Sean Spicer Does His Best Baghdad Kellyanne Impersonation

Sean Spicer, designated liar-in-chief for Donald Trump. held a press conference on Saturday. Well, kind of. He didn't take any questions, he just called it to tell a huge whopper of a lie about the size of the inauguration crowds because the Donald was feeling a bit shrivelly in his dangly bits. … [Read more...]

Poor Piers Morgan is Feeling Emasculated by Women Protesting

Yesterday was the big women's march in DC in protest of the rank misogyny of Donald Trump, among other things. Piers Morgan, apparently going for the title of World's Biggest Douchebag, put this message out there on Twitter complaining about how horribly sexist it is. … [Read more...]

Trump: My Cabinet Has Highest IQ in History

Donald Trump was in full carnival barker mode during a luncheon held at his hotel (because of course it was) the day before the inauguration, thrilling the crowd with the most stupendous superlatives ever heard from anyone other than his own doctor. … [Read more...]

The Extraordinary Chutzpah of Donald Trump

Two things happened over the last few days that show the just mind-blowing chutzpah of Donald Trump to completely reverse himself and act as if nothing happened. The first was him waxing eloquent at a lunch about how much he respects Bill and Hillary Clinton: … [Read more...]

Perry Admits Being Wrong About Dept. of Energy

During his confirmation hearing, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted that he was wrong to advocate that the Department of Energy be shut down in the 2012 campaign. But he only did that because he had no idea what the agency actually did. … [Read more...]

Trump Shuts Down Interior Dept. Twitter After Image Embarrassed Him

You've probably already seen the side-by-side images of the 2009 Obama inauguration, with massive crowds extending as far as the eye could see, to yesterday's Trump inauguration, with much smaller crowds. That came from the National Park Service. So naturally Trump ordered all Interior Department Twitter accounts shut down immediately and indefinitely. … [Read more...]

Trump EPA Nominee Loves ‘States’ Rights.’ Except When He Doesn’t.

If you haven't figured out by now that the declared preference by conservatives for state control of many public policy issues is nothing more than a convenient excuse that they jettison when they don't like what the states might do, you haven't been paying attention. Trump's EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt, demonstrates this perfectly. … [Read more...]

Charles Pierce on the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

There are few commentators who can use humor to break down political events. He's approaching being a modern day Mencken. And when it came to the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearings to be the next education secretary, he captures it perfectly. … [Read more...]

Trump Wanted Military Equipment for His Inaugural Parade

If you need more evidence that Donald Trump envisions himself as a tinpot dictator, sources close to him told the Huffington Post that he wanted to use tanks and munitions as part of his inaugural parade. Jesus, was he planning on wearing epaulets on his jacket too? … [Read more...]

How Trump Plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

Donald Trump made his inane slogan "Make America Great Again" a mantra for the intellectually challenged. They repeated it ad nauseum. But what does it actually mean? What does Trump think it means and how does he intend to achieve it? With empty symbolism, of course. … [Read more...]

Dear Rick Perry: The Glasses Aren’t Helping

Update: It appears that this story is false. Details here. Mea culpa.Rick Perry's attempt to make himself look intelligent and well-informed by wearing glasses doesn't seem to have done much good at all. The New York Times reports that Perry had absolutely no idea what the Department of Energy actually does when he accepted the nomination to lead it. … [Read more...]

Yep, People are Still Incredibly Ignorant

A few years ago Jimmy Kimmel did some man-on-the-street interviews and found that a lot of people don't know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. He decided to see if anything had changed since then. Spoiler alert: Nope. … [Read more...]