Petraeus on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Last week, retired Gen. David Petraeus met with Donald Trump amid speculation that he was on the short list to be the next secretary of Defense. But in May, Petraeus published an op-ed in the Washington Post that, while it didn't mention Trump specifically, was clearly aimed directly at him and his bigoted policies toward Muslims. … [Read more...]

Trump Keeps One Promise: Ignoring Intelligence Briefings

Donald Trump is softening or outright changing his positions on issues left and right at the moment (though I wouldn't trust the flop any more than I did the flip), but he's kept one promise: He's ignoring the daily intelligence briefings prepared for him. … [Read more...]

Military Tells Trump to Take Global Warming Seriously

While Donald Trump bizarrely claims that global warming is a hoax invented by China, the American military knows damn well that it's very real and poses some potentially very serious threats to our national security. They're asking Trump to take it seriously. … [Read more...]

Mark Kirk’s Sarcastic, Racist Jab

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois was already in deep trouble in his race against Rep. Tammy Duckworth, with the latest poll showing him down 14 points in a deeply blue state. But what he blurted out during their debate a couple days ago is probably going to cover his coffin with dirt. … [Read more...]

Trump Tries to Explain His View on the Generals and ISIS

This week Donald Trump announced that his big plan to fight ISIS is to ask the generals at the Pentagon to give him a plan to fight ISIS. These are the same generals he claims to know more than when it comes to ISIS. He tried during the Commander in Chief program to extricate himself for that. … [Read more...]

Trump Explains Why He’s Qualified

MSNBC held a Commander in Chief Forum, where both candidates had to take questions from Matt Lauer and from veterans on board the USS Intrepid. Donald Trump was immediately asked by Lauer what experiences he has had that makes him qualified to make decisions on the military and foreign policy: … [Read more...]

Trump Will Ask Generals Who Know Less Than Him for ISIS Plan

Donald Trump is talking foreign policy again and, as always, contradicting himself and being completely incoherent. He says he will give the generals at the Pentagon -- the same ones he claims to know more than -- 30 days to give him a plan to defeat ISIS. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Lies and Hypocrisy on Obama ISIS Claims

Everyone is talking about Donald Trump's inane and offensive claim that President Obama is the "founder of ISIS." His attempts to defend that idiotic statement are both highly dishonest and highly hypocritical. Let's look at his full statement: … [Read more...]

Trump Misfires in Attack on Gen. John Allen

Gen. John Allen, a four-star general with an impeccable record, spoke at the Democratic National Convention and criticized Donald Trump's foreign policy and support for torture, though not by name. Naturally, Trump is firing back -- and widely missing the mark. … [Read more...]

Trump Pretends to Care About Veterans

Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly that if elected he'll take better care of our veterans, a promise that you'd have to be a fool to believe. His record of lying to and insulting veterans is a long one. He even repeated a promise he already reneged on: … [Read more...]

ISIS Preparing for Losing Territory?

Over the last year or so, ISIS has lost control of a great deal of the territory in Syria and Iraq that they considered the home base of their caliphate. Between the bombing raids and ground battles with the Iraqi army, Iranian and Kurdish troops, they've lost control of Mosul and Ramadi. The Washington Post reports that they are now preparing for a new phase without that territory: … [Read more...]

A New Entry in the Trump VP Sweepstakes

Donald Trump is expected to name his running mate soon and much speculation has focused on Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions. But the Washington Post reports a new wildcard entry, a retired general who is a registered Democrat but really hates Obama. … [Read more...]