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Coulter: If DACA Champion Kamala Harris Runs, She’ll Win 2020 Nomination

Wondering who will emerge to challenge Trump in 2020? Many California Democrats expect Kamala Harris to run, with former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa predicting that before long the freshman senator will be “knocking on doors in Iowa.” That scenario recalls the meteoric rise of a certain freshman senator from Illinois — and one prominent […]

October 15, 2017
DACA

#EndorseThis: Trump’s Wingnuts Are Furious Over His ‘Bipartisan’ DACA Flip-Flop

Overnight, there is a shiny new “bipartisan” Donald Trump. In a series of stunning turnabouts, the president has switched positions on some signature issues. His latest tweets indignantly suggest that it would be crazy to expel those wonderful young Dreamers — the same policy he demanded for the past two years. But he isn’t fooling […]

September 15, 2017
Mueller

Fire Robert Mueller? Why That Trump Doomsday Scenario Won’t Work

With its echoes of Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” during Watergate, to fire Robert Mueller sounds like an insane, almost suicidal proposition. And yet when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ This Week whether the president would promise not to interfere with the special counsel probe, his lawyer Jay Sekulow offered no such guarantee — feeding speculation about what Trump might do.

June 12, 2017

9 Ultranationalist Trump Supporters Who Are Rapidly Losing Patience With His Presidency

For the first few months of Trump’s presidency, this unholy confederacy has largely kept in formation. But in the wake of Trump’s recent Tomahawk strike on a Syrian air field, it has begun to splinter, with the president drawing the ire of some of his most loyal troops: the Pepe brigade known as the “alt-right.” Now that he has all but banished former Breitbart chair Steve Bannon from the West Wing, Trump could soon be facing a full-fledged mutiny.

April 14, 2017
America should have seen Trump coming

Anger, Bullying, Conspiracies — And Big Cable Network Profits

As the national political melodrama drew near its end, a sometime email correspondent in Texas worried about my safety.

November 9, 2016
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L-R) campaigns for his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she rallies with supporters at an outdoor plaza in Columbia, South Carolina February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Blame Game: Why Donald Trump’s Clinton Gambit Won’t Work

Of the women brought forward by the Trump campaign, only Kathy Shelton’s complaint directly and credibly involves Hillary Clinton. Ms. Shelton, now 53, was raped in 1975 at age 12 by a factory worker – and the trial court appointed Clinton, then a young attorney in Arkansas, to represent him.

October 14, 2016

This Is How Trump’s Closest Advisers Have Talked About Immigrants and Latinos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.

August 31, 2016

Cartoon: Ann Coulter Is Not Happy

“Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay.”

August 27, 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
racism goes mainstream

11 Dangerous Right-Wing Kooks, Cranks and Operatives Surrounding Donald Trump

It used to be that people like this only got backstage passes to the GOP’s big doings. Now they’re part of the show.

August 19, 2016

This Week In Crazy: The CIA-Beyonce Plot Revealed

Extremist pastors, conspiracy mongers, and the greatest political speech since Washington. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 29, 2016

This Week In Crazy: A Tale Of Two Zealots

Two shock jocks will enter the Thunderdome (i.e. RNC Convention) and only one will triumph. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 15, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Put The Devil Back Into Hell

666 is not only the number of the Beast — it is also, it seems, the number of weeks this election cycle has been going on. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 29, 2016

This Week In Crazy: No Sleep ‘Til Iowa

This fitful circus of folly we call the election cycle enters its next phase in two short weeks — when the first votes are actually cast. We’re in the pre-Iowa homestretch now, and everyone’s losing their minds. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

January 16, 2016

Ann Coulter Goes Birther — On Ted Cruz

And worst of all, she said Cruz is just like an “anchor baby.”

January 6, 2016

This Year In Crazy: 2015 Belonged To The Wingnuts

Each week we round up the looniest examples of right-wing bigotry, idiocy, and bizarre behavior in our “This Week In Crazy” column. Now it’s time to take stock of the entire year — which gave us more inanity, head-spinning untruth, and backwards thinking than anyone could have expected or should have to endure. This is 2015 — The Year In Crazy…

December 31, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Wrath Of Trump

Every time we think Trump has hit rock bottom, the tycoon breaks out the jackhammer and keeps going. The only thing more alarming than The Donald? His supporters.

December 11, 2015

Ann Coulter Goes Anti-Catholic For Pope Francis Visit

Just wait until Ann Coulter finds out that Christians are all worshipping a working-class Middle Easterner who didn’t even speak English.

September 23, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Beyond The GOP Debate

The twin GOP debates on Wednesday night were a five-hour opera of posturing nuttiness — but far from the only conservative inanity on display this week.

September 18, 2015

Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 2015

This Week In Crazy: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The ‘Gay Bomb’

The unhinged right wing had a big week — with hate jocks and call-in cranks spouting off about gay bombs and sexy Islamic radicals. And don’t forget Obama’s secret plot to nuke his own country! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 17, 2015

Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith — And Some Fail Badly

Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators, and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude. Wielding the Scriptures like a weapon, these righteous ’wingers are always eager to condemn the alleged sins of others but reluctant to examine their own. They seem […]

July 18, 2014

This Week In Crazy: The World Cup Is A(nother) Liberal Plot, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”  The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Ann Coulter Have you enjoyed the United States’ thrilling run into the knockout stage of the World Cup? If so, you are ruining America. […]

June 27, 2014

In Hyperpartisan America, There’s No Room For Compassion

A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal. Neighbors you’ve never spoken to send cards. Co-workers you’ve never socialized with send encouraging text messages. […]

May 19, 2014