Monday, October 5, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Jeb Bush Is The Worst Major Presidential Candidate We’ll Ever See

Jeb Bush is the real life-version of the robotic, soulless, gaffe-prone Mitt Romney we parodied in the last election cycle.

October 5, 2015
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress as Vice President Biden and Speaker of the House Boehner look on in the House of Representatives Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington

Polarized Congress Will Ignore Pope’s Plea

We are living through a deeply polarized era in which compromise is a dirty word, and Pope Francis’ gracious address to Congress won’t change that.

September 26, 2015

Before Congress, Pope Urges U.S. To End Hostility To Immigrants

Bringing a message that America’s power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, the Argentine pontiff said the United States must not turn its back on “the stranger in our midst.”

September 24, 2015
Canada flag

Oh Canada! Four In 10 Americans Want Wall On Northern Border

41 percent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one.

September 24, 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
Donald Trump

An Engineer Explains Why Trump’s Wall Is So Implausible

Donald Trump is not a builder. Donald Trump could not build a doghouse. And the wall he proposes is a more challenging endeavor than he would ever lead you to believe

September 21, 2015

Dear Jeb: Here’s How You Respond When They Attack Your Wife

At the debate last night, Donald Trump was challenged for having attacked Jeb Bush’s wife Columba for being from Mexico. And Jeb’s response was simply awful.

September 17, 2015

Immigrant Advocates Ask CNN To Help Tone Down Republicans’ Rhetoric

The letter from immigration activists cite a recent attack on a Latino man in Boston in which the suspect may have cited Trump as an inspiration.

September 15, 2015
Donald Trump and Rick Perry, 2013

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015
Trump Wall

The GOP’s Unhealthy Fixation On Building New Walls

The Republican field is oddly fixated on walls. It’s hard to know what to make of that. Even Freud would probably be stumped.

September 8, 2015
babies hospital

A Guide To This Year’s ‘Political Correctness’ Debates

It’s way beyond “Happy Holidays.”

September 1, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump answers a question as Bush looks on at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

‘Forget Love’: Trump Video Goes Willie Horton On Jeb Bush

In an amazing bit of irony, a member of the Bush family has now been subjected to an attack ad showing mugshots of minority criminals.

August 31, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Christie answers a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in Salem

Christie Defends Plan To Monitor Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Parcels

Package delivery companies like FedEx and UPS use bar-coded labels to record the movements of parcels through sorting facilities to delivery.

August 31, 2015

Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

Trump is entertaining if you can ignore that he wants to be leader of the free world. He’s funny if you think racism and misogyny are great punchlines. If you’re not on board with that, you may think Trump deserves the toughest of questions, the ones Ramos wants to ask.

August 27, 2015
Univision reporter Ramos is escorted from Republican presidential candidate Trump's news conference in Iowa

Trump Defends Removal Of Univision Anchor From News Conference

“I’m not a bully,” Trump told NBC in an interview, also adding: “He was totally out of line last night.”

August 26, 2015

Univision Anchor Briefly Ejected From Trump News Conference

After Ramos said he had the right to ask a question, Trump said: “No, you don’t. You haven’t been called. Go back to Univision.”

August 26, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in Mobile

‘Fascist’ Trump Isn’t First Demagogue Laughed Off As A Buffoon

Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.

August 25, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport

Jeb Bush Again Defends Use Of ‘Anchor Babies’ Term, Says Referred To Asians

“Nothing about what I’ve said should be viewed as derogatory towards immigrants at all,” Bush told reporters.

August 24, 2015
Ben Carson

Carson Says Wants Drones To Blast Caves, Not People At U.S.-Mexico Border

Carson: “Read my lips… In no way, did I suggest that drones be used to kill people.”

August 23, 2015
Trump Caricature

Donald Trump — Man Of War

We should all give thanks to Donald Trump’s reality-TV-show run for the Republican presidential nomination because of what it reveals about his fan base.

August 22, 2015

Republicans Still Pandering To Voters’ Worst Instincts

Not so long ago, leaders of a chastened Republican Party issued a report urging a new way forward for a GOP spurned by voters of color — but let’s just say the report’s recommendations haven’t been widely embraced.

August 22, 2015

Endorse This: Walker Walks It Back

Scott Walker is now clarifying his position on Donald Trump’s most controversial proposal, to end the constitutional right of birthright citizenship in order to fight illegal immigration. Walker’s new, bold answer: “I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other.”

August 21, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Stands By His ‘Anchor Babies’ Comment

During a radio interview earlier this week, Bush used the phrase, drawing ire by many who view it as derogatory.

August 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Mexican Baby Catapult

Larry Wilmore asked the “real” Donald Trump: “Wait, so you actually want to catapult Mexican children over the border?!?”

August 20, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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