About Marty Beckerman

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

Moses Was A Black Man

By January 10, 2008

When I was coming home from the Jewcy office today, a bunch of African-American guys stood in the subway station, wearing long white robes — a bizarre visual image considering the historical association of such garments — and carrying books with golden Stars of David on … Read More

Gen Y to GOP: Lick Our Balls

By January 10, 2008

A Pew study reveals that Generation Y is more liberal than any other age group — including Gen X when they were our age. Nearly 60 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds choose Democratic candidates over Republicans. This reverses a trend … Read More

Free Speech: The Fine Print

By January 10, 2008

Federal judges seem to agree that a documentary titled Hillary: The Movie should be regulated under campaign finance laws. The production company "would be required to disclose its funding" and "pay the costs of airing it on cable television from … Read More

More Republican Racism

By January 9, 2008

Newsweek interviews a former Republican campaign operative who went to jail for stifling democracy. He dishes on the dirty tricks of campaigns, such as telephoning voters and pretending to represent liberal causes while using "the voice of a quote-unquote 'scary … Read More

Crybaby Hillary Gets Her Way

By January 9, 2008

Over at Huffington Post, Hillary Clinton admits that her emotional moment "could well have" launched her to victory in the New Hampshire primary. It's just like I told my girlfriend: if a policeman (read: the electorate) ever pulls you over … Read More

The New Borat?

By January 8, 2008

When I started working at Jewcy yesterday, I found a DVD on my desk titled The Baba Best of Baba Alla, which a (supposed) Ukrainian filmmaker named Yakov Levi (supposedly) directed. Wikipedia says that Levi is a real person, but … Read More

Ron Paul: Bigot or Just Texan?

By January 8, 2008

Over at TNR, Jamie Kirchick (who also contributes to Jewcy) has a brutal piece on U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), the libertarian antiwar candidate seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Paul has raised a stunning amount of money from Americans with … Read More

Stephen Colbert Returns

By January 8, 2008

Last night Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert returned from their writers' strike-induced hiatus. It was a glorious evening for TV junkies who have steadily lost our will to live over the last couple months. Although Colbert filled (nearly) the entire … Read More