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Donald Trump's Economic Plans Would Destroy the U.S. Economy

Make America have a recession again.<p>On Thursday, Donald Trump’s tweet about tacos was only the second-most alarming message he sent to potential voters. Less open to humorous interpretation was his threat to default on U.S. debt in the event of a recession.<p>“I’ve borrowed knowing that you can pay …

Interest Rates

Ten inconsistencies in Donald Trump's big foreign policy address

How closely the Republican frontrunner’s first big foreign policy speech stands up to detailed scrutiny is already the subject of fierce political debate<p>For a speech purporting to challenge Washington’s accepted wisdom, there was much that was familiar about Donald Trump’s first big foreign policy …

Donald Trump

How Sunflower Bean Reclaimed Classic Rock and Made It Cool Again

In three years this Brooklyn trio turned from teens to 20-somethings to one of the buzziest bands of the year.<p><i>Photos by Yudi Ela</i><p><i>Welcome to Noisey Next, our series dedicated to bringing you our favorite new artists on the verge of blowing up, breaking ground, or otherwise worth giving a damn …

Concerts
Writing

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

Cartels

Donald Trump In 1999: "I Believe In Universal Health Care...It's An Entitlement" From Birth

"I'm very liberal when it comes to health care."<p>Donald Trump, the reality TV host and real estate mogul running for the Republican presidential nomination, once said we should make health care an entitlement and that health care coverage should be universal.<p>Speaking with CNN host Larry King in 1999 …

The “Paranoid Style” of Alex Jones: Why the right-wing “Jade Helm” insanity won’t go away—and why that’s extremely scary

Brace yourself: After months of frantic conspiracy theorizing, Operation Jade Helm is finally underway next week.<p>One week from today, one of the largest military training exercises in history -- dubbed "Operation Jade Helm 15" -- will occur across seven southwestern states. According to Bastrop …

Political Science

Ann Coulter: Sharks may dominate the media — but it’s the Mexicans who will really kill you

“I will bet you that more Americans will be killed by Mexicans than by ISIS or by sharks,” she said<p>On Sunday's edition of "Fox & Friends," Ann Coulter continued to plug her book "Adios, America" by comparing it to every other story in the news, this time telling Tucker Carlson and his cohorts that …

San Francisco

25 movies that will make you proud to be an American

It's an outlandish dream to narrow that list to 25, but hey, this is America. Dare to dream.<p>We rounded up the movies that will stir your nostalgia for the red-white-and-blue, and a few titles just for fun — listed in order of release.

Tom Hanks

The 6 most hysterical right-wing responses to SCOTUS’ same-sex marriage ruling

Bill Kristol believes we’re on our way to polygamy, while Bobby Jindal shows that GOP is still the party of stupid<p><b>1. Mike Huckabee had a very difficult week.</b><p>Sensing the tide of history and the Supreme Court going against him, Mike Huckabee called on conservative Christians to engage in a massive …

Same-sex Marriage

Sean Hannity, very bad critic: Fox News, Sony, Sarah Palin pal help hit movie prey on the gullible

“Heaven Is for Real” is lame “heaven tourism,” a “divine travelogue for dummies.” But not to Sean Hannity!<p>The religious and their cynical Hollywood panderers have offended reason and outraged aesthetics by generating a treacly tale of celestial sojourning so transparently trumped-up that only a …

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic national contenders are calling for debt-free college in the US, they offer few details about how they would finance such a plan.<p>Of course, many European countries like Germany already offer free college, though "free" is a relative term since tax payers absorb that cost.<p>But those …

College & University

Megyn Kelly on journalistic standards: Fox News hasn’t “been proven wrong on every single subject”

No, just most of them — and Obama is right to criticize the network for adhering to that low standard<p>On "The Kelly File" Monday night, host Megyn Kelly whined mightily about comments President Barack Obama made during his appearance on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast -- in particular the idea that "if …

Megyn Kelly

Jeb Bush is a compassionless conservative: His “Scarlet Letter” law was even worse than it sounds

Jeb declined to veto a 2001 law that required women to provide explicit details about their personal and sex lives<p>In Jeb Bush’s 1995 book, “Profiles in Character,” the likely Republican presidential contender wrote that Americans have dropped the ball on public humiliation and called for a return …

Palm Beach County

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Phyllis Schlafly knows what women really want

The anti-feminist crackpot pleads her case for a wage gap, while Bill O’Reilly takes aim at all of Hollywood<p><b>1. Scott Walker becomes early front-runner for the Todd Akin “legitimate-rape” award.</b><p>Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thinks that women who want to have abortions should be required to have …

Feminism

Guess how much time Fox News has spent covering the Duggar scandal

If you answered “Less than 2 minutes,” you are correct!<p>How did the subjects of a TLC reality show creep their way onto the homepage of every blog in America? The Duggars, the hyper-Christian conservative family made famous by "19 Kids & Counting," didn't have to position themselves as symbols of …

