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the one question anti-abortion zealots can't answer no matter how hard they try


a how-to guide for arguing with evangelicals and arch conservatives. patrick s. tomlinson is a writer. he’s best known for writing science fiction. he’s also active on social media platforms like twitter. a couple of days ago, tomlinson decided to do the world a public service by explaining a thought experiment he uses with anti-choice, evangelical types. it’s one of those things that can make your tiny brain explode if you live in the tiny, “economically anxious” world of forced birtherism.[view the story "patrick s. tomlinson's question that "pro-life" zealots cannot answer" on storify]check. matey.  related storiescharles blow: donald trump really has it in for women of colorrobert reich: crony capitalism is rotting the country from the inside outmyeshia johnson confirms rep. fre






watch: robert reich blames berkeley riot on right-wing ‘outside agitators’


robert reich speculated that the instigators of the violence on the university of california at berkeley pus were not students and could have been milo yiannopoulos allies. reich, who teaches at berkeley, explained that he knows the students on pus and those that he saw tearing up the city wer...






charles blow: donald trump really has it in for women of color


more terrifying is that his base loves him for it. donald trump appears to hold black women in contempt. sure, he treats all women and minorities with breathtaking disrespect, but when any member of these groups has the gall to point out his moral failures, the president unleashes the full fury of his base. this was apparent following his botched condolence call to the gold star widow of sgt. la david johnson, who was killed in niger.as charles blow writes in his monday column, this behavior is a "way of playing out his personal sense of racial, sexist, and patriarchal entitlement. and as he degrades, he plays to those very same entitlements in the base that elected him." rep. frederica wilson (d-fl) is a friend of the johnson family and was in the car when the president called la davi






‘don’t take trump literally about anything’: robert reich calls bs on trump’s ec


robert reich agreed with donald trump’s economic advisor stephen moore, who claimed that no one should take trump seriously. reich quantified ‘on anything,’ however. reich explained that it is far too early to credit trump with any economic success given that he has yet to pass a s...






robert reich blisters ‘compassionless and paranoid’ donald trump in review of hi


in a long essay on his facebook page, former labor secretary robert reich took a hard and brutal look at president donald trump’s first 100 days, and declared them a disaster — for both trump and the country. with trump coming up on his first 100 day milestone, the president finds himsel...






‘shame on them’: robert reich tears apart the gop’s plan to bring trumpcare back


reacting to the news that the republican party is trying to revive president donald trump’s previously dead health care plan, economist robert reich thinks the gop ought to be ashamed of itself. in a facebook post written on tuesday afternoon, reich explained exactly what the house freedom cau...






‘what kind of white house is this?’: robert reich eviscerates the ‘leaderless’ t


former clinton-era labor secretary robert reich handed down a brutal indictment of the trump white house on tuesday night, wondering if anyone knows who is in charge as they move from crisis to crisis. speaking with cnn host anderson cooper, reich said all new presidential administrations go through...






robert reich: sally yates testimony points to ‘trump ordering flynn’ to call rus


writing on facebook, former clinton labor secretary robert reich laid out both the timeline of allegations regarding russia’s election hacking and those related to disgraced national security adviser michael flynn. reich starts his timeline on december 29, 2016, when president barack obama ann...






‘that’s absurd!’: robert reich crushes trump economic advisor who claimed obamac


president donald trump’s economic advisor stephen moore insisted that that obamacare was hurting americans all over the country as insurance companies pull out of the health care market. class warrior robert reich called bs on moore’s claim saying that the previous trumpcare law that was...






‘you bought it’: robert reich lists 13 ways trump has blatantly lied to his own


president donald trump has earned a reputation for making false claims, and economist robert reich believes that many of these false claims have been made at the expense of trump’s own voters. in a new facebook post, reich goes over several of trump’s most frequent campaign promises, and...






‘there is no adult in charge’: robert reich hammers trump for ‘tweeting lies to


former labor secretary robert reich has lambasted both president donald trump and the gop leadership for turning the u.s. into a “rudderless” nation. writing on facebook, reich lamented that, “there is no adult in charge,” before calling trump out as a “narcissistic chi...






