Lithwick Explains How to Move to Canada

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Dahlia Lithwick has a highly amusing article about all the Americans who have inquired of her how to move to Canada should Donald Trump be elected president. She's even gracious enough to offer her own basement as a refuge for those who wish to flee such an America, but it comes with just a few rules and recommendations. … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Confronted by Photos of Central American Immigrants


I love this. An exhibit has been put up in a Senate office building in Washington, DC, featuring photographs of the thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America. The goal is to demonstrate to legislators in Washington that behind all of their demonization and dehumanization of those refugees, there are real, living, breathing people. … [Read more...]

Santorum’s Bizarre Immigration Argument


Rick Santorum, who for some reason still thinks he's running for the Republican presidential nomination, made an argument I've never heard from a politician on immigration before. I'm pretty sure the reason I haven't heard it is because it's incredibly stupid. We should send all the immigrants home, he says, because now that they've had a taste of America, they can save their countries! … [Read more...]

Trump’s Muslim Ban is Anything But ‘Un-American’


This is more than a month old, but I just noticed it. After Donald Trump announced his plan to forbid all Muslim immigration and tourism, President Obama and others called it "un-American." But while it's certainly against our grandly stated ideals, it certainly fits perfectly well with this country's long history of anti-immigrant bigotry and xenophobia, as historian Ben Railton points out: … [Read more...]

Worldnetdaily Goes All Worldnetdaily on Immigration


The Worldnetdaily has never quite so...Worldnetdailyish...than in this article about a decision by the Obama administration to make those who are fleeing violence in several countries in Latin America eligible to apply for refugee status before leaving their home countries, thus avoiding the huge problem of rape and extortion by smugglers in Mexico helping them get to the U.S. currently. Slanted language, deceptive framing, outright falsehoods. It's all there. … [Read more...]

Bigots Put Up Fake Muslim Website to Discredit Illinois Mosque


In the wake of a controversy at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, an unknown group led by someone who calls himself "commander X" (seriously, grow the fuck up) has launched a "guerrilla campaign" that includes a fake website for the Islamic Center of Wheaton espousing all manner of horrifying pro-jihadi views that the mosque does not actually hold. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Making Robocalls for Trump in Iowa


Here's some completely unsurprising news. A white supremacist group -- yes, they like to be called "white nationalists" now, but fuck them -- is making robocalls in Iowa on behalf of Donald Trump ahead of the caucuses in that state. Specifically, the calls support his plan to ban all Muslim immigration and tourism from the United States. … [Read more...]

Schlafly: Help Us, Donald Trump. You’re Our Only Hope.


The Christian right's oldest living hypocrite, Phyllis Schlafly (women should be in the home where they belong, I say as someone who works as the head of a major organization!), is giving Donald Trump her full-throated endorsement. In an interview with Breitbart, she in fact said that Trump is the only hope to save America by keeping all those dirty dark-skinned people out. … [Read more...]

Alabama Sues Feds Over Syrian Refugees


In a blatant attempt to pander to ignorant bigots, Gov. Robert Bentley of Arkansas has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the placement of Syrian refugees in that state, claiming that they haven't given the state enough information about the three -- yes, a whopping total of three -- Syrian refugees who have been placed there. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer: There are No Muslims in Japan!

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Bryan Fischer bravely extends his record of being wrong about absolutely everything in a recent blog post in which he claims that there's no terrorism in Japan because there are almost no Muslims there and because they don't allow Muslims to become citizens or allow them to practice their religion. He is wrong on every single point, as is the person he cites from the Jewish Press: … [Read more...]

Legal Reality Makes Its Way to Georgia


In the frenzy of bigotry and xenophobia that gripped the Republican party after the terrorist attacks in Paris, Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia was one of at least a couple dozen governors who issued executive orders forbidding the settling of Syrian refugees in their states. Then he apparently asked the attorney general if he could actually do that. Now he's rescinded that order. … [Read more...]

About That New Agrabah Poll

A couple weeks ago, PPP did a poll that showed that about 30% of Republicans favor bombing the fictional city of Agrabah from the story of Aladdin and we all had a good laugh. Now a conservative polling firm has struck back, doing a poll that shows that more than 40% of Democrats support accepting refugees from that same fictional city. And now they're having a good laugh. … [Read more...]