What happens when party loyalty and a cult of personality trumps our loyalty to the checks and balances built into the United States Constitution? We have a Constitutional crisis like the one we are currently experiencing. Here is Robert Kagan […]
From University of Pittsburgh historian Marcus Rediker, author of The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist.
We posted about this blasphemous billboard last week. Heather Greene at Religion News Service has more: The billboard is situated on a well-traveled commuter route in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, near the border of Tennessee. Historically known for being the site […]
From Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson:
Metaxas and pro-Trump worship leader Sean Feucht are gearing-up for this event in Washington D.C.
The former president’s endorsement of Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate race is getting the most attention, but I am more interested in his endorsement of Joe Kent in the race for the House seat from Washington state’s 3rd congressional […]
Kevin McCarthy and other GOP House members are threatening American telecommunication companies that have received subpoenas from the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection. What do they have to hide? Here is Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene: It’s […]
In his recent piece at The Atlantic, Wehner argues that “the GOP base may be identifying less and less with Trump personally…but it is not identifying any less with the conspiracist and antidemocratic impulses that defined him over the past […]
Back in February I live-tweeted Trump’s speech at CPAC: Some of you may recall a post I wrote in March 2021 about pro-Trump evangelical Franklin Graham’s efforts to get his followers vaccinated. It did not go well. Here were some […]
Franklin Graham is calling for a day of prayer for Afghanistan on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Here is his Facebook message to followers: DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN I’m asking for Christians around the world to join […]
Either Trump doesn’t realize that a lot of Afghans are American allies or he does know this and just doesn’t care. What a fool.
Here is former president Trump on April 18, 2021: I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons. First, we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is […]
Mike Lindell’s 72-hour cyber symposium is underway. Get up to speed here. Here is MSN News: Right-wing media figure Steve Bannon has slammed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell‘s cyber symposium for failing to present evidence that actually proves Lindell’s long-touted claims of voter fraud […]
Here is Ruth Marcus at The Washington Post: I try not to be alarmist, but it is difficult to read the latest accounts and not be alarmed. The drip-drip-drip evolution of this story has served to mask how serious the […]
Midway through the Trump administration people started e-mailing to tell me that I had “Trump derangement syndrome.” Even very smart people for whom I have much respect were telling me that I needed to calm down in my criticism of […]
When you lose Tom Brady: Jonathan Chait tells us what this means here.
Here is Tom Boggioni at Salon: Supporters of Donald Trump who have taken to the lakes and waterways to hold boat parades honoring the former president are being hammered by fellow boaters and maritime experts for literally leaving destruction in their wake after swamping […]
Ed McBroom is a dairy farmer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a substitute teacher, a music minister at First Baptist Church of Norway (MI), and a GOP state senator who chairs the Oversight Committee. Here’s a little devotional from the First […]
The New York Times has analyzed thousands of videos related to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and put together its own 40-minute video. It is calling this video “the most comprehensive picture to date of what happened–and […]
C-SPAN asked scholars to rank the presidents in terms of public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress, vision, the pursuit of justice, and “performance within the context of the times.” The list […]