‘the math is not there!’: robert reich schools ex-trump adviser over gop’s ‘absu


former u.s. secretary of labor robert reich on tuesday ripped the gop house healthcare replacement plan, arguing republican’s current attempt to push through the bill is “absurd.” speaking with cnn’s anderson cooper and former donald trump adviser stephen moore, reich said the new healthcare bill is...






‘it’s simply not true’: robert reich smacks down gop talking point that obamacar


in a fiery segment on monday, former labor secretary robert reich schooled cnn contributor stephen moore on the state of healthcare in america, informing the ex-donald trump adviser that in reality, republicans “don’t want to see” the affordable care act repealed. after a feeble attempt by the presi...






robert reich: trump is trying to distract you from these 5 major stories with hi


writing on facebook, former labor secretary robert reich noted that, while the media has been obsessed by president donald trump attacking them as “fake news” and insulting msnbc host mika brezinski,  there are serious topics that are being shoved off the front page — and that is t...






‘there is no adult in charge’: robert reich hammers trump for ‘tweeting lies to


former labor secretary robert reich has lambasted both president donald trump and the gop leadership for turning the u.s. into a “rudderless” nation. writing on facebook, reich lamented that, “there is no adult in charge,” before calling trump out as a “narcissistic child” who needs his ego continually stroked. “we have as president an unhinged […]






‘there is no plan!’: robert reich schools economist who insists gop healthcare b


former labor secretary robert reich on monday schooled stephen moore about the implications of the gop’s health care replacement plan after the former senior economic adviser to donald trump insisted the scathing congressional budget office score was “hocus pocus.” “i don’t believe this report...






robert reich identifies four reasons trump should be impeached — with a fifth on


president donald trump could be impeached on four separate grounds, according to robert reich — and a fifth could be “on its way.” the former labor secretary on his twitter account accused trump of violating his oath of office by baselessly accusing president barack obama of illega...






robert reich urges media to ‘stop mincing words’ and call trump out on his lies


president donald trump will speak on tuesday night in his first address to a joint session of congress where he will have to lay out and also make the case to support his presidential agenda. in preparation for his address, robert reich, the former secretary of labor under president bill clinton, ha...






watch: robert reich rips into conservative over his ‘specious’ math on trumpcare


in a cnn panel discussing the congressional budget office’s new score for the gop’s obamacare repeal, politico and former labor secretary robert reich got into it with stephen moore, an economic adviser to president donald trump’s campaign. when discussing the “untenable posi...






‘you live in a fact free world’: robert reich slams ex-sheriff for exaggerating


appearing on cnn tuesday night, former clinton-era labor secretary robert reich battled with a former arizona sheriff who attempted to use anecdotal stories of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants to help support president donald trump’s plans to start major round-ups by immigration off...






‘you live in a fact free world’: robert reich slams ex-sheriff for exaggerating


appearing on cnn tuesday night, former clinton-era labor secretary robert reich battled with a former arizona sheriff who attempted to use anecdotal stories of crimes by undocumented immigrants to help support president donald trump’s plans to start major round-ups by immigration officials. as...






robert reich, don lemon: milo yiannopoulos protesters could be ‘right wingers’ t


former labor secretary robert reich said in a cnn interview on thursday night that he “wouldn’t bet against” a theory that “right-wingers” were behind violent protests that led to the cancellation of a speaking event by breitbart senior editor milo yiannopoulos. “i was there for part of last night, and i know what i saw. those people […]






watch: robert reich calls bs on jeffrey lord’s ridiculous claim that ‘coal is th


former secretary of labor and class warrior robert reich crushed conservative pundit jeffrey lord during thursday’s cnn panel discussion about the paris climate agreement. senior economic advisor to president donald trump, steve moore claimed that developing countries have been able to use fos...






robert reich dismantles trump’s latest healthcare pledge: ‘i don’t think he has


former labor secretary robert reich on tuesday blasted trump’s claim that he expects a health care deal “very quickly,” arguing the president has lost all credibility following his failure to pass trumpcare last friday. speaking to senators on tuesday, trump insisted he knows congress will reach a d...






