Report: Russian Hackers Now Targeting French Candidate

A new report from a cybersecurity firm concludes that the same Russian hackers who gained access to emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee last year are now targeting French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron with similar phishing attempts. … [Read more...]

Nazis: Trump Now Controlled by ‘Vicious Jews’

After getting hammered for not even mentioning the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust in a statement a few weeks ago, Donald Trump spoke to the World Jewish Congress in New York and called the Holocaust “the darkest chapter of human history." His Nazi supporters are losing it. Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer: … [Read more...]

The Dangers of the French Election Results

Six months after Donald Trump shocked the world by being elected after running on a platform of chauvinism, xenophobia and hyper-nationalism, France is facing a similar choice now that a runoff election will be held between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen. … [Read more...]

Texas Nailed Again for Racial Gerrymandering

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has, for the second time in just a few weeks, ruled that the Republican-dominated Texas legislature intentionally drew congressional districts to dilute the influence of minority voters, engaging in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. … [Read more...]

FL Legislator Goes on Racist, Sexist Rant

A Florida state senator went on a racist and sexist rant against some of his colleagues, calling them "niggers" and "bitches" and "fucking assholes." Then he had the audacity to try the "I said 'niggas' not 'niggers'" argument. Major, major fail. … [Read more...]

Rep. Steve King is a Reprehensible Bigot

Louis Gohmert may be the dumbest man in the U.S. House of Representatives, but Steve King of Iowa is probably the worst human being in that chamber. Here he cheers on the deportation of a young DREAMer by the border patrol despite breaking no law and having a legal deferral. … [Read more...]

White Supremacist: Trump Made Me Attack Protester

Remember the Trump campaign rally where white supremacist Matthew Heimbach and an old man violently attacked two different people who were protesting (both of the victims black, of course)? They're now both claiming that they did it because Trump urged them to do so. … [Read more...]

Racism Bigger Factor than Authoritarianism for Trump Voters

Last week saw the release of the American National Election Survey for the 2016 election, a comprehensive report on the demographics of those who voted in the election. It contains an enormous amount of data that political scientists use to evaluate a great many factors. And it appears that race played a more important role than authoritarianism for Trump voters. … [Read more...]

Why Disbanding the Forensic Science Panel Has Consequences

Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions disbanded a scientific advisory panel on forensic science and put any reforms in the hands of police and prosecutors, NYU law professor Erin Murphy explains why this is a very bad idea that will have serious consequences. … [Read more...]

Sessions Gets Rid of Scientific Advisory Panel on Forensic Science

This is a story that infuriates me. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has disbanded an advisory panel of scientists set up to help the DOJ reform the use and often abuse of forensic science in our courts and police departments. Because why would we want scientists to advise us on science, amirite? … [Read more...]

Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law. Again.

For the second time, a federal judge in Texas has struck down a photo ID law in Texas passed in 2001. The judge had already struck it down once, but the appeals court remanded it back to her and instructed her to reconsider without the weight of historical evidence. She did that and reached the same conclusion. … [Read more...]

Racist AirBnB Owner Cancels Reservation for Asian Woman

Here's a story we've heard many times since the election, people being incredibly racist and justifying it because we just elected Trump as president. This time it's an AirBnB owner who canceled a reservation for an Asian woman and was quite explicitly racist about it. … [Read more...]