About Marty Beckerman

Marty Beckerman is the author of Dumbocracy (September 2008).

The Best and Worst Opinions of the Day

By February 6, 2008

Best: "Certainly it's a reminder that 'the troops' are hardly marching in lockstep behind the Bush/McCain perpetual war agenda." —Matthew Yglesias on U.S. soldiers' greater support for antiwar candidates Worst: "How dare anyone unilaterally decide when to turn the page … Read More

Super Tuesday: McCain Triumphs, Hillary Not So Much

By February 6, 2008

Super Tuesday was a clear victory for Sen. John McCain, who now has 300 more delegates than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. After the landslide McCain boasted, "Although I've never minded the role of the underdog … I think we … Read More

Super Tuesday: Nobody’s A Winner (Yet)

By February 5, 2008

The voters have spoken…. Annnnnnnnnnd they're still speaking. A victor has been declared in only one state, West Virginia, where Mike Huckabee has secured the Republican delegates. The Romney campaign accused Huckabee and McCain of striking a "shady" deal to … Read More

Super Tuesday: McCain Pulls Ahead, Dems Too Close To Call

By February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday is off to a dramatic start, as if primary voting in twenty-four states were not dramatic enough. Drudge is reporting that Los Angeles residents are unable to vote because of missing equipment. This could have a huge effect … Read More

Do I Believe in God Today?

By February 5, 2008

Reason to Believe in God: "[A] father decided there was no other way to save his 2-year-old son from a blazing apartment fire than to drop him out of a fourth-story window. … He was caught safely by an off-duty … Read More

Marty Beckerman Talks Politics And Humor On MSNBC

By February 4, 2008

Last week I appeared on MSNBC to discuss political humor. Apparently I was supposed to analyze campaign bloopers instead of making jokes. The segment turned into something of a train wreck. (At least I looked terrific!) By the way, the … Read More

The Best And Worst Opinions Of The Day

By February 4, 2008

In our previous installment, we criticized right-wing blowhard Michelle Malkin for suggesting that poor college students should refrain from sex if they can't afford to raise children. (But if they're poor and married, they should go crazy?) To be fair, … Read More

The Best And Worst Opinions Of The Day

By February 1, 2008

Best: "This was the worst movie I've ever seen, so bad that I hesitate to label it a 'movie' and thus reflect shame upon the entire medium of film. [The directors] do not practice the same craft as P.T. Anderson, … Read More