Trump Sends Omarosa to Philly to Talk Foreign Policy

The Donald Trump campaign continues to do things that just leave me shaking my head in astonishment. With the Democratic convention going on, they've sent people down to Philadelphia to counter the messages heard. And the person they picked to criticize Clinton on foreign policy? Omarosa. The GOP's communications director actually tweeted this: … [Read more...]

The Dumbest Thing You’ll See Today

Politico has an article about Christian right leaders who are supporting Donald Trump and they interviewed several, including Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer and Marjorie Dannenfelser. The last of those three offered up the single dumbest claim you'll hear all day, I promise. … [Read more...]

Bachmann: Media is ‘Treasonous’ for Supporting Clinton

Michele Bachmann shows herself to be yet another conservative who has no idea what the term treason means (there are lots of liberals who also have no idea what it means, of course). She says the media is guilty of treason because they cover for Hillary Clinton. … [Read more...]

Kerr Imagines a Trump Department of Justice

Orin Kerr, a libertarian-leaning law professor, writes at the Volokh Conspiracy about what a Donald Trump Department of Justice would look like. The picture isn't pretty. He notes Trump's tendency to authoritarianism and using lawsuits to silence his critics. … [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly’s Deliberate Cluelessness

Bill O'Reilly did his best impression of an ostrich burying its head in the sand during a segment on his show when he said that he didn't notice any discord or problems at the Republican National Convention at all. Nope, only white people having a good time. … [Read more...]

More White Supremacists at the RNC

It wasn't only James Edwards representing the white supremacists at the Republican National Convention. There were a few others who were given passes to be on the floor of the convention and broadcast their radio shows, in addition to him. … [Read more...]

John Oliver on the RNC

John Oliver had his usually hilarious take on the Republican National Convention. I want you to pay particular attention to the part about Newt Gingrich that begins around 6 minutes. It puts his total intellectual bankruptcy on full display. … [Read more...]

Gallups: Only Trump Can Save Christians from Persecution

The Christian right continues to indulge their ridiculous fantasies of widespread Christian persecution in this country. Carl Gallups, the end times preacher who has long supported Donald Trump, says that Trump is the only one who can save them from such persecution. … [Read more...]

The Absurdity of Trump as the Pro-Mother Candidate

Ivanka Trump tried her damnedest to make her father sound like a liberal feminist who believes in equal pay for women and for ensuring they have affordable child care so they can stay in the workplace. It was hardly a convincing performance. … [Read more...]

RNC Gives Full Access Press Credentials to White Supremacist Radio Host

One of the people who had full access press credentials at the RNC was white supremacist James Edwards, a radio host who claims that interracial sex is "white genocide." He says the RNC explicitly invited him to come and broadcast his show live from the RNC and he interviewed several members of Congress and a Trump adviser. … [Read more...]

Why People Believe Crime is Going Up

The disconnect between actual rates of violent crime and the public perception of the rates of violent crime is astonishing. In 2014, 63% of Americans believed that violent crime was going up when, in reality, it's been dropping steadily for 25 years and has dropped 20% in the last 8 years. In fact, a majority of Americans have believed that every year since 2003. … [Read more...]

Laughing at Trump’s Acceptance Speech, Part Three

Once more into the fray, dear friends. Picking up where I left off in part two in analyzing and pointing out all the lies, distortions and absurdity in Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the RNC, we'll begin with this long-repeated lie: … [Read more...]