Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Donald Trump
apocalypse, end of the world

This Week In Crazy: Never Forget Sodom And Gomorrah

Global warming is good for your lawn, Texas paranoia abounds, and we found the most adorably deranged complaint ever filed in federal court. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 8, 2015
Donald Trump speaks on stage with Fox News host Sean Hannity during CPAC 2015 (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Analysis: Long-Shot Candidates Can Boost Their Brand Even If They Lose

Donald Trump will never be president — but that’s beside the point.

March 19, 2015
Donald Trump addresses CPAC 2015 (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Donald Trump Wants You To Think He’s Running For President (Again)

Good news for Democrats: Donald Trump might run for president (for real this time!)

March 18, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Trump Isn’t Sure About Bush, But ‘I’m Actually A Nice Person’

Donald Trump still wants you to think that he’s running for president.

February 27, 2015
Screenshot: YouTube

5 Lowlights From CPAC 2015 (So Far)

From birther jokes to STD rants, it’s been another banner year at CPAC.

February 27, 2015
trump in iowa

Cartoon: Trump In Iowa

The Donald hits the campaign trail.

January 30, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin!

Nicole Wallace tells about Dick Cheney shooting a man, and the “chilling” experience of working with Sarah Palin.

January 27, 2015

Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Fence

“We have to build a fence. And it’s gotta be a beauty. Who can build better than Trump? I build! It’s what I do. I build. I build nice fences.” — Donald Trump, spoken at the Iowa Freedom Summit, January 24, 2015 We need to secure our border! And we need to do it in style. […]

January 26, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Trump — Oh, My!

Watch highlights of the big Tea Party convention this week in South Carolina (where else?), complete with 2016-ers.

January 23, 2015
Cold weather across country

Despite Our Frigid Winter, The Earth Is Getting Hotter

Once again, Republicans are using cold weather to misinform about climate change. Here’s why they’re wrong.

January 10, 2015
Jeb Bush

What Americans Don’t Know (Yet) About Jeb Bush

There are many fascinating chapters in the Jeb Bush dossier, rooted in his lifelong plan to become “very wealthy.”

December 4, 2014
white house afp paul j. richards

On Obama ‘Assassination,’ Kessler Went Over The Line — Not For The First Time

Is Obama’s assassination “the only catalyst” to reform the Secret Service? Ron Kessler thinks so.

October 1, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

The 5 Fakest 2016 Presidential Contenders

Meet the men and women who want you to think that they could be the next commander-in-chief.

September 30, 2014

Fox’s Hasselbeck Wants Voting Test; Trump Doesn’t Know His Senate From His House

Boy, it’s a good thing Fox “News” doesn’t follow its own rules re: “Hollywood types,” like telling them to shut up and sing, act, or whatever evil, liberal-heathen thing they do for a living. Because how then could we enjoy the always-entertaining spectacle of News Barbie, aka Elisabeth Hasselbeck (whose stellar Palin-esque CV consists of Survivor, […]

September 22, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

5 Republican Leadership Conference Speakers Who Should Embarrass Republican Leaders

Bachmann, Cruz, Robertson, Trump, West… the Republican Leadership Conference is getting the band back together! For the low, low price of $189.00, right-wingers of all stripes can enjoy three full days of presentations by conservative firebrands at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend. And the lineup does not disappoint. In a list that […]

May 28, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Trump: Christie Viable If He Can Put GWB Scandal Behind Him

By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be a viable presidential candidate in 2016 if he can get the scandal over access-lane closures on the George Washington Bridge behind him, Donald Trump told a luncheon at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “Chris is a friend of mine […]

May 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
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be president, but he has no problem giving the Tea Party hero a chunk of his fortune. According to a report in The Hill, Trump has donated $5,000 — the maximum legal amount under current election law — to Senator Cruz’s […]

April 18, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

While Republicans have been plotting about what to do with control of the U.S. Senate, they’re trying to ignore how the debate over Obamacare has now shifted to whether the law has “won” or is simply “winning.” Some Republicans want to dull its sudden veneer of success by delaying any verdict about the law until […]

April 18, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Is Very Disappointed In Jewish-Americans, 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. Pat Robertson Noted scientist Pat Robertson checks in at number five, for counseling a woman who wrote in to his 700 Club program on Wednesday […]

March 7, 2014
Conservatives Attend CPAC

At CPAC, Republicans Grapple With Low Support Among Minorities

How should conservatives reach out to “non-traditional” (read: non-white) Republican voters? Just tell them that because they have a lower life expectancy than whites, they should care less about Social Security and vote with the party that cares more about protecting personal wealth than earned benefits. That’s the advice that Elroy Sailor — CEO of J.C. […]

March 6, 2014

Poll: New Yorkers Still Don’t Want Trump To Be Their Governor

As Donald Trump prepares to address Republican activists at the 2014 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C., another poll has found that he is despised by the voters back home in New York. For the past several months, Trump has been floating the idea of running for governor of New York […]

March 6, 2014

#CPACPanels — Where The Right Wing Can Let Its Pants Down

Every year the conservative movement gathers in Washington D.C. to see which politicians and reality stars it can attract. This year Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) join Donald Trump and Sarah Palin on stage. But the real action happens in the panels, where last year in a minority outreach panel, someone […]

March 6, 2014
Mike Huckabee. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

The GOP 2016 Frontrunners Are Complete Jokes

The candidates, presumptive, declared, and fantastical are all complete jokes.

February 9, 2014
Menu Title