acknowledge that the RT appearance was badly botched. Some highlights…

THE MORNING BANTER: Attack on al Qaeda, Cutting Up “American Psycho,” Everybody Hates Chez, and Nietzsche Writes for Upworthy

By April 21, 2014
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Welcome back to Monday. Here are a few internet goodies to soften the blow of having to climb back into the hamster wheel.

Snowden Appears on RT, Asks Putin a Softball Question About Russian Surveillance

By April 17, 2014

On a televised question-and-answer session with Vladimir Putin on the Russian state-controlled RT network, Edward Snowden made an appearance via video and asked Putin about whether Russia engages in mass surveillance. That’s a generous explanation of what happened.

THE MORNING BANTER: Controversial Muslim Surveillance, US Airways Reasonability, Apocalyptic Pastors, and Aaron Sorkin Supercuts

By April 16, 2014

Happy Wednesday! Your taxes are all wrong! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine Civil Wars, Attorney General Youthful Experimentation, Michelle Malkin’s History of Hatred, and Robert Downey Jr.

By April 15, 2014
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Happy Tuesday! We’re halfway done with April! Whoa! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

Kim Jong Un Is Now Using Flamethrowers To Kill People

By April 10, 2014

It’s been less than two months since the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights (COI) released a report that described Korean leaders employing murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence, mass starvation and other abuses as tools to prop up the state and terrorize “the population into submission.”

Yet this guy still finds a way to surprise us.

THE MORNING BANTER: Russian Secrets, Angry Jon Stewart, ESPY’s Drake, and Saturday Night Live

By April 10, 2014

Happy Thursday! There’s a light at the end of the tunnel! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Security Bugs, Russia Warnings, Geocentric Theories, and 20-Year Old Offspring

By April 09, 2014
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Happy Wednesday! Ten deep breaths and tons of coffee! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine Deja Vu, Dumb Americans, New Yorker Covers, and Super Mario

By April 08, 2014

Happy Tuesday! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

So Apparently The State Department Is Now Trolling Terrorists on Twitter

By April 04, 2014
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Using the handle @ThinkAgain_DOS, the State Department has been using a few of the million dollars they had allotted for just such occasion to “find users sympathetic to enemies of the state, and troll them until they see the error of their ways.”

Quote of the Day: Russia Tells the U.S. To Chill

By April 03, 2014
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Redefining what it means to be smug.

UN Super Villains Threaten World With Doomsday Plan

By March 31, 2014
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The notorious super villains of the United Nations scientific panel have released a threat to the rest of the world that soon our planet will be no more. While it’s unclear exactly what they want in exchange for holding the world ransom, the report released Monday morning claims that because of a weapon they have dubbed “Global Warming,” all of humanity is now on a collision course with disaster.

THE MORNING BANTER: Pope Meetings, Wikipedia Entries, Sherlock v. Hamlet, and Louis CK on SNL

By March 27, 2014

Happy Thursday! We’re almost there! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

THE MORNING BANTER: Virtual Reality, Drunk Secret Service Agents, Affluenza, and Puff Daddy

By March 26, 2014

Happy Wednesday! The exclamation points make it feel like it’s real. Here’s what’s happening on the interweb: