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Monday, May 29, 2017
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We’ve Seen This Clinton Conspiracy Movie Before — And It Still Stinks

Russian fake news operations, along with Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity, have promoted the idea that Hillary Clinton is responsible for the murder of Seth Rich, a young DNC employee. It is an all too familiar trope.

May 23, 2017
kimmel test

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel’s Radically Simple ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test’

Lest anyone consider Kimmel too partisan, he then opened up a friendly dialogue via remote with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who said publicly that any health care bill should pass “the Jimmy Kimmel test,” meaning every child in America must be fully insured.

The comic naturally found that pleasing, but pressed Cassidy toward a broader and more democratic definition. And before the senator departed, Kimmel presented him with a new, improved, and much more radical “Jimmy Kimmel test” for American health care, plus an obvious way to pay for it.

May 9, 2017
Trump border tax

Trump Budget Calls For Slashing Biomedical And Science Research Funding

Funding for the NIH has been a bipartisan priority for years; one of Trump’s key advisers, former Representative Newt Gingrich, has long championed that cause. It was just two years ago, in fact, that Gingrich called for doubling the NIH budget, calling health spending both a moral and a financial imperative. “It’s irresponsible and shortsighted, not prudent, to let financing for basic research dwindle,” Gingrich wrote then.

March 16, 2017
Deranged Trump, Right-Wing

5 Deranged Right-Wing Moments This Week From Trump On Down

If Trump wasn’t so scary, he’d be ridiculous, but he is ridiculous as well as being really really scary. Those are the two realities we all need to hold simultaneously in our heads. And it hurts.

January 8, 2017
Newt, Republican, Trump

Why Donald Trump’s Favorite Targets Are His Republican Comrades

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.

December 26, 2016
Melania Trump lets the dogs out of the White House

Cartoon: Melania Lets The Dogs Out

Melania Trump lets the White House dogs — Gingrich, Bannon, and Giuliani — run free.

November 15, 2016

#EndorseThis: Colbert Schools Gingrich On Sexual Assault And “Whoopy Making”

Stephen Colbert realized that Newt Gingrich may not understand the difference between “whoopy-making” and felonious assault.

October 27, 2016

#EndorseThis: Gingrich Calls To ‘Test Every Person Here Who Is Of A Muslim Background’

Would Gingrich use the same logic to prosecute visitors to white supremacist websites like StormFront, or anyone who uses the hashtag #whitegenocide? Right wing extremists commit terrorism, too — just as much as any radical cult. Does Gingrich want thought police?

July 15, 2016
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Newt Gingrich Wants To Deport Muslims Who Believe In Sharia

He went on to say that he was “perfectly happy” to allow “modern Muslims” to remain citizens after they have given up Sharia but those who are “favoring ISIS, or al Qaeda, or other terrorist groups” should be jailed.

July 15, 2016
Iraqi counterterrorism forces gesture in Falluja, Iraq, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

What media coverage of the terror strikes tends to obscure is that the strategy pursued by Obama is gradually destroying ISIS, as its thugs surrender one city after another.

July 15, 2016
Newt, Trump, Republican

What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks Of Donald Trump

“National Review’s right. Donald Trump’s not a conservative.” Instead, Gingrich characterized him as “an American nationalist” who uses a deliberately unpredictable mix of hostility against “stupidity,” liberals and political correctness.

July 14, 2016
Media normalizing Trump

All Of Trump’s Possible VP Picks Disagree With Him On Trade Deals

Before Trump stomped onto the scene last year, the Republican consensus on trade was nearly unanimous. Now, Trump has another problem: All of his potential vice presidents are free traders.

July 13, 2016
U.S. Senator Corker participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Two Top Trump VP Picks Decline To Join His Ticket

After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.

July 6, 2016
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump Is Considering Gingrich As His Running Mate. The Similarities Are Apparent.

Each has been described as larger than life. And no one would accuse either one of not having a un-healthy ego. And Gingrich isn’t much more organized than the chaotic Trump campaign: His 2012 presidential candidacy bid collapsed under a series of problems, including his failure to qualify for the primary ballot in Virginia, where he lives.

July 4, 2016
Rudy Giuliani on Fox & Friends

Trump’s America: Surveillance Of Muslims, McCarthyite Trials

While Donald Trump has dominated the airwaves with vitriolic hate against Muslims and immigrants this elections season, he isn’t the only Republican pushing an Islamophobic agenda.

June 14, 2016
dinesh dsouza

Right-Wing Media Use The Worst Anti-LGBT Massacre In American History To Lecture The LGBT Community

Right-wing media personalities — each with their own records of anti-LGBT smears — used the June 12 Orlando massacre, in which a gunman wielding an assault weapon killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub, to lecture the LGBT community.

June 13, 2016
Trump, Right Wing, Empathy

The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.

May 30, 2016

Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Is “The Candidate That ‘Fox & Friends’ Invented”

The Fox News hosts actually mounted a decent rebuttal — illustrating how the other campaigns have failed to exploit the media as effectively as The Donald.

February 22, 2016

Scandalizing Hillary: If The First Time Is Tragedy, Then The Second Time Is…

Karl Marx’s piercing insight can be applied to the “Clinton scandals,” now playing again, courtesy of the Congressional Republicans and especially the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

October 15, 2015

Cartoon: Mr. Boehner May Stay A While Longer While Search Goes On

“No, wait, John. Stay a while.”

October 9, 2015

The New Holy Grail Of Republican Primaries

The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game.

July 30, 2015

The Incomparable Chutzpah Of David Bossie, Failed Dirty Trickster

David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.

June 4, 2015

Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015
Newt, Republican, Trump

Gingrich Is Right: Double Medical Research Budget

Conservative ideologues, in their quest to cut government, cut everything. But Gingrich, bless his black little heart, wants the NIH budget doubled again.

April 28, 2015
Newt Gingrich, Science, Infrastructure, John Qunicy Adams, Government Spending, E.J. Dionne Jr., Sydicated Columnist

The Gingrich-Adams Lesson

As Newt Gingrich champions government spending on not only infrastructure, but on commerce, art, and medicine as well, he echos the demands of president John Quincy Adams.

April 23, 2015