Staver Suddenly Loves Judicial Independence

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is representing Christian Reconstructionist (read: fascist) Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in an ethics complaint filed against him for ordering judges in that state not to follow the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. And he's suddenly a fan of judicial independence: … [Read more...]

Donald Trump’s Word Salad on Pakistan

After that ridiculous foreign policy speech that Donald Trump gave this week, he went on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren and was asked about Pakistan and nuclear proliferation. This was his answer, which rates about 950 milliPalins on the word salad scale. … [Read more...]

Nebraska Requires Conviction for Civil Asset Forfeiture

This is great news. The state of Nebraska has done what every other state should do, passed a law that forbids the state from seizing cash or assets from someone until they've been convicted of a crime and proven that those assets were either gained as a result of that crime or used to commit it. … [Read more...]

Foreign Policy Expert Rips Trump’s ‘Serious’ Speech

The reviews are rolling in for Donald Trump's big "serious" foreign policy speech this week and it seems to be provoking mostly derision and laughter. David Rothkopf, the CEO of Foreign Policy magazine and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, went on CNN and gave a rather blistering appraisal: … [Read more...]

Catching Up With Kent Hovind

Since Kent Hovind got out of prison after serving nine years for tax evasion and other charges, a whole lot has happened. Pete Reilly, a columnist on tax matters for Forbes, has been following it closely on his blog. It seems his wife has filed for divorce and he's locked in a battle with his son Eric for control of his ministry. … [Read more...]

Boehner Has Choice Words About Ted Cruz

As much as I don't like John Boehner, I felt sorry for him when he was House Speaker because he had a caucus he had no control over due to the Tea Party. And when Ted Cruz got elected to the Senate and engineered a government shutdown, that only made his job harder. Let's just say he's still a bit steamed about it: … [Read more...]

Schlafly’s Daughter Sues to Remove Director of Eagle Forum

Ooh, this story just keeps getting better. Those six members of the Eagle Forum Board of Directors who voted to remove Ed Martin as executive director of the group have now filed a lawsuit to oust him. That includes Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of Phyllis, who founded the group and supports Martin. … [Read more...]

Alabama AG: Confederacy Defended ‘Special and Unique’ Way of Life

April is Confederate Heritage Month in Alabama -- because of course it is -- and that means public celebrations and all kinds of ahistorical lies and some literal whitewashing of history. Like the current attorney general of Alabama, who says the Confederacy defended a "special and unique" way of life. … [Read more...]

Trump Invents Another ‘Fact’

Donald Trump has a bad habit of must making things up, or repeating things he might have heard or assumes to be true without bothering to check. This is especially true on foreign policy, a subject about which he knows less than nothing. PolitiFact catches his latest falsehood: … [Read more...]

Beck: A Cruz Loss Means No Liberty Anywhere Ever

It seems Glenn Beck is escalating his rhetoric to warp speed and beyond. No longer is he saying that if Ted Cruz is not elected, America will be no more. No, now he says that if Cruz is not elected, all human freedom anywhere on the globe will cease to exist. … [Read more...]

Fiorina: Cruz Can’t Possibly Beat Hillary Clinton

We all know that former rivals in a presidential campaign often end up on the ticket together. George H.W. Bush famously said that Reagan's tax plans were "voodoo economics" before being named his VP nominee. But this old blowup between Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz is like irony piled on irony. … [Read more...]

Hastert Gets Light Sentence

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert got an incredibly light 15-month sentence even after admitting in court that he had molested multiple teenage boys while he was a wrestling coach decades ago. The judge cited his age and failing health as the reason for the leniency. … [Read more...]