KKK Leader Threatens Journalist

Ilia Calderón, an Afro-Latina journalist with Univision, did an interview with North Carolina KKK leader Chris Barker. She knew to expect some hostility, of course, but she probably didn’t expect him to openly threaten to kill her and every other dark-skinned immigrant in the country. (more…) Read more

Robert E. Lee Opposed Confederate Statues

This is an article from last year, when the issue of Confederate statues was raging then. It’s written by a biographer of Robert E. Lee, who points out that Lee himself did not think there should be statues erected of Confederate leaders because they would only cause further division in the country. (more…) Read more

CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit

James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the two psychologists who designed the torture protocols used by the Bush administration against detainees at Gitmo and elsewhere, settled a big lawsuit by the victims of that torture just before the trial was set to begin. The ACLU, which represented the plaintiffs, report on the settlement. (more…) Read more

Wingnut: Try Every Liberal I Don’t Like for Treason!

Josh Bernstein is a third-rate Michael Savage impersonator (who is himself a third-rate Rush Limbaugh impersonator) on right-wing talk radio. And in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, he thinks Trump should arrest pretty much every prominent liberal and try them for treason. (more…) Read more

The Real Target is Contraception. Again.

Anti-choice activist Lila Rose once again gives up the game and confirms what I have long said, which is that the real goal of the anti-choice crowd is not to end or reduce abortion, it’s to end contraception and deny women the right to control their own sexuality completely. But first she makes this terrible argument: (more…) Read more

Bevin Makes the Same Sad, Ridiculous Argument

If there’s one annoying claim we hear constantly from the Christian right, it’s this one: “(Fill in the blank with some terrible thing) would not have happened if we hadn’t taken God and the Bible out of schools.” Kentucky Gov. Matt Blevin trots it out for the Charlottesville white supremacist violence. (more…) Read more

Hannity Promotes Inane Conspiracy

Sean Hannity has gone full-on Alex Jones by credulously repeating the ridiculous conspiracy theory that the counter-protesters in Charlottesville were paid actors (while simultaneously claiming that they’re violent communists, of course). (more…) Read more

Trump May End Obamacare Contraception Rule Entirely

Trump is reportedly on the verge of doing away with the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which would make it more expensive and difficult for women to afford birth control. The ACA requires that contraception be fully covered by all health insurance policies. (more…) Read more

Watch the Vice Documentary on the Charlottesville Attack

Vice had a documentary done about the Charlottesville KKK and Nazi protests astonishingly fast, partly because they were embedded with one of the white supremacist leaders — the same one you probably saw crying when he found out there’s a warrant out for his arrest. The whole thing is very much worth watching, but may inspire rage. (more…) Read more

Trump Retells the Pershing Lie. Again. And Again.

This is why one could only laugh when Trump said that he didn’t reply quickly to the Nazi protest in Virginia because he’s careful to make sure he has the facts straight first. No president has ever cared less about the truth, as evidenced yet again by his retelling of a lie that has been debunked again and again. (more…) Read more