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White Protestants, your monopoly is overupdated Sat Sep 08 2012 17:12:55

Attention white Anglo-Saxon Protestants: Your days of running things are over. You have jumped the shark.

The GOP has a Muslim problemupdated Wed Aug 29 2012 15:26:34

A Catholic priest, a rabbi, an evangelical minister, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders walk into the Republican National Convention.

Paul Ryan: Good for GOP, bad for comedyupdated Fri Aug 17 2012 19:42:44

When will this recession end? I'm not talking about the economic challenges facing our nation. I'm talking about the severe downturn in the world of political comedy.

Being VP is just like being a lesser Kardashianupdated Fri Aug 03 2012 19:40:05

"The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss."

Falling out of love with my iPhoneupdated Wed Jul 25 2012 07:24:32

I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?

Where are the good Christians?updated Thu Jun 21 2012 14:23:48

Christianity in America is being hijacked. The faith known for Jesus Christ's teaching of "love thy neighbor as yourself" is in danger of being redefined by the far right as: "Hate the gays, Mormons and Muslims."

What's behind dissing of the president?updated Fri Jun 15 2012 21:54:39

A reporter from a right-wing media outlet heckled President Obama -- not once, but twice -- on Friday as he was unveiling a new immigration policy. If this shocks you, you haven't been paying attention. This is simply the latest page from the right's playbook to delegitimize Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama, Romney: time to debate, and curse?updated Thu Jun 14 2012 08:56:46

Fact: Americans love to curse. We, the people, use profanity every day. Some will deny this reality, but those people are [expletive] kidding themselves.

Liberals want Obama to be a king, not a presidentupdated Fri Jun 08 2012 08:22:28

Can liberals ever be happy? I keep asking myself this question as I hear an increasing number complaining about President Obama.

In defense of Justin Bieberupdated Wed May 30 2012 15:06:20

"Justin Bieber accused of roughing up photographer." When I read this headline, my initial reaction was: Who would admit to being beaten up by Justin Bieber?

Is Barack Obama too cool to be president?updated Fri May 04 2012 12:08:53

When I was growing up, my friends and I all wanted to be cool -- like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro or, of course, the king of cool at the time: Fonzie. (I should note that I grew up in an Italian neighborhood.)

Secret Service made the right call on Ted Nugentupdated Sat Apr 21 2012 11:09:33

Rocker Ted Nugent found himself being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service after making this statement last weekend at the NRA Convention: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

Marine's Facebook posts on Obama go too farupdated Sat Apr 14 2012 07:33:42

What would happen if you posted derogatory comments about your boss on a Facebook page that you knew would be read by your co-workers?

Is the lottery more dangerous than the "Hunger Games?"updated Sat Apr 07 2012 11:07:51

$640 million dollars. We all know that number. It's the amount of last week's record Mega Millions jackpot. The media coverage reached a fever pitch as the prize rose to an awe-inspiring amount of money.

Why candidates' gaffe-a-thon is good for usupdated Tue Mar 27 2012 18:12:34

This last week has been chock full of gaffes by our presidential candidates -- a veritable gaffe-a-thon, a gaffe-a-palooza. President Obama and the Republican presidential candidates almost seem to be trying to one-up each other's blunders.

Stop the war on comedyupdated Sat Mar 17 2012 09:10:57

First, there was the war on drugs. Then came the war on terrorism. Followed by the war on Christmas, women and religion. We seem to love waging wars.

The government is reading your tweetsupdated Fri Mar 09 2012 08:26:45

There were once seven words you couldn't say on television, as the late comedy icon George Carlin famously lampooned 40 years ago.

Would Santorum put the Bible over the Constitution?updated Tue Feb 28 2012 11:26:29

Poor Rick Santorum. He is very frustrated and apparently now a bit nauseous.

When 'studying while Muslim' is probable causeupdated Wed Feb 22 2012 08:17:11

First, there was "Flying While Muslim." This expression summed up the extra challenges of being an American Muslim when flying on commercial airlines.

Why I hate Valentine's Dayupdated Mon Feb 13 2012 12:02:01

Valentine's Day is terrible for two kinds of people -- those who are single and those who aren't.

Occupy arrives at the Republican Partyupdated Mon Jan 30 2012 09:35:18

"Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and then walk off with the money?"

Stephen Colbert must be stopped!updated Sat Jan 14 2012 07:49:24

Stephen Colbert -- host of "The Colbert Report" and unabashed right wing radical -- is now considering running for President of the United States of America.

Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia'updated Thu Jan 05 2012 13:17:42

There are two Rick Santorums: The first one I might not agree with, but the second one truly scares me.

The 2011 I wish had happenedupdated Wed Dec 28 2011 08:27:24

It's finally here! No, not the post-Christmas store sales or the impending New Year's Eve festivities.

How 9-11 eroded our shared faith and American identityupdated Sat Sep 10 2011 10:02:07

I grew up in an interfaith home where I learned, despite what some on the far right allege today, that Islam and Christianity have much in common. My father was Muslim and born in the 1930s in what was then known as Palestine. My mother is Italian (Sicilian, to be accurate) and proudly Christian.