The mixed signals from Trump and Republican cowardice appear to have scuttled compromise legislation on immigration, at least for now. Last week Trump said he wouldn’t vote for either a hardline or compromise bill, then he said he would sign either bill. But after the hardline bill was voted down on Thursday, Paul Ryan refused to bring a vote on the other bill to the floor. (more…) Read more

Being from Michigan, I know full well how dangerous Betsy DeVos’ views on everything, especially education, are. She and her family simply don’t believe in the notion of civil rights or equality and they never have. So I’m certainly not shocked that she is busy destroying the Department of Education’s investigation of civil rights problems in public schools. (more…) Read more

Hours after signing that weird executive order, Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Minnesota. He loves to do those because they feed his massive, unquenchable ego. The media was there interviewing people, primarily about the controversy over family separation at the border and one woman displayed pretty much everything wrong with America in a brief interview: (more…) Read more

The day after Trump signed an executive order riddled with loopholes and weasel words, things got no more clear on what is actually going to change as a result. The Washington Post cites an anonymous source saying that they will no longer criminally charge parents who arrive with their kids, but then the White House appeared to contradict that. (more…) Read more

It seems the transition of the Heritage Foundation from a serious think tank into a far-right fringe group is about complete. It started with handing the reins to Jim DeMint and now they’re bringing in utter crackpots and conspiracy nuts like Jerome Corsi. (more…) Read more

On the one-year anniversary of last year’s infamous and deadly tiki torch rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, there will be another rally of its kind. But this time it will take place in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House. (more…) Read more

For the last few days, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has canceled her daily press briefing and Gabe Sherman reports that it’s because she’s tired of being pummeled with questions about Trump’s family separation policy, which she does not support. (more…) Read more

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who chaired Trump’s short-lived fraudulent voter fraud commission, got absolutely taken to the cleaners in a federal court case in which he tried to defend a law that disenfranchised tens of thousands of voters to stop non-existent voter fraud. (more…) Read more

The theme song for my podcast is the Verve Pipe’s Spoonful of Sugar, which contains the lyric “My country, tis of thee, sweet land of irony.” One of my favorite lyrics of all time. And boy was it on point with this family separation policy. Let us count the levels of irony that it provided: (more…) Read more

I hope voters don’t forget how absurd, dishonest and self-contradictory the Trump administration was in defending its family separation policy. The Washington Post notes that their defense of that policy changed no less than 14 times over the course of the last few weeks. (more…) Read more

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