People All Over the World, Join Hands, Start a…’POTUS Shield’?

A group of my very favorite Christian con artists and self-declared "prophets of God" are descending on Washington, DC this week to pray and sing and mumble incoherently in order to form a "POTUS Shield" over the city to protect Trump against spiritual heebie jeebies. Or something. … [Read more...]

The FBI’s Extraordinary Chutzpah

On Martin Luther King Day, the FBI decided to express its support for the late civil rights leader for whom had at least an indirect role in murdering. This is what they put up on Twitter: … [Read more...]

Michigan Mayor Caught on Tape Saying Racist, Sexist Things

Those of us who work on church/state matters know Warren Mayor Jim Fouts quite well. He has zealously worked to keep public property in his cite a Christians-only zone. Turns out his problems go much deeper than that, as new audio recordings show. … [Read more...]

Ticket Scalpers Taking a Bath on Inauguration Tickets

With almost any major event, ticket scalpers like to buy up as many tickets as they can so they can sell them on the secondary market for a profit. But this only works when demand for the tickets is high. And Trump's inauguration is apparently not a prized ticket. … [Read more...]

Republican PAC Spends 1.5 Million on Ads Touting Non-Existent Bill

The American Action Network, a Republican PAC closely tied to the House leadership, is spending nearly $1.5 million on ads lauding the plan to replace Obamacare, a plan that to this point simply does not exist. Let's call them prophets for profit. … [Read more...]

VA Town Battles Over MLK and Robert E. Lee

In the tiny town of Lexington, Virginia they have always held a parade to honor Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, both confederate heroes, just before Martin Luther King Day. This year, those wanting an MLK Day parade got the only permit to hold a parade. Much stupidity ensues. … [Read more...]

Trump Says Obamacare Replacement Will Have ‘Insurance for Everybody’

Donald Trump says he's almost ready to reveal his plan to replace Obamacare, which he says will include "insurance for everybody." Yes, it is entirely appropriate to be laughing at that. He also promises lower premiums, lower deductibles and rivers flowing with chocolate. … [Read more...]

Bush, Obama Ethics Lawyers Slam Trump for Conflicts of Interest

After Donald Trump announced his utterly worthless plan for avoiding conflicts of interest, the head ethics lawyers for both the Bush and Obama administrations, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen, went on This Week and pointed out that Trump will be in violation of the Constitution the moment he is sworn in. … [Read more...]

Trump Cancels Visit to African-American Museum

Donald Trump was supposed to make a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture this weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, but after his ridiculous attacks on civil rights hero John Lewis, that has now been canceled. Scheduling conflict, of course. … [Read more...]

Republican Governors Don’t Want Full Obamacare Repeal

While Donald Trump and the Republican leaders in Congress remain absolutely fixated on repealing Obamacare at the earliest possible moment, especially those aspects that involve taxes and spending, Republican governors are warning them that this will create a disaster at the state level. … [Read more...]

Trump Continues to Display Total Cluelessness on Foreign Policy

With each passing day it becomes more and more obvious that Donald Trump lacks the first clue about foreign policy in general and about the need for tact and discipline in public statements about foreign policy controversies. All of these are from a single interview: … [Read more...]

Trump’s Housing Policy Adviser is a Game Show Host

Game show host and world-class douchebag Steve Harvey met with Donald Trump in Manhattan this weekend. Why would he do that? Because he wants Harvey to consult with the equally unqualified Ben Carson on inner city housing policy. I wish I were making that up. … [Read more...]