Stories by Will Durst

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The pontiff's recent views on the environment have some calling him either the Green Pope or Comrade Pope.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The ups and downs of getting older.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If Jeb Bush leaning, considering, exploring — but we know what that means.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These events were just waiting to be lampooned.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From Obama to the new Congress, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Anyone depending that much on an accessory for their identity doesn’t need a new phone -- they need a new life.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This August, Congress is, in essence, taking a vacation from nothing.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

By suing the Chief Executive, you’re not just opening any box of worms; you’re opening Pandora’s box of worms.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are quick to attack the president to hide the fact they haven't done anything themselves.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'Make your own red and yellow cards and hold them up when you need snacks,' and other (hilarious) tips.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Yes, the Zombie Apocalypse has materialized and we are it.

Posted on: May 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The lords of a vast oil empire are buying up our entire democracy with a fraction of their fortune.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We’re running out of toxic methods to kill people legally, and so the govt. has taken to hiding what's in its special sauce.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even the GOP can’t decide if he’s a hopeless novice or a demagoguing dictator.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sure, the governor vetoed what would have been a religious Jim Crow—but for all the wrong reasons.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The sandwich chain uses an additive in its bread whose principle use lies in the production of plastic foam products like yoga mats and sneaker soles.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

For 120 years, Labor Day has been the red-headed stepchild of holidays. As glamorous as the guy with a shovel following a mule in a parade.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You are one notarized slip of paper away from joining the heterosexual world in horrible matrimony.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's awards season, so this seems the perfect time to weigh in with the barnacle on the belly of the awards ship: the 15th annual Will Durst Political Animal Awards.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The key stories from the past year providing the purest opportunities for major mocking and scoffing and taunting.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How each and every one of Mitt's failures can be traced directly to females.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

May our political leaders and stars get what they have coming to them in 2011.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Here are the stories from 2010 that most lent themselves to joshing and kidding and ribbing.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street is shoveling out record bonuses. Again. What to get the person who can buy anything?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Tea Party is REAL MAD. They're not sure why, but they'd like for the obscenely wealthy to get more tax breaks.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's important to have this 24- hour period to honor ordinary Americans. Real folks who don't think "work ethic" is a dirty word.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As unexpected as a checkered tablecloth in a pizzeria, the administration is playing down any revelations about Afghanistan, but we can draw our own conclusions.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Taking a breather from our Gulf Coast miasma in order to focus on an even ghastlier blight of cultural crude washing up on American shores.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Right now we need that calm and collected smartypants whose idea of wild and crazy is working till his deodorant nearly expires.

Posted on: May 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

BP is not concerned with plugging or cleaning or stopping or fixing or reimbursing. They're concerned with lying to evade responsibility.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

For political comics, George W. Bush was the equivalent of the political comedy Full Employment Act -- for eight wonderful years.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There were some big Republican sex scandals this year; the GOP breathed a sigh of relief that at least Sanford and Ensign were caught with women.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

These are the presents that folks may not receive wrapped up with bows but certainly deserve: for Joe Lieberman, a diamond-studded collar to befit his position as GOP lap dog.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Labor day is a tribute not to fancy movie stars or stodgy founding fathers or rich and bloated athletes, but us.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Democrats are fond of calling themselves the party of the big tent. Let's hope the tent doesn't end up housing a circus.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

McCain does his best to avoid being labeled "McBush" while dipping into the pockets of W.'s supporters.

Posted on: May 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The day after Obama got trounced in West Virginia, he pulled off a major-league liberal endorsement.

Posted on: May 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In politics, anything can happen. Except for what needs to happen for Clinton to secure the nomination.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to Pennsylvania, the Democratic primary circus continues. Meanwhile, McCain is free to roam the country frightening children.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

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