Trump smears all immigrants in new tweet — not just undocumented ones

The Trump administration keeps attempting to justify its family separation policy. It’s not going well. DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was reportedly flown in from New Orleans to handle Monday’s delayed White House press briefing, during which she said forcibly separating kids from their parents isn’t…

Top energy regulator troubled by use of wartime language for coal and nuclear bailout

There’s no doubt emergency conditions exist that could easily be used to justify greater government intervention in the U.S. electric power industry. The planet is warming at a rapid pace and the government could take more urgent steps to prevent the conditions from growing even…

House Republican offers completely incoherent rationale for ending Russia investigation

On Friday, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) went on Fox News and tried to justify the decision made by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee to end the committee’s Russia probe and release a final report. It did not go well. Wenstrup argued there is no…

‘Religious freedom’ is not why people support businesses’ right to discriminate, study shows

Conservatives eager to justify discrimination against LGBTQ people highlight “religious freedom” as one of their primary arguments. If a business owner like Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshops, whose case is before the Supreme Court, doesn’t want to sell a wedding cake to same-sex couples because…