DNC Considered Using Sanders’ Alleged Atheism Against Him

A huge trove of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee includes several with the chief financial officer of the organization, Brad Marshall, floating the idea of accusing Sanders of being an atheist (which he may well be) in order to score points against him in the campaign. … [Read more...]

Pence Thinks They Found WMDs in Iraq

While Donald Trump has very dishonestly used the Iraq invasion that he originally supported against Hillary Clinton, his VP nominee, Mike Pence, not only voted for that invasion, he aggressively defended it -- even falsely claiming they found the infamous WMDs used to justify it. … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart’s Triumphant Return

Jon Stewart joined Stephen Colbert on Thursday night to wrap up the Republican National Convention and it only reminded us all of how much we miss him. It was absolutely brilliant. Jon, please come back. John Oliver and Samantha Bee are geniuses, but we need you too. … [Read more...]

Jones, D’Souza: Hillary Clinton is a Psycopath

Dinesh D'Souza went on the air with Alex Jones, which seems entirely appropriate. D'Souza says that when Clinton speaks he hears the "voice of evil" and Jones declared her to be a psychopath. To be fair, if anyone knows about being a psychopath, it would be Alex Jones. … [Read more...]

Fischer: GOP Invited a ‘Demon God’ to the RNC

Bryan Fischer says that the GOP invited a "demon god" into the Republican National Convention, and apparently he isn't talking about Donald Trump. No, it's because they had a Trump-supporting Muslim deliver a prayer at the event. … [Read more...]

Defeat Trump to Send Duck Dynasty Douchebag into Hiding

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the tribe of fake Duck Dynasty douchebags and bigots, says that if Donald Trump is defeated by the "evil one," he will disappear by going into the woods and not coming out. I think he thinks that will help Trump. … [Read more...]

Looking for a Few Good Moderators

Lately the blog has been getting hit with a lot of spam and I just can't check the comments all the time, so I'm looking for some longtime, trusted readers to be moderators on Dispatches. You would have the power to delete comments and ban commenters, which I would like you to use constantly against spam and relatively lightly against controversial commenters. Please leave a comment below if you're interested in doing this. Thanks. … [Read more...]

Does Donald Trump Believe in Treaties at All?

Donald Trump really does seem to think that treaties that we have signed are purely optional and can be changed or discarded at his whim. The latest example is that he said in an interview that he would not defend our NATO allies unless they pay us some protection money. … [Read more...]

The Daily Show Interviews Mark Burns

The Daily Show had a hilarious interview with Pastor Mark Burns, a prosperity gospel con man who gave an appalling benediction to open the RNC and on Wednesday night hosted what was practically a Hitler rally when he spoke before Trump gave his closing speech. … [Read more...]

Trump Gets Tiny Fine for Union Busting and Retaliation

Donald Trump's company has agreed to pay a ridiculously small fine after being found guilty by the National Labor Relations Board of trying to bust a potential union at his hotel in Las Vegas and retaliating against the workers who tried to organize one. … [Read more...]

Flake Calls Out His Party’s Outrageous Rhetoric

Sen. Jeff Flake, a man so conservative that the American Conservative Union gives him a 97% rating, is calling out his fellow Republicans for their constant cries and declarations at the Republican National Convention that Hillary Clinton should be put in prison. … [Read more...]

Trump Delegate Hopes Cops Shoot Blacks at RNC

A Donald Trump delegate from Illinois was sent home from the Republican National Convention after she posted a picture to her Facebook page hoping that the cops outside would shoot some "niggers." But you guys, she's totally not a racist. Never mind that she uses the nickname "whitepride" online. … [Read more...]