Donald Trump Emphasizes 'Mental Health' Instead of Domestic Violence After Texas Mass Shooting 

“Mental health is your problem here,” Donald Trump said in a press conference early Monday morning. Trump was addressing the cause, or what he believes to be the cause, of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest in a seemingly unbroken timeline of mass shootings which…

The Paradise Papers, a Massive Document Dump, Show Where the Superrich, and Obviously Trump Leeches, Put Their Money

In the second-largest data leak of all time, a great Something Burger, 96 media organizations from 67 countries have been working together to sort through 13.4 million papers–dubbed the “Paradise Papers”–documenting where the world’s elite store their money. The documents, originally obtained by the German newspaper …

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Considered Replacing Clinton With Biden, Yet Suggested Clinton Rigged the Nomination 

Former interim DNC chair and CNN commentator, who resigned from CNN after leaking debate questions to Hillary Clinton, has more or less been eluding that the Clinton campaign rigged the nomination process. Now on Sunday, she has dialed back by clarifying that having concluded an investigation she has “no evidence,…

Did House Republicans Sneak Anti-Abortion Language Into Their Tax Bill? 

Buried in the first third of the new House Republican tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, released on Thursday, is a curious amendment to Section 529(e). The new GOP bill allows “unborn children” to be a “treated as designated beneficiary or an individual,” for the purposes of a 529, a college savings account that…

A Close Reading of Rick Perry's Argument that Fossil Fuels Prevent Sexual Assault

While the men of this nation engage in a public reckoning with the prevalence of sexual assault even among—gasp—Good Guys, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has crawled out of his sewer, tip-toed into the room and shouted, “You know what would cure all this? My thing,” which is the general attitude that got us into this…

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Accuses Clinton Campaign of Rigging Nomination Process 

Donna Brazile, ex-CNN contributor and former interim chairman of the DNC, published an excerpt of her forthcoming book in Politico which makes the claim that the Clinton campaign and the DNC struck a deal that gave Clinton an “unethical” amount of control over the party prior to the nominating process. Brazile, who …

Donald Trump, Branding Expert, Would Like to Call His Tax Bill 'The Cut Cut Cut Act'

Trump’s tax plan, which he has certainly read in full and 100 percent understands, is not particularly popular; its release, slated for today, has been delayed by what the New York Times politely describes as “the daunting arithmetic of drastically cutting tax rates.” Not to worry, though, my wealthy GOP corporate…