President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a...
"The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk," Omar wrote on Twitter
Amanda MarcotteAfter helping inspire the El Paso massacre, Trump doubles down and spreads propaganda that threatens Omar’s life.
Anyone who thinks he doesn’t know what he’s doing is a liar or a fool.
There’s no good reason to consider Malcolm Gladwell a serious writer or thinker anymore, thanks in large part to the things Gladwell continues to write and think. Despite this, he was allowed to write a new book—if you want to know more about it, I...
Amanda MarcotteIf men are too dumb to know rape is wrong, they are too dumb to be allowed any power at all. I don’t mean just stripping them of coaching jobs or being famous journalists. Too dumb to know rape is wrong should render you unfit for your own bank account.
The historically low fertility rate, explained in three charts.
Amanda MarcotteThe birth rate is also going down, at what appears to be a similar rate. Which means not that more pregnancies end in birth, but that pregnancies overall are declining (and also there are unmeasurable black market abortions cluttering the statistics).
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as “rude” and “insolent” — but her fellow “Morning Joe” panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their...
Amanda MarcotteHard to disagree. The baseline assumption with any Trump loyalist should be 1) Everything they say is a lie 2) They are fascist and therefore reject the authority of anyone who believes in rule of law and 3) They’re sociopathic in demeanor.
“They try to destroy the president, because they hate that he won in 2016," Sanders alleged on Fox News
Amanda MarcotteEven when Trump’s gone, this sort of thing isn’t going away. Republicans realize now they can flat-out lie about journalists, and there will be no consequences. They will keep it up post-Trump.
Democratic primary voters should have a chance to evaluate how their potential standard-bearers fare against hostile criticism.
Amanda MarcotteAdam Serwer is correct. Primaries are an opportunity to flush out weaknesses in a campaign, and covering them up by shaming candidates for bringing up uncomfortable topics is counterproductive.
Proof of Kavanaugh's perjury is welcome, but conservatives basically don't think sexual assault is a big deal
Amanda MarcotteNew evidence that Kavanaugh lies under oath will not change Republican views. They already know he lied under oath. They just don’t care.
Amanda MarcotteBut of course, this is more evidence that "facts" and "truth" are irrelevant to conservatives. They lie shamelessly, because they don't want to just come and admit they think certain men are entitled to get away with sexual assault.
Amanda MarcotteThat conservatives privately speak this way — acknowledging the accusations are true, but arguing that men should not pay penalties — explains what’s going on here, I would argue. They know Kavanaugh did it. They think he’s justified in lying.