Yes, the Confederate Flag Really Is About Racism

Political scientists Logan Strother, Thomas Ogorzalek and Spencer Piston have a Washington Post column that looks at the history of the use of the Confederate flag as a political symbol and concludes, correctly, that it really is all about racism and denial of civil rights. … [Read more...]

Barton: Accusations of Lying are ‘Fake News’

Professional liar David Barton said in an interview that people who accuse him of lying about American history, which he does more than anyone on the planet, are creating "fake news." His argument is a clear non-sequitur: He says the fact that he owns a lot of original documents proves he isn't lying. … [Read more...]

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...]

Beck, Barton Create Apprenticeships in Lying

Glenn Beck and David Barton are teaming up to create apprenticeship programs for college students about God and American history. In other words, they're going to teach college kids all the lies they spew constantly about that subject. … [Read more...]

Is McCain Naive or Lying?

John McCain has an op-ed in the New York Times criticizing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for recent comments suggesting that our foreign policy should be based only on our interests, not our stated principles. And he's right to criticize that, but he displays some serious naivete or dishonesty in the process. … [Read more...]

Barton Repeats Perhaps His Biggest Lie of All

David Barton lies. A lot. He does it professionally and he does it audaciously. But I would argue that his single biggest lie, which he repeats constantly, is that you'll find "almost verbatim wording in many clauses of the Constitution to passages in the Bible." He repeated it yet again last week and cited the infamous Lutz study to support it: … [Read more...]

Trump Proud to Preserve Event that Never Happened

It seems that Donald Trump's ignorance about the Civil War doesn't stop with thinking Andrew Jackson would have prevented it. The New York Times reported a year and a half ago on a plaque at one of his golf courses that commemorates a Civil War battle that never took place, of which he is very proud. … [Read more...]

Trump, Andrew Jackson and Slavery

As I'm sure you've heard by now, Trump made some absolutely bizarre comments about how Andrew Jackson was angry about the Civil War, which took place long after he died, and that he could have prevented it from happening if he'd been president at the time. … [Read more...]

Anne Graham Lotz is Confused About History

Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz is confused about a lot of things, but let's start with American history. In an interview to discuss her leading of the National Day of Prayer, she delivered the usual litany of fake Christian nation history that has been debunked again and again. … [Read more...]

More Anti-Semitism by ‘Coach’ Dave

"Coach" Dave Daubenmire has been on quite a roll lately, piling up the anti-Semitism so high it's blocking out the sun, all while insisting that he isn't a bigot. This time he's handing off the duties to Charles Jennings of Truth in History Ministries on his show. … [Read more...]

Nazis Think Spicer Supported Their Holocaust Denial

What Sean Spicer said about Hitler not using chemical weapons on his own people was gobsmackingly stupid, but it wasn't Holocaust denial. But don't tell that to today's actual Nazis, who seem to think that Spicer "confirmed" that Hitler never had any gas chambers. … [Read more...]

Okay, Spicer Has to Have Hit Peak Stupid, Right?

Since getting the job as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer's daily press briefings have been like a volcano of stupidity. But he set the bar so high during his Tuesday press briefing that no one can ever top it, claiming that Assad is worse than Hitler because Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. … [Read more...]