Ian Murphy

Here are some fun activities for all your little Trump enthusiasts. more

Apr 8, 2016 6:13 PM Magazine

Editor's note: The 2014 Sochi Olympic games are upon us, and that got our friend Ian Murphy thinking: What if America's worst political talking heads had their own sporting events? more

Feb 6, 2014 7:49 PM Dispatches

To summarize this book in a word: sublimely-triumphant-funkalicious-masterpiece. The authors pleasantly demolish everything this reviewer thought he knew about books, fiction, nonfiction, what words mean -- the very nature of reality. more

Feb 5, 2014 9:22 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Yes, despite what the GOP thinks, racism in America is alive and well. more

Dec 3, 2013 7:39 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

By Ian Murphy The latest corporate bid for global hegemony is here. It's called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a US-EU regulatory addition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international trade deal being... more

Nov 19, 2013 6:01 PM Dispatches

Imagine, if you will, a technologically-superior alien force has killed thousands of Americans with flying robots. more

Nov 4, 2013 7:42 PM Dispatches

After being thoroughly punked by a modest genius posing as libertarian billionaire and tea party sugar-daddy David Koch, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker falls to his knees and prays. more

Oct 23, 2013 8:34 PM Dispatches

Governor Scott Walker, the duly elected son of a preacher, has ruled Wisconsin with religious fervor.He's successfully managed to compel the state's taxpayers to fund the religious education of students with vouchers -- 500 this year, 1,000 the n... more

Sep 3, 2013 3:52 PM Dispatches

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Jul 25, 2013 2:23 PM Dispatches

At 11:18 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, State Senator Wendy Davis began her now-historic filibuster of S.B. 5, a proposed law that would've severely restrict women's reproductive rights in Texas.Davis's heroic test of endurance was derailed at 10:30 p.m. b... more

Jun 26, 2013 2:47 PM Dispatches

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin set out to discover how the unlimited political spending codified by Citizen United v. The FEC is altering democracy on the state level. What they learned instead was a bitter lesson... more

Jun 20, 2013 7:10 PM Dispatches

It's absolutely horrific. Although the single, "I wanna bang you," is debatably the most convincing argument for nuclear holocaust to date, I'm not referring to the release of Paris Hilton's second album. Vastly more terrifying than the Auto-tune... more

May 28, 2013 7:55 PM Dispatches

"Is this Donald Adair, owner of Adair Grain, parent company of West Chemical and Fertilizer?""This is his house, but I'm his son-in-law, Rusty, and he don't want to talk to you.""Oh, um, OK, Rusty. Well, could you tell me if Donald was radicalize... more

Apr 26, 2013 4:18 PM Dispatches

This week the Supreme Court hears two monumental cases. Their decisions could potentially destroy the sanctity of marriage, and invariably result in a shotgun wedding between your child and a Norwegian Elkhound -- except you won't even have a sho... more

Mar 27, 2013 2:35 PM Dispatches

Stay clear of danger zones.... Basically, avoid Earth when possible.The Progressive Guide to Avoiding Extralegal Drone Assassination. Photo by Ian Murphy.Follow Murphy on Twitter. more

Mar 11, 2013 4:08 PM Magazine