Pundit Pap: Sunday Gasbaggery at NBC

What Meet the Press Told Us This Sunday It’s a good thing Orrin Hatch is a Christian, because otherwise God only knows where this fine Mormon Senator’s near homicidal rage, on copious view today, might have led him. Orrin is simply outraged, outraged, I tell you, about the cheap political theatrics of Democrats in their … Continue reading Pundit Pap: Sunday Gasbaggery at NBC

You?re Kidding! Soldiers in Iraq Drinking?

Bob Martino has the answer!  March 15, 2007 -- Baghdad (apj.us exclusive) --  You might think that Paul von Zielbauer (which when translated from German means "a farmer with goals") could get a healthier project from the New York Times than rewriting a six-thousand-year-old story about the military and booze -- but he did it, … Continue reading You?re Kidding! Soldiers in Iraq Drinking?

Live from Baghdad… With Koop!

Bush Might Never Tell You, But Iran Rules the Roost March 12, 2007 -- Baghdad (apj.us EXCLUSIVE) --  I drove in Baghdad the other night from Kuwait with little or no trouble -- except that I received a speeding ticket from one of the new Iraqi traffic police who was riding a pretty small pink … Continue reading Live from Baghdad… With Koop!

Poor Little Scooter, Taken Advantage of Again!

I think prison is far too good a punishment for Mr. Libby. March 7, 2007 -- Lugano (apj.us) -- It appears that many in the co-conspiratorial media feel remorse for Scooter Libby, the smiling but bitter little man who pretends to have served his country when in truth he served no one but himself.  Then … Continue reading Poor Little Scooter, Taken Advantage of Again!

Christian Conservatives Struggle to Find Sufficiently Demented Presidential Candidate for 2008

Taking the "fun" out of Fundamentalism: Dominionists stew at well-known tryst hotel Feb. 25, 2007 -- Amelia Island, FL (apj.us) -- Don't ask me why I received an invitation from the super-secret Council for National Policy (CNAP - pronounced "SNAP") -- an organization made up of men who actually believe that they impact American politics … Continue reading Christian Conservatives Struggle to Find Sufficiently Demented Presidential Candidate for 2008

Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

Where is our President when we need him? And what about the children? February 21, 2007 -- Boy, George W. Bush certainly steps up to the plate when he feels the urge to declare that he is  the “War President,” or “The Education President,” or “The Decider” -- but when it comes to idiots banning … Continue reading Is George W. Bush Man Enough to Be “The Scrotum President?”

Steve, You Should Know Better!

In the interest of genuine fairness and balance, I have to reply to your defense of Alan Colmes, which makes me think you might have a brain tumor. Feb. 19, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I happen to like Alan Colmes.Yet having Alan Colmes as the so-called "voice of Liberals" on FOX News Channel makes … Continue reading Steve, You Should Know Better!

The Wizard of Qods

Has President Bush struck gold with a new plan for Iran? February 15, 2007 -- Lugano (apj.us) -- We heard the President of the United States use the term “Quds Force” thirteen times during just a few minutes of his first press conference this year.  While Mr. Bush uses the term Quds, the rest of … Continue reading The Wizard of Qods

It’s Dean’s to Lose

Sept. 2, 2003 -- Washington (apj.us) -- One would think that Sen. Joseph Lieberman has a lot to celebrate with the Gallup Poll numbers we've seen strewn all over CNN (see the appendix below).But wait...  About That Gallup Poll...Two-thirds of Democrats are not following the presidential horse race at all this back-to-school week. So let's … Continue reading It’s Dean’s to Lose

Impeachment Now! ? A Recantation of Opposition

February 6, 2007 (crisispapers.org) -- "I am ... unwilling to endorse demands for immediate bills of impeachment against Bush and Cheney, for the simple and compelling reason that such an approach is less likely to succeed. Recent history teaches us that the direct route to impeachment may not be the most effective."I wrote this, and … Continue reading Impeachment Now! ? A Recantation of Opposition

More Advice for Ann Coulter

For the third time... I'll say it again: find the Satan within yourself... and kill it!Now that Ms. Coulter has catterwalled the name John Edwards by calling him a faggot at a neocon super-meeting, we thought you might want to read this stunning revelation about Coulter once more. Feb. 5th 2007Dear Ann, It has been … Continue reading More Advice for Ann Coulter

Jodie Foster, Suspected Terrorist?

February 3, 2007 (apj.us) -- How would you like to know what our crack customs people were up to today? Here's what they did: Jodie Foster, probably America's finest film actor, was on her way back from vacation in the Turks and Caicos, She was, as many of us have been, in the huge immigration lines … Continue reading Jodie Foster, Suspected Terrorist?

