Pat Robertson Quite Upset About Baphomet Statue

You knew that Pat Robertson was going to throw quite a tantrum over the unveiling of a Baphomet statue by the Satanic Temple in Detroit over the weekend. He does not disappoint, going on an extended rant about how God is going to punish the country for this. … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Again Orders Removal of Ten Commandments Monument

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a motion to reconsider its recent decision that the Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds be removed. But Gov. Mary Fallin is still looking for ways around the ruling, it seems. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award: Lindsey Graham

The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who show a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of having their own worst attributes. Today's winner is Sen. Lindsey Graham, the mother of all foreign policy hawks, for accusing Donald Trump of selling fear and prejudice. … [Read more...]

Peterson: Trump is a Real Man’s Man

Jesse Lee Peterson, the astonishingly ignorant and bigoted Worldnetdaily columnist and frequent Sean Hannity guest who thinks women should not be allowed to vote, has identified "what Trump has that others don't." Answer: He's a very virile, manly man who doesn't go for all that feminine thinking stuff. … [Read more...]

Huckabee Jumps on the Godwin Train

All of the Republican candidates are railing against the deal with Iran, though none of them have tried to make a specific or coherent argument against it. So what does a candidate do when they can't get any traction in the race? Mike Huckabee goes full Godwin over it: … [Read more...]

Chino Valley School Board Member Goes on Epic, Incoherent Rant

Late last year the FFRF filed a lawsuit against the Chino Valley School District in California over their constant praying and proselytizing during official meetings. The worst of that group, Andrew Cruz, shows what they're up against with this totally incoherent rant he went on at a recent board meeting, which bounces from gay marriage to abortion to the Confederate flag to chemtrails and vaccines. He really should have been wearing a tinfoil hat while delivering it. … [Read more...]

Court Orders Refugee Children and Mothers to be Released

In a major victory for human rights, a federal court in California has ruled that the Obama administration must release thousands of women and children captured last year after fleeing violence and poverty in Mexico and Central America and strongly criticized the administration's treatment of those detained. … [Read more...]

The Devil Comes to Detroit

This weekend the Satanic Temple unveiled the statue of Baphomet that was supposed to go up at the Oklahoma state capitol next to the Ten Commandments monument, but they did so in Detroit at a secret location because of many threats received. Needless to say, the righteous are really going apeshit over it. … [Read more...]

This Speaks Volumes About Trump

A friend sent me a link to this article. I don't recall hearing about this at the time, though I may have seen it and forgotten. In 2009, Donald Trump sued a writer for $5 billion dollars for quoting people saying that his actual net worth was more in the range of $250 million, not billions. … [Read more...]

John Oliver on Mandatory Minimums

John Oliver did a very compelling segment about why mandatory minimum sentences are a terrible idea that feed our mass incarceration system, something I've been saying for a long time. Oliver is really quite remarkable. He's basically invented an entirely new form: long-form comedic journalism. … [Read more...]

Good Luck Finding Trump’s Actual Policy Positions

Changing one's mind in politics is done as easily as changing one's clothes, but I thought Mitt Romney had taken the art of flipping his positions out of political convenience to a level never before seen in 2012. Donald Trump may actually have him beat in this regard, as Politico documents by showing all of his various positions on issues over the last two decades. Prepare for some serious whiplash. On taxes: … [Read more...]

Klayman Files Suit to Stop Iran Agreement

Add another lawsuit to the record of Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver. Now he's filed a suit against President Obama, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ben Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy to stop the Iran deal from being implemented. … [Read more...]