robert reich blisters mitch mcconnell: ‘he is no patriot. he has shamed himself


republican sen. mitch mcconnell (ky) may feel like taking a victory lap after delaying president barack obama’s nominee to the supreme court long enough to have right-wing nominee neil gorsuch installed on the bench, but new york times columnist robert reich blasted mcconnell on sunday in a po...






cnn panel goes off the rails when robert reich slams the door on conservative’s


in a monday night segment on anderson cooper 360, president bill clinton’s former secretary of labor robert reich got into it with president donald trump’s former economic adviser stephen moore over the harm that may be caused by the obamacare repeal bill. “this republican bill is ...






‘can we please get a grip?’: robert reich calls for unity after baseball practic


former u.s. secretary of labor robert reich called for unity in the aftermath of the shooting on wednesday morning at a republican baseball practice. he decried those who are rushing to politicize the shooting like donald trump jr. who blamed “liberal hate speech” for the shooting, which...






robert reich masterfully turns ann coulter’s ‘free speech’ gripes into smackdown


economist robert reich suggested to ann coulter on sunday that the fight to defend free speech was not limited to her campaign against the college campuses which have banned her citing security reasons. during a discussion on abc’s this week about coulter’s battle with university of cali...






robert reich: no vote on gorsuch until senate and fbi investigate trump’s russia


former labor secretary robert reich believes the senate should not take up the nomination of  court of appeals judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court until it is has been established that president donald trump is the “legitimate” president of the united states. writing on facebook, rei...






charles blow: donald trump really has it in for women of color


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1084206'; click here for reuse options! more terrifying is that his base loves him for it. donald trump appears to hold black women in contempt. sure, he treats all women and minorities with breathtaking disrespect, but when any member of these groups has the gall to point out his moral failures, the president unleashes the full fury of his base. this was apparent following his botched condolence call to the gold star widow of sgt. la david johnson, who was killed in niger.as charles blow writes in his monday column, this behavior is a "way of playing out his personal sense of racial, sexist, and patriarchal entitlement. and as he degrades, he plays to those very same entitlements in the base that elected him." rep. fred






robert reich blisters mitch mcconnell: ‘he is no patriot. he has shamed himself


republican sen. mitch mcconnell (ky) may feel like taking a victory lap after delaying president barack obama’s nominee to the supreme court long enough to have right-wing nominee neil gorsuch installed on the bench, but new york times columnist robert reich blasted mcconnell on sunday in a post on facebook. “no man has done more […]






robert reich: america now has 6 political parties


which party do you fit in? the old democratic and republican parties are exploding. when you take a closer look, america actually has six political parties right now:1. establishment republicans, consisting of large corporations, wall street, and major gop funders. their goal is to have their taxes cut. 2. anti-establishment republicans, consisting of tea partiers, the freedom caucus, and libertarians. their goal is to have a smaller government with shrinking deficits and debts. many of them also want to get big money out of politics and end crony capitalism.  3. social conservative republicans – evangelicals and rural southern whites. they want america to return to what they call “christian” values.4. establishment democrats – corporate and wall street executives and upper middle-class






robert reich lists 11 facts to arm yourself with before arguing with a trump sup


in a recent facebook post, former u.s. labor secretary robert reich listed 11 key facts — compiled by reader rosa figueroa — to arm yourself with the next time you find yourself arguing with a trump supporter. impeachdjtnow.com listed the facts, which read almost more like comic one-line...






i support donald trump because i’m against liberals’ opposition to capitalism


we voted for and continue to support the idea that liberalism, and those who support its social economics, is no way to run a country whose economic system is based on capitalism.






watch: robert reich slams jeffrey lord for saying trump’s potential ties to russ


former labor secretary robert reich smacked down cnn’s jeffrey lord on wednesday after the conservative commentator tried to make light of potential financial ties between donald trump and russia. discussing an ongoing effort by democratic leaders to gain access to trump’s tax returns, anderson coop...