Another Republican Cites Hitler – This Time Against Lincoln

Following White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s anti-Semitic and historically inaccurate Hitler-Assad comparison earlier this week, some Republicans have strangely been defending the embattled spokesman with one lawmaker going so far as to (inaccurately) claim Spicer’s Hitler propaganda had “some validity.” Now a North Carolina Republican is in the news for carrying that Hitler-centric logic to the next level by comparing Abraham Lincoln to Hitler arguing the former […]

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ND Rep Says Spicer’s Hitler Comments Had “Some Validity”

Congressman Kevin Cramer lies about Hitler and the Holocaust to defend Sean Spicer

Call it the Trump Effect. What should be undisputed fact in an era where history and facts are readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of a screen, misinformation and lies still exist and seem to be proliferating thanks in large part to Donald Trump’s penchant for lying. Following Sean Spicer’s disastrous White House briefing yesterday, one GOP lawmaker decided fact and […]

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Interesting Parallels: Whigs, Know Nothings & Republicans

GOP is the new Know Nothing Party thanks to the Tea party

History doesn’t really repeat itself, at least in the sense of “re-enactment,” but there are historical cycles with striking resemblances. We really can learn from history–if we are open to pondering its lessons. Because I think the past can illuminate the present, I found this article by a Brookings Institution scholar fascinating. Philip Wallach looked at various pieces of evidence […]

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Trump Anti-Immigrant VOICE Initiative Has Nazi Roots

Trump proposes VOICE - program with Nazi roots

During his first speech before a joint session of Congress last night, Donald Trump brought up an initiative that has overt ties to Nazi Germany. Called VOICE (Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement), the initiative would publicize crimes committed by immigrants within the borders of the United States. Addressing those gathered, Trump rationalized his new police force explaining, “We are providing a voice to those who have […]

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WWI Redux? Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

Russian Ambassador Andrey G. Karlov assassinated in Turkey

Following tensions between the incoming Trump administration and the president of Turkey, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated today. According to multiple international reports a lone gunman shot Russian Ambassador Andrey G. Karlov at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Cankaya area of Ankara. The New York Times elaborated: The envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, was shot from behind while […]

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The White Hot Meltdown Over Mall of America’s Black Santa

Mall of America will have a black Santa Claus

Given the increase in identity-driven verbal and physical assaults across the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, it should come as no surprise that a segment of white America is currently in the throes of a white hot meltdown over Mall of America’s decision to hire a black Santa this holiday season. Mall of America announced this week they were bringing on a […]

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GOP Lawmaker: Civil Rights Protesters as “Disgusting” as White Supremacists

Rep Sean Duffy compared civil rights protests to white supremacists saying both are disgusting

During a CNN interview yesterday, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) argued civil rights protesters and Black Lives Matter members are as “disgusting” as the white supremacists (and Nazis) Trump took entirely too long to denounce following his election two weeks ago. The exchange between Duffy and The Lead guest host Jim Sciutto ventured into historically tone deaf false equivalency when Duffy attempted to pin the […]

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Trump Surrogate: Internment Camps are Precedent for a Muslim Registry [UPDATED]

Megyn Kelly and Carl Higbie discuss Muslim internment camps

Speaking with Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File last night, Great America PAC for Donald Trump co-chair Carl Higbie argued for the creation of a Muslim registry citing World War II era Japanese internment camps as precedent. The argument falls in line with the incoming Trump administration’s campaign promises and continually stated initiatives (both verbally and online) through the transition. Leading […]

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