Richard Land Can Still Bring the Dumb With the Best of Them

Since he was tossed out as the head of the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land has been fairly quiet. But he apparently felt the need to step back into the ring to offer up a particularly stupid and hypocritical position. … [Read more...]

Larry Klayman’s New ‘Leftist Media Strike Force’

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has a brand new scheme to separate wingnuts from their money. He's formed a "Leftist Media Task Force," which will...actually I have no idea what it's going to do. Klayman's announcement of it gives few hints. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly’s Baffling Defense of Trump’s Putin-America Equivalence

As I've said, Trump's response to Bill O'Reilly about America also being killers, on a mass scale in defense of Putin, he said one of the few true things he's uttered in his entire life. But listen to Bill O'Reilly's baffling defense of that statement: … [Read more...]

Root: Democrats are Mentally Ill, Should Secede from the Union

Wayne Allyn Root, the absolutely unhinged Trump sycophant and conspiracy nut, said on a radio show that those who oppose Trump must be "mentally ill" and that California and all the heavily Democratic states should secede from the union. … [Read more...]

Cruz is Outraged — OUTRAGED! — That Democrats Might Obstruct Gorsuch

Ted Cruz, who pointedly refused to accept even an initial hearing for the possible confirmation of Merrick Garland for all of last year, is now outraged -- outraged, I tell you, outraged! -- that the Democrats would dare to obstruct the Neil Gorsuch nomination. … [Read more...]

John Fea: Why Do Evangelical Christians Accept Trump’s Lying?

Evangelical Christian historian John Fea is trying to figure out why so many of his fellow evangelicals are perfectly fine with Donald Trump's constant lying. Amusingly, he even quotes a devotional put out by Robert Jeffress about what a huge sin lying is. … [Read more...]

Gingrich Wants the Congressional Budget Office Killed

Newt Gingrich thinks that the Congressional Budget Office, a fiercely non-partisan agency tasked with providing reliable information on the budget implications of bills being considered in the House and Senate, should be abolished. … [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...]

Republican Budget Bill Raises Debt Ceiling by $10 Trillion

The Senate is working on Concurrent Resolution 3, which sets the parameters for the federal budget for 2017. The Republicans are trying to get it passed quickly but some of what is in it is quite fascinating. Like the fact that it raises the debt ceiling for the next decade by nearly $10 trillion. Here are the "recommended deficit levels by year: … [Read more...]

How Do I love Thee, Larry Klayman? Let Us Count the Ways

I truly find Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, hilarious. So totally lacking in self-awareness, so wildly wrong on virtually everything, so blatantly a fake con artist in what he does, if he didn't exist I'd have to invent him. Case in point: … [Read more...]

Surprise! McConnell Demanded No Hearings Until Background Checks

As is so often the case in politics, and not just on one side, there's some serious hypocrisy going on. Mitch McConnell, who now insists on holding confirmation hearings for nominees that haven't yet passed a background check, said the exact opposite in 2009 when a Democrat was in the White House. … [Read more...]

WikiLeaks is Suddenly Against Leaks

I've not been one to jump all over WikiLeaks for publishing information leaked to them. That's what they do. That it happened to benefit the right instead of the left this time doesn't change that judgment. But this tweet has put them squarely in my crosshairs. … [Read more...]