Jordan Peterson has now expressed with feigned exasperation how totally unfair it is for anyone to believe that when he suggested “enforced monogamy” as a solution to the incel “problem” he meant enforced by the government. He says he only meant enforced by social pressure. David Ley, who is also a clinical psychologist, points out that this is still a horribly sexist position that reduces a woman’s sexual autonomy to a commodity. (more…) Read more

Lesley Stahl, the longtime 60 Minutes journalist, was the first one to score an interview with Donald Trump after he won the election. She just revealed that when they were not recording, just talking, he admitted that his constant criticism of the media was done to make people doubt any negative stories about him. (more…) Read more

When parsing the claims of politicians, we are often having to decide whether they are lying or telling the truth. Usually, we would prefer that they be telling the truth. But this statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is far more scary if she’s telling the truth. (more…) Read more

Jemele Hill, the sports journalist who works for ESPN and got in some trouble for calling Trump a white supremacist, was the topic of conversation on Fox and Friends. The guest was Lawrence Jones, one of a handful of black wingnuts that conservatives use as human shields against accusations of racism. And he flat out lied: (more…) Read more

Vicious misogynist Gavin McInness, who likes to sic his white supremacist lawyers on me when I say mean things about him, has lobbed a disgusting, sexist insult at Amanda Marcotte and other female journalists. But he can’t decide if they’re spinsters or sluts, so he just calls them both at the same time. (more…) Read more

Already rebuffed by Qatar, which may have played a role in a strong shift in American policy toward that country, Jared Kushner’s company is now seeking a $100 million investment from a fund controlled by those same two Saudi and Emirati princes who are implicated in helping get Trump elected and paying money to those close to him for influence. (more…) Read more

The noose is tightening. One of Michael Cohen’s business partners, a Russian kingpin in the incredibly corrupt NYC taxi business, has reached a plea deal to cooperate in Cohen’s prosecution, in exchange for a much lighter sentence than he would otherwise have received. (more…) Read more

The story of how Saudi and Emirati princes worked through Elliott Broidy and George Nader to both help get Trump elected and then influence his Middle East policy in their favor continues to get bigger. Vanity Fair reports that while the princes flattered Jared Kushner to Trump, they eviscerated him in private. (more…) Read more

According to the “spirit-filled” crackpots who give “prophetic insight” at Charisma magazine, God is adding to that “full armor” thing by equipping Donald Trump with a “flaming torch” that will illuminate the plots and schemes of his enemies and allow him to defeat them. (more…) Read more

Conservative foreign policy expert Max Boot has a column in the Washington Post looking at the important political norms, like separation of powers and the rule of law, that Donald Trump is rapidly destroying. The column looks at examples from just last week alone: (more…) Read more

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