Well, so did Trump, of course, and he’s allegedly president. Apparently, Monica Crowley has a penchant for saying Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim. You know, the usual. Totally normal, folks. Totally, totally normal. CNN: Monica Crowley, who was appointed by Trump last week as
In the middle of the Obama years, Alisyn Camerota worked at Fox News, dodging falafels, loofahs, fatally toxic Hannity-lizard-spittle and, no doubt, Brian Kilmeade roaring down the hallways on his Big Wheel whenever he smelled pigs in a blanket cooking in the commissary. In fact, she briefly co-hosted Fox
As the 2020 election season heats up, voters’ priorities are coming into sharper focus. As in years past, there is a great divergence in what each party ranks as its top issues. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center found that Republicans identify terrorism, the
The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team is fast becoming the Dixie Chicks of 2019 — and I love them for it. But not everyone is so inspired. Take Fox News, for example. To paraphrase the Chicks’ Natalie Maines, I’m ashamed that the president of
You know, if you go back far enough, most people today probably have ancestors who “owned” slaves. Slavery was rampant in the ancient world, after all. But with regard to reparations, here’s what’s important: Some people ***cough, cough, white people*** continue to benefit from the institutional
You all are going to hear about this from plenty of other diarists, but Joltin Joe Biden just can’t quit digging his own grave on misreading the political times. Biden says he would probably resubmit Merrick Garland for the SCOTUS if he wins the presidency.
Hoo-boy, the Trump kids are doing their level best to embarrass themselves the past few days. Yesterday, a video of Ivanka Trump attempting to speak authoritatively about something other than handbags went viral. And now Eric Trump is tweeting nonsense. Care to go for the trifecta,
In late May, President Donald Trump shocked many when he rejected the assessments of his own administration and U.S. allies about recent North Korean violations of United Nations resolutions regarding its ballistic missile program. In response to Trump’s support for the “very smart man” in
Guess I’m just a softheaded liberal who thinks you shouldn’t enslave and starve your people, imprison and kill your political foes, and run your country like a death cult. Silly me. On Fox News this morning, Tucker Carlson, the Joseph Goebbels of bow-tied silver-spoon twerps,
Imagine you’re in a coffee shop when a man you don’t know sits down uninvited next to you. Scribbling on a napkin and spouting something about “tax cuts pay for themselves,” the man then confidently proclaims: “You really can't collect much money from upper-income people.
E.J. Dionne Jr. wrote a recent column that covers the recent Third Way meeting in Charleston, SC. There is the usual blather from the attendees who describe themselves as “moderates” against leftists in the Democratic Party. But Dionne goes on to take some quotes from
I really want to know from those who support Joe Biden how the latest examples of him living in the past are part of some great electoral strategy. What do you mean living in the past Merlin? Biden not only did another ode to more
Anyone surprised that ABC News' Sunday night hour-long prime-time special featuring Donald Trump was something of a ratings debacle has been badly misled by the Beltway press, which for years has been pushing a GOP-friendly myth that the president translates into huge ratings, and that Americans
Well, it’s weak compared to the stock market returns under the Kenyan socialist America-hating usurper Barack Obama, anyway. Lots of caveats go with this, of course. The stock market is a pretty poor metric of real economic prosperity, as most of its gains go to
This is eye-opening, encouraging, energizing even. But Trump’s defeat is not a fait accompli — not by a long shot. So let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. After all, when Donald Trump first announced he was running for president, I thought Carrot Top had a
The United States was the world’s lone “hyperpower” when President George W. Bush launched his disastrous and unnecessary war with Iraq in 2003. An economic and military hegemon unchallenged by any single enemy or collection of rivals, the U.S. could and did act with impunity
You’re probably already well familiar with the Republican Party’s guileful ratfucking of our economy while the black man was in charge of our country. Much is made of Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse everything President Obama ever did, but Trump’s policies are really just a
Why? Because he’s the worst (er, second-worst) human being on the planet. A random conservative goober tweeted out these photos of Mitch McConnell, memorializing the chelonian choad’s singular role in killing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination. In case your eyes don’t stick 12 inches out
Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter today to pay tribute to his friend and former colleague, the late U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R. IN) x For thirty-six years, Richard Lugar proved that pragmatism and decency workÃ¢ÂÂnot only in Washington but all over the world.
Zombies have gripped American popular culture for years. In books, television shows, and films, the undead are regularly resurrected for your entertainment. (Even Jane Austen fans were treated to Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy butchering those from beyond the grave in Pride and Prejudice and