"Fake news" is the chant Trump started to generate hatred toward journalists, along with saying they are the enemy of the people. So when the White House repeatedly includes "innocent" as qualifier to who shouldn't be shot, it's not meaningless. Context matters.
Feel defeated? Too bad. There is no time for that. It is time to fight for your country at every turn. It is time for non-violent protests everywhere. It is time to let the Democratic Party leaders know that you WILL NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE.
The media and politicians keep addressing the issue of Donald Trump as if it were a relationship problem between him and whoever he is insulting, intimidating, bullying, and lying about on that day. This is not only wrong, but it enables him to continue and misses the far more frightening point that there is no reasoning with Donald Trump, because he does not want the same things for our country as most of us on both sides of the aisle want.
The media's obsequious circling of the wagons around White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over a brutal roasting by a comedienne is more troubling than anything Michelle Wolf said.
Black people are blamed for every evil in our world here in Trump country. This isn’t a one-off. This isn’t an emotional reaction to a few racist comments. This also isn’t a smug lecture about the ugly racism of the other. The "elites" want liberals to stop talking about racism -- in a way that only people who are privileged enough to not suffer racism could.
There is a cancer in our country and ignoring it won’t fix the problem.
The Republican Majority Leader is assaulting the democratic process yet again, but this time he's doing it for a President who is not only under FBI investigation for possible collusion with a hostile foreign power, but whose National Security Adviser just pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia, and who will reportedly testify that he was directed in his contacts with Russia by the President himself.
Without the backlash to Donald Trump's presidency -- a thing built on the backbone of his own admission on tape that he sexually assaults women whenever he wants to and 16 women coming forward to say that Trump harassed and/or assaulted them -- we would not be here right now...
... Having sometimes heartbreaking discussions about the predators among us.
We welcome Republicans who have joined us in taking a stand, but it would be enabling to fail to mention how they got here. Trump’s racism didn’t just happen to the Republican Party. They grew this the hard way and the only way to root it out is to face this fact.
While Mr. Trump has indeed been elected to the highest office in the land, there can be little debate that his words and deeds throughout his lifetime have garnered almost nothing to induce respect. In fact, Mr. Trump has seemingly almost gone out of his way to reflect the very opposite of presidential conduct.
The Republican justification for assaulting Ben Jacobs included the dog whistle words, "liberal reporter" for a reason. The reason is that if the reporter was a liberal, it was okay. Not just okay, but justified.
Democrats don't need to find an "issue" to stop the Neil Gorsuch nomination from proceeding to confirmation. The Gorsuch hearing is irrelevant. He needs to be blocked out of concern for our national security and sovereignty.
Pundits and strategists who keep blaming Hillary Clinton for losing while ignoring the impact of Russian interference display a willful blindness that can only be accounted for by a particularly strong emotional bias teetering on hysteria.
When Republicans voted to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night on the Senate floor, they justified it by using shame. This matters because this is how Republicans silenced dissent under George W. Bush, and way too many liberals and Democrats fell for it then.
The media has dubbed the Trump protests as the "New Tea Party". But this is mainstream America. This is not an extremist faction of the Democratic Party. And therein lies the huge difference between this movement and the Tea Party.
Trump will destroy many things, but he won’t destroy the memory of a great president or the wake of hope Obama left behind him.
Democrats are wasting air time playing Nice Guys and praising Sen Jeff Sessions, which is typical Senate behavior and typical of Democrats, for whom reaching across the aisle is a value.
But those times are gone, and they are dealing with a dangerous racist who has been nominated to be the Attorney General.
If you've been feeling vaguely hysterical, what I like to call hysterical-adjacent, at the idea of Donald Trump running the U.S., you're not alone.
Since Donald Trump won his bid for the White House, the women of America have been suffering Trump Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I wish I were kidding. But I'm not. This is real and it's serious.
The same media that trolled Obamacare for six years, never really grasping that people's lives were on the line, is now telling you that the creation they helped power to the White House is a function of "regular people" being angry at the elites.
How cool would the cool kids feel if they knew they had been duped, that in scoffing about Clinton's scandals they were actually repeating scandals paid for by the folks behind Citizens United.