Ted Cruz’ Incoherence on Discrimination and Religious Freedom

Ted Cruz gave a highly amusing speech at the RNC on Wednesday night, punctuated by his absolutely creepy attempt at a smile every few seconds. He pointedly refused to endorse Trump. But he also revealed a completely incoherent position on discrimination and religious freedom. … [Read more...]

Lou Holtz Goes Full-On Racist

I hate Lou Holtz. He's a great football coach, no doubt, but after hearing him do a motivational speech about 20 years ago (for which he was paid $50,000) I started hating him (to be fair, I pretty much hate all motivational speakers). He's now endorsed Trump and went full-on racist. … [Read more...]

Fox Could Lose Prime Time Lineup if Ailes Is Out

It's all but certain at this point that Roger Ailes is out at Fox News by the end of the month in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. But that could be just the beginning. Three of their four prime time hosts could leave with him, apparently. … [Read more...]

Trump Trying to Legally Intimidate Ghostwriter

Tony Schwartz, the man who wrote Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal spoke out this week about the dangers of putting Donald Trump in the White House and now Trump, true to form, is trying to legally intimidate him into shutting up: … [Read more...]

Why Pharmacies Should Not Be Allowed to Sell Scams

If you walk into any pharmacy in the country you will see shelf after shelf, sometimes row after row, of "supplements" for which there is zero evidence of their effectiveness in improving our health, and sometimes positive evidence against it. Steven Novelly says this needs to stop. … [Read more...]

Sessions Lies About Illegal Immigration

Sen. Jeff Sessions is one of Donald Trump's biggest supporters and one of the most anti-immigration voices in the Republican party. But he apparently has to lie in order to make that case, as he did during his speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump, Jr. a Chip Off the Old Block

Donald Trump, Jr. gave his speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night and it was both highly dishonest and at times so farfetched that all you could do was laugh. He made it sound like his father was a real rags-to-riches story: … [Read more...]

Chris Christie’s Dishonest Prosecution

By far the most effective speech given at the Republican National Convention to this point was Chris Christie's "prosecution" of Hillary Clinton. Like it or not, Christie is very smart and very persuasive. But as Fred Kaplan points out, many of the claims he made were highly distorted or flat-out false. … [Read more...]

Trump Lies About Picking Cleveland for RNC

Here's another one of those really weird lies that Donald Trump often tells. On the first night of the Republican National Convention, he went on Fox News and told Bill O'Reilly that he was the one who recommended that they hold the event in Cleveland. … [Read more...]

Did Trump Offer to Make Kasich Most Powerful VP Ever?

The New York Times has a fascinating story, citing an anonymous source in the Kasich camp, that says Donald Trump offered John Kasich the vice-presidential slot on the ticket and said he would be in charge of basically all public policy matters, foreign and domestic. … [Read more...]

Trump Vet Chair: Clinton Should Be Shot for Treason

And we have yet another prominent Trump supporter claiming that Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason. And another person who has no idea what treason means. This time it's Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state rep and chair of Trump's veterans coalition. … [Read more...]

Trump Supporter: Asian-Americans the ‘Minority You Can Trust’

One of the speakers at the rally outside the Republican National Convention put on by Roger Stone and Alex Jones was the leader of Asian-Americans for Trump, who told the crowd that Asian-Americans, not other minorities, are the "minority you can trust." … [Read more...]