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Jonathan Leigh Solomon is a (retired) stand-up comedian who appeared regularly on "Late Night With David Letterman" and the "Late Show With David Letterman." You can read his satire at Politico.Com and or listen to him sharing fact-filled punditry on NPR among other stops on your radio dial. In his spare time, Jonathan continues his work as history's greatest political consultant. He wrote, "Our long national nightmare is over," for Gerald Ford. Prior to consulting with Jonathan, Ford was planning to go with, "Wow, I'm president! Me! Gerry Ford! Now who do I gotta' pardon to keep this gig?"

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 10, 2009
LYNDON JOHNSON'S THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE A comparison between the wars of President Barack Obama and President Lyndon Johnson.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2009
Let Us Now Bash Robin Williams Part. 1 A response to Newsweek article, "Twelve Comedians Who Aren't Funny!"
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2009
Obama: Safety First, Heroics Last This week, President Obama will hit the road to sell a stimulus bill that he has already sold out.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
A VICIOUS MAN The Wailing Wall of Bush. Except instead of pushing notes of prayer into the crevices, you draw out limitless notes of havoc.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
CONFRONT THE FUNK, KNOCK ON A DOOR This Saturday's, a "Million Doors for Peace" mobilization is looking for 25, 000 volunteers to knock on the doors of a million folks who have previously never been invited to join the anti-war movement.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
SATIRE: LEAK - SARAH PALIN ON GAME SHOW Sarah Palin appears on "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" ... and her quiz answers go a little beyond the norm.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 29, 2008
A Huge, Huge Mistake Obama Made In His Wonderful, Wonderful Speech Obama used in his speech two lines reminiscent of Aaron' Sorkin's dialogue in "The American President?" If the Republicans aren't completely asleep at the wheel, Obama has given them a huge opening.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Why Are Senators Worried About Hurting John McCain's Feelings? To Heck With John McCain's Feelings I keep hearing that Democratic senators have to hold back on blasting John McCain because "they have to work with him." Huh?! What?! Why?!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
By 2011... Funny, If It Wasn't So Sad Includes a link to a one minute film that celebrates the return of our troops... and the sentiments of a soldier who should know better.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2008
End the War in Iraq - A One Minute Film A one minute film montage of U.S. Military returning home and the sentiments of one celebrated soldier who should know better... - See link within text - If you are moved, inspired, disgusted, entertained, sadly entertained, or otherwise find "Bring the Troops Home," worth passing along, please send the link along to family and friends in the progressive community
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
Satire: Vacation Advice for the Power Elite Who needs Abkhazia and South Ossetia when there is the Beverly Hills Hotel? And, it's a great place to show off your pecs. For laughs, have a bellhop page President Medvedev and when his name is called, turn to any members of the Duma who are traveling with you and say, "who?"
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Selling Out Sometimes? Okay. Selling Out All the time? Not. $500 million for Faith-Based Initiatives? Wow. Got to say, even after the last week, I didn't see that one coming. Too many Sister Souljah moments to count. What I want to see now are some more Sister Souljah moments – ones moving back to the left.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 30, 2008
TAPPING BARACK OBAMA'S PHONE Considering the math of presidential campaigning, is being disillusioned a necessary evil?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 20, 2008
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY The importance of winning the White House in November, the past history of Republican campaign tactics, and the likelihood that they will be repeated this year, justifies a campaign by Barack Obama that gets down into the mud.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 4, 2008
SATIRE: THE LOST-CAUSE, PLEASE-GET-LOST, HALL OF FAME Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination joins a select group of causes and phenomena that just would not go away, no matter how much you wished they would!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 22, 2008
Even More Confused About Women and Hillary How can it be said that Senator Clinton is expanding the boundaries of what is possible for all women when she keeps defining her continued legitimacy by claiming working class, particularly older, white women voters will never expand theirs – i.e. will not, no never, vote for Barack Obama?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Satire: The Inside Story Behind The Mark Penn Saga In my spare time I am the top consultant in politics today and the one-man crisis management team of last resort. (I wrote, "I don't recall," for Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. Prior to my coming on board Gonzalez was going to go with, "Wow, how did you guys find out about that?") Two weeks ago, Mark Penn called me, clearly despondent.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A WHITE RACIST – COMMITTED TO "A MORE PERFECT UNION" A white man, committed to racial equality and unity, discusses his own bigotry.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 6, 2008
Getting Off the Hook on Capital Punishment Eventually, due to challenges to its various components, capital punisment may be eliminated entirely. But if it ends only for that reason, and not because of a national reckoning with its full meaning, ironic as it may be, Baze v. Rees and cases like it will have let our nation off the hook in a way that cheapens our claim to being a judicious people.