Iowa School Board Shows How to Handle Protests

In Ames, Iowa, members of the band and the student body engaged in a silent protest against racial inequality at a high school football game and the school board is showing other schools around the country exactly how they should be dealing with such protests instead of what we’ve seen many times now. They released this statement: (more…) Read more

Trump Thinks He’ll Get Four More SCOTUS Appointments

Axios reports that Trump has told those close to him that he expects to be able to name three more Supreme Court justices, in addition to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who is already on the bench. That would be very bad news for the country. (more…) Read more

Ross Hid $2 Billion in Assets from Disclosure

The nomination of Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary has always raised big red flags to me and many others, for reasons I’ll get to in a moment. But Forbes is now reporting that between the election and inauguration, he moved $2 billion in assets into trusts in his children’s names to avoid having to disclose them for possible conflicts of interest. (more…) Read more

Iraq and Kurds on Brink of War

The Kurds, who control most of the northern third of Iraq and have long had a separate identity even while being under Saddam Hussein’s rule, recently voted overwhelmingly for independence. The current Iraqi government has moved troops in to seize greater control, pushing the country to the brink of a civil war. (more…) Read more

Starnes: Liberals Want to Criminalize Masculinity

Fox News’ professional hysteric Todd Starnes also spoke at the Values Voters Summit, where he delivered another of his ridiculous piles of paranoia, not to mention vagueness. He said that liberals are trying to “criminalize masculinity.” Whatever that could possibly mean. (more…) Read more

Loesch Declares Feminism Dead

Third-rate Ann Coulter wannabe Dana Loesch spoke at the Values Voters Summit and told the audience that feminism is dead. In fact, she repeated it several times, perhaps hoping that repetition would either make it true or win her a coveted spot on Fox News instead of NRA TV. (more…) Read more

Michele Bachmann Preaches Lies to the Choir

Michele Bachmann, having relenquished her former position as the dumbest member of the House of Representatives for a new one as pastor-without-portfolio to the United Nations, spoke at the Values Voters Summit and preached a sermon full of nonsense to the assembled choir. (more…) Read more

Bennett: NFL Protesters Don’t Understand America

Bill Bennett, who somewhere along the line went from being a serious figure to being just another far-right carnival barker on the political midway, spoke at the Values Voters Summit and said that the NFL protesters just don’t understand America. (more…) Read more

Wilkerson: Trump Wants War with Iran

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell’s chief of staff at the State Department, did an interview with Joy Reid and said that Trump’s undermining of the Iran nuclear agreement will destroy any hope for a diplomatic settlement with North Korea and he’s doing it because he wants a war. (more…) Read more

Torture Psychologists Need to Be Held Accountable

Roy Eidelson, past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility and a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, has an op-ed column in the Washington Post arguing, quite correctly, that psychologists who participated in the Bush torture regime need to be held accountable for their actions. (more…) Read more

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