The 5 most appalling “Christian” defenses of the Duggars

One creationist activist points to bags of molecules, while The Blaze somehow argues progressives made Josh do it<p>Since it was revealed that Josh Duggar had been accused of molestation and his reality-show star parents did little in response, there has been an expected backlash. However, some people …

Religion

Fox News’ Gavin McInnes goes off the deep end: Women are “less ambitious” and “happier at home”

Tamara Holder could hardly get a word in as McInnes mansplained at her about marriage and happiness<p>On "Hannity" Thursday night, Sean Hannity invited the increasingly unhinged Gavin McInnes to discuss the wage-gap between men and women with Tamara Holder, and as you would expect, the panel quickly …

Feminism

“A corrupt, unresponsive and plutocratic disaster”: How Mitch McConnell and the GOP remade Washington in their image

Now that the GOP’s in control, Mitch McConnell is letting <i>some</i> things pass — and taking all the credit<p>Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is by most accounts an awkward, charmless politician who is motivated by little more than a ruthless desire to accrue power and win his next …

Republicans

Ann Coulter’s xenophobic defense of voter suppression: “I’m pretty sure Senate debates will not be taking place in Urdu”

She also claimed that the 1965 Voting Rights Act outlawing civic literacy tests doesn’t make them illegal<p>It might have taken until April this year, but this morning "Fox & Friends" produced its annual segment calling for the return of civic literacy tests that the Supreme Court deemed illegal in …

Government

Ben Carson’s newest delusion: Gunshot wound to head “not nearly as horrible” as abstract threat to gun rights

Neurosurgeon-turned-conservative activist explains how operating on bullet wounds made him more pro-gun<p>Ben Carson's capacity for saying delusional things that test (and often cross) the boundaries of logic and rationality is at once impressive and terrifying -- and it is a capacity that also seems …

Ben Carson

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O’Reilly is pretty sure that police racism doesn’t exist

O’Reilly’s evidence was declared “mostly false” by Politifact, while Bobby Jindal talks anti-Christian bias<p><b>1. Geraldo Rivera: That cop was ‘boiling mad’... so it's not murder.</b><p>Well, now we know why cops shoot unarmed people with alarming frequency. Geraldo Rivera has explained it. It’s because the …

Native Americans

Rand Paul’s terrifying vision for America: The truth about his plan for “Economic Freedom Zones”

The senator’s detailed economic policy agenda is like something out of an Ayn Rand fever dream<p>Presidential campaigns are usually long on sloganeering and short on substance. The first Republican candidate out of the gate for 2016, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, gave an announcement speech asking listeners to …

Rand Paul

Pat Robertson on Indiana law: Gay wedding cakes are a gateway to “bestiality”

Also, Robertson wants those revolting against the bigoted pizza shop to realize that gay people don’t want pizzas<p>Careful: sizzling hot take from televangelist Pat Robertson on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act coming through.<p>After a Yelp revolt against the family-owned pizza shop drove the …

LGBTQI

Republicans’ 2004 problem: Why they still can’t get right on gay marriage

Mike Pence’s stumbling on gay rights shows Republicans can’t break free from the stale Bush playbook<p>Shortly after George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, Karl Rove talked to the New York Times and had nothing but good things to say about how same-sex marriage was playing out as a political issue. …

LGBTQI

I was a right-wing punching bag: My ill-fated encounter with conservative radio

As abusive as the callers were, nothing could have prepared me for Michigan’s most popular Christian radio show<p>This past week I found myself at the headquarters of Fox News in midtown Manhattan. I wasn’t there as part of some post-Occupy Wall Street protest; I’d actually been invited to the studio …

The right’s Bergdahl calamity: How Bill O’Reilly & Rush Limbaugh discard America’s norms

Once upon a time, prisoners of war weren’t treated like terrorists, and people got their day in court. That’s over<p>Back in the mid-2000s, as the debacle of the Iraq War unfolded and the argument over it became ever more heated, a number of veterans came forward to criticize the war effort and share …

Political Science

4 worst right-wing moments of the week — Tucker Carlson and his brother are total creeps

The Daily Caller honcho acts like a pig, while “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson goes off the deep end<p><b>1. Phil Robertson is a deeply disturbed man with a fantasy about beheading atheists.</b><p>Apparently, the version of Christianity that ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson believes in is a very bloody, …

Barack Obama

10 frightening facts about Tom Cotton

A letter to Iran is only his latest stunt. The Tea Party darling is one of the Senate’s biggest bullies<p>Hailing from Arkansas, 37-year-old Senator Cotton boasts the title of being the youngest member of the Senate, but he spouts the old warmongering rhetoric of 78-year-old Senator John McCain. From …

Tea Party