Trump’s Ego is Leaving Our Election System Unprotected

The Washington Post has a long and detailed analysis of Trump’s refusal to believe that Russia tried to influence last year’s election, which could only be in doubt at this point by conspiracy theorists and those with a stake in the argument. Like Trump. (more…) Read more

UN Official Criticizes Obama on Not Prosecuting Torture

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture is criticizing former President Obama for his refusal to prosecute anyone for torture that took place during the Bush administration. He also says that torture is still going on at Guantanamo Bay. (more…) Read more

Sargon of Akkad Parrots White Supremacist Rhetoric

If any of you are fans of Sargon of Akkad, a sort of Mini Me version of the Amazing Atheist, first of all, shame on you. Second, take a look at this, wherein he adopts the line from white supremacists that Heather Heyer really died of a heart attack, not from being run over by a neo-Nazi at the Charlottesville protest. (more…) Read more

Lithwick Backs Up Stories About Alex Kozinski

Dahlia Lithwick, one of my favorite legal writers, is backing up the stories of the law clerks who have accused Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of all manner of sexual harassment. She used to clerk for another judge on the same circuit and experienced it herself. (more…) Read more

D’Souza’s Intentional Ignorance of Election Prediction

The right is full of conspiracy theories about the special election in Alabama being “stolen” by the Democrats, with Roy Moore refusing to concede. Dinesh D’Souza even implies that Fox News is in on it in a tweeted response to conspiracy nut Bill Mitchell: (more…) Read more

Roy Moore Didn’t Lose the Election, Harvey Weinstein Did

There have been a lot of absurd excuses offered by the right for why Roy Moore lost the special election to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate, but none quite as ridiculous as the one offered by Fox and Friends’ resident blonde, Ainsley Earhardt. She says it wasn’t a loss for Moore or Trump, it was a loss for Harvey Weinstein. (more…) Read more

Omarosa Gets Fired, Throws Tantrum

Incredibly obnoxious con artist Omarosa Manigault says she has resigned from the White House, but April Ryan reports that she was actually fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly and that she threw quite a tantrum when it happened and had to be escorted out of the building. (more…) Read more

Trump Pulls Two Judicial Nominees

Two of Donald Trump’s many horrible nominees for the federal bench will not be getting a vote on the Senate floor despite one of them being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a straight party line vote. The White House has apparently decided to withdraw their nominations. (more…) Read more

The KKK Style Guide

Anyone who has worked as a reporter or editor knows of the two primary books that provide the rules for writing style, the AP Style Guide and the Chicago Manual of Style. Turns out the Daily Stormer has a neo-Nazi version of this. Call it the KKK Style Guide. The Huffington Post got their hands on it. (more…) Read more

The Trump Family Can’t Seem to Get the Hang of that Voting Thing

NBC News reports that Melania and Ivanka Trump both had their absentee ballots rejected in November when they voted in the New York City mayoral election because they were filled out improperly. Donald’s ballot was also screwed up, but it’s not clear that his vote was counted or not. (more…) Read more

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