Trump Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations by Sexually Harassing a Senator

Gillibrand & Trump

Donald Trump sexually harassed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) after she highlighted his sexual harassment allegations and called for his resignation. The harassment came in the form of communication most preferred by the tweeter-in-chief. The Allegations & Calls To Resign Following the surge of women coming forward to confront the men who have sexually harassed them (thanks in large part to support […]

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Shamelessness And The GOP Tax Bill

Jennifer Rubin is a conservative columnist. Like many of the pundits on the political Right–and unlike most GOP members of Congress– she is intellectually honest. (Here in Indiana, Paul Ogden falls into that category; I often disagree with his conclusions, but I have a high degree of respect for his intellectual integrity.) Rubin doesn’t mince words about the GOP’s single legislative […]

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Roy Moore Would Eliminate Virtually Everyone’s Rights

Alabama Senate Candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore

During an appearance on a far-right, conspiracy theory driven radio show in 2011, Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore made the case for eliminating all of the Constitution’s amendments not included in the original Bill of Rights. He argued the elimination of every amendment following the Tenth Amendment would ‘eliminate many problems’ the nation has with governance. The […]

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Sabotaging Clean Energy

clean energy

Every day, we learn something new and horrible about the GOP tax bill. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, the bill is likely to derail the nation’s encouraging move to clean energy. Both the measure passed by the House and the more recent Senate version deal what the organization calls “devastating blows” to America’s booming clean energy industry—while (I know […]

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Credit For Consistency: The GOP’s Epistemic Breach

Apparently, GOP lawmakers don’t have grandchildren. It’s hard to say it more succinctly and accurately than a recent article in the Guardian: The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion. According to the article, 96% of economic experts who were asked about the GOP […]

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How Bad Is It?

Two of the most clear-eyed and knowledgable observers of the American legislature have once again weighed in on the disaster that is the current Congress. In the New York Times Sunday Review, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein explained how the Republicans “broke Congress.” In the past three days, Republican leaders in the Senate scrambled to corral votes for a tax bill that the […]

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Roy Moore: America Hasn’t Been Great Since Slavery

Roy Moore Senate Campaign

Because they were overshadowed by other controversies at the time, remarks made by Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore are surfacing where he argued America hasn’t been great since slavery was law. He made the remarks during a September campaign speech in response to a question from an African-American man asking when America was last “great” (referencing […]

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If Jobs Were Really What Mattered

Trump may diminishing the power of the presidency

I’m one of the people who watched with disbelief as the GOP tax “reform” bill was loaded up with provisions that any sentient human would know to be counterproductive. There are two possible explanations why lawmakers might support this disastrous legislation, and they are not necessarily incompatible: the sponsors of this piece of excrement really believe–in the face of overwhelming […]

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The Trump DOJ’s Disingenuous KKK Supreme Court Argument

KKK

During oral arguments earlier this week, Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued that Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips being compelled to serve LGBTQ couples against his religious beliefs is identical to an African-American sculptor being compelled to sculpt a cross for a Ku Klux Klan meeting. Francisco made this argument repeatedly throughout his statements without a hint of irony or regard for the […]

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem embassy protests

From climate deniers who base their rejection of science on biblical passages, to the “pastors” who excuse Roy Moore by pointing out that Joseph was older than Mary (I am not making that up), to bakery owners who defend bigotry as “sincere religious belief,” America is awash with zealots who debase both authentic religion and core American values. Which brings me to […]

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