Max Boot on the Smearing of Susan Rice

Conservative foreign policy expert Max Boot writes about the smearing of former National Security Adviser Susan Rice by Donald Trump and his defenders and asks an important question. Now that their entire argument has fallen apart, which office does she go to in order to get her reputation back? He notes how the argument evolved: (more…) Read more

Sanders’ Surreal Standard on Jamele Hill

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is having a difficult time defending her repeated claim that ESPN should fire Jamele Hill. Her entire argument has now collapsed down to the claim that they should fire anyone who makes a “political statement.” (more…) Read more

Racist Firefighter Suspended in Ohio

A volunteer firefighter from Franklin Township, Ohio named Tyler Roysdon has been suspended without pay (he’s a volunteer who gets paid if he responds to a call) after posting a vile racist comment on his Facebook page. Prepare to be offended. (more…) Read more

The Disingenuous ‘Cake Decoration is Art’ Argument

One of the cases the Supreme Court will hear in the new term is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of the many cases in which a business wants the right to discriminate against LGBT people, especially in providing services for their weddings. The oral argument has not yet been scheduled, but it will likely be heard fairly early. (more…) Read more

Proliferation Experts Tell Trump Not to Scuttle Iranian Deal

A group of dozens of arms control and nuclear proliferation experts from both parties have issued a joint statement urging Trump not to pull out of the agreement with Iran regarding nuclear weapons. Whether he will listen to their professional advice is another matter entirely. (more…) Read more

Trump and the (Partial) Myth of White Working Class Anger

Ta-Nehisi Coates has a brilliant essay at the Atlantic that looks at a whole bunch of issues regarding Donald Trump. You should absolutely read the entire thing. But I want to pick out one section about the degree to which white working class anger drives his followers: (more…) Read more

Another Undisclosed Meeting Involving Trump Associates

Buzzfeed and the Wall Street Journal are both reporting about yet another meeting between Trump campaign, transition and administration officials — Bannon, Kushner and Flynn — that was not disclosed on security clearance forms and that featured a blatant conflict of interest. (more…) Read more

Scaramucci for President?

Anthony Scaramucci’s friends are telling reporters that after he served oh-so-briefly in the White House, he now has aspirations to run for public office himself. That would be an epic trainwreck, but after Trump won the election I wouldn’t be shocked if Mooch did too. (more…) Read more

Wingnuts Furious at Trump Over DACA Deal

We can’t know for sure whether Congress will pass the bill to codify DACA into law, or whether Trump will sign if it they do, but we know one thing: The (possible) deal between Trump and the Democratic leaders has the right wing losing their damn minds over it. (more…) Read more

Air Force Chaplain Urges Violation of Enlistment Oath

Sonny Hernandez, an Air Force Reserve chaplain, has an article at BarbWire outright demanding that Christians in the Air Force violate the Constitution and the oath they took to preserve it by denying the right of non-Christians in the military to practice their own religions. (more…) Read more

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