How Homophobic is Jeff Sessions? This Homophobic

As journalists start digging into Sen. Jeff Sessions' past actions and statements ahead of his confirmation hearing to be attorney general, we're finding out just how much of a bigot he is in pretty much every way. This tells you just how anti-gay he is: … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Burn the Constitution

Of all the forms of political pandering, the most irritating to me is when politicians start going on about flag burning. And I'm certainly not the least bit surprised to see Donald Trump say that anyone who does that should either lose their citizenship or spend a year in jail. … [Read more...]

Understanding the Dynamics of Mass Protests

As the protests against the election of Donald Trump as president continue into this week, conservatives are using isolated instances of vandalism and violence to discredit them, just as liberals do with conservative protests. As someone who has covered and attended lots of protests, I think it's important to understand their dynamics. … [Read more...]

Hotze: Gays Are Like Termites Destroying the Foundation of the Country

Texas bigot Steven Hotze told an anti-gay conference that gay people are just like termites, eating away at the moral foundation of the country. And then something, something Marxism and something, something hate speech laws censoring conservative Christians. … [Read more...]

Teacher Berates Student for Not Reciting Pledge, Gets Fired

A substitute teacher at a high school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, berated a student who did not stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the class. She was fired by the district, but that doesn't go nearly far enough, in my view. … [Read more...]

Attorneys Offering to Defend Trump Accusers Pro Bono

Since Donald Trump announced that he will be suing all of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment or assault, a number of prominent attorneys have offered to defend them all pro bono -- including Larry Tribe, who is pretty much a legend in appellate law. … [Read more...]

Young Kids’ Football Season Canceled Over Anthem Protests

A football team for 11 and 12 year old kids in Beaumont, Texas has had their entire season canceled because they all knelt in unison to protest against racial injustice. This after receiving threats of violence after they did it the first time. … [Read more...]

NY Times Writes Amusing Response to Trump’s Huff and Puff Letter

When I wrote about Trump's lawyer sending a demand for a retraction and an apology to the New York Times, I scoffed at the idea that his lawyer could possibly think that they would find it intimidating. The Times has now written a response, and let's just say they don't seem to be taking it very seriously either. … [Read more...]

Trump Campaign’s Deliciously Ironic Response to New Allegations

On Wednesday night Donald Trump was hit with yet more accusations of having kissed and groped women against their will and his campaign went into overdrive, cranking out a delightfully ironic and oblivious statement from his communications director: … [Read more...]

Another Man Arrested for Flag Desecration

It's been 25 years since the Supreme Court overturned all laws against flag "desecration," but word seems to travel might slow to some parts of the country. The police in Lafayette, Louisiana have arrested a man for setting a flag on fire. The ACLU of Louisiana tries to educate the ignorant local police: … [Read more...]

Principal Promises to Defy Constitution if Students Don’t Stand for Pledge

A public school principal in Florida is promising -- threatening -- to violate the rights of students by punishing them if they don't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem. Please try that. You'll be sued and you'll lose. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Declares Kaepernick a Criminal

Bryan Fischer is, as always, utterly clueless and hypocritical when it comes to Colin Kaepernick's protest. He actually declares him to be a criminal because he's violating the U.S. Flag Code, a law that is customary only and carries no civil or criminal penalties whatsoever. … [Read more...]