Category Archives: Politics

Political Satire ostensibly in the vein of P. J. O’Rourke.

Game of Thrones: The Libertarian Edition

As HBO’s blockbuster series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season, Reason offers its own freedom-filled parody. A libertarian paradise north of the wall? What’s happened to Westeros’ social security trust fund? Should it take low-income Dothraki four years to get a hair-braiding license? Watch! Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and read more »

A Brief History of Politicians Body-Slamming Journalists

In the twilight hours of a special election to replace Montana’s lone congressman, Republican hopeful Greg Gianforte reportedly “body slammed” and punched a Guardian reporter after the journalist tried to ferret out an answer about GOP health care plans. In this video Reason TV imagines a world in which other, high profile politicians give into read more »

Net Neutrality Nixed

People are freaking out now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is beginning the repeal of Net Neutrality regulations, which give the government the right to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The main arguments in favor of Net Neutrality are really arguments guarding against hypotheticals: that ISPs could otherwise block and censor content (they never have) read more »

Freaky Friday Politics: Republicans And Democrats Keep Switching Positions

Democrats and Republicans are pivoting on issues faster than a bipolar swing dancer on a merry-go-round. Republicans are now big government protectionists who can make, let alone read, a solvent budget. Democrats support free trade (see: Hillary Clinton), states’ rights (see: legal weed) and local control (see: sanctuary cities). It’s like the two parties switched read more »

Why I’m Boycotting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

It’s a good sign that I didn’t recognize anyone during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner broadcast until halfway through. In the previous eight years Hollywood celebrities parachuted into the nation’s capital to strut up a red carpet and mingle with various tuxedo-clad political barnacles. That kind of hobnobbing woefully gives hope to impressionable student council read more »

Gambling on March Madness

Go team! Score points! Here at Mostly Weekly, we know everything about sports matches, ball statistics, and what a Lebron James is. And no, we didn’t do theater in high school. Why do you ask? But did YOU know that it’s illegal to bet monie$ on an athletics match? The government thinks you’re too stupid and read more »

WTF is Daylight Savings?

What is Daylight Savings? Why do we have it? We shouldn’t! Maybe it’s all a conspiracy by the Sun Dial Lobby. And defended by that friend who’s always late to things. Many states are considering proposals to abolish daylight-savings time. So watch out… lazy vampires. I also wrote a more in-depth piece for Reason which is read more »

Government Birth Control

  Apparently ladies can’t get birth control without a doctor’s prescription (unless they pull a pharmacy heist, or make their own). This strikes me as a bizarre regulatory hurdle; as a guy, I can buy condoms at pharmacies or gas stations without incident when it’s time for my quarterly sex. Even some disreputable bars I visit pass them read more »

Protest Protests with Me!

2017 is the year protests surpassed brunch in popularity. In the latest episode of Mostly Weekly we shine a light of skepticism on these proliferating demonstrations. I think Donald Trump is basically a fascist P. T. Barnum. So I’m generally in agreement with the protests I read about; my issue isn’t with their contents or goals. Rather, read more »

Why Building a Wall is Beyond Stupid

I’m not proud of the fact that Donald Trump’s ridiculous protectionist rhetoric seems to irritate me more than anything else he does. Our new president contains multitudes of horrific policies, personal failings, and grammar shortcuts that a better person than me would overheat about first. Yet his moronic call for walls and tariffs hits a read more »

Rex Tillerson Ain’t So Bad

I’m glad everyone is staying vigilant about President Trump, who is basically as a fascist P. T. Barnum. But I encourage our liberal friends rejoining those of us in the opposition to be selective with their outrage. If you’ve tweeted your Trump-induced apoplexy sixty times before lunch, myself and the rest of the country will tune you read more »

What to Expect at the Inauguration

Americans today celebrated the inauguration in a variety of ways, from fireworks and flag waving, to suicide attempts, to my own preference of watching the swearing in ceremony while playing old Twilight Zone episodes in the background so Rod Serling could kinda narrate everything. On this week’s episode of Mostly Weekly we decided to tackle the many read more »

Making the Rockettes Perform at the Inauguration

On this episode of Mostly Weekly we tackle the issue of the Radio City Rockettes being forced to perform at Trump’s inauguration, despite the fact that several of them would rather get root canals from a squirrel. It’s an interesting turn of events for public outrage. Freeing the Rockettes from performing at the coronation of read more »

Money News Around the World

Please tell the Pulitzer Prize committee to give me an award for doing an entire story not based on a Donald Trump tweet. Maybe a new category? In any case, the latest episode of Mostly Weekly explores money around the world, from Britain’s new vegan-friendly £5 note, to Venezuela where inflation is so rampant shopkeepers read more »

Fake Newsameggedon

One of the fun things about 2016 is that every week we get a fresh new Dire Threat to Civilization. In fact we could have made a pretty awesome wall calendar with a little foresight. This month, as folks in media struggle to figure out how we got everything so completely backwards in the 2016 election, we’ve sounded read more »

Globs of Optimism In Spite of the Election

Most of my liberal friends are still sitting Shiva for the ascent of Donald Trump and four years of rule from the new and improved Republican Reality Television Party. So I’d like to remind everyone that the 2016 Electionmageddan also had some terrific silver linings. In the latest Mostly Weekly we cover a few of read more »

The President Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think

Worried about Trumpocalypse? Stop stockpiling your IUDs and investing in Spiked Bats! The truth is–the President can’t actually do as much as you probably think. And don’t worry- Congress is probably more inefficient than it is racist. Sooooo, yayyy!?  He can’t shuffle dissidents into FEMA camps or force us to read Twilight. He can’t declare read more »

First Reactions to the Trump Victory

It’s been over a week and Donald Trump still hasn’t admitted his campaign was a prank, so I think we have to accept this as reality. Like most cosmopolitan media elites and members of the Illuminati, I got this election completely wrong. How wrong? I bought stock in Smith & Wesson in preparation for a Clinton administration read more »

What the Hell is the Electoral College?

We are now about three years into the 2016 election and we’re down to the wire. Next week America selects its next president. So you’re about to hear a lot about the Electoral College. That’s why we’ve made a video explaining what the Electoral College is, and also, why it’s terrible and should be replaced. My read more »

Conscripted Candidates: An Update from Scandinavia

Take a break from this Dumpster Fire of an election! From the region of the world that brought you Bjork, Nobel Prices, and Neutrality, comes a new phenomenon: forced political service. A town in Norway elected a heavy metal rocker to city council… against his will. Nor-frickin-way. Iceland elected a comedian as Mayor. And I read more »