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Afghan Election Manual Harnesses The Power Of Comics


Five years after their first post-Taliban democratic presidential election, the people of Afghanistan return to the polls today to cast their ballots.

While mainstream news coverage is primarily focused on the excitement of the Afghan populace and the question of whether the United State's prefered candidate Hamid Karzai will win, Boingboing points out that comics are playing their own role in the outcome...

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Socialist Joker Obama: Signs that Make No Sense


There's a new Obama poster on the streets of LA, and it's significantly less hopeful than the Shepard Fairey one: a Photoshop mashup of Heath Ledger's Joker and President Obama.

There have been suggestions that this is Obama being put in "white face," or being threatened with violence, which is interesting to me because my first reaction to the image was simply that it makes no sense at all...

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Superman on Health Care, Super-Hip on Being Super-Hip


Ever wonder what Superman would have to say about health care? Now we know thanks to olde-timey comics that address formerly -- and sometimes currently! -- socially relevant topics. If only Superman could fly down from the sky and fact-check every politician who tries to warp the debate over health care by claiming that Obama wants to kill old people...

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William Shatner Turns Sarah Palin Speech into Beat Poetry


Sarah Palin recently gave a very special resignation speech as she stepped down from her role as govenor of Alaska, proving yet again that she really is the Lil C of the political world. I, for one, will miss her nonsensical ramblings -- but only her nonsensical ramblings...

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Fear of a Corporate Planet: Douglas Rushkoff on The Colbert Report


Douglas Rushkoff, author of numerous books and and comics including the Vertigo series "Testament," appeared on the Colbert Report last night to promote his new book, "Life, Inc." about the problems of dealing with a world that operates a corporation...

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Sonia Sotomayor’s Family Worried Comics Would ‘Corrupt Her’


A recent Washington Post article reveals that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a serious comic book fan in her youth, and such an avid reader of comics like "Archie" and "Casper" that her family became concerned that they might "corrupt" her:"The females were expected to achieve more," said her younger brother, Juan Sotomayor...

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Superheroes Running for Mayor in DC?


There's a website that's been floating around Facebook asking you to vote in a "Superhero Mayoral DC Election," with websites for heroes like Batgirl, Superman and "Wonderwoman" promoting their candidacy for Mayor of DC -- the District of Columbia, that is...

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