Cracked Archive - News

The 13 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (12/20/16)

Keeping up with the news is like going to the mall on December 20. It's frantic, you can never find what you're looking for, and there's always someone screaming.


Why Smart People Support Trump (And Why They’re Wrong)

I'm going to reach back in time to have a bitter but productive debate with the 1999 'Fight Club really speaks to me!' Republican version of myself.


5 Reasons 2016 Was The Worst Year Ever (That Are BS)

While it might feel as if 2016's suckiness has doomed us all, keep in mind that we've been here many, many times before.


I Survived 996 Days As A Hostage (They Killed Everyone Else)

Being captured by terrorists isn't exactly a walk in the park. But they do have Xbox.


Donald Trump's Method For Covering Up Bad News With Tweets

If you dig into Trump's tweets, as I've had the misfortune of doing, you'll notice a trend.


4 Facts Of Life In A Town That’s Constantly Bombed By Drones

We talked to Muhammad about living in a sneak preview of a horrifying Skynet future. Here's what we learned.


The Electoral College's Rules Are More Dated Than We Thought

Is the Electoral College a useful check built in for good reasons, or is it an antiquated and insane system that is a stain on our national honor, like the Nielsen ratings system?


The 14 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (12/13/16)

The weekly news cycle is like a fast food restaurant ball pit -- colorful, exciting, and surprisingly full of crap.


6 Dumb Myths The Media Spreads Every Holiday Season

There's no holiday tradition more universal than bunk news shared by worried grandmas and angry moralists.


22 People Who Are Actively Making The World Less Terrible

As crazy as 2016 was, a lot of great things did happen.


The Truth About That Conservative Lady On The Daily Show

Way to go, internet, you screwed up again.


12 Terrible Things Experts Predicted (That Never Happened)

Scientists say a lot of scary, crazy stuff, man.


The 13 Most Insane Things Happening Right Now (12/6/16)

The media seems to exist in some kind of bizarro universe where nothing is canon.


What Free Speech Doesn't Give You The Right To Say

The standards for free speech people use on the internet are finally catching up to all other forms of human interaction.