February 19, 2019

I’ve said many times that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York may ultimately pose a greater threat to Donald Trump than the Mueller investigation does. Politico reports that the SDNY is getting very aggressive in pursuing possible illegal actions by Trump’s campaign and inaugural committee, and into his private business transactions. (more…) Read more

February 19, 2019

There’s a documentary called A Night at the Garden about a little known event in American history, a rally held by Nazis at Madison Square Garden in 1939 that was billed as a “pro-America” rally and used much of the same rhetoric we’re hearing today from Trump and his supporters. It deserves to be widely seen. Here’s the trailer: (more…) Read more

February 19, 2019

I’ve pointed out many times how Bryan Fischer routinely contradicts himself on the scope of the First Amendment. When it involves any Establishment Clause issue, he says that it restricts Congress and only Congress, not other parts of the federal government or the states. When it involves a free exercise issue, he says that it restricts everyone. And he’s doing it again. (more…) Read more

February 19, 2019

The terminally thin-skinned Donald Trump has again thrown a hissy fit over being made fun of on Saturday Night Live, and again accused the show of being part of a plot against them, and again suggesting that they should be punished for it. Because he neither knows nor cares about free speech. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

Sean Hannity is so cluelessly un-self aware that he almost becomes self-parody, blissfully missing out on the irony he creates with his contradictory positions. A perfect example is his demand that newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr investigate everyone on Trump’s enemies list. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

Sigh. Yet another story about a teacher ignoring the rights of students not to say the pledge of allegiance, but this one is even worse than most. She got into an argument with the 11-year old African-American child and then had him arrested for disrupting school activities. Seriously. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

Adam Lee has a very compelling article about the problems of so many prominent atheists rejecting the fights for social justice that most atheists are pretty strongly in favor of. It recounts many incidents and situations, like Sam Harris interviewing Charles Murray and the Mythcon garbage, and makes a strong case. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

During the 2005 Dover trial, Michael Behe was humiliated on the witness stand by attorney Eric Rothschild when he stacked up books and journal articles on the evolution of the immune system so high that he couldn’t see over them, admitting he had read none of them. And he’s still not bothering to read the scientific research so he can keep ignoring the evidence in his latest book. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

In the deepest parts of the right-wing fever swamp, particularly among the QAnon crowd, many people believe that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died when she had the recent lung cancer scare. Showing up for oral argument at the court would kill that theory, one would think, but former White House national security aide — and neo-fascist — Sebastian Gorka is still pushing it as true. (more…) Read more

February 18, 2019

Trump keeps claiming that we were on the verge of going to war with North Korea before he started to make nice with Kim Jong-Un, which is absurd enough on its own, but now he’s adding a whole new level of dishonesty to that claim by saying that Obama told him that he was just this close to launching a war against that country. (more…) Read more

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