Jeff Wood was scheduled to die by lethal injection last Wednesday, Aug. 18, even though he never killed anyone. But miraculously, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Wood a stay of execution on Friday, which was also his 43 rd birthday. Show More Summary
As a professor of Russian literature, I’ve come to realize that it’s never a good sign when real life resembles a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, with its riotous rhetoric and steady stream of scandals, calls to mind Dostoevsky’s most political novel, “Demons,” written in 1872. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s transition from the primaries to the general election has been a long exercise in proving the adage that a leopard can’t change his spots. Trying to soften his reputation as a bigot, he has employed a classic tactic that serves only to reinforce prejudice: divide and conquer. Show More Summary
TEXAS RULING COMPLICATES COURT FIGHT OVER HB2 (Charlotte Observer) -- A federal judge in Texas potentially has deepened the legal fight over House Bill 2 by blocking an Obama administration order that would give transgender students in public schools access to bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. Show More Summary
Donald Trump has a plan to stop crime, and it all depends on One Tough Cop. Wish Trump had gotten his name.
Bad government is bad enough: The widening scandal in the McCrory Administration about coal ash and drinking water https://t.co/RA5ov2ROJU #ncpol via @ncpolicywatch — Ping T (@ItsMePing_t) August 23, 2016 But bad government that takes a cavalier approach to people's health is borderline criminal:
If Michele Bachmann is correct, the far-right Minnesotan has the ear of her party's presidential nominee.
Trump news is like arsenic, you should only take it in small doses, but Colbert has been on vacation for two weeks, so he subjects himself (and us) to the last two weeks of Trump in a few minutes. And his analysis of Donald Trump? "He's...Show More Summary
Sam Stein, Huffington Post: After bragging for a year about how cheaply he was running his campaign, Donald Trump is spending more freely now that other people are contributing -- particularly when the beneficiary is himself. Trump nearly...Show More Summary
Is there anything Donald Trump could not solve in a week, according to Donald Trump? Monday, Bill O’Reilly asked Trump to discuss his promise to end “the chaos and violence on our streets and the assault on law enforcement.” Easy peasy, said Trump. Show More Summary
Charlie Sykes, a prominent conservative radio host in Wisconsin who's vehemently anti-Trump, is doing some soul-searching, according to Politico: Charlie Sykes’ conscience is nagging him. Since last year, the most influential political...Show More Summary
Federal Election Commission reports show that the Republican presidential nominee's campaign paid $35,457 per month for rent and utilities to Trump Tower Commercial LLC between August 2015 and this April. The campaign says in a statement...Show More Summary
Poison control centers received 37,000 calls over two years about kids getting into detergent pods, which resulted in two deaths and two dozen life-threatening injuries. Doctors are urging parents not to buy them. No one really needs clown-colored chemical hackysacks to clean their underwear. Show More Summary
Mike Pence is a very stupid man, but apparently even he can't buy Trump's claim that 95% of black voters will support him in 2020.