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Alanah Poullard—the five year old daughter of a wounded warrior—gets a written note from President Obama, excusing her from school for the day.
I love that someone amazing at Mother Jones took the time to respond to my dumb aquestion.
This is our generation’s Yalta.
We really want to read this NY Mag piece by Jonathan Chait on Republican paranoia, but we can’t get past Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson's haunting shot of Newt Gingrich supporters at the top of the article. Whoa.
(Anderson also shot Dan Rather for us last year. Badass.)
THIS IS A THING.
In his 1984 book, Window of Opportunity, Gingrich combined his passion for public policy and his passion for living room furniture into one sweeping proposal—the creation of a new “health chair,” an instrument that would do everything from monitoring recovery from major medical procedures, to churning out perfectly calibrated recipes from Weight Watchers.
The likelihood of Obama’s reelection rises in direct proportion to Newt’s popularity. Mathematics, y’all.
This happens a lot.
Update: This is a joke. Here’s the real thing.
Newt Gingrich won South Carolina. Now what?
Early candidate for headline of the day. You’re welcome, internet.
GOP Candidates: Bibi First, America Second
How did two self-professed American exceptionalists end up dumping us for Israel’s prime minister?
(Source: Mother Jones)
Hustle on, hustler.
Did you know that Newt Gingrich’s history dissertation was about the Belgian Congo? Yep, and apparently it went a bit soft on the country’s colonial masters. And he wrote it without ever venturing into the country he was writing about. Which made us wonder: What would happen if boy historian Newt “Gingin” Gingrich stepped into the pages of the notoriously colonialist Tintin comic book Tintin in the Congo?
Best. Photoshop. EVAR.
Story here: “GOP Voters: We Trust Newt With Nukes”
In addition to his many wives, Newt likes the bears.
The Newt Testament
Your guide to Gingrich’s greatest rhetorical hits over the last 33 years. Now with more Hitler/Munich analogies!