Klayman Files Suit Over Benghazi

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has filed yet another lawsuit that will be dismissed almost immediately. It's on behalf of the parents of two of the people killed in the Benghazi attack, for wrongful death and defamation. … [Read more...]

Trump Misfires in Attack on Gen. John Allen

Gen. John Allen, a four-star general with an impeccable record, spoke at the Democratic National Convention and criticized Donald Trump's foreign policy and support for torture, though not by name. Naturally, Trump is firing back -- and widely missing the mark. … [Read more...]

Gingrich Makes Last Ditch Effort to Be Trump’s VP

The night before Donald Trump was set to announce his vice presidential pick, with all the reports indicating it would be Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich made what seemed to be a 13th hour case for himself as he reacted to the horrifying attack in Nice, France by proposing blatantly unconstitutional policies. … [Read more...]

ISIS Preparing for Losing Territory?

Over the last year or so, ISIS has lost control of a great deal of the territory in Syria and Iraq that they considered the home base of their caliphate. Between the bombing raids and ground battles with the Iraqi army, Iranian and Kurdish troops, they've lost control of Mosul and Ramadi. The Washington Post reports that they are now preparing for a new phase without that territory: … [Read more...]

Utah ‘Patriot’ Charged With Plotting to Bomb Federal Facility

Another day, another far-right anti-government loon plotting to blow up a federal facility. This time it's a "patriot" from Utah affiliated with the Bundys and LaVoy Lincicum, arrested for (allegedly) trying to blow up a Bureau of Land Management facility. … [Read more...]

Falwell Spawn: Terrorists Will Crawl Under Rock When Trump is Elected

Jerry Falwell, Jr. showed that the con artist apple doesn't fall far from the tree at the already infamous meeting between Donald Trump and hundreds of Christian right leaders when he proclaimed that when Trump is elected, all the terrorists in the world will crawl under a rock and disappear. … [Read more...]

Abbott Makes False Claim About ISIS and the Mexican Border

As innumerable other Republican politicians, including Donald Trump, have done, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is repeating the claim that ISIS terrorists are just streaming across the Mexican border. There isn't a shred of evidence for that claim, of course, but who needs evidence when they've got a spook story to tell? … [Read more...]

Bolling: It’s Only Terrorism When a Muslim Does It

Eric Bolling, the third dumbest man on Fox News (behind Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade), gave an ignorant diatribe about President Obama "politicizing" the Orlando massacre but makes clear that if a Muslim does it, it's terrorism; if a white American does it, it's only "mass murder." … [Read more...]

Theodore Shoebat Does Not Surprise

Walid Shoebat has already responded to the massacre in Orlando with a bizarre screed and so has another writer on their site, but I was waiting for Theodore Shoebat to weigh in with the inevitable "the victims were gay so they had it coming" position. He does not disappoint. … [Read more...]

Shoebat the Greater Goes on Bizarre Rant About Orlando Massacre

Fake "ex-terrorist" Walid Shoebat, who is every bit as much of a Christian fascist as his son Theodore, went on a rather bizarre diatribe after the massacre in Orlando, Florida. Something about Jews and evangelical Christians who aren't as extreme as him. Oh, and no one should care about all the dead people. … [Read more...]

Welcome to the New Reality of Terrorism

In the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Orlando, it's probably worth noting that this is the new reality for terrorism, at least in this country. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but it appears to be only indirectly. The killer was radicalized but not actually affiliated with them. … [Read more...]

No, ISIS is Not a Threat to America’s Existence or Survival

John Mueller and Mark Stewart at Reason's Hit and Run state what should be obvious to anyone with anything remotely like a rational grasp on reality, that ISIS, while it can cause some serious problems in the Middle East and perhaps even in this country from time to time, is not an existential threat to America. … [Read more...]