Andrzej Lechrenski

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The True Spirit Of Country Music Is Sturgill Simpson Calling Trump ‘A Fascist F**king Pig’

Sturgill Simpson has spent his entire career in country music bucking Nashville’s establishment kingmakers. An outlaw in the mold of Merle Haggard, the singer infuses his music with everything from Buddhist-sounding contemplations of life’s meaning to tales of psychedelic drug use, criticism of …

Country Music

GOP Senate nominee attempts to preempt bombshell sexual misconduct report by leaking news to Breitbart

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore's camp on Thursday appeared to preempt news of a bombshell Washington Post report by leaking details to sympathetic right-wing outlet Breitbart News.<p>The Washington Post reported that Moore, the GOP's nominee for Alabama's special Senate election this …

Donald Trump

This is what Roy Moore has said about child abuse and sexual assault

Moore has been accused of initiating sexual encounters with girls as young as 14.<p>Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, initiated …

Republicans Say Firing Mueller Is the Only Way to Prevent a “Coup”

Contingents of the G.O.P. are buying into Trump’s theory of Russia alt-collusion.<p>A group of conservative Republicans lawmakers has taken the Russian collusion counter-narrative embraced by <b>Donald Trump</b> and run with it, turning the conspiracy theory born out of the far-right fringe into a clarion …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore: 'The transgenders don't have rights'

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has long railed against allowing transgender Americans to serve in the military. On Wednesday he took his statements a step further.<p>"The transgenders don't have rights," Moore said Wednesday according to the Montgomery Adviser. Moore was at a …

Roy Moore

Trump Dumped Wine on Reporter After She Wrote About Hitler Speeches

“He went absolutely ballistic,” says celebrated editor<p>Famed magazine editor Tina Brown is opening up about President Donald Trump’s past, and it got …

Tuesday’s Crushing Defeat Convinces Republicans They’re on the Right Track

Polls, focus groups, and strategic thinking by smart people can all be useful tools in charting a political party’s course. But there’s nothing like</i> …

McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true

Moore issued a statement denying the accusations.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called on the party's nominee for Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, to withdraw from the race if a new report that he pursued teenage girls in his 30's is confirmed.<p>"If these allegations are true, he must …

Republicans

Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

It’s about the guns.<p>A familiar pattern plays out after every mass shooting in the US.<p>First, advocates of gun control point out, accurately, that taking guns off the streets and limiting who can buy them will save lives. Then opponents of gun control argue that there are no regulations that can stop …

Now It's Democrats Who Feel Their Values Threatened—and Are Voting

Trump rode to office by tapping the desire for order, but his victory has galvanized those who prefer diversity and openness.<p>In Karen Stenner’s penetrating 2005 study of the forces that tear societies apart, she explains that some people strongly prefer diversity, dynamism, and difference, while …

Political Science

Jim Beam Fans Boycott After Mila Kunis Trolls Vice President Pence

Jim Beam is facing some backlash from its customers after spokeswoman Mila Kunis "trolled" Vice President Mike Pence.<p>She told Conan O'Brien while she …

Trump’s new Cuba travel restrictions are now in effect

Back in June, Donald Trump announced plans to reverse the Obama-era rules that allowed a diplomatic opening with Cuba. That rule change has now gone into effect, which means that it will be more difficult for American citizens to travel to Cuba and harder for American businesses to work on the …

Cuba

Republicans are saying what they usually keep private: Big donors will flee if tax reform fails

It’s not something politicians usually say aloud.<p>But multiple Republican lawmakers have said publicly what many voters have assumed for years: Their …

This ‘Atlantic’ essay is trying really hard to convince you that Republicans aren’t racist

Peter Beinart probably means well. His latest for the <i>Atlantic</i> — “‘Republican’ is not a synonym for ‘racist’” — is fueled by a clear desire to see …

Election night? Not if you watched Fox News.

Republican strategist Rick Wilson summed it up on Tuesday night, as elections in Virginia, Maine, and other states went broadly for Democrats.<p>As …

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

In a depressed former steel town, the president’s promises don’t matter as much as they once did.<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—Pam Schilling is the reason Donald Trump is the president.<p>Schilling’s personal story is in poignant miniature the story of this area of western Pennsylvania as a whole—one of the …

Black Lives Matter

Hoboken elects first Sikh mayor, dismisses racist flyers

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Ravi Bhalla will become Hoboken’s first Sikh mayor after being targeted by racist flyers.<p>The City Council member topped five other …

Perez Yells During Election Victory Speech: ‘The New Democratic Party Is Back!’

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez yelled that "the new Democratic Party is back" during his speech on Tuesday night after Ralph …

The Anti-Trump Wave Has Come, and Republicans Can’t Stop It

Democrats have suffered a series of close losses in special elections in 2017, contributing to the broad sense, especially among Democrats …

BREAKING: Historic Democrat Wave Wiping Out Virginia GOP

The polls have closed in Virginia, and what we’re seeing is a bloodletting of the Republican party of a kind unseen in a generation. <br>Republican …

George W. Bush

Ryan breaks record for shutting down floor debate

The House speaker has kept a tight grip on amendments despite promising a ‘more open, more inclusive’ process.<p>Paul Ryan vowed an end to the much-despised top-down approach of his predecessor when he took the speaker’s gavel in 2015, promising a House that’s “more open, more inclusive, more …

George W. Bush

CNN: Phil Murphy wins NJ governor's race

CNN projects Democrat Phil Murphy will be New Jersey's next governor.

New Jersey

Ralph Northam’s win in the Virginia governor’s race shows the GOP is in big trouble

A wave is building.<p>Despite all the hand-wringing, Ralph Northam didn't blow it. And it seems that neither did his fellow Virginia Democratic candidates Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and Mark Herring for attorney general. Dems also won the New Jersey governor’s race in a landslide, and seem …

McConnell just got a bunch of Trump's judicial nominees confirmed in one week

While the first week of November was a banner time for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the Republicans' proposal to cut taxes, an item that could affect the nation for decades flew under the radar.<p>Last week, Senate Republicans were able to confirm four of President Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

Shame on the "Pro-Family" GOP for Eliminating the Adoption Tax Credit

On Thursday, Trump’s GOP introduced their tax cut proposal entitled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The plan would add $1.5 trillion to the …

Liberty University booted an anti-Trump Christian author from campus

Jonathan Martin's removal reveals political fault lines among evangelicals.<p>Liberty University, the evangelical Christian college founded by the late political firebrand and Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, removed visiting anti-Trump evangelical author Jonathan Martin from its campus and its …

Religion

Trump, not Flake, is the GOP mainstream

Many Republican voters are fully aware of the president’s flaws, but they don’t want to hear about them constantly from Republican officeholders.

Voting

Trump says "a lot of justice" needs to be fixed, after "laughing stock" remarks

Fox News' Laura Ingraham gave President Trump a chance Thursday to clarify or walk back his comments earlier in the week, when he said the way the …

Donald Trump Is First Result in Twitter Search for 'Hitler'

Individual familiar with the matter attributes result to “organic issue,” not a deliberate policy<p>Is Twitter trolling Donald Trump? A Twitter search …

Social Media

Science's top foe in Congress is retiring

Jay Mallin/ Zuma<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>It’s been a tough year for scientists, but a number of climate …