Trump Pardons Right-Wing Provocateur Dinesh D’Souza

President Trump has issued another controversial pardon.

Donald Trump Expands Idiotic Trade War, Takes Aim At America’s Allies

President Trump is setting off another trade war, this time with some of America’s closest and most important allies.

Trump: I Didn’t Fire Comey Over Russia. (He Totally Fired Comey Over Russia.)

President Trump is claiming that he didn’t fire former F.B.I. Director James Comey because of the Russia investigation, even though he admitted the exact opposite just weeks after it happened.

How Conservatives Learned To Discard Their Morality And Love Donald Trump

In the age of Trump, morality is optional for conservatives.

Ted Cruz Not Looking So Vulnerable After All

A new poll indicates that Texas Senator Ted Cruz isn’t as vulnerable as previously thought, and reminds us that Texas is still a very red state.

Trump Once Again Openly Humiliates His Attorney General

In an early morning Tweetstorm, President Trump said he would not have hired Jeff Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Effort To Liberalize Abortion Laws Shifts To Northern Ireland

The overwhelming success of the abortion referendum in Ireland is leading to calls for similar action in Northern Ireland, but it won’t be easy.

Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Much Higher Than Officially Reported

A new study suggests that the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria was much higher than previously reported.

Missouri Governor Resigns Amid Allegations Of Affair, Blackmail, And Sexual Assault

The Republican Governor of Missouri is resigning amid growing accusations related to an extramarital affair, blackmail, and sexual assault.

Supreme Court Places Limits On Automobile Exception To Fourth Amendment

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that a police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when he conducted a search on a vehicle parked in a Defendant’s driveway without a search warrant.

ABC Cancels Top-Rated ‘Roseanne’ After Racist Tweetstorm

Hours after she unleashed a racist Twitter tirade, Roseanne Barr has had her show canceled by ABC. Of course, ABC knew who it was doing business with well before today.

The Proper Scope Of Inquiry In Judicial Confirmation Hearings

How far should judicial confirmation hearings go in asking potential Judges and Justices their opinions about issues that may come before them?

Some Senators Are Trying To Force A Deal On DACA

A small group of Senators is engaged in a seemingly quixotic effort to save DACA before the election.

The Cynical Truth Behind Trump’s Attacks On The News Media

The President’s constant attacks on the news media are meant for a single purpose, to undermine even accurate reporting about wrongdoing in his Administration.

Giuliani Admits “Spygate” Allegations Meant To Undermine Russia Investigation

With the President’s “Spygate” allegations standing largely discredited, his attorney and at the moment chief spokesperson Rudy Giuliani admits that the entire conspiracy theory was created to discredit the Mueller investigation.

Supreme Court Set To Hand Down Several Landmark Decisions By End Of June

With one month to go in its term, there’s still a lot on the Supreme Court’s plate.

Donald Trump’s Deplorable Memorial Day Tweet

Donald Trump chose to mark Memorial Day by talking about himself.

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Maine

The 41st President has been hospitalized in Maine.

Poland Offers $2 Billion For Permanent U.S. Base

Poland makes the U.S. and NATO an offer they might want to consider refusing.

Immigration Outrages Preceded but Exacerbated by Trump

An inordinate amount of cruelty is being perpetrated in the name of border security. It’s only partly the fault of the current President.

US-China Tensions Escalating

Clashes between the US and Chinese navies in the South China Sea have intensified.

U.S. Has ‘Lost’ 1,500 Immigrant Children And Now It’s Taking Children Away From Parents

The Trump Administration has lost track of nearly 1,500 children at the same time that it is implementing a new policy that will result in children who arrive at the border with their parents or other family members.

Don’t Buy The Hype About North Korea Agreeing To ‘Denuclearization.’

South Korea’s President is saying that Kim Jong Un has renewed his supposed commitment to ‘denuclearization,’ but it isn’t at all clear what that means.

It’s Time To Call The President What He Is, A Liar

This President lies on a daily basis. It’s time to start calling him what he is.

A Photo for Friday (Well, Sunday): “Somber”

Two days late, but here it is.

Alan Bean, Fourth Person To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 86

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 86

Irish Voters Overwhelmingly Vote To Repeal Ban On Abortion

Just as they did three years ago when they legalized same-sex marriage, Irish voters turned out in record numbers to repeal the nation’s ban on abortion.

Conservatives Are On The Wrong Side Of The N.F.L. Anthem Debate

Conservatives claim to support freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but they’ve utterly failed that test when it comes to their reaction to players who peacefully and respectfully kneel during the National Anthem.

The Trump Administration and the Press

The numbers suggests that the administration isn’t too interested in talking.

More Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones

Alex Jones is finally being called on to answer for his irresponsible lying about events like the Sandy Hook shooting.

Trump Seeks to Make Firing Civil Servants Easier and Weaken their Unions

Three Executive Orders signed ahead of the Memorial Day holiday has government employees scrambling.

Fallout from EU’s GDPR Continues

American companies are struggling to comply with the EU’s new privacy regulation, with many outlets choosing to simply block access abroad.

School Shootings No Longer Shock Students. It Shouldn’t Be Like This

We have a generation of schoolkids who aren’t even surprised when there’s a shooting at their school. That’s a problem.

Trump Hints Summit With Kim Jong Un May Be Back On The Table

One day after canceling his summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump is suggesting it may be back on. Before it happens, though, there ought to be far more adequate preparation.

Three Years After Obergefell, Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage

As we approach the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans support same-sex marriage.

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and sexual assault in a New York Court.

Jack Johnson, First Black Heavyweight Champion, Pardoned By President Trump

Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in a case obviously infected with racism, has been pardoned by President Trump.

Cultural Vandalism?

Does learning that entertainers are bad people retroactively ruin their art?

Trump: If You Don’t Stand For The Anthem, Maybe You Should Leave The Country

President Trump’s response to the N.F.L.’s new National Anthem policy is as narrow-minded and divisive as you’d expected it to be.

D.C. Circuit To Provide Live Audio Streaming Of Nearly All Argued Cases

One of the most prominent Circuit Courts of Appeal in the nation will begin live-streaming nearly all of their oral arguments.

Federal Judge: Trump Cannot Block People On Twitter For Political Reasons

A Federal Judge in New York has ruled that President Trump cannot block users from reading his tweets.

Trump Cancels Summit With Kim Jong Un

Seemingly out of the blue, the June 12th summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled by the United States.

Ireland Set To Vote On Lifting Abortion Ban

Tomorrow, Irish voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not to scrap a Constitutional Amendment that bans abortion in essentially all circumstances.

Federal Reserve Not Worried About Economy Overheating

The Federal Reserve sees the economy staying relatively the same for the foreseeable future, which is both a good and bad thing.

Trump Not Simply Violating ‘Norms’

An important message from Josh Marshall.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

It’s Time To Eliminate The Presidency’s ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Requirement

The requirement that the President be a “natural born citizen” is a historical anachronism that has outlived its usefulness or necessity.

Michael Cohen Once Threatened The Onion Over A Satirical Trump Article

Michael Cohen once threatened The Onion because it published a satirical article about Donald Trump.

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