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...]

Trump Lies About Comey, Rogers Testimony While It Happened

Donald Trump, or whoever is tweeting from the official @POTUS Twitter account, was so desperate to counter the clearly damaging testimony from FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers that they were lying about what they said literally as they were saying it. Just one example of several: … [Read more...]

Is Originalism an Originalist Idea?

Andrew Shankman, an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University-Camden and the author of a new book called Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding, writes at the History News Network that originalism is not actually originalist. … [Read more...]

Trump Goes Golfing

I think complaints about presidents, regardless of party, going golfing or otherwise finding ways to relax, are absurd. I want the president to have hobbies that let them get away from the stresses of the job for a few hours. But I do care about hypocrisy and Trump is showing that trait in neon letters in the sky. … [Read more...]

Fox News Removes Napolitano from the Air

In a very surprising move, Fox News has pulled Andrew Napolitano, the conspiracy-mongering ex-judge whose ridiculous claim about the British being the ones who wiretapped Trump's campaign office at Obama's request was repeated by the White House and caused a diplomatic incident, off the air indefinitely. … [Read more...]

Trump Accepts Obama Officials at Their Word. Except When He Doesn’t.

FBI Director James Comey was still testifying, but the White House just had to put out a statement about the investigation he said was going on about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia last year. They had this to say: … [Read more...]

The Dumbest Thing You’ll Read All Day

From Jesse Lee Peterson on his radio show:“If the president said it, if I were you, I would believe it because Trump is not going to say a thing that is not true.”I know I'm not supposed to call people delusional because of the stigma of mental illness and all, but I'm having a hard time coming up with an alternative. How is it possible to be that disconnected with reality without dropping acid? … [Read more...]

Comey’s Testimony Should End Trump Wiretap Lie

FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday should bring Donald Trump's lie about Obama wiretapping his campaign to a definitive end. He told the committee that there is no evidence to support that lie. … [Read more...]

Joyner Doesn’t Understand How Government Works

Professional con man Rick Joyner clearly has no idea how our government works. Okay, so the list of things he has no idea about is pretty much endless. But his latest ignorant screed, this time about the courts issuing injunctions against Trump's travel ban, shows that he's totally clueless about the government. … [Read more...]

Ryan Open to Changing Health Care Bill, Still Wants It Rushed Through

Man, the Republicans are absolutely desperate to get their health care destruction (not reform) bill passed as quickly as possible. Paul Ryan knows it can't pass the way it is, so he says he's open to making changes to the bill -- but still wants a vote on it before the CBO can report on the impact of those changes. … [Read more...]