Tabloid headlines, internet comment threads, that one uncle at Thanksgiving dinner: Conspiracy theories are everywhere. Polls reveal the truth -- the truth about what the public believes, that is. While some conspiracy theories are dismissed by the vast majority of the public, others are widely accepted as true.
The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.
It seems that WND has declared a total blackout on treating Cruz the way it did Obama where eligibility is concerned -- and even WND's chief birther is compelled to play along. All of which hammers home the message that WND cares about the Constitution only when it can be used as a cudgel against its political enemies, not as a document to be applied evenly to all.
Given the bizarre and bitter nature of American politics today and the relevance of a 226 year old document to the 21st century, a repeat of Bush v Gore in 2016 with a Cruz v Constitution petition is not entirely unimaginable.
Last night, during a segment on The Kelly File, I asserted that U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took to the House floor to make a claim that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. That assertion was incorrect, and for that I apologize.
The most virulent haters of President Obama have long been called "Birthers." A major historical anniversary we observe this month suggests that the name is far more appropriate than has been realized.
Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?
This is not about President Obama, but about something bigger and deeper. It's about whether there's any real hope for America, and whether specifically there's hope that Liberal America can and will play the role that our nation needs for it to play.
The first African-American president has been painted as opposing the interests of white people, and while Glenn Beck has stated this verbatim, this sentiment has been a cornerstone of Tea Party politics.
This month seems to be now be marking a turning point, to perhaps what might be called a new and virulent "Clinton Derangement Syndrome." Or, more prosaically, what we're now seeing can be said to be the real start of the 2016 presidential election season.
Wake up, Aristotle, logic is over! Now we have GOP Logic, and it explains everything. Just learn these nine new laws, and all will become clear.
The extraordinary shutdown maneuver, based upon unprecedented demands, only begins to make sense when the truly extremist nature of the GOP'S activist base is taken into account.
Alex Jones and Jermoe Corsi market in fear and paranoia while turning serious events and the deaths of innocent civilians into their own personal clown show. Again and again and again.
Dog-lovers will have to wait for their portion of that headline until the awards part of the column; but as for the cats, I was struck this week by a funny comment on an article I was reading on the continuing civil war within the Republican Party.
Cruz's stated goal is that he wants to repeal Obamacare. His extortionary crusade will hurt millions of people and seriously disrupt our economy. But Cruz doesn't care.
John and Adams Patriot explain Christianity, Ronald Reagan, gays, Obama's America, pizza delivery, guns and their lust for Liz Cheney.