Rex Huppke, USA TODAY

Rex Huppke


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Recent articles by Rex:

As Pride Month begins, a message to Target boycotters: 'Get lost'

Pride Month 2023 has arrived, and with it are predictable waves of right-wing bellyaching over the audacity of corporations supporting LGBTQ+ people. → Read More

As president, DeSantis would 'Make America Florida.' What a nightmare that would be.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will run for president on a promise to 'Make America Florida.' That sounds more like a threat than a campaign slogan. → Read More

My idea to end the Biden, McCarthy debt ceiling talks? Make rich kids beg for money.

President Biden and Kevin McCarthy are dickering over a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling. Have we considered using child paupers to raise money? → Read More

With abortion and Trump, GOP presidential hopefuls are stuck in a box of their own making

Between abortion and Donald Trump, the Republican Party is boxed in on the wrong side of issues that will motivate 2024 voters. → Read More

Disney nixes $1 billion Florida development, latest casualty in DeSantis' 'war on woke'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saw his weird war on Disney backfire again, as the company axed a planned $1 billion development near Orlando. → Read More

Joe Biden is definitely going to prison! As soon as the GOP finds its missing informant.

I’ve got great news: President Joe Biden is for sure going to prison! → Read More

CNN town hall audience laughs at sexual assault as Trump reminds us how awful he is

Donald Trump took advantage of CNN’s willingness to give him a primetime platform, spouting lies faster than a sprinkler on a cocaine bender. → Read More

A Real American’s Guide to the Coronation of King Charles III

Like most Americans, I’m unfamiliar with the history and traditions of the Royal Family, so I set out to learn what all the coronation fuss is about. → Read More

Did a billionaire GOP donor buy Clarence Thomas part of the moon? Mind your business.

Did a GOP donor pay tuition for a relative of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas? Here's a possible response from the high court. → Read More

An expert's guide to outdoor Christmas decorations: Winning is everything!

There's an art to outdoor Christmas decorations. And I'm sorry to report that you're doing it wrong. Follow these simple tips to achieve perfection. → Read More

We're addicted to midterm election polls. And it's not doing us any good.

Too many in this country are addicted to midterm election polling, glued to the tiniest fluctuations of red lines and blue lines. It's useless. → Read More

'DEATH WISH'? What Trump and his wannabes did in one weekend should scare us all.

In the Republican Party of Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene, only those faithful to Trump’s MAGA movement are safe. → Read More

Clarence Thomas owes it to America to address Ginni Thomas' balmy conspiratorial beliefs

If Ginni Thomas is so convinced the 2020 presidential election was stolen that she's willing to say it to Congress, what does Clarence Thomas believe? → Read More

Lizzo plays James Madison's crystal flute while racists play dog whistles

Pop star Lizzo played a crystal flute owned by President James Madison. For some, seeing a Black woman play a slave owner's flute was simply too much. → Read More

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin joins GOP's war on transgender students

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has targeted transgender students with heartless new rules restricting bathroom use and pronoun and name changes. → Read More

Espionage? Witch hunt? The best, most beautiful recap of Trump tales from a big news week

With news Trump is being investigated for violating the Espionage Act, a look at his swirling, twirling excuses for possessing classified documents. → Read More

After Russian chess robot breaks boy's finger, it's clear the machines are coming for us

A chess-playing robot at a tournament in Russia grabbed and broke a 7-year-old boy’s finger during a game last week. We must destroy all robots. → Read More

Uvalde report and 'NRA Math': Why nearly 400 'good guys with guns' couldn’t stop one bad guy

How did nearly 400 good guys with guns in Uvalde not stop one bad guy with a gun? You have to understand 'NRA Math' for it to make sense. → Read More

A letter to Aiden, 2-year-old left an orphan by Highland Park shooting: 'We failed you'

As a nation, we failed Aiden McCarthy, a toddler whose parents were killed in the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park. → Read More

Either believe Jan. 6 committee testimony or welcome President Oprah and Vice President AOC

The Jan. 6 committee’s latest hearing shows that if you believe Trump's theory about Mike Pence, then Kamala Harris can name Oprah the next president. → Read More