There is a long history of vicious anti-Semitism in Russia, as there is in much of the world, and it’s certainly no surprise that Vladimir Putin made bigoted comments seeking to shift blame for interference in our election to unspecified Jews, who apparently can’t be “real” Russians. (more…) Read more

What the hell was the Daily Caller, a conservative webrag owned by annoying twerp Tucker Carlson, thinking when they published an op-ed column by Russian oligarch, organized crime figure and Putin pal Oleg Deripaska? The paragon of political and financial corruption has the gall to talk about the “deep state” harassing Trump. (more…) Read more

Raj Shah, the Assistant White House Spokesperson who fills in once in a while for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, may find himself in a bit of trouble after giving a fascinating — and incriminating — answer to a question about the Mueller investigation from reporter Jonathan Karl: (more…) Read more

For at least the second time, Trump and his attorneys are trying to exercise prior restraint on the media, this time involving Stormy Daniels. She did an interview with 60 Minutes and Trump’s lawyers are trying to get an injunction to prevent it from airing. (more…) Read more

Following in the grand example of his mentor, Bill O’Reilly, Fox News host Jesse Watters is being divorced by his wife after having an affair with a much younger producer at the network. No word yet on whether falafel was involved in any way. (more…) Read more

Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State who led Trump’s short-lived commission on voter fraud, is in trouble yet again with a federal judge in a case where he is representing his own office. He’s already been sanctioned and fined by the judge for “deceptive conduct and lack of candor” and now he’s been hiding evidence from the opposing attorneys. (more…) Read more

Christian fascist Kevin Swanson, who thinks gay people should be murdered in the name of God, should probably just stop going to the movies. Every movie, it seems, is the end of civilization and the reason God is going to destroy the entire world. This time it’s The Shape of Water. (more…) Read more

Donald Trump is supporting yet another far-right fringe figure in a campaign, one with close ties to theocratic authoritarians like David Barton and Sam Rohrer. He’s supporting Rick Saccone in a House race in Pennsylvania to replace Rep. Tim Murphy. (more…) Read more

William Hauk, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of South Carolina, has an article that looks at what happened when George W. Bush imposed similar tariffs on steel to what Trump is doing back in 2002. First, the WTO declared it a violation of our treaty agreements, which it is. But the economic impact was significant. (more…) Read more

In another victory for the Obama administration’s position that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender expression is already forbidden by the Civil Rights Act, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a funeral home violated the law when it fired a trans employee — and that RFRA did not give them an exemption from that law. (more…) Read more

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