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#EndorseThis: Can We Still Laugh About Al Franken And Roy Moore?

Are you feeling sad about Al Franken’s admission that he behaved inappropriately toward Leeann Tweeden on a USO tour in 2006? So are we. But as Trevor Noah notes, the Senator from Minnesota has apologized, taken responsibility, and invited an ethics investigation of his actions. That powerfully distinguishes Franken from Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate […]

November 17, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Digs Up Another Roy Moore Robocall

Stephen Colbert is keeping close watch on the Roy Moore scandal and its fallout. He’s amused by the spectacle of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) scampering down a spiral staircase in the Capitol to avoid an inquisitive reporter. He’s less amused by the mysterious robocall that went out to voters, featuring a fake journalist who identifies […]

November 16, 2017
Moore

Roy Moore: An Acid Test For The Self-Righteous Right

Whenever a politician insists too fervently on his own pious morality — and his duty to impose that particular brand of morality on everyone else — the safest prediction is that sooner or later, a scandal will emerge. For Roy Moore, the former judge now running to fill Jeff Session’s Senate seat, the new revelations […]

November 9, 2017
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Ousted Over Gay Marriage Defiance

A state ethics panel effectively removed Alabama’s controversial chief judge after he directed lower court judges to refuse to perform gay marriages.

September 30, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Driverless Cars Were Invented to Kill Conservatives

Driverless cars may not be for you if you have a conservative bumper sticker and don’t wish to be driven off the road by a malevolent computer programmed by spiteful liberals.

June 3, 2016
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama’s Top Judge Faces Ethics Charges Over Gay-Marriage Order

Despite the decision and a federal court ruling that made gay marriage legal in Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore in January issued an administrative order to state probate judges that they should not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to court documents.

May 8, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Orders Halt To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

State’s chief judge Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality has caused “confusion and uncertainty” — so he’s stopping it.

January 6, 2016

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

This Week In Crazy: Everyone’s Got Secession Fever

Donald Trump is railing against immigrants trying to get into the country, meanwhile we’ve got conservative activists and officers of the court angling to get out. Misogyny, paranoia, xenophobia, oh my!

July 10, 2015

Judge Roy Moore Stands On The Wrong Side Of History…Again

Like George Wallace before him, history won’t view the Alabama judge kindly.

February 16, 2015