Trump Nails Down Another Important Endorsement

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Already faced with criticism for his blatantly racist campaign against Mexican immigration and for having every white supremacist in the country seemingly coming out of the woodwork to declare their love for him, now Donald Trump has nailed down another huge endorsement that should help his campaign: David Duke. The former KKK grand wizard and frequent candidate for office says Trump is the right choice for Republicans. … [Read more...]

Seattle Police Union Official Should Really STFU


Ron Smith, the president of the Seattle Police Officer's Guild, is accusing the Obama administration of declaring a "war on cops." He posted a video to the police union's Facebook page from Fox News where one of their many dim bulb talking heads made that same accusation and captioned it "Truth." It was later removed from the page, but not before Smith confirmed that he had posted it and said that he agrees with it 100%. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Just Love Donald Trump


I wrote the other day about all the people at Donald Trump's campaign rallies spouting racist things in support of him, but it turns out it goes much deeper than that. A whole bunch of prominent white supremacist groups, individuals and websites are endorsing Trump as fast as they can. Political Research Associates and the Southern Poverty Law Center are monitoring and documenting all those endorsements. … [Read more...]

Beck Thinks a Musical Will Solve America’s Racial Problems


Of all the various sides to his personality he likes to show, it's hyper-emotional, sentiment-soaked Glenn Beck that makes me laugh the hardest. He gets all weepy-eyed over some bit of pop culture schlock and declares that if only everyone would see this, we'd all join hands and sing in perfect harmony forever. The latest object of his teary obsession is a Broadway play called Amazing Grace that left ol' Glenn quivering with boundless love. … [Read more...]

And Now, a Message From Donald Trump Supporters


Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of around 20,000 in Mobile, Alabama on Friday and there was much fun to be had. He gave his usual rambling, incoherent stump speech, much of it packed with false claims and wild exaggerations. But the real fun was in talking to his fans to find out why they support him. I'm sure you'll be shocked to find out that a whole bunch of them are racist bigots who just love his xenophobic attacks on immigrants. … [Read more...]

Birthright Citizenship and Originalism


Garrett Epps, a constitutional law professor from the University of Baltimore and one of the nation's foremost experts on the 14th Amendment, has a column at The Atlantic thoroughly debunking the conservative argument against birthright citizenship based upon the original intent of that amendment. As Republicans are proposing both a statutory change and a constitutional amendment to eliminate birthright citizenship, this is an important thing to keep in mind: … [Read more...]

Mickelson Stands By Slavery Plan, Hosts Another Presidential Candidate

Jan Mickelson

Iowa right wing radio host Jan Mickelson is not backing down from his appalling suggestion that immigrants who are in the country illegally should be rounded up and made slaves of the state. He told Media Matters that his idea is "constitutionally defensible, legally defensible, morally defensible, biblically defensible and historically defensible." And then Ted Cruz went on his show as if he wasn't a horrible piece of shit. … [Read more...]

There Is No ‘Anchor Baby’ Problem


To hear the right wing tell it, millions of people from all over the world -- but mostly from Mexico, of course -- are constantly streaming into the United States illegally in order to have babies because that baby is automatically a citizen and therefore their parents can't be kicked out of the country. Janell Ross at the Washington Post shows that this entire narrative is one big lie. … [Read more...]

This Oughta Help Trump Look Less Racist


Remember Craig Cobb, the white supremacist from Idaho who has been trying for years to build a town just for himself and his fellow racists? Well he's trying again, having purchased a bunch of property near the Canadian border. And he wants to name it after Donald Trump, which should certainly help Trump overcome suggestions that he's a racist based on his, frankly, racist statements about immigration. … [Read more...]

Jindal Wants Non-Existent Law to Block Confederate Statue Removal


They're going to remove four statues of Confederate officers from the city of New Orleans and Gov. Bobby Jindal is pandering just as fast as he can. He announced that he's going to try to find a way to stop the removal of the statues even though it has nothing to do with him, it's a decision made by city leaders. And he's citing a non-existent law to try and do so. … [Read more...]

Former KKK Cop Found Working at Elementary School

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Remember last year when the FBI informed the city of Fruitland Park, Florida that they had two cops who were members of the KKK in their police department, including the deputy chief? They got fired, but one of them ended up getting a job at an elementary school, where somehow a background check did not manage to identify his ties to the right-wing terrorist group (when a simple Google search would easily have done so). … [Read more...]

KKK: Beat Up Gay People to Stop AIDS

The Ku Klux Klan, always such charming people, are now distributing fliers in Louisiana urging people to commit violence against gay people as a means of preventing the spread of AIDS. It's good to remember that the KKK isn't just racist, they're also homophobic, anti-Semitic and much more. … [Read more...]