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Hundreds Protest Neo-Nazi Speaker At Texas A&M University In Mostly Peaceful Demonstrations
Texas A&M University isn't exactly known for being a Mecca of civil rights. They don't use any form of affirmative action, and although minority enrollment is increasing, it still pretty low--22.9 percent compared to Texas State's 48 percent. While the school has had several ...read more
Harvard Professor Calls Trump A 'Walking, Talking Violation Of The Constitution'
"Emoluments" is not a word often used daily speech. It simply means a "salary", "fee", or "profit" from employment or office. Our Founding Fathers were so concerned about emoluments from foreign governments creating a conflict of interest, they wrote the Emoluments Clause into ...read more
Sheriff Being Considered For Homeland Security Has a Shockingly Incompetent Track Record
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who was seen leaving Trump's golden tower recently, may be being considered for Secretary of Homeland Security. The well-known right-wing talking head has long been an opponent of criminal justice reform. He has held that the criminal ...read more
Trump's Threat to Strip Flag-Burners Of Their Citizenship is His Most Dangerous Statement Yet
At 3:55 Tuesday morning Trump tweeted that flag burning should cost people their citizenship or a year in jail. Never mind the fact that the Supreme Court (Texas v. Johnson) ruled that burning the flag is a First Amendment right, covered as free speech. Forget that the ...read more
Texas Electoral College Member: "I Can Not and Will Not Vote For Donald Trump For President"
In 2000, the Electoral College fell under intense scrutiny after Al Gore won the popular vote by 500,000 or so votes but lost the election. One Electoral College elector abstained from voting against the plurality of American citizens but the election still went to Bush (thanks ...read more
Trump's Education Secretary Pick is Disastrous, But His First Choice Was Even Worse
In Donald Trump's America, administration members can apparently ignore the separation between church and state as long as they are loyal to Donald Trump. Not only is his current choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, an obscenely rich, religious nutjob who has donated ...read more
Trump's Foundation Is So Corrupt, Not Even Fox News Can Ignore It
When Fox news actually reports on the Trump Foundation's apparent corruption, you can be sure it's a big deal. They didn't actually cover all of the major issues with the recently released 2015 Tax Documents, but the fact that they covered it at all is noteworthy. Via Fox ...read more
When Does Trump's Corruption Become Too Much For The Country?
Donald Trump has admitted to "self-dealing" in tax documents for his charitable foundation. Self-dealing, which is illegal, means that he used tax-free funds from his charity to benefit himself. It also means that he did this knowingly since his signature is required on these ...read more
Trump's Republican Party Is Already Plotting to Steal Billions From 20 Million Trump Voters
"Thanks, Obama!" Regulations put in place by President Barack Obama are set to give tens of millions of Americans making less than $47,000 a year time and a half overtime pay starting December 1st. Politico has reported that this mandatory pay raise is on the list that the ...read more
Fox News Had To Beg Trump Campaign To Stop Inciting Death Threats Against Megyn Kelly
In response to Megyn Kelly's tough questioning of Donald Trump's misogyny, the Trump campaign waged a nasty war against the Fox News host. It was apparently so bad that a Fox executive had to go to extreme lengths to try to convince the Trump campaign that they were actually ...read more
The Completely "Legal" Way Trump Has Been Looting Millions From Taxpayers Is About To Become Invisible (And Far More Profitable)
Back in September, Politico reported that then candidate Donald Trump was pocketing taxpayer dollars in "an unprecedented amount of self-dealing in federal politics." At that time, he had already taken 1.6 million dollars through his company TAG Air. He was taking that money to ...read more
Elizabeth Warren Eviscerates Trump's Crooked, Racist Transition Team
Elizabeth Warren laid bare Trump's hypocrisy and bigotry on Tuesday, slamming him for not only installing Steve Bannon as his new Chief Strategist, but also for having far too many lobbyists on his transition team. While speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council event, ...read more
Megyn Kelly's Book Reveals Trump Will Be The Most Corrupt President In Modern History
The Associated Press obtained an advanced copy of Megyn Kelly's upcoming memoir, "Settle for More," and it may prove that Donald Trump will be the most corrupt president in modern history. The reporter's insight and behind the scenes information she reveals are striking. She ...read more
In Less Than 4 Days, Trump Walked Back Two Major Campaign Promises
Almost immediately after his election, the man who ran as the white anti-immigration Republican Jesus (amen), started walking back major campaign promises. First he "adjusted" his plan to kill people, er, repeal the ACA. Now, he is backing off of his promise to "tear up" the ...read more
Dear Media: No, You Do Not Get To Normalize Trump's Hate
Friday, People magazine did what magazines do: they printed an issue on the new President-elect and his family. They didn't, however, include in that article the hatred he encouraged and the fear that he has inspired in different halves of the country. This drew the anger of ...read more
Trump's Potential Cabinet Picks Are Exactly The Establishment Oligarchs His Base Claims To Hate
Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States, continues to hide in the shadows. He is reluctant to release information that will help us gauge what kind of Cabinet we are looking at, but from what we do know, it isn't looking good. It is, in fact, looking like "Big ...read more
America Really is Being Saved From Trump By A "Big, Beautiful Brown Wall"
When you go to the polls today, here is a thought to fortify you: We are being protected by a "big, beautiful brown wall." Latino turnout in Florida is tracking at 130% of normal, and African American turnout is consistent with the population in Florida, which is 13%. That may ...read more
Glenn Beck Comes in From the Cold: "Obama Made Me A Better Man"
In a stunning interview with The New Yorker, Glenn Beck has admitted that he and those like him contributed to the rise of Trump. However, that isn't the most shocking admission he made. Beck also claims that President Barack Obama has left him a changed man, for the better: "I ...read more
For The Last Time: No, Clinton Is Not "Going Negative"
For some reason, the myth that Hillary Clinton is "mudslinging" is still widely accepted by Trump supporters and those in the media. Even NPR has said both candidates are mudslinging. But is that true? "Trump And Clinton Mudslinging Ensues, As Trump Sends Mixed Messages On ...read more
No Fox News, Hillary Clinton is Not Going To Be Indicted
Twitter and Facebook are all abuzz this morning and the Right seem to be re-energized by Fox News running with a story quoting "sources close to the investigation." The investigation, of course, is the ever-present "Hillary Clinton may be indicted for __________"(fill in the ...read more
Trump Disaster: Republicans Voting Early in Florida Are Switching to Clinton
Last night, Lawrence O'Donnell reported that exit polling shows 28% of early Republicans voters in Florida have voted for Hillary Clinton: That would be a sign of an impending disaster for Donald Trump. The caveat here is that the poll is comprised of self-reporting, not ballot ...read more
Forget Godwin's Law, Trump's Fans Really Are Like Nazis
What does a post by Robert Reich and a meme placing a well known Republican's 7-year-old daughter's face in a gas chamber have in common? A very real fear of political violence at the hands of Trump's dangerously unstable supporters. Robert Reich posted the following ...read more
Keith Olbermann Calls Trump A "Disloyal Bastard" In His Most Heated Rant Yet
Sometimes, a rant needs to happen. Especially when we are far too close to a man leading our country that repeatedly sides with dictators over our own leaders. Keith Olbermann delivers that needed rant in his latest piece and he has some choice words for Trump. Trump's love of ...read more
What You Need To Know About Trump's Voter Suppression Operation 'Project Alamo'
It appears that Donald Trump and his campaign are well aware they are losing. Joshua Green wrote a great article that explores the future of the "Trump machine" and it's eventual Trump TV network incarnation. He wrote it from inside the campaign, with unprecedented access -- but ...read more