Bush Admin. Used Torture as Human Experimentation

Physicians for Human Rights has a new report based on a review of thousands of documents related to the torture regime put in place by the Bush administration. The report says that the two psychologists who designed the program used it as human experimentation to perfect their techniques. … [Read more...]

Report: Gorka Was Fired by the FBI

Trump White House advisor and Nazi sympathizer (at least) Sebastian Gorka used to do consulting with the FBI about terrorism, but they stopped using him because the content of his analysis was little more than anti-Muslim bigotry, not even thinly veiled. … [Read more...]

Trump University Case May Not Be Over Yet

Donald Trump probably thought he was out from under that fraud suit over his scam Trump "University" when he settled for $25 million (while declaring that he never settles because he always wins), but the case may not be over yet. One woman wants to pursue her own case outside that class action settlement. … [Read more...]

Meet One of Tom Cotton’s Interns

I'm quite familiar with a certain strain of young conservatives who imagine themselves to be Hunter S. Thompson in penny loafers. They were around when I was in college 30 years ago and included a good friend of mine (now reformed). They can be quite obnoxious. And one of them is an intern for far-right Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. … [Read more...]

Trump, Russia and the Bayrock Group

Timothy O'Brien, the journalist unsuccessfully sued by Trump for writing a book saying he exaggerated his wealth (which Trump admitted to during his deposition, along with dozens of other lies), has an article at Bloomberg detailing the possibly troubling relationship between Trump, the Russians and the defunct property company the Bayrock Group. … [Read more...]

Gingrich’s New Book Gets a Scathing Review

Newt Gingrich has a new book out that seeks to ride Donald Trump's coattails back to something resembling relevance. The book is even called Understanding Trump, which he thinks those of us who fail to recognize his genius fail to do. Alexander Nazaryan has a rather scathing review. My favorite part: … [Read more...]

DHS: Russians Tried to Hack 21 State Election Systems

While Trump and his underlings continue to play silly games with the question of whether the Russians hacked into computers to influence the election last year, they might want to tell the Department of Homeland Security, where one official just admitted that they hit almost two dozen state election computer systems. … [Read more...]

All the Wingnuts Agree, It’s a New Civil War

All the far-right "news" sites and talk show hosts seem to agree that we are on the brink of another civil war. And it's apparently all because of the attacks on Trump -- we call that "criticism" and nearly all of it is entirely justified, but the truth is they're just dying to fight another civil war. … [Read more...]

Wingnut: Clinton Threatened to Kill Lynch Just Like Vince Foster

Rep. Pete Olson of Texas -- where else would he be from? -- went on a Houston right wing talk radio show and said that when Bill Clinton met with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a plane on the tarmac last year, he told her he would have her killed just like he did Vince Foster if she didn't squash the email investigation. … [Read more...]

Scott Lively Declares America the ‘Great Satan’

As further illustration of just how much the Christian right in America has in common with those reactionary Muslims who like to cut people's heads off and blow up buildings, deranged anti-gay bigot Scott Lively says that America seems to have become what Iran used to call us, the "Great Satan." Because we think gay people should be kinda sorta equal. … [Read more...]

Trump: Cut Social Services — But Not the Ones I Make Millions From

As Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to make massive and unconscionable cuts to every form of social and economic aid in existence, there's one form that he does not take aim at -- the part he profits from to the tune of millions of dollars, of course. … [Read more...]

MSNBC Anchor Makes Staggeringly Dumb Argument

I've caught Stephanie Ruhle's show a few times and enjoyed it, but she made an argument this week that was so monumentally stupid that it leaves one incredulous. So stupid that she apparently realized later just how absurd it was and answered her own question on another show. … [Read more...]