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Holy Shit, That Election Was Marginally Less Depressing Than Expected Holy Shit, That Election Was Marginally Less Depressing Than Expected

If I may take you Inside The Game for a moment: the Deadcast was in Tennessee this week, for an intimate and robustly seasoned and extremely fun live recording at Headquarters Beercade in downtown Nashville on Monday. The plan was to put that podcast online and on this website today, and we are indeed sticking to…

James McClean's Refusal To Wear The Poppy Has Made Him The Most Hated Man In English Soccer James McClean's Refusal To Wear The Poppy Has Made Him The Most Hated Man In English Soccer

In England, Halloween ends and gives way to November in various ways: Pumpkins left on doorsteps begin their neglected descent into rot; the seasonal coffee flavoring changes to gingerbread; James McClean begins receiving death threats from a certain brand of soccer fan, including among his own supporters.

Let's Remember Some Candidates: 1992 Election Card Guys Part Two

When last we visited Wild Card’s inexplicable and weirdly conscientious set of trading cards from the 1992 presidential election, we were taunted. Not just in the usual way that the past tends to taunt in a Remembering Some Guys scenario—all the reminders of things come and gone, the wreathing ambient heaviness of…

Will Someone Please Befriend These Sad, Lonely People So The Rest Of Us Don't Have To Deal With Them? Will Someone Please Befriend These Sad, Lonely People So The Rest Of Us Don't Have To Deal With Them?

Donald Trump is horrible and disgusting, and the menagerie of melting, gelatinous creatures surrounding him are also horrible and disgusting, but they’re not really new. The behavior they’ve exhibited over the last three years came into focus, in Facebook and before long silences at family dinners, during the years…

Let's Remember Some Candidates: 1992 Election Card Guys

Where Wild Card’s set of trading cards for the 1992 presidential election is concerned, the question is less how the set came to be than why. The how part is easy: Given a smallish photo budget, a sufficiently defective sense of judgment, and no meaningful pressure to sell any of the cards, a company could…

Sorry, Sorry, It's The Election Deadcast Sorry, Sorry, It's The Election Deadcast

First things first: yes, the Live Deadcast at Headquarters Beercade in Nashville next Monday is indeed happening on the day before election day. Yes, many or most or nearly all of us will be somewhat stressed out as a result of this. And yes, while we’re doing this, pledges made in blog posts are worth nothing at all.…

What Will It Take To Get Jim Jordan Out Of Congress? What Will It Take To Get Jim Jordan Out Of Congress?

LIMA, Ohio — Within five minutes of meeting Janet Garrett’s campaign team for the first time, I’m asked to help with their speaker set-up. The laptop audio playing the Spotify playlist is coming out of the projector, and they don’t know how to hook it up to the main speaker, where it would be louder. I’m happy to try…

San Francisco Giants Owner Charles B. Johnson Donated To Super PAC That Made That Super-Racist Radio Ad San Francisco Giants Owner Charles B. Johnson Donated To Super PAC That Made That Super-Racist Radio Ad

A super PAC called Black Americans for the President’s Agenda paid for a staggeringly racist radio ad in support of Mr. Peanut-looking-ass Arkansas congressman French Hill that dropped yesterday. The ad was targeted towards black voters (the PAC ran a similar ad in Missouri) and it features two caricatures agreeing to…

Sue Paterno Endorses Candidate Who Got Penn State Its Wins Back Sue Paterno Endorses Candidate Who Got Penn State Its Wins Back

Before someone tries convincing you that America’s relationship with college football is healthy, normal, and totally fine, remember this campaign video. Pennsylvania State Sen. Jake Corman is up for re-election this year; the Republican has been in the Commonwealth’s Senate since 1999, when he ran for the seat his…

Don't Fall In Love With Ted Cruz, Or You'll Live An Unfulfilled Life

Presumably this Heidi Cruz profile, by Elaina Plott at The Atlantic, was written in an effort to provide some sort of human element to Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign, as he is incapable of doing that himself. Instead, it came off as a dire warning of what will happen to a person’s life if they fuck and fall in love…

What Is John Elway Talking About In This Inane Political Ad? What Is John Elway Talking About In This Inane Political Ad?

As a general rule, vague political advertisements are vague for a reason. Everything is broken and sinking and extremely on fire, but we’re not yet at the level of Shitworld where unpopular and unappealing ideas can effectively be presented as themselves and on their own merits. We are heading in this direction, but…

No, It's Not Good News, It's Never Good News And Never Will Be Again No, It's Not Good News, It's Never Good News And Never Will Be Again

Here is a good technique: anytime this or that Trump stooge or Republican or conservative (they’re all the same thing, really) makes surprising headlines, and you find yourself wondering if they might have done it for reasons you can respect or admire or at least in which you might possibly vest some hope or optimism,…

Alex Trebek Opens Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Debate With Joke Question About The Eagles

The Pennsylvania governor’s race pits Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf against former state senator Scott Wagner. There is one debate. It is tonight. Alex Trebek is moderating. During an on-stage interview before the debate, Trebek joked that he was drunk when he accepted the invitation.

Brett Kavanaugh Really, Really Likes Beer

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh spoke many words at today’s confirmation hearings. Probably you know this already, but his opening statement, and the responses that followed, were an overlong fever dream, taking surreal detours into calendar hygiene, workouts with some now-legendary Tobin, his own principled…

The Horror On TV The Horror On TV

That all of this—the unalloyed and dovetailing lust for power of one white male sociopath and the aggregate of white men, the future of the highest judicial body in the country, that country’s total failure to assign any kind of consequence to sexual violence, America’s marrow-deep hatred and fear and distrust of…

The New Yorker Looks To A Stupid Man To Answer An Even Stupider Question The New Yorker Looks To A Stupid Man To Answer An Even Stupider Question

Sports and politics cannot be separated. Sports expresses, iterates, and interacts with politics at basically every point of their intersection. Even apart from the myriad ways sports, specifically, contain and are shaped by politics, as parts of what we’re still obliged to call a society even as it unravels around…

Dead Letters: Special "What Donald Trump Supporters Are Like" Edition Dead Letters: Special "What Donald Trump Supporters Are Like" Edition

Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors and writers are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.

Michael Bidwill Still Thinks High School Pal Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Confirmed To The Supreme Court Michael Bidwill Still Thinks High School Pal Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill directly mixed politics with football—maybe he wouldn’t think so, but that’s what he did—in July, when he used the team’s website to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his old high school classmate at Georgetown Prep. Although Kavanaugh, who is currently in the…

Yep, America's Worst Human Is Still President Yep, America's Worst Human Is Still President

Hey pals. How’s your morning been? Did your Breakfast Behemoth turn out okay? Here’s what the President of the United States has been up to:

Cynthia Nixon's Bagel Order Is Fine Cynthia Nixon's Bagel Order Is Fine

Were you thinking pizza lumbered down the mountainside, fully formed? That the ancients plucked gyros from the surf and ate them whole? I bring news. That’s not how it happened.

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