Official Boing Boing analysis of the 2015 GOP Debate


We scored this sweet hidden camera footage from Wikileaks, of what was really going on at the 2015 GOP Debate tonight.

And this is what it feels like when you vote.

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Enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter wears homemade Donald Trump dress, purse

Photo: Steve Peoples

“This Texas Trump supporter has never been to a political rally before. It's her first Trump dress, too.” Steve Peoples, Associated Press.

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Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Economist Paul Mason's blockbuster manifesto Postcapitalism suggests that markets just can't organize products whose major input isn't labor or material, but information, and that means that, for the first time in history, it's conceivable that we can have a society based on abundance.

Jeb Bush: Leave NSA Alone

Jeb Bush Campaign 2016 photo
“We must stop demonizing these quiet intelligence professionals and start giving them the tools they need.”

Australian PM Tony Abbot ousted in own-party coup

Australia's Liberal Party voted out its own leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and replaced him with Malcolm Turnbull. Read the rest

Brewster Kahle for Librarian of Congress!

The Library of Congress is about to get its first new honcho in a generation, and not a day too soon, given that the guy who presided over the past generation's worth of copyright policy in America is a proud technophobe whose favorite technological innovation is the fax machine. Read the rest

My novel "Utopia" will hit shelves in 2017

My biggest (and, IMO, best) adult novel has just sold to Tor for a very pleasing sum of money; it will hit shelves in 2017. Read the rest

UK Labour Party elects its first left-wing leader in more than 20 years

After decades of Blairite, New Labour politics that catered to banks, built out mass surveillance and attacked unions and the working poor, the UK Labour Party has elected a genuine left-wing leader, by a landslide: democratic socialist Jeremy Corbyn. Read the rest

How is this Ted Cruz poster not totally homoerotic and weird for a presidential candidate?


“Blacklisted and Lovin' It.” $50 on the official site. Jezebel has the backstory. Still would not have sex with.

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REM's Michael Stipe to Trump et al.: "Go fuck yourselves!"

"Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men," Stipe said, responding to Trump playing REM's hit "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" at a rally yesterday. Read the rest

Survivor bandmembers “gobsmacked” at Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee using 'Eye of the Tiger' at rally

Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Rocky 2."
Survivor guitarist and “Eye of the Tiger” co-writer Frankie Sullivan says nobody in their camp granted permission for their 1982 hit song to be featured at a rally for Kim Davis without their permission.

Take a quiz to see which US presidential candidate matches your views


This nicely made quiz ranks presidential candidates by how closely they match your views on different issues, including domestic policy, healthcare, education, social, foreign policy, the economy, the environment, immigration, and electoral issues. I found out the Bernie Sanders and I are a 94% match. Not a big surprise. Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham are at the bottom of the barrel, with less than a 20% match. Again, not a big surprise. Read the rest

Immortan Trump

Goddess's friend snapped this shot of a perfect piece of timely cosplay. Read the rest

The annihilation of the UK's Liberal Democrats


Participation in a Conservative government left the UK's Lib Dems without a support base. But what's not so well known is that the Conservatives knew it all along: "Ffion, I think I've just killed the Liberal Democrats." Read the rest

Presidential hopeful Rick Perry still not sure how clocks work

Texas Governor Rick Perry makes remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011.  REUTERS
Unlike clocks, Rick Perry is rarely right even once a day.

Salmon splooges on President Obama's shoes


Here is how much of a badass Jorge Ramos is

Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos, the Univision reporter/anchor who was famously thrown out of a Donald Trump circle jerk for practicing journalism without permission has a long history of pissing off dangerous, rich, powerful criminals. Read the rest

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