9 Reasons to Elect a Supervillain President

When many American citizens cast their vote this November, they'll be choosing between the lesser of two evils. But why choose the lesser evil when you can choose a supervillain as your president? After all, supervillains can be effective leaders, provided you can get past the lying, unilateral decision-making, rampant murder, and dismantling of your Constitutional rights. Spoilers for various political plot lines below. More »

Joss Whedon endorses Mitt Romney for president of the zombie apocalypse

Director Joss Whedon decides to toss in his two cents on the Presidential election. But what starts as a Mitt Romney anti-endorsement quickly morphs into a parody of hyperbolic political ads. Which candidate will put us on the fastest path to the zombie apocalypse? And which candidate will mandate parkour in public schools? More »

What will the world be like when China is a global superpower?

In North America, it's become almost a cliché in science fiction to turn Japan and Korea into superpowers of the future. From William Gibson's first cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (now a movie), we are bombarded with images of a hyper-futuristic world dominated culturally and economically by these Asian countries. More »

Why Is the US Still Hung Up on the Abortion Debate? A Bioethics Perspective

Unlike most countries in the developed world, the United States is still deeply mired in the abortion debate - a hotly contested issue that divides the nation and still holds the potential to tip the balance at election time. But while the Religious Right and elements of the Republican Party are undoubtedly the prime instigators in keeping the debate alive, there are other factors as well - including an unscientific notion of when life truly begins. More »

Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won

What does science fiction, the literature of the future, have to say about liberal-run dystopias? It turns out, there are plenty of horrendous futures blighted by the heavy hands of our zinfandel-spitting liberal elites. More »

Scariest future dystopias where the Conservatives have won

What's the worst that can happen under the Republicans? Science fiction has the answer, with a wealth of stories about right-wing policies taken to horrendous extremes. More »

12 Facepalm Moments When U.S. Politicians Talked About Science and Technology

I'm sure there are politicians who say stupid things about science and technology everywhere in the world, but you have to admit that in the United States, "the moronic science soliloquy" is practically a political art form. Over the past ten years it's gotten particularly bad, as more and more legislation deals with science - and politicians try their very best to have "scientifically informed" opinions. Here are twelve great moments of sheer scientific stupidity from U.S. politicians and political hopefuls. More »