Cockburn

British oddsmakers: Trump favorite to win in 2024

16 October 2021 11:44 am

They say betting markets are more reliable indicators of election outcomes than the pundits and even the polls. But the…

The Washingtonian’s dreary, woke ‘best of’ list

10 October 2021 2:21 am

Cockburn was waiting to get his beard trimmed at the barber recently and found himself flicking through the latest issue…

One of Washington’s best bars returns

6 October 2021 2:12 pm

Cockburn has rarely met a pub he didn’t like, though plenty of pubs haven’t taken a liking to Cockburn. Fortunately,…

Who’s afraid of the Florever Purge?

3 October 2021 8:35 am

October is upon us, which means it’s horror movie season. And a new release promises ‘a dark dystopian story’ that depicts ‘terrifyingly evil’ behavior.…

OkCupid’s pro-choice badge is corporate vice-signaling

27 September 2021 7:52 am

Cockburn was intrigued to learn that OkCupid, the dating app service, now offers a ‘pro-choice’ badge for its users’ profiles.…

Are any of the Hunter Biden emails fake?

25 September 2021 3:52 pm

Oh, those Hunter Biden emails? At least some of them are real, according to a new book. Politico staffers casually smuggled…

Harry and Meghan, maskless in Manhattan

24 September 2021 3:07 pm

Aspiring hermits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle retreated to the notably reclusive borough of Manhattan today to visit the One…

Apocalypse, please: Climate Night looms

23 September 2021 1:13 pm

Does humanity deserve a prolonged existence on Earth? Cockburn begs the question after learning that tonight is Climate Night on…

Trudeau in blackface row (again)

21 September 2021 6:38 am

Justin Trudeau’s snap election has just gone from bad to worse. The incumbent Canadian prime minister decided last month to…

California recall candidate Larry Elder gets egged

10 September 2021 12:23 pm

Absent from most headlines on Wednesday was the egging of California recall candidate Larry Elder during a trip to the…

Can China save us from Prince Harry?

5 September 2021 9:17 am

Cockburn is a traditional sort. He is favorably disposed toward anything that has existed for a long time, even things…

The grim rise of antivax death porn

1 September 2021 3:53 pm

America is a porned-out society. Half of young men and a fifth of young women admit to viewing porn in…

What can’t civil rights law do?

31 August 2021 8:16 am

The Biden administration fired a stern warning to five states on  Monday afternoon, warning them that forcing all students to…

Seven times Joe Biden claimed ‘America is back’

27 August 2021 7:27 am

It’s been a sobering two weeks for fans of America’s septuagenarian president. Even before he took office, Joe Biden was…

Kamala Havana?

26 August 2021 7:47 am

It was supposed to be a welcome break from serving as the Biden administration’s stooge. Instead of being the mascot…

Bill Kristol and the political defector grift

25 August 2021 10:24 pm

Did you hear? Bill Kristol is turning his back on the Republican party! Yes, again. On Tuesday morning, the erstwhile Weekly Standard founder…

What exactly was the plan in Afghanistan?

21 August 2021 10:41 am

The collapse of the Afghan army and state was so rapid and so total that, mercifully, talking heads have already…

Did ‘gender studies’ lose Afghanistan?

21 August 2021 6:35 am

Twenty years of war in Afghanistan are over. What comes next is 20 years, or even more, of recriminations and…

Who wins the Afghanistan Dumbest Take Award?

18 August 2021 7:06 am

It’s a national disgrace, a catastrophe nearly two decades in the making. In a just society, everyone involved would be…

Meet the CRT grifters

15 August 2021 5:17 am

The American right nominally has the support of half the country, but it is its own persistent self-inflicted curse that…

Is there anything ‘new’ or ‘shocking’ about the latest Hunter Biden scandal?

14 August 2021 2:26 am

The prodigal son returns without his pants. Hunter Biden, the male heir of the 46th president, was caught hanging brain…

Caitlyn Jenner is trapped in the wrong Twitter account

12 August 2021 8:35 am

Caitlyn Jenner’s Twitter account is having an identity crisis. It’s not particularly rare for a political campaign to create fake…

Where’s Joe Biden?

10 August 2021 5:37 pm

Forget about Hunter, where’s Joe? Biden took a long weekend at his Delaware retreat but hasn’t been seen since Saturday…

Cuomo isn’t resigning. Why should he?

10 August 2021 4:54 pm

The Andrew Cuomo groping scandal has finally claimed some scalps. Just not Andrew Cuomo’s. Instead, it is MeToo’s enforcers who…

Britney is Catholic — but you shouldn’t be shocked

7 August 2021 10:27 am

Pop sensation and slave-4-her-father Britney Spears sent papists into a frenzy on Thursday night by mentioning her Catholic faith to…