C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, announced yesterday that he desires that his state trash its very expensive touch-screen voting machines so that the election process will yield a paper trail of votes by the time the 2008 presidential election rolls around. Crist's decision is a direct and rapid reaction to the large number … Continue reading C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Molly Ivins, I Miss You …

I woke in Switzerland around ten at night Texas time to the terrible news that Molly Ivins had died, losing in the end her seven years-long battle with breast cancer and paused her confrontation against meanness, arrogance, foolishness, and just plain stupidity in government and politics -- in life. I write “pause” because Molly will … Continue reading Molly Ivins, I Miss You …

Iran Snuggles Up to Iraq; Pistachio Wars Begin!

Iran has cooked up some interesting New Year’s surprises for George W. BushImagining Condi Rice telling George W. Bush this news Last night, precisely before George and Laura Bush nodded off, Condi Rice must have barged into the presidential bedchamber on the cloistered White House residence floor.  “Hon.... er, Mr. President, Mr. President!” she screeched … Continue reading Iran Snuggles Up to Iraq; Pistachio Wars Begin!

What Iraqi Government?

Listening to Condoleezza Rice is like listening to Hermann Goering. Jan. 26, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I was impressed by MP George Galloway's speech to Parliament yesterday when he, in his inimitable style, took on the British Foreign Secretary. Galloway -- who was once a leader in the Labour Party -- was thrown out … Continue reading What Iraqi Government?

Jeff Koopersmith’s Conspicuous Consumption Watch: Bergdorf Gone Bananas?

What Are We Thinking?Worst Luxury Goods Catalogue Ever? Or a Symptom of Dysfunctional Tastemaking? The first installment of Jeff Koopersmith's Conspicuous Consumption Watch -- American indulgence that makes us the envy and laughing stock of the worldJan. 26, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I laughed out loud when I got the latest piece of junk … Continue reading Jeff Koopersmith’s Conspicuous Consumption Watch: Bergdorf Gone Bananas?

Jeff Koopersmith’s ?Genuine? State of the Union Address

If Bush told the truth, here's what he would've said...The REAL State of the Union Address As Prepared For Delivery to American Politics Journal Jan. 23, 2007 TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much. Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own -- as the first President … Continue reading Jeff Koopersmith’s ?Genuine? State of the Union Address

It’s Time to Go After Michael Isikoff

Jan. 22, 2007 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I've just finished reading Joan Didion's latest tome, a republished version of her best work, and was reminded of my disgust with so-called media stars -- the likes of Bob Woodward, Mike Isikoff, and others who seem to have escaped retribution from their publishers not only for the damage … Continue reading It’s Time to Go After Michael Isikoff

The Speech George W. Bush Should Have Given the American People on Iraq

NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: It's no wonder the President's speech on his latest shift in Iraq tactics was a bigger bomb than Ishtar.It wasn't Bush's nervous, stiff demeanor. It wasn't the fact that he preempted prime couch potato fare. What it came down to is that most people have no faith in Bush's Iraq Adventure. … Continue reading The Speech George W. Bush Should Have Given the American People on Iraq

Another New York Times Cover-up?

It sure looks that way... and this time around, brought to you by John Burns John Burns, the bearded little blonde troll that seems to appear magically on PBS's NewsHour now and again, has penned what seems to be either a sign of his naiveté or simply the usual New York Times dross about the … Continue reading Another New York Times Cover-up?

Sex, Lies, and the Tape

Here it is – John Connolly's breakthrough article that exposed the cruel and disgusting hypocrisy of John Fund. Originally published at WeaselSearch.com, the article is now available ONLY at American Politics Journal. Read on… Sept. 4, 2001 -- FLORIDA (weaselsearch.com) -- When the stone thrower himself lives in a glass house, it is a matter … Continue reading Sex, Lies, and the Tape

Six AM Surprise

Saddam Hussein is gone -- but then, so was any genuine semblance of justice Dec. 30, 2006 -- Milan (apj.us) -- There is something authentically creepy in the air today. Saddam Hussein of Iraq was one of the nastiest universally known tyrants in history. He was accused of torturing and murdering friends and relatives, ordering … Continue reading Six AM Surprise

Why Al Jazeera Is Not Taken Seriously

Their coverage of the Iranian Holocaust "Conference" is but one example Dec. 19, 2006 -- Lugano (apj.us) -- While in Europe, I have the opportunity to watch Al Jazeera television for an hour or so nearly every evening.I must say that the coverage Al Jazeera gives to the Middle East and, of course, the war … Continue reading Why Al Jazeera Is Not Taken Seriously

The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism

Dec. 13, 2006 (crisispapers.org) -- Libertarians often tell us that personal voluntary restraint and charitable contributions are morally preferable solutions to social problems than government coercion and taxation. Ronald Reagan probably had this in mind when he said in his first inaugural address that "government is not the solution – government is the problem." To … Continue reading The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism

Lessons for Today From Fritz Stern

Book Review: A New Book on Germany Has Much to teach Today's Decision-makers Fritz Stern: "Five Germanys I have Known" -- 2006, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux [ISBN 0-374-15540-2]December 13, 2006 -- Philadelphia (apj.us) -- As I savored the five-hundred-plus pages of Professor Fritz Stern's new book, "Five Germanys I Have Known," I couldn't help but notice … Continue reading Lessons for Today From Fritz Stern

qWagmire For Dummies!

The Iraq Study Group Report: Another Disgrace for the Nation December 7, 2006 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I spent the better part of this morning and afternoon reading "qWagmire For Dummies" -- or, as it is officially known, the much-touted "Study Group Report on Iraq" -- written by a bipartisan committee of prominent recovering Iraq … Continue reading qWagmire For Dummies!

Fickle Teens Dump Evangelical Lifestyle

What has this world come to? Dec. 2, 2006 -- Geneva (apj.us) -- I had to laugh out loud after reading about a podcast to which a colleague tipped me off.The podcast, titled "The Kindlings Muse: Why teens are leaving the church and why they are right to do so", cut right to the heart … Continue reading Fickle Teens Dump Evangelical Lifestyle

It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

... in disgrace -- for lying and using the CIA, The British, and the FBI as her scapegoats Nov. 27, 2006 -- GENEVA (apj.us) -- As this piece was about to go to press, the wire services reported that Philip Zelikow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's most senior adviser on Iraq, is tendering his resignation.It's … Continue reading It Is Time For Secretary of State Condi Rice to Resign

Bob Woodward, Revealed at Last!

Which book tells the truth? Bush at War? Plan of Attack? State of Denial? Or none of the above? Oct. 4, 2006 – Geneva (americanpolitics.com) – Perhaps Bob Woodward had realized that his first two books, purportedly researched through White House contacts before, during and after the Iraq invasion, were too thinly disguised as truth.I … Continue reading Bob Woodward, Revealed at Last!

Here’s Your State of the Union

Sept. 13, 2006 – Lugano (americanpolitics.com) – I am such a lucky guy.All my life I worked hard for my advocacy clients, my candidates -- on both sides of the aisle -- and my son.Sure, I've had my ups and downs, and many of you have shared them with me.Today, as I split my time … Continue reading Here’s Your State of the Union

Cro-Magnon Mail! Wikipedia Sockpuppet Theatre

"Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette's juicy personal info!" See Update 2, directly below. A "crack" legal genius claiming to represent Free Republic sends us a threatening e-mail. We respond. You get to laugh! Update 2, March 10: "Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette's juicy … Continue reading Cro-Magnon Mail! Wikipedia Sockpuppet Theatre

Who In Hell Is Tammy Bruce?

First published December 2, 2002, Jeff Koopersmith's merciless takedown of right wing talk show host Tammy Bruce has remained one of our most popular articles. Recently I've lately been peppered with mail pleading with me to look into one Tammy Bruce -- who I must admit I have spied a few times on FOX News, … Continue reading Who In Hell Is Tammy Bruce?

Way Up North in the Land of Dixie!

Jeff Koopersmith says it is time now for the nation to shudder in anticipaion of a pending "Ol' South" takeover of the United States. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 -- WASHINGTON (APJ)Bigots Galore!I remember a friend of mine, a Republican being trained at the presidential level by Bill Brock's RNC, coming to my home one evening … Continue reading Way Up North in the Land of Dixie!

Newt Slams Lid on Divorce Fight

Is there more than meets the eye here? Dave "Doctor" Gonzo goes looking for answers. Sept. 14, 1999 -- NEW YORK (apj.us) -- Those hoping for a major and ugly dust-up on Thursday, when an all-too-public divorce hearing involving has-been House Uberspeaker Newt Gingrich was to take place, felt a strong sense of letdown when, … Continue reading Newt Slams Lid on Divorce Fight

Will Reno Be Gored?

The mainstream media, with the help of academia, is already goring Janet Reno and trashing Al Gore. Dec. 3, 1997 -- Washington (apj.us) -- "I have determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that further investigation is warranted of allegations that the president violated federal law by making fund-raising telephone calls from the White … Continue reading Will Reno Be Gored?