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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 236.com 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?"
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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.
SHARE 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 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 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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.