by / on April 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Failure to Launch

Last Thursday, in an act of defiance, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, despite international warnings not to do so, launched a rocket which they claimed to be a satellite, but which everyone else knew to be a long-range missile test.

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by / on April 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: That’s all, folks!

On Tuesday, Rick Santorum announced that he was ending his bid for the White House.

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Ryan’s “Trojan Horse”

This week, Paul Ryan caters to millionaires, Sarah Palin plays Katie Couric, and it’s Romney by a nose!

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 11:10 am / in Humor

CPRoundup: Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

This week, the president’s healthcare mandate is being fought over at the Supreme Court, sales of the Etch A Sketch soared thanks to Mitt Romney’s campaign, and the Speaker of the House may have proven that you should never negotiate with him.

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Mitt’s Math

As the Republican presidential race drags on, there has been no shortage of headlines made by the ever-dwindling list of candidates hoping to run against Barack Obama to lead the free world.

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:49 am / in Domestic, Humor, Issue, New York

New Yorkers Have Issues

The following is a cache of emails recently declassified by the offices of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:01 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Humor, Issue

HR-666, The Tea Party Demands

We, the members of the Congressional Tea Party caucus, present our first formal list of demands, which we will soon introduce on the floor as HR-666. Our nation is in peril and for it we can no longer stand. We face mounting debts at the state and national level, we have government entering every home, school and church in America, and we need change.

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm / in Humor, Issue

‘Twas the Night Before Midterms

It was misty that Monday night. Fog hung thick over the Potomac. There was nary a sound for miles. The noise of reporters, camera flashes and Greek choruses had quieted. Streetlights changed color for no one, except perhaps the odd lobbyist scurrying into his trashcan. After all the speculating and graphing and rebranding and redistricting and speaking and speaking and speaking, the city was asleep. All were resting.
All, except for one man.

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm / in Content, Domestic, Humor, Issue

The Challengers!

“Don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry,” spat Karl. He’d be damned if he let some senile old waiter bring out a tray of canapes without doilies. Without doilies! Might as well ration the butter and sleep with Stalin’s corpse.

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 6:28 am / in Humor, Issue

Sporcle Exposed

It’s on roughly a third of all laptops in any given lecture hall, and one of your suitemates is, I guarantee, playing it right now. A Columbia student recently featured on the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire website revealed to the Spec his study habits: “I just did a lot of Sporcle and hoped for the best.” Welcome to the world that Sporcle has created.

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