Christians Still Rule in Elected Offices

As much as the Christian right likes to pretend that Christians are increasingly locked out of power -- seriously, what universe do they live in? -- the new Congress is significantly more likely to be Christian than the general population. As usual. … [Read more...]

Hannity: A President Under FBI Investigation a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’

For once, I have to praise Sean Hannity for taking a principled stand. He says that if the president is under investigation by the FBI, that constitutes a "major constitutional crisis" that "could do severe damage to this country." Oops. I mean, he said that about Hillary Clinton: … [Read more...]

Trump Lies About Keystone Pipeline Using American Steel

The man is an absolutely pathological liar. On his latest not-a-campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky Monday night -- the kind he does so he can hear the cheers of his followers and get his regular ego boost -- he said that the Keystone pipeline would be using only American steel. … [Read more...]

Spring Breakers Chant ‘Build That Wall’ While in Mexico

A bunch of ignorant, bigoted douchebros started chanting "build that wall" on a cruise ship in Mexico while there on spring break. The Yucatan Times wrote a scathing editorial about this incredibly rude and childish behavior from a bunch of drunk American frat boys and girls. … [Read more...]

Trump Goes After Teenager for Joke Website

The endlessly litigious Donald Trump has sicced his lawyers on a 17 year old girl who put up a joke website to test her coding skills that had kittens batting around an image of Trump's face. They sent her a letter demanding that it be taken down. … [Read more...]

Why the Russia/Trump Collusion Story is the Biggest Scandal Ever

Or rather, that it could be the biggest scandal in American history if if proves to be true (and as I've stated several times, I think it's possible but not terribly likely). Zack Beauchamp at Vox explains the sheer enormity of the accusations. … [Read more...]

The Changes to the Republican Health Care Bill

After taking flak from both right-wing extremists and moderates within the party, House Speaker Paul Ryan has changed several provisions in the bill in an attempt to win over the holdouts so the bill can pass. But as I said two weeks ago, he can't please them both at the same time. … [Read more...]

Spicer: Trump Golfing is Totally Different Than Obama Golfing

Today's exercise in hypocritical rationalization comes, predictably, from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who says that when Trump goes golfing every single weekend that is totally different than when Obama went golfing less often. … [Read more...]

Tomi Lahren Discovers the Unforgivable Sin

B-team Ann Coulter wannabe Tomi Lahren has been suspended by The Blaze, Glenn Beck's radio and TV network, because she committed the one unforgivable sin for the Christian right: Being pro-choice on abortion. … [Read more...]

Jackson Wants to Teach Christianity in Schools

E.W. Jackson, preacher and former candidate for lt. governor of Virginia, has a radio show. He frequently says really, really stupid things on that radio show. The latest example is this ignorant, inane screed on why public schools should teach Christianity, in response to those After School Satan clubs. … [Read more...]

Barton Whitewashes the Holocaust

David Barton is on a trip to Poland and visiting concentration camps, so he took to his Facebook page to offer up a highly distorted and whitewashed version of the Holocaust, framing it as a battle between Christian beliefs and Hitler's alleged "pagan" beliefs (whatever that's supposed to mean). … [Read more...]

Former Tea Party Congressman Arrested for Election Fraud

Remember Steve Stockman, the far-right Tea Party congressman from Texas who loved his conspiracy theories and tried to primary Sen. John Cornyn? He's now been arrested for election fraud for essentially stealing $350,000 from a non-profit group he set up. … [Read more...]