Trump Signs Order Barring Transgender Service Members

President Trump’s shameful decision to ban transgender Americans from the military has nothing to do with military readiness and everything to do with pandering to his far-right base.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

The Arpaio Pardon and Charlottesville

The president’s decisions to pardon Joe Arpaio sends a clear signal in the wake of Charlottesville.

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

The president has abrogated his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Trump Administration Set To Formalize Transgender Military Ban

The Trump Administration has reportedly finalized its order to the Defense Department regarding a ban on military service by transgender soldiers.

Local Politics as it Should Be but Seldom Is

A race for the Virginia House of Delegates straight out of a civics book.

Debt Ceiling PSA

Donald Trump Continues His Despicable War On The News Media

President Trump continues his war on one of the most important guardians of American democracy.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

Texas suffers another legal setback in its effort to pass a Voter ID law.

Donald Trump Still Has Russia On His Brain, And He’s Still Trying To Limit Investigations

President Trump remains obsessed with the Russian investigation and continues to try to shut it down.

The Administration’s Legislative Accomplishments

Trump’s legislative accomplishments have been anemic at best.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Mexico Is Supposed To Pay For

Donald Trump is threatening to shut the government down if Congress doesn’t pay for the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.

Trump And McConnell Are In A Cold War, And The GOP Agenda Is In Danger

They may both be Republicans, but the relationship between the President and the Senate Majority Leader is bad and seems to be getting worse.

Trump Goes To Phoenix And Returns To Old Form

Donald Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Phoenix last night and reminded us of everything that’s wrong with him.

Is Donald Trump Really As Vulnerable As He Appears?

Democrats and “Never Trump”ers shouldn’t count their chickens before they’re hatched.

Trump And Afghanistan: New President, Same Policy

President Trump’s Afghanistan policy sounds awfully familiar, and it’s likely to lead to the same results.

On (The Lack Of) Journalistic Ethics At The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller crosses a line and doesn’t seem to regret it.

Trump’s New Afghanistan Plan Sounds A Lot Like Obama’s And Bush’s Plan

Based on initial reports, Trump’s Afghanistan policy looks a lot like what we’ve seen for the past sixteen years.

The Limits of Free Speech

The dangers of the tyranny of the majority have only magnified.

Trump’s Job Approval Upside Down In The Three States That Gave Him The Presidency

Three new polls show Trump’s job approval down significantly in the three states that put him over the top in the Electoral College last year.

freddie deboer checking in and checking out

A public intellectual is getting the help he needs.

Trump’s Word are Solace to White Supremacists

Solace emboldens and helps to mainstream.

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

A loss for the world of comedy.

Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Mean Freedom From The Consequences Of That Speech

The First Amendment protects the rights even of the people who gathered in Charlottesville to promote hatred and violence, However, it does not shield them from the consequences of that speech.

Who Could Have Seen this Coming? (Trump and Racial Politics Edition)

Who could have predicted we would be where we are at the moment in terms of racial politics and the White House?

The Problem With The Trump White House is Donald Trump, Not Steve Bannon

The problem with the Trump White House is the man who sits behind the Resolute Desk.

Restricting Immigration Does Not Lead To More Jobs For Americans

The fundamental premise at the heart of the immigration bill that President Trump backed earlier this month has no merit whatsoever.

Marginalization of the Far Right in Trump White House?

A bit of wishful thinking in the wake of Steve Bannon’s ouster.

A few words about Charlottesville…

We mourn Charlottesville because Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, made clear in no uncertain terms that in his mind there was little distinction between those in Charlottesville who pursued the un-American “values” of soil, blood, and racial dominance and those who pursued the ideals of the American Constitution.

Steve Bannon Is Out At The White House

Another one bites the dust.

The Trump Effect? MSNBC Reaches No. 1 In Total Viewers

A big change appears to have taken place in American cable news viewing habits.

Once Again, Trump Lies And The Truth Dies

President Trump’s reaction to the terror attack in Spain included an easily debunked lie about one of America’s most decorated Generals.

At Least Thirteen Dead, Dozens Injured, In Apparent Terror Attack In Spain

At least thirteen dead in an apparent terrorist attack in Spain.

South Koreans Not So Concerned About War From The North

The people who would most immediately be impacted by a war on the Korean peninsula don’t seem quite so concerned. Perhaps we should take a cue from them.

The ACLU is Right to Defend Free Speech for Awful People

Yes, even Nazis must have their rights to peaceful speech and assembly protected.

An Unsurprising, yet Disturbing, Headline

On Trump’s anger.

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