Mueller Told Manafort He’s Going to Be Indicted

More details are emerging about the aggressive nature of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian hacking and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The New York Times reports that after the raid on Paul Manafort’s house, Mueller told him that he was going to be indicted. (more…) Read more

Spicer Regrets (One of) His Lies

Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night, riding out on the SNL movable podium that Melissa McCarthy so skillfully used to lampoon him. He poked fun at his claims about Trump’s inauguration crowds, which he now says he regrets making. (more…) Read more

Catholic Church Releases List of Pedophile Priests — 74 in One Diocese

If you think the Catholic Church doesn’t have a massive problem with priests molesting children, take a look at this document from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico listing 74 who have been convicted of raping children either by the church, the state or both. (more…) Read more

Even Trump Supporters Want DREAMers to Stay

A new poll finds that two-thirds of even Trump supporters want DACA to be made the law of the land and want the children of undocumented immigrants to be allowed to stay in the United States. But it depends on how you ask the question because they think DACA is different from keeping the DREAMers here. (more…) Read more

Racism is Alive and Well in Job Discrimination

When Matt Dillahunty linked to a Facebook post I wrote about white privilege, several of his followers chimed in to deny that racism is still a problem in society at all. But a review of every job discrimination study in the last three decades finds that black people are still discriminated against in hiring at the same rate they were before. (more…) Read more

The End is Near! Yes, again. Stop Laughing.

Having already managed to survive a dozen of so predicted ends-of-the-world, I consider myself something of an expert on them. So I must warn you that the end will begin — yes, again — on September 23rd, according to some reality-challenged wingnuts. And it all starts with a “sign.” (more…) Read more

Governments Trying to Intimidate FOIA Requesters

The Associated Press has a story about a new trend in anti-transparency efforts, where local and state governments sue people for filing Freedom of Information Act requests (or similar requests under state laws), making it more costly and intimidating for them. (more…) Read more

Yes, Jim Bakker, We’re Still Laughing at You

Christian con man Jim Bakker thinks he has been vindicated and proven right because of the hurricanes. See, that’s why you should all buy his buckets of crappy survival food! And you may have laughed at him before, but who’s laughing now? Huh? Who’s laughing now? (more…) Read more

Max Boot on the Smearing of Susan Rice

Conservative foreign policy expert Max Boot writes about the smearing of former National Security Adviser Susan Rice by Donald Trump and his defenders and asks an important question. Now that their entire argument has fallen apart, which office does she go to in order to get her reputation back? He notes how the argument evolved: (more…) Read more

Sanders’ Surreal Standard on Jamele Hill

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is having a difficult time defending her repeated claim that ESPN should fire Jamele Hill. Her entire argument has now collapsed down to the claim that they should fire anyone who makes a “political statement.” (more…) Read more

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