Author: Luis


Playing the Ref: Power Version

Trump accused the media of intentionally not reporting terror attacks. When the press very rightly scoffed at the idea, the Trump administration released a list of terror attacks it said were “not sufficiently covered.”

Included on the list: the terror attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando, and Paris. All attacks which received boundless coverage here and all over the world.   See more


The Democratic Tea Party

Liberals across the country have popular, powerful beliefs which appeal to a wide range of people. What we believe in usually has majority support. What we believe in is supporting the citizens, the soldiers, the workers, the fighters. We believe in fairness, compassion, reason, and progress. We have a winning cause.

There’s just one thing in our way: Democrats.   See more


The Slow-Burning Fire

Many people are worrying about an impending coup. If you have been having that feeling, then it’s time to re-orient yourself.

The coup is already happening; in fact, it started a few decades ago, and has been moving along like a slow-burning Reichstag fire. Trump may simply be hurrying its pace somewhat, making the mythical frog in boiling water a little more aware of what’s happening. But the point that many are missing is that Trump is not the threat; he’s trying to ride the threat, but the real danger is the ongoing conservative redefinition of our country.   See more


Bringing a Gun to an Unarmed Protest

Last Friday, a protester was shot at a protest outside a speech made by alt-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. It appears that the man who shot the protester is alt-right himself—according to his Facebook page, a Trump supporter, a Yiannopoulos supporter, and a member of the NRA.

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Easier Tweeted

Another missive from the Tweetmeister:

“Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!”

Great. How?   See more


Slamming Shut the Golden Door

It has long been the policy of this nation to open its doors to those in the world who have needed it most. This has been one of our highest principles, one of our greatest strengths, one of our noblest qualities.

I exist because of this policy.   See more


Trump’s Executive Order on “Foreign Terrorist Entry”

Trump recently issued an executive order titled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.” Conservatives love it; it plays to all of their fears and prejudices. This is their red meat. They claim it will keep us safe.

They’re wrong.   See more


Voter Fraud

In an attempt to back up his claim that 3 million people voted illegally, thus explaining Hillary’s popular vote win, Trump attempted to define “voter fraud” expansively.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states….”

Just one problem.   See more


Channeling Fox

Trump tweeted today about the violence in Chicago: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, I will send in the Feds!”

Let’s ignore for the moment that the numbers he used were wrong. Leave aside for the moment the fact that Chicago’s homicide rate is far from the worst in the country. Set aside the fact that “violence in Chicago” is conservative code for “black liberal violence we can point to so people won’t pay attention to police killing unarmed black men.”

No, let’s instead think for a moment about where this came from.   See more