Today's Debate

Trump federal judge nominee defended early KKK online: Report

Brett Talley, President Trump's nominee for a lifetime federal judgeship in Alabama, defended the early Ku Klux Klan on a message board for University of Alabama fans, Slate reported. Talley — who has been an attorney for three years and has never tried a case, but spent one year as a...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:17pm

Impeach Hillary Clinton, Trump supporters say: Video

A year after the election, President Trump repeatedly takes to Twitter to deflect from his own controversies over Russia and his job performance, insisting that his vanquished opponent Hillary Clinton is the one who really deserves investigation and punishment. And it’s working unbelievably...