Joyner Doesn’t Understand How Government Works

Professional con man Rick Joyner clearly has no idea how our government works. Okay, so the list of things he has no idea about is pretty much endless. But his latest ignorant screed, this time about the courts issuing injunctions against Trump's travel ban, shows that he's totally clueless about the government. … [Read more...]

Authors Responds to Trump’s Lies About Immigration Study

During his address to Congress, Donald Trump cited a study by the National Academy of Sciences that allegedly showed that illegal immigration cost us billions of dollars a year. Francine Blau, lead author of that study, and Gretchen Donehower, a consultant on the study, says he lied about its conclusions. Here's what Trump said: … [Read more...]

King Doubles Down on White Supremacy

Steven King is not only not backing down from his racist comments about raising other people's babies, he's doubling down on them and making them worse. He says he meant exactly what he said and that he wants an America that is totally homogenous. … [Read more...]

No More Visas for Afghanis Who Worked With Us

The Trump administration and Congress are apparently going to just allow the number of special visas offered to Afghanis who worked with the American military and other agencies in their country during the war to expire. Because why not just let them be hunted down, right? … [Read more...]

Somin: Travel Ban 2.0 Still Unconstitutional

Ilya Somin, a libertarian-leaning constitutional law scholar, says that while the new version of Donald Trump's travel ban on those coming from Muslim countries is better than the first one, it's still cruel and unconstitutional. … [Read more...]

Islamophobic Bigot in Oklahoma Grills Muslim Students

This is an absolutely appalling story. Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett was visited by a group of Muslim high school students at an annual Muslim day at the state capitol and he gave them a questionnaire that asked them if they beat their wives. Seriously. … [Read more...]

Trump May Separate Children, Parents Seeking Asylum

In what would be an incredibly cruel policy, the Trump administration is now considering separating children from their parents when they enter the country seeking political asylum. What purpose this could possibly serve other than sadism is beyond me. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Immigrant Crime Reports Literally Came from Hitler

Godwin be damned, it is certainly worth pointing out that Donald Trump's announced VOICE program, which will track and publish crimes committed by immigrants, legal or otherwise, has a literal antecedent in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, which did the same thing for crimes committed by Jews. … [Read more...]

Balko Calls Out More Demagoguery from Trump Speech

My friend Radley Balko delivers a blistering op-ed about Trump's speech to Congress, calling out the absurdity of the low expectations that greeted it and more instances of substance-free fear-mongering and demagoguery designed to make us all be afraid of nothing. … [Read more...]

Trump Prayer Monkey Protecting Immigrants from Deportation

Here's an interesting bit of news. Samuel Rodriguez, one of the seemingly dozens of pastors called upon to pray at Trump's inauguration, is defying his xenophobic stance and using his church to shield immigrants from his deportation force. … [Read more...]

Savage: Stop Legal Immigration Because They’ll Vote for Democrats

Vice President Mike Pence went on the radio show of the deranged Michael Savage, who told him that the Trump administration needs to stop legal as well as illegal immigration because legal immigrants will become citizens and vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]

Trump’s One Trick Pony of Demagoguery

Donald Trump's first address to Congress was little more than another campaign speech, filled with lies and distortions designed to make people afraid of one another when the evidence simply does not support that bleak vision of the country. … [Read more...]