James Poulos

Stuff

If Men Need a 21st-Century Role Model, How About Jesus Christ?

There's been a lot written about the "decline of men," the idea that economic and cultural factors are gradually turning more and more men into losers who have no positive, masculine, postpatriarchy role models to turn to. Except we already have a...
James Poulos
6.5.13
News

Clubbed by Growth

Democrats tell people they’re doomed unless the government bails them out, while Republicans tell people they’re screwed unless the government does absolutely nothing. How about this: nobody is screwed or doomed, and we need to stop obsessing over the...
James Poulos
3.20.13
Music

How Fronting a Band Made Me a Better Political Pundit

Did I start a band to escape the pain of being a Republican who defends his views regularly on the internet and TV? Maybe. But I learned that being in a band made me a better pundit, and not just because putting on eyeliner and a black-sequin jacket...
James Poulos
2.28.13
News

We Need More Crazies on the Fiscal Cliff

Our elites have repeatedly managed to muster up confidence in the most fundamentally unsound global economy in 80 years because to admit how deep the problems go would be to admit that our financial and political systems actually need some serious...
James Poulos
12.28.12
News

Don’t Kill Yourself if Your Candidate Loses

According to some people, every election is the most important election of all time, every battle is the final battle, the United States of America is always coming to an end. Don't give into this madness.
James Poulos
11.5.12
News

Romney’s Dying, but the GOP’s OK

Republicans are freaking out about a Romney loss, but announcing that one of our political parties is dying is an American pastime, just like announcing that the Dear Leader is still alive used to be a hobby in Communist countries.
James Poulos
9.24.12
News

Mitt Romney Hates the Crazy Christians Too

Todd Akin and his ilk have the potential to link the Republican Party and the word "rape" permanently in the fickle minds of undecided voters. Romney's not thrilled about that.
James Poulos
8.29.12
News

Laugh Now, Democrats – 2016 Will Break You

March Madness is here, and with March Madness come strained political analogies. Here’s one that’s not horrible: the Democrats have no bench for Election 2016.
James Poulos
3.15.12