Even Insurance Companies Say Cruz Amendment is Disastrous

I wrote last week about the amendment that Ted Cruz added to the 2nd version of the Senate Obamacare repeal bill, which would allow insurance companies to market policies not compliant with the ACA and herd everyone else into high-risk pools. Even the insurance companies are saying this is a terrible idea that will lead to higher premiums. … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy: Made in America

This week the White House is hosting Made in America week, several days of blatant hypocrisy when the president and his daughter, also one of his closest advisers, will pretend to care about making products here while they make millions from products made somewhere else. … [Read more...]

More Trumpbabble About the Wall

I've been away all weekend, so I'm just getting to this absolutely bizarre statement from Donald Trump to reporters about how the proposed wall on the Mexican border has to be transparent so people don't get hit on the head with huge bags of drugs thrown over it. … [Read more...]

Sekulow Tries to Blame Secret Service for Trump/Russia Meeting

Jay Sekulow may be an attorney for Donald Trump, but he's been a primary media advocate on behalf of Trump, Jr., presumably because of his ability to lie and obfuscate on cue. His latest inane argument is to try to blame it on the Secret Service. … [Read more...]

Krauthammer: This is Now Fire, Not Just Smoke

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer had real doubts about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as did I, but he concedes that the new information about Donald Jr's meetings with (now) two Russians with ties to the government is fire, not merely smoke. … [Read more...]

Lawyers for Abortion Video Fakers Held in Contempt

The attorneys for David Daleiden, the guy behind those deceptively edited videos that falsely purported to show Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts, have been held in contempt of court for violating a judge's order not to disseminate any more of those videos. … [Read more...]

Sessions Lies About Study on Crime and Sanctuary Cities

Here's a shock: Jeff Sessions lied about something. No, not his meetings with Russia this time, but about a study that he claims showed that sanctuary cities have higher rates of violent crime than non-sanctuary cities. The authors of the study call him out for distorting their conclusions: … [Read more...]

Statue of Clarence Darrow Unveiled in Dayton, TN

On Friday, a bronze state of famed attorney Clarence Darrow, who defended teacher John Scopes on charges of teaching evolution in the infamous Scopes trial in 1925, was unveiled at the courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee, site of the trial. … [Read more...]

‘Prophet’: Trump Has Secretly Arrested Thousands of Pedophiles!

Mark Taylor, the con artist fireman-turned-"prophet," told a wingnut radio host that Donald Trump has secretly arrested 3,000 "elite pedophiles" since he was inaugurated -- and the Clintons are next! I assume he knows this because God told him. … [Read more...]

The Joys of Being a Trump Lawyer

Politico has a report about the frustrations of being a lawyer for Donald Trump. Leaving aside the problem of getting paid -- many of his former lawyers have sued him for non-payment after representing him in cases involving non-payment to others -- the real problem is that he simply won't listen to them. … [Read more...]

Oh Happy Day! Pat Robertson Can Say Merry Christmas Again!

During that ridiculous interview with Pat Robertson, Donald Trump told his fellow con artist not to worry because now that he's in office he will soon be allowed to say Merry Christmas again. Because inside the fevered imaginations of these grifters, they weren't allowed to before even though they do it all the time. … [Read more...]

White Supremacist Troll Distributes Fake Net Neutrality Fliers

Jack Prosobiec, one of the many "alt-right" -- read: white supremacist -- jerks who has become a minor star in Trumpworld, distributed fake fliers at a net neutrality protest making it look like those who favor net neutrality want to distribute "ritual satanic porn videos." … [Read more...]