Election 2012

How to survive election-day insanity

Election Day is here, and it's all over but the shouting -- and the boozing, and the eating, and the recounts, etc. Here's how Grist readers plan to survive the night.

Penguin lives the dream, bites Newt Gingrich

Gingrich was bitten on the finger by the penguin at the St. Louis zoo.

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic: Still rocking the vote

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic transformed from rock star to wonky election reformist. As we head into a polarized 2012 election, his championing of ranked choice voting could help give marginalized environmental issues serious political clout.

Watch Stephen Colbert yell at a plant

Stephen Colbert understands the Republican candidates’ aversion to big words, logic, facts, and critical thinking. That’s why he wants to applaud how good they are at being as dumb as possible as fast as possible without stopping for any reason. …

Watch Republicans try valiantly to be funny by mocking Chevy Volt

Aw, look, they’re trying to make jokes! I’m going to print this right out and hang it on the fridge in a frame that says My First Satire.

Newt’s new energy slogan doubles down on the crazy

It's not clear who Newt Gingrich thinks he's fooling, but over the weekend his team unveiled this nifty new graphic on which he apparently plans to hang the entirety of his comeback for the GOP nomination.

Why all promises to make gas significantly cheaper are fantasies

Unless the world economy crashes or intercessory prayer starts working, no one on the planet has the power to significantly lower the price of gasoline at the pump.

Rick Santorum rewrites the history of clean air in America

Here is a video of Rick Santorum lying about the history of clean air in America and specifically Pittsburgh.

Santorum campaign can’t tell the difference between environmentalism and Islam

Rick Santorum said this weekend that President Obama believed in a "phony theology," sparking concerns that he was publicly denying that the president is a Christian. He later clarified that he was referring to Obama's energy policy. Wait, what?