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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Matt Shuham

#EndorseThis: Don Lemon Pins Lewandowski On Trump’s African American ‘Outreach’

“Ever, ever, ever”? No. As Don Lemon pointed out last night, that’s not appeal to black voters — that’s talking at black voters, a thinly-veiled attempt at convincing otherwise decent people that they’re not really voting for an outright racist.

September 21, 2016

#EndorseThis: Chris Cuomo Grills ‘Extreme Vetter’ Congressman

When Chris Cuomo interviewed Trump surrogate Rep. Sean Duffy this morning, it was a bizarre display of just how irrelevant facts have become.

September 20, 2016

#EndorseThis: Corey Lewandowski Tries To Blame All Immigrants For New York Bomber

It’s not the first time the Trump campaign has used attacks like this to target all immigrants.

September 19, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks throughthe atrium of his new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Promised To Release His Tax Returns With Obama’s Birth Certificate — So Where Are They?

Now that Trump is trying to shed his title of birther-in-chief, and now that he finally takes the president at his word that his birth certificate is legitimate, will he finally release his tax returns as he promised he would?

September 16, 2016

#EndorseThis: ‘We Got Played, Again’ — Media Furious After Trump’s Birther Press Conference

“We got played, again, by the Trump campaign, which is what they do.”

September 16, 2016

Jay-Z Narrates Video About Decades-Long ‘Epic Fail’ Drug War

The New York Times released a collaboration Thursday between hip-hop icon Jay-Z and illustrator Molly Crabapple about the effects of decades of a failed drug war on black and brown youth in cities.

September 15, 2016

#EndorseThis: Flint Pastor Stops Trump When He Goes Off Script

Donald Trump is not the kind of presidential candidate to let a pastor go unanswered.

September 15, 2016
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox attends a religious service of the late Lorenzo Zambrano in San Pedro Garza Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey in this May 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Says America Has Gone Back To The Days Of ‘Gringo Feo’ — The Ugly American

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said that America was in the midst of a demagogic, populist presidential campaign, recalling the old days of “Gringo Feo” — the Ugly American.

September 14, 2016

#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Concerns About Voter Suppression: ‘Every African American I Know Has An ID’

It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.

September 14, 2016

#EndorseThis: “Are You Calling Him A Liar?” Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump Against Questions About Taxes And Charity

“This is badgering. I don’t see it as journalism. This is badgering.”

September 13, 2016

Why Did Donald Trump Jr. Post A Nazi Frog On Instagram?

Given the sheer number of white supremacists Donald Jr. follows on Twitter, he can hardly be blamed for being such a successful mouthpiece for their hate speech — if his father wasn’t running for president.

September 12, 2016

#EndorseThis: CBS’s Jamelle Bouie Says ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ Comment Is Statistically Accurate

Whether or not these voters “are not America,” as Clinton claimed, is another story. Donald Trump’s continued success seems to say otherwise.

September 12, 2016

What Are Thousands Of Inmates Around The Country Protesting On Friday?

Friday, September 9th marks the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison riot New York state, and inmates and inmates rights groups across the country have planned demonstrations to highlight the deplorable conditions in prisons today.

September 8, 2016

#EndorseThis: Gary Johnson Doesn’t Know WHAT Aleppo Is

The toxic stew of ideological proxy warring in Syria should be a softball topic for any Libertarian, let alone the leader of the entire party.

September 8, 2016

Philippine President Calls President Obama ‘Son Of A Whore’

Yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte called President Obama — the leader of the most powerful nation in history and a crucial military ally to his country in the face of an aggressive Chinese government — “son of a whore.” Obama canceled his planned meeting with Duterte shortly after.

September 6, 2016
A worker labors on a housing project on Mission Street in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

What Are Sanctuary Cities, Anyway?

At Donald Trump’s immigration-themed rally Wednesday night, the Republican nominee said that in a Trump administration, he administration would move to “block funding for sanctuary cities… We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths.” So what is a sanctuary city, and are sanctuary cities less safe because of how they treat undocumented immigrants?

September 2, 2016

#EndorseThis: Corey Lewandowski Says Trump’s Arizona Speech Clearly Meant For White Men

The charge against Donald Trump’s immigration so-called proposals is that they’re nonsensical word salad meant to appeal to white people. Corey Lewandowski inadvertently lent credence to that story last night.

September 1, 2016
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the visit of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

What Is A ‘Crime’ For An Undocumented Immigrant?

In his town hall with Hannity, Trump specified “killers” and “the bad ones, the gang members,” would be kicked out immediately. Trump has since referenced “criminal illegal immigrants” several times. What is a “crime” for an undocumented immigrant? The word can mean anything, and that’s why Trump loves it so much.

August 31, 2016

#EndorseThis: DL Hughley On Colin Kaepernick: ‘There’s Nothing More American Than Silence’

Many have accused Kaepernick of seeking to insult veterans — though he explicitly said that was not the point of his protest — and others have said the national anthem ought to be above politics, a unifying theme under which celebrate our ideals.

August 30, 2016
Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/File Photo

LePage Is Trumpism, Unleashed

To fully explain why Maine Gov. Paul LePage, in order to justify his claim that “the enemy right now — the overwhelming majority of people coming in — are people of color or people of Hispanic origin,” and implying that the enemy as such should be shot, it’s necessary first to visit Twitter.

August 30, 2016

#Endorse This: ‘He’s Unfit To Be Human!’ Republican Ana Navarro Says Of Trump

During an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Republican strategist and ardent Donald Trump critic Ana Navarro reminded viewers of just how ridiculous Trump’s so-called “pivots” on issues of race and immigration sound to non-white voters.

August 29, 2016

#EndorseThis: In Anderson Cooper Interview, Trump Improvises Immigration Stance

Reporting on Donald Trump’s attitude toward undocumented immigrants of late has felt like a slow-motion car wreck: In the course of a week, he has managed to alienate his newly-famous “alt-right,” nativist base while at the same time failing to meaningfully reach out to anyone who might otherwise have been repulsed by his ideas.

August 26, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogates Cover Up Their Candidate’s Immigration 180

Now, Trump surrogates and supporters, including Ann Coulter, are in the ultimate bind: If even Trump gets boo’ed for his total 180 on immigration, what will happen to them? As it happens: They are laughed at for falling for a con.

August 25, 2016

#Endorse This: Trump Is ‘Urinating On You And Telling You To Dance In The Rain’

This week, Trump unveiled his pitch to black voters: “What have you got to lose?!” The refrain is so offensive on its face — Trump posits that the obvious answer is “nothing” — that many assume Trump isn’t reaching out to black voters at all, but rather to whites hesitant about electing an open racist.

August 24, 2016

#EndorseThis: James Carville On The Clinton Foundation’s New Restrictions: ‘Somebody’s Going To Hell For This’

“As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good, but from strictly political standpoint…”

August 23, 2016