Riot (or Worse) Thwarted in Idaho

A group of extremists are stopped from instigating a riot.

Public Schools vs The Public

The pandemic seems to have broken the social contract.

Portrait of a Robert E. Lee astride his horse, Traveller. Lee is bare-headed, wearing a military uniform, sitting very erect with his sword at his proper left side. His proper left hand is on the reins, and his proper right hand hangs down, holding his hat. The horse is in a walking pose with his proper left front hoof raised. On the front of the base is a relief depicting a fighting eagle with wings expanded, surrounded by clusters of oak leaves. On the back of the base is a relief of a garland. Portrait of a Robert E. Lee astride his horse, Traveller. Lee is bare-headed, wearing a military uniform, sitting very erect with his sword at his proper left side. His proper left hand is on the reins, and his proper right hand hangs down, holding his hat. The horse is in a walking pose with his proper left front hoof raised. On the front of the base is a relief depicting a fighting eagle with wings expanded, surrounded by clusters of oak leaves. On the back of the base is a relief of a garland.

Two Confederate Statues Meet Their Fate

Two controversial monuments are gone.

Lincoln Project’s Dirty Tricks

Can we stop pretending these trolls and grifters are Republicans?

Did House Impeachment Managers Make Their Case?

Most agree that it was good theater. But it’s not clear what they’ve proven.

Radicalism and Internet Culture

Does online performance logically devolve into rage and violence?

Capitol Riot Could Have Been Much Worse

The live coverage of Wednesday’s assault on American democracy underplayed its seriousness.

The Proud Boys Heard Trump Loud and Clear

They are standing by as ordered.

Protestors Getting Hit By Cars

A researcher has documented 66 separate incidents since May 27.

Mob Tears Down Baltimore Columbus Statue

A controversial monument in Little Italy has been destroyed.

Another Top Republican Abandons The Sinking Ship Of Trump’s GOP

Greg Mankiw, an economist who served as a top adviser to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, is officially no longer a Republican

Donald Trump, Joseph McCarthy, And Profiles In Republican Cowardice

Much like it did during the McCarthy Era, the Republican Party has to decide what side of history it wishes to be on. The right side, or the wrong side.

Steve King Is Low On Money And Out Of Friends

Iowa Congressman Steve King finds himself low on campaign cash and with virtually no support from his party.

Trump Doubles Down: Jewish American Democrats Disloyal To Israel

President Trump doubled down on his tirade against Jewish American Democrats from yesterday with some even more offensive comments.

Steve King: Rape And Incest Necessary For Humanity To Exist

Congressman Steve King has some rather unique views about human history.

You Can’t Accept Part Of Trumpism Without Endorsing The Entirety Of Trumpism

Donald Trump is a complete package, you can’t support part of it without at least implicitly endorsing all of it.

On A Day That Called For National Unity, Trump Reverted To Attacks And Division

On a day that called for national unity and empathy, President Trump couldn’t help but revert to form.

Nebraska Republican Calls Out His Own Party For Silence In Response To Trump’s Rhetoric

A Republican State Legislator in Nebraska says things that other Republicans don’t have the courage to say.

20 Dead, 26 Injured In El Paso Mass Shooting. Hate Crime Suspected.

Another day, another mass shooting and, as is becoming all too common in this country, this one appears to have been racially motivated.

Trump’s Racism Reveals The Moral Cowardice Of The GOP And Conservatives

The failure of Republicans and conservatives to denounce the President’s racism reveals everything that has gone wrong with the “right” in the Trump Era.

On Foreign Policy, Biden Is The Anti-Trump

Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy address of the campaign. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than what we have right now.

Is It Possible To Be Patriotic In The Era Of Trump?

Is it possible, or even appropriate, to express pride in a country that is being led by a President who stands against everything this country stands for?

Four Years After The Worst Escalator Ride In History

Four years ago, Donald Trump began his campaign for President. What has followed has been as bad as could have been predicted that day.

Jefferson Davis Highway Slowly Going Away

Northern Virginia is slowly undoing an anachronism.

What Is “Electability” Anyway?

There’s a lot of talk right now about “electability.” but what the heck does it mean?

Joe Biden Raises $6.3 Million In First Day Of Fundraising

Former Vice-President Joe Biden had a very successful first day when it comes to campaign fundraising.

Donald Trump Continues To Defend The Racist Protesters In Charlottesville

Taking Joe Biden’s bait, President Trump once again defended his response to the racist rally in Charlottesville two years ago..

Joe Biden Makes It Official, He’s Running For President

He’s tan. He’s rested. He’s ready. But is the Democratic Party going to buy what Joe Biden is selling?

Biden Campaign Announcement Delayed But Still Expected Within Days

Reports yesterday had former Vice-President Biden entering the Presidential field as early as tomorrow. Those plans appear to be delayed. but an an announcement still appears to be coming.

Trump’s Approval Ratings and the Mueller Report

The President has tied his all-time low in one prominent poll.

Steve King Facing Serious Republican Challenge In Iowa

Steve King, who has recently come under attack for a long history of racist remarks, is facing a strong challenge for the GOP nomination in 2020.

Racist Republican Congressman Steve King Is Unrepentant And Running For Re-Election

Steve King isn’t backing down from his history of white supremacy and racism. And he’s also running for re-election.

Authorities Arrest Coast Guard Officer Plotting To Kill Journalists, Democrats

A Coast Guard officer and aspiring domestic terrorist was arrested late yesterday for plotting to kill Democratic politicians and members of the media.

The History of Blackface

A reading recommendation.

Why Democrats Want Northam Out As Soon As Possible

There’s a good reason why Democrats want Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to get out of the way sooner rather than later.

MAGA Hats the New White Hood?

Wearing Donald Trump’s famous campaign symbol creates a presumption of ill intent. Is that fair?

Did Trump Really Want to Be President? Who Cares?

A new report raises an old question that’s now irrelevant.

Steve King Stripped Of Committee Assignments Over Racist Comments

The House GOP has moved to rebuke Iowa Congressman for his racist remarks. What took them so long?

Racist Congressman Steve King Wonders What’s So Bad About Being A Racist

Iowa’s Steve King has long expressed anti-immigrant and racist views, now he’s asking why that’s a bad thing.

Before Taking Office, Mitt Romney Takes On Trump

Before even taking office, Mitt Romney is taking on the President. It’s a good sign, but we’ll see what it leads to.

White Supremacist Found Guilty In Murder Of Charlottesville Counter-Protester

The white supremacist charged with killing a counter-protester during last year’s events in Charlottesville has been convicted of first-degree murder.

John Kelly Expected To Resign “Soon”

There’s yet another rumor that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly could be on the way out.

Donald Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Continue To Be Historically Bad

President Trump’s job approval numbers continue to be worse than those of any President since the end of World War Two.

The Link Between Anti-Semitic Violence And Far-Right Conspiracy Theories

Anti-Semitic violence has increased markedly over the past two years. So has the spread of far-right “anti-Globalist” conspiracy theories. This is not a coincidence.

Ronald Reagan’s Lesson For Donald Trump On Responding To Hate And Bigotry

Thirty-seven years ago, Ronald Reagan spoke out against hatred and bigotry in a way that the current President refuses to do.

Radicalizing Rhetoric

Trump’s words matter.

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Charged With Multiple Federal And State Crimes

Charges have been filed against the man responsible for the massacre in Pittsburgh in both Federal and State court.

Memetic Warfare and Stochaistic Terrorism

America’s tradition of unlimited free expression increases the danger of violence.

Trump Blames Media For Poisonous Political Rhetoric. He Should Look In The Mirror.

In the wake of attempted bombing attacks on people he has criticized, the President is blaming the media for poisonous political rhetoric. He needs to look in the mirror.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Final Words Should Carry Far Beyond The Arab World

Jamal Khashoggi’s final column includes a message that should resonate far beyond the Arab world it was addressed to.