GOP’s Coronavirus death panelists urge pulling the plug on grandma

As both the body count and the financial misery from the American coronavirus outbreak continue to grow, the fierce debate over whether, when and how to “reopen” the U.S. economy is starting to boil over. Many of President Trump’s allies are apparently so eager for people to return to work that they are willing to…

Brit Hume is the latest Fox pundit to lash out at King Idiot

No one would ever confuse Brit Hume with David Hume (people used to ask me all the time how I would ever use philosophy in the real world — asked and answered, motherfuckers). But ol’ Brit is the latest Fox News pundit to cast a jaundiced eye in King Carotene’s direction. Shepard Smith has long been…

A higher patriotism

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Gallup released the results of its latest survey of patriotism. Its primary finding? For the first time in Gallup's 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are “extremely proud.” Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down…