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I grew up on the mean streets of the Internet, and for some reason, they made me a Front Page writer here. I'm also a Louisiana educator, freelance journalist, and most importantly a husband and father. Follow me on Twitter: @JoePCunningham

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    The No Scandal Administration

    The No Scandal Administration

    There is a severe void of information from our government concerning the massive hack into the Office of Personnel Management that is only now coming out in various media reports, including some from ABC News and The Hill. Via the former: The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be | Read More »

    Salon is Super Upset at Jerry Seinfeld, Y’all

    Salon is Super Upset at Jerry Seinfeld, Y'all

    The social justice warriors of Salon Dot Com are really upset at Jerry Seinfeld for saying the same thing a liberal professor said over at The Federalist: The Politically Correct crowd ruins the entire atmosphere. Speaking on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Thursday, Jerry Seinfeld weighed in on the issue of political correctness as it pertains to comedy. Asked by Cowherd if | Read More »

    Louisiana’s legislature moves to protect student info

    Louisiana's legislature moves to protect student info

    Believe me, there are plenty of things to chide the Louisiana legislature over, but in the past week or so, they’ve done something that, while seemingly small, is a good victory for protecting personal information. House Bill 718 of this session offered a series of amendments to Act 837, which passed last year. Act 837, along with Act 677, was written to try ease concerns | Read More »

    Politics in Comedy

    Yesterday, I wrote about comedy in politics, and where the line between comedian and punditry is. Now, let’s flip the subject: at what point does politics crossover into comedy’s territory? Over the last few years, efforts have been made to make sure that comedy, like all forms of entertainment, is made to be politically correct. This is a Herculean task for the PC Crowd, because of | Read More »

    Unbearably White Salon Writer Exposes GOP *Wink Wink Nudge Nudge* Politics

    Unbearably White Salon Writer Exposes GOP *Wink Wink Nudge Nudge* Politics

    Scott Timberg over at Salon is a white guy, which makes this piece over at Salon so odd. He is claiming Rick Perry’s use of a country rap song (that is about Rick Perry and was used to kick off his election) is some sort of cultural appropriation that the Republican Party likes to use as some sort of, and now I’m quoting Timberg because | Read More »

    Emma Sulkowicz: Martyr of Frauds

    Emma Sulkowicz: Martyr of Frauds

    It’s hard to imagine that Emma Sulkowicz wants to be anything other than a martyr. She wants to go down for a cause, and her first piece of “art” is definitely going to get her there. The “art” in question? It’s a performance piece  that she says is not a re-enactment of the rape she made famous that likely didn’t happen. Despite the fact that | Read More »

    Comedy in Politics

    Comedy in Politics

    If you’ve ever studied theater (or if you’ve ever been drunk in New Orleans at or around Mardi Gras), then you are familiar with the masks of drama. They are the two masks you see side-by-side, one laughing and one crying. Drama dates back to the late fifth century BC, with both comedy and tragedy being created around the same time. Comedy itself has changed | Read More »

    For those not keeping score at home…

    I just thought I’d take a moment and remind you guys how 2016 is shaping up. Right now, it’s 15-4. On the Republican side, we have Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker, all of whom are current or former governors. We also have Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87%, [mc_name | Read More »

    “Drones”: New Muse album is emotional, antiwar, and awesome

    In taking a break from the politics of the day, let’s talk about the music of the day. Muse, the alternative rock band out of England, has long been a favorite of mine, typically because the music is just so well done. You could strip away the lyrics (which more recently have been a bit hit-or-miss for me), leave the music, and still have extremely | Read More »

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    There’s a Tom Petty song about MSNBC

    There's a Tom Petty song about MSNBC

    Via Dylan Byers at POLITICO: Fox News and CNN did well in the ratings for May, a reflection of a month full of breaking news. MSNBC? Not so much. MSNBC decreased 9 percent in total viewers and 19 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demo compared to last year, for about 301,000 total viewers and 83,000 in the demo. In Monday through Sunday prime time, | Read More »

    There is Something Called “Transability”

    Surprisingly, “transability” does not refer to one’s ability to provide oneself with transportation. It’s a much sadder and much more depressing indictment of our society as a whole. OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different | Read More »

    Jenner, Gender, and Debate

    There are two points of view: Sex and gender are the same thing, and it is mental illness that makes you believe that your gender different from how you were physically born. Sex is your plumbing, and gender is your wiring, and they can be different. Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner. Man is now woman. The media is exploding with pride that such a | Read More »

    Iowa GOP doubles down on pay-to-play

    The Iowa GOP is rather flustered that they are bleeding support for their pay-to-play system, more colloquially known as the Iowa Straw Poll. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%, Jeb Bush, and Mike Huckabee have all said they won’t be spending money there, and others have said they weren’t sure. The straw poll hasn’t been a great source of accuracy when it comes | Read More »

    Dean Obeidallah’s Last Resort is Hither

    Dean Obeidallah's Last Resort is Hither

    It started out as a typical Saturday morning. Wake up, get some coffee, check Twitter, see outrage of the day, move on. Today, it was stand-up-turned-pundit Dean Obeidallah’s turn to provide the outrage.   So, okay, Obeidallah is probably upset at the protesters wielding guns at a mosque to protest radical Islam’s affect on the kind of people who like to kill Christians and gays. | Read More »

    Journalists: Do Your Job

    Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I’ve got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don’t like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I used to do the job, too, I actually know what I’m talking about. | Read More »