Barton and Dreisbach Lie About Religion and the Founding Fathers

David Barton, who is now billing himself as "America's premiere historian" on his radio show, had American University professor Daniel Dreisbach on the show and together they told some bigly whoppers about the non-existent Christian origins of the Constitution. Barton starts with this familiar lie: … [Read more...]

Now is Not the Time for Pliant, Dutiful Soldiers

Gen. HR McMaster, Trump's National Security Advisor, and Gen. John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security, were hailed as important appointments for Trump because they were well-respected, smart and would focus on what's best for the country. In short, they'd be the adults in the room. But is that the reality? … [Read more...]

Trump Refuses to Sign G7 Statement on Paris Accords

According to multiple reports, the leaders of the other G7 nations really pressed Donald Trump to live up to America's commitments in the Paris accords to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly, but Trump in the end refused to sign a joint statement on the subject. … [Read more...]

Report: Rogers Confirms Russian Collusion

NSA Director Mike Rogers has so far not commented publicly about the report that Donald Trump asked him to speak out and say there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, but the Observer reports that he confirmed that the NSA has evidence of such collusion in a message to NSA agents around the world. … [Read more...]

Trump: We Must Stop Leaks That Don’t Exist!

Donald Trump is back in the country and off the busy schedule that kept him regimented, so you know what that means: Fire up the Twitter machine! He was back at it Sunday morning with a series of tweets in which, as usual, he tries to have it both ways. … [Read more...]

Greg Gianforte, Tribalism and Toxic Masculinity

In the aftermath of the violent assault of a reporter by now-Congressman Greg Gianforte, I think we can identify lessons to be learned about tribalism and toxic masculinity. Those, I believe, are the two driving forces behind the fact that he is being celebrated in some parts of the right rather than criticized. … [Read more...]

No, It Still Isn’t Treason

With the new story about Jared Kushner trying to set up a backchannel to communicate with the Russians without our intelligence agencies intercepting the messages, the cries of treason are arising again. Here's what Richard Painter, the ethics counsel in the Bush 43 White House claimed: … [Read more...]

The Fittest Man Ever to Occupy the White House

At the end of the G7 summit, as the other world leaders walked a little less than half a mile through the streets of Sicily, Donald Trump had to take a golf cart because he didn't have the stamina and energy to keep up with the rest of them. … [Read more...]

Trump Lied to G7 Leaders About Non-Existent Environmental Awards

Donald Trump, always eager to brag even when -- perhaps especially when -- there's nothing to brag about, told a lie to the other world leaders at the G7 summit this week, claiming to have won several environmental awards that he did not, in fact, win. … [Read more...]

‘Coach’ Dave Goes On Another Anti-Semitic Rant

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire is pushing his recent anti-Semitic rants up to 11, now claiming that the Jews -- but not the "bloodline Jews," he says -- are selling the nation into financial bondage. That's an old slander straight out of Nazi (and previously Lutheran) rhetoric. … [Read more...]

Klayman Very Upset Over Michelle Obama’s Shoulders

Donald Trump has spent the last week or so embarrassing the entire country with one display of boorish behavior after another overseas, but what is Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, upset about? Michelle Obama's shoulders, of course. … [Read more...]

Report: Kushner Wanted Secret Backchannel to Russians

In what has become an almost traditional Friday evening news dump, there are two absolutely bombshell reports about the Trump campaign and Russia that takes what is already a huge story to a whole new level. The Washington Post reports that Jared Kushner tried to set up a backchannel to Russia that would evade NSA snooping. … [Read more...]