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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Brendan Gauthier

One Midwestern State May Well Require Teachers To Carry Guns

Despite nationwide calls for strengthened gun controls, the Kansas legislature is mulling over a bill that would effectively require school teachers to carry guns. House Bill 2789—which proposes the creation of the Staff as First Emergency Responders Act—seeks to hold schools legally accountable for shootings if they prohibit their teachers from carrying firearms.

March 29, 2018
o'Reilly

Fox News Uses Trumpian Legal Tactics To Keep Bill O’Reilly’s Accusers Quiet

After O’Reilly told the Times he’s “vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity,” three of the women—Rachel Witlieb Bernstein, Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond—filed a defamation suit against O’Reilly and the network in December.

March 22, 2018

Mississippi Just Passed A Disastrous Anti-Abortion Bill In A Major Blow To Roe V. Wade

“The Legislature finds that the intentional commitment of [dilation and evacuation procedures] for nontherapeutic or elective reasons is a barbaric practice, dangerous for the maternal patient, and demeaning to the medical profession,” the bill states.

March 8, 2018
Ben Carson, HUD

5 Other Outrageous Spenders In Trump’s Cabinet Besides Ben Carson

There are especially bad times for a government agency to spend $31,561 on a table and chairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development learned after The New York Times reported on Tuesday that it spent as much on a dining room set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office in late 2017.

March 1, 2018
Kelly

From John Kelly, A Revised But Still Slimy Response To Domestic Abuse Scandal

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave staffers in a Friday meeting a revised account of his response to allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter physically and emotionally abused two ex-wives, according to a Washington Post report. “Kelly told those in attendance to say that he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes […]

February 10, 2018
president's daily brief

Trump Ignores President’s Daily Brief, But Hears ‘Good News’ About Himself

The Washington Post reported on Friday that Trump is the first president in over half-a-century to forgo the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), a written intelligence document compiled primarily by CIA analysts. President Trump—whose Fox & Friends dependence and accompanying short attention span are hardly secrets—prefers an oral briefing, “according to three people familiar with his briefings.” The […]

February 10, 2018
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Alex Jones Makes Incoherent Case For White Reparations

Eclipse apocalypse, white reparations, and a journalism crash course from a conspiracist blogger. Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 25, 2017
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: David Crosby Faces Fire, Fury From Ted Nugent

Statue fetishists, blubbering neo-Nazis, and Cat Fight Fever. Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 18, 2017
Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Trump’s God-Given Mission To Nuke North Korea

Nuclear holy war, Chi-Raqi occupation, and Al Gore’s “big ugly ass.” Welcome to This Week In Crazy.

August 11, 2017
This Week In Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Alex Jones Drinks Bone Broth Chocolate Milk

Shadow government ruffians, alt-right “journalists,” and bone broth chocolate milk.

August 4, 2017
Dimon

JPMorgan CEO Blasts American Media, Washington In Bizarre Conference Call

Wholly unsurprisingly, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon made financial pages headlines for abstractly criticizing Washington bureaucracy and the American media during a conference call with reporters on Friday. The call was meant to detail the bank’s record-breaking second quarter earnings.

July 14, 2017