Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Humayun Khan
Gold Star

#EndorseThis: Why Is Trump Always Feuding With Gold Star Families?

Donald Trump has been insulting Gold Star families — those whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice in uniform — since 2016 , when he began a feud with the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan. The president’s lack of compassion for their pain, now demonstrated again in the case of Sgt. LaDavid Johnson, is […]

October 20, 2017

If ISIS Could Vote In Our Election, It Would Choose Donald Trump

it’s not just that Trump lacks presidential qualifications; is that he’s uniquely qualified to make things a lot worse. It’s already happening. ISIS is already using Donald Trump as a recruitment tool.

September 27, 2016

Will The Trump Campaign Ever Fire Their New York State Co-Chair?

Attacks on Khan’s patriotism began almost immediately after his DNC speech, including from Trump confidante and former Nixon “dirty trickster” Roger Stone — who alleged (baselessly) that Humayun Khan was an al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood double agent — and eventually, from Trump himself. But Carl Paladino’s attacks haven’t stopped.

August 16, 2016

Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

“Country first” is not an easy ideal to uphold, especially in our polarized national politics. For years the former prisoner of war could claim, more plausibly than most American politicians, that he has tried to live by those words. Not any more.

August 6, 2016
A U.S. flag flies next to the grave marker of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan inside of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Muslim Families Of Fallen U.S. Soldiers Driven To Oppose Trump

Nazar Naqvi has faithfully voted Republican for more than three decades. After Donald Trump’s feud with Muslim parents who lost a son in battle for the United States, he has vowed not a single Republican will get his vote.

August 3, 2016
Humayun Khan

Why The Khan Feud Is Disastrous For Trump’s Campaign

“Nobody minds when he attacks other politicians; in fact, they like it. He’s instilling an ­accountability that doesn’t exist. But they don’t like it when he goes after real people, and they wish he would stop,” said GOP pollster Frank Luntz

August 3, 2016

#EndorseThis: Obama Says Trump Is ‘Unfit’ — And Much More

“The question I think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party that this is your standard bearer?”

August 2, 2016
Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Trump Campaign Asks For Capitol Hill’s Help In Khan Controversy

Rob Wasinger, a onetime congressional candidate who has been working for the Trump camp on congressional outreach, sent an email to senior Senate aides saying, “We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help.”

August 2, 2016

Trump Ally Roger Stone Promotes Double Agent Smears Against Deceased Capt. Khan And His Family

Published with permission from Media Matters for America. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, is promoting smears against fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan and his family. Stone is claiming that Khizr Khan, Capt. Kahn’s father, is a “Muslim Brotherhood agent” and is promoting an article suggesting Humayun Khan was a double agent […]

August 2, 2016

Cartoon: Trump And The Khans

To be honest with you…

August 2, 2016

#EndorseThis: Morning Joe: Trump Will ‘Never Win A Fight With A Gold Star Family’

“When you’re in a hole, stop digging,” said panelist Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “And this is not just digging with a small shovel. This is digging with one of those big earth movers.”

August 1, 2016
Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Denounced For Response To Slain Soldier’s Father

Avid Twitter user Donald Trump is feeling the wrath of his favorite medium as thousands mock the Republican candidate for president for his suggestion to the father of a slain soldier that he’s made many sacrifices in his wealthy existence.

July 31, 2016
Humayun Khan

Meet The Muslim Military Father Who Headlined With The Clintons

Humayun Khan, who was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star medal for his heroism, was memorialized on a national stage on Thursday: His father, Khizr, spoke during a prime-time slot at the final night of the Democratic National Convention, right before Chelsea and Hillary Clinton.

July 28, 2016