Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Appeals Court narrows Trump gag order, affirming its core premise

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Appeals Court narrows Trump gag order, affirming its core premise

ABC News:  Appeals court largely upholds Trump gag order in federal election interference case Trump is prohibited from making public statements about potential witnesses. “The Order is affirmed to the extent it prohibits all parties and their counsel from making or directing others to make public statements about known or reasonably foreseeable witnesses concerning their … Read more

Gov. Tim Walz criticizes GOP’s ‘obsession’ with strange and cruel issues

Gov. Tim Walz criticizes GOP’s ‘obsession’ with strange and cruel issues

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz went on CNN Thursday to talk about what Democrats are doing versus what Republicans are not doing. Walz is the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association, and was asked about a comment he recently made to Politico about the “weirdness” of Republican politicians. He pulled no punches, pointing out how … Read more

Yet another conservative meme fails basic logic

Yet another conservative meme fails basic logic

Ahh, nothing like right-wing Facebook memes. Especially ones that have a pronoun as the third word and then proudly proclaim their refusal to use any pronouns. Let’s start with that weird fixation on pronouns. As one commenter on Reddit wrote, that is particularly limiting to their ability to communicate. Here’s a somewhat comprehensive list of words … Read more

Comer isn’t even trying as Jake Tapper makes fun of his Biden conspiracy theory on live TV

Comer isn’t even trying as Jake Tapper makes fun of his Biden conspiracy theory on live TV

On Friday, Rep. James Comer brought his catastrophic mess of an impeachment inquiry to CNN. Speaking with host Jake Tapper, the chair of the House Oversight Committee couldn’t even be bothered to pretend he had any evidence against President Joe Biden and his family and instead tried to promote such a twisted joke of a … Read more

Texas Historical Commission removes dozens of books on slavery from plantation gift shops

Texas Historical Commission removes dozens of books on slavery from plantation gift shops

At least 25 books are no longer for sale at gift shops at sites overseen by the Texas Historical Commission. Those books include: “Roots,” by Alex Haley; “Invisible Man,” by Ralph Ellison; “White Rage,” by Carol Anderson; and “Stamped from the Beginning,” by Ibram X. Kendi. See a pattern? According to Texas Monthly, a spokesperson … Read more

The audacity of cope: Good news for the country means sad Fox News personalities

The audacity of cope: Good news for the country means sad Fox News personalities

Friday wrapped up a week of good news for America. The Department of Labor reported that 199,000 jobs were added in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%. And unfortunately for Republican messaging, a steep recession has not materialized. Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, who promoted dire predictions of a recession, is now managing that … Read more

Carlson turns a sober warning of Russian threat into a false claim of extortion

Carlson turns a sober warning of Russian threat into a false claim of extortion

Speaking before Congress on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned the House Foreign Affairs Committee that failing to stop Russia in Ukraine could mean much greater costs in the future. That included the possibility of deploying U.S. troops to Europe should Putin invade a NATO ally. Republican representatives present at the event seemed to get … Read more