Trump Sycophants Play Pretend After Bizarre Nunes ‘Revelations’

It was an absolutely bizarre scene on Wednesday as Rep. Devin Nunes went to the White House to inform the target of his committee's investigation about "new" evidence that had come to light. Even more bizarre, though entirely predictable, was the extremely dishonest reaction from right-wing pundits. … [Read more...]

Ryan, Trump Fail to Pass Obamacare Replacement Bill

After swearing for days that there would be a vote on Thursday in the House on the Obamacare replacement bill, and that they had the votes to pass it, the Republican leadership had to cancel the vote, primarily because the far-right Tea Partiers in the chamber don't think the bill is sadistic enough yet. … [Read more...]

Why Trump is Both Terrible At and Uninterested In Diplomacy

We knew during the campaign that Donald Trump knows less than nothing about foreign policy and diplomacy, but it has become clear in only the first few weeks of his presidency that he's both terrible at it and completely disinterested in it. James Goldgeier and Elizabeth N. Saunders at Foreign Affairs explain why: … [Read more...]

Another Republican Says Rape is the Will of God

The Oklahoma state legislature is debating a bill that would ban abortion in cases of genetic abnormality and the Republican sponsor of the bill refuses to put in an exception for rape and incest. Asked by a colleague if he thinks rape and incest are the will of God, he says yes. … [Read more...]

Tillerson Says We’ll Build ‘Safe Zones’ in Syria for Refugees

Repeating a massively simplistic idea from Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. plans to create "interim safe zones" inside of Syria so refugees can return home. How will we do that? Through ceasefires, he laughably says. … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal Condemns Trump’s Lack of Credibility

The Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, the most prominent newspaper of conservative thought in the country, has an editorial hammering Donald Trump for his constant lies and refusal to ever back down from claims that diminish not only his credibility, but the country's as well. … [Read more...]

Friedersdorf on Trump and Political Correctness

One of the most ridiculous pretenses from the right is the idea that "political correctness" is something only liberals engage in. But by their own definitions, they do the same thing. Conor Friedersdorf, one of the most intellectually honest conservatives, provides a perfect example: … [Read more...]

Why Republicans Excuse Away Trump’s Behavior

In a Washington Post article recently, a longtime Republican strategist made an admission as to why most Republicans are willing to rationalize away Trump's continual lies and bizarre, childish behavior: Because they're getting what they want out of the deal. … [Read more...]

Obamacare Already Achieved What Republicans Say They Want

To hear Republicans tell it, they must repeal and replace Obamacare in order to get better, more comprehensive health insurance at a lower cost. Leaving aside the fact that their replacement plan would actually do the exact opposite, the reality is that Obamacare already achieved those things. … [Read more...]

The Sound and Fury of Trump’s First Two Months

It's now been just over two months that Donald Trump has been in the White House and, despite getting massive media attention and seeming to be constantly doing things, he's actually done very, very little. Michael Grunwald at Politico points out the obvious: … [Read more...]

Former Head of Colorado GOP Indicted for Voter Fraud

It's funny, for all the talk from Republicans about how allegedly rampant voter fraud is, the few actual cases where it's prosecuted usually seem to involve Republicans. The former head of the Colorado Republican Party has been charged with voter fraud for forging his wife's mail-in ballot. … [Read more...]

Wallnau: Let Them Eat Cake — and Stop Being Gay!

Self-declared prophet and con man Lance Wallnau, like many megapreachers, loves to invent tall tales without any documentation. In a video recently, he spun a story about a man who was saved from The Gay by eating a cake that Christians had prayed over. … [Read more...]