Trump's boasts and lies about the conflict with Iran perfectly encapsulate America's petty, TV-addled, and increasingly degenerate president.
David RothOn the occasion of Trump saying, from literal Davos, that the injuries of the 34 people who suffered concussions/TBI's in Iran's retaliatory missile strike are "not very serious" I once again give you A Dipshit At War
A small but dedicated crew of hardliners have created bureaucratic barriers that are far harder to overcome than any hunk of concrete on the southern border.
David RothIt's infuriating but not at all surprising to see how the Trump administration has actually gone about restricting immigration. It's the same cowardly, passive-aggressive way that every institution goes about making things worse for vulnerable people. huffpost.com/highline/artic…pic.twitter.com/BDqBVtGC0F
The bloodless exorbitance of the White House's Christmas stagecraft reveals a deeper truth about the presidential couple.
David RothI wrote about the Trumps' majestically cursed Christmas videos as a window into their unique cheesy joylessness, and how people like them have come to use "Merry Christmas" as a way of saying "fuck you."
Republican Assemblyman Michael Reilly is sick of NYC’s high taxes and liberal policies and is hoping the northernmost reaches of the Empire State would annex Staten Island as part of an existing pr…
David RothThis rules. Staten Island should actually be its own state. Two senators, both named Salvatore, who won't talk to each other because "it's about respect." Every session they introduce a bill making it mandatory to give cops a tip whenever they see them.
The Jordanian professional soccer team Al Wihdat plays at the heart of a refugee camp, both literally and figuratively, and is both a literal and figurative product and reminder of dispossession. Palestinian refugees and their descendants are the...
David RothI'm putting up some last stories that I edited at Deadspin, all submitted and edited before today. I want to get these writers paid and read. All these stories are good and I feel lucky to have worked on them. Here is one, by @OAlmasri
Every now and then, Boris Johnson stumbles stammering down a street in England looking like a toilet brush that has somehow been granted admission to a fancy private school. Cameras are trained on him because he’s the prime minister of the United...
David RothI wrote about yelling at bad people who deserve to be yelled at, and how it's fine.
Staffers at Sports Illustrated lived out an employee’s worst nightmare last night, when they received an email from management instructing them to report to one of two meetings at 12 p.m. today. It was clear that the employees at one of those...
David RothMaybe this is naive of me but it's still astonishing that a bunch of small-time buttheads and proven cretins wound up in charge of something as big and important as SI.
It is a problem for President Donald Trump that it’s often impossible to tell what the hell he’s talking about. This is not one of those signature Trump defects that can readily be spun into a secret strength or as a subtle bit of advanced...
David RothIs it a problem that the president can't talk or think? I consider this classic question here
David RothIt's always been obvious to everyone who will ever see it, but man the dude is just not remotely up to this job in any of the ways a person could be up to it.
David RothAh cool we're talking about "the DNC server" that Trump thinks is in Ukrainian hands again. That's terrific.
His entrepreneurial vision and risk-taking, plus tequila and marijuana, helped fuel We Co.’s breakneck growth. Those qualities are piling up as potential liabilities as the company prepares to go public.
David RothThe WeWork dude is a clown cobbled together out of every ridiculous rich person trend and tic of this moment, but he's enabled by even richer people who are dumb or lazy enough to confuse that for brilliance.
More than two dozen current and former Liberty University officials describe a culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.
David RothAnother smug, inwardly corrupt but outwardly upstanding institution falls into the hands of a sloppy/horny second-generation rich-kid sadist. We love seeing it, and we really are seeing it very strongly.
It can be difficult to remember given that he routinely appears on television with toilet paper on the soles of both his shoes and at least one of his hands stuck in a big jug of peanut butter, but Donald Trump’s opening position in all things is...
David RothNot to spoil it, but it's never going to stop. Definitionally, it cannot stop. Let's just watch it grow, together
One thing that can be said about Drake that cannot be said about a disconcertingly large number of other famous people is that it is clear why he is famous. He has done actual things—performed some hugely popular songs about how disappointed he is...
Officers in law enforcement agencies across the country have joined private hate groups on Facebook, participating in the spread of extremism.
David RothI know the big takeaway here is that there are a lot of bigoted idiots in police departments across the country, but let's not forget how powerfully shitty Facebook also is. Just a place for assholes to get loose and get racist off the clock.