Scott Walker Freaks Out On Twitter As Wisconsin Democrats Crush Republicans in Blue Wave
Last night Wisconsin held local elections. In a normal year, this wouldn't be such a big deal, but given that nothing is normal under Donald Trump, the results in this state portend the oft-mentioned Blue Wave that will sweep Democrats to victory this fall. For the past eight ...read more
Jeff Sessions is Concocting The Mother of All Smoke Screens to Distract Us From Russia Scandal
Lost in the daily deluge of scandal and incompetence from the Trump administration was this little nugget from embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions: While talking to AM Hate Radio host Hugh Hewitt, Sessions said he might just be considering having an "outside counsel" ...read more
Eric Holder on Press Freedom: "No Reporters are Going to Jail as Long as I'm Attorney General"
A matter of hours after we published a follow-up on reporter James Risen and the Obama administration's record on press freedom, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday and was asked by moderator Jonathan Capehart whether the U.S. ...read more
Fox News Calls Eric Holder "Slimy" and Say He Ran the DOJ "Like the Black Panthers Would"
The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder gave Fox News one last chance to exploit the right's long-running race-baiting attempt to tie the Obama administration and the New Black Panther Party together, but even on their own air, that dog won't hunt. Although Fox's ...read more
President Obama Announces Resignation Of Attorney General Eric Holder
On Thursday morning, the Justice Department confirmed that Attorney General Eric Holder would be resigning his post, and on Thursday afternoon, President Obama made the official announcement of Holder's departure. Holder is currently the fourth-longest-serving AG in U.S. ...read more
Why "Take Back Our Country" Is Only Racist When Republicans Say It
Somehow, conservatives have gotten it into their tiny little heads that Attorney General Eric Holder thinks it's racist to say "take back our country," and are falling all over themselves to point out that liberals have said that, too, so how could it be racist? Ipso facto, ...read more
Latest Conservative Freakout Is Embarrassing Even By Their Standards
You may remember that conservatives kept it super-classy at a Fourth of July parade in Nebraska by featuring an "Obama Presidential Library" float mocked up to look like an outhouse, complete with zombie effigy. People objected to the float (including a woman from Kenya, don't ...read more
The Obama Administration's Memo Justifying Killings of U.S. Citizens Is Horrifying
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit released a previously secret Justice Department memo which the Obama administration used as legal justification for the targeted drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011. Awlaki was a U.S. citizen who had gone to Yemen ...read more
Meh-xecutioner's Song: President Obama Promises To Read 'Analysis' Of Botched Execution
At a joint press conference with Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel Friday afternoon, President Obama was asked about the botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma this week. The President responded by expressing his qualified ...read more
Sarah Palin Repeats Fox News 'Gun Tracking Bracelets' Lie, NRA Audience Drools
The National Rifle Association held its annual firearms fapfest this past weekend, and while Sarah Palin was a featured speaker, the real star of the show was a big, fat Fox News lie. Palin told the crowd that Attorney General Eric Holder wants to "have government have gun ...read more
THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine Civil Wars, Attorney General Youthful Experimentation, Michelle Malkin's History of Hatred, and Robert Downey Jr.
Happy Tuesday! We're halfway done with April! Whoa! Here's what's happening on the interweb: 1. Ukraine Says It Is Launching Counteroffensive; Russia's PM Says Nation On Brink Of Civil War The Ukrainian government announced the start of a staged counteroffensive Tuesday to ...read more
Eric Holder to Louie Gohmert: 'Good Luck With Your Asparagus'
Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today and successfully nailed Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) with a couple of well-deserved zingers. It doesn't matter that Gohmert is such an easy target, any jab at that self-important, mush-mouthed buffoon ...read more
THE MORNING BANTER: Snowden Come Home, Goodfellas Arrest, Revisiting "Thief," and Planet Hillary
It's Friday and the weekend's almost here. While you're waiting for it to begin, here are a couple of headlines and internet tidbits to kill time. 1. Ed Could In the wake of yesterday's self-important online circle jerk between Edward Snowden and his slobbering acolytes, Eric ...read more
The White House's Indefensible Attack on Journalists
It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who famously said that the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing thoughts in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. Applied here, it would work something like this: Fox News isn't a legitimate ...read more
Fox News Craps Its Cage: Eric Holder Is Clearly With the Terrorists
Fox News Channel amplified its crusade against the president yesterday, implying that the same administration that killed Bin Laden and much of al-Qaida's leadership, and the same administration that boasts a considerable record of killing terrorist operatives with targeted ...read more
An Under-the-Radar Victory for Due Process in the War on Terror
As I'm sure you're aware by now, the usual suspects are engaged in a group freakout over the president's lack of consideration for civil liberties in the war on terrorism so much so that some, like David Sirota and Glenn Greenwald, have aligned themselves with crackpot ...read more
My Democratic Bona Fires on my Butt
Seeing as my post supporting Senator Rand Paul's (R-KY) filibuster on Wednesday, received some responses that made me feel like my Democratic bona fides were being questioned, I thoughtI would respond and am am showing them to you. This photo is a tattoo I have. It is the ...read more
Mr. Paul Goes to Washington
He may not be Mr. Smith but Senator Rand Paul did exactly what I like to see Senators do, he executed an old school filibuster. Sorry, Bob Cesca but I read the Eric Holder letter and to be honest, I think Paul has a point. Here's the actual letter. The language that started ...read more
And, No. Drones Will Not Kill You While You Drink Coffee at Starbucks.
Every time I write about predator drones or anything associated with the technology, it seems I have to write two back-to-back items: one post laying out what I believe to be a rational, reasonable, historically-sourced argument which, at the end of the day, is skeptical of the ...read more
No. Holder Didn't Say Obama Can Use Drones To Kill Citizens on American Soil.
As I've written before, it's becoming increasingly difficult to carry on a rational discussion about the use of lethal force against enemy combatants born in the U.S., as well as the use of drones as a military weapon. To backtrack by way of re-emphasizing my view: the president ...read more
When Rule of Law Meets Politics
By Ivan Eland: One of the most important issues in the 2012 election is a non-issue because both parties want to ignore it: punishment for Bush-era human rights violations by torture. Nevertheless, in a country where the rule of law (that is, we are all supposed to be equal ...read more
An All-Clear for Bush’s Torturers
By Marjorie Cohn: The Obama administration has closed the books on prosecutions of those who violated U.S. and international laws by authorizing and conducting the torture and abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody. Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his office ...read more
The Voter ID Poll Tax and the Childish Republican Response
By Bob Cesca: By way of a follow-up to my column yesterday about the Republican effort to disenfranchise millions of poor, elderly and working class Americans by passing Voter ID laws that require a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, I'd like to cover a well-worn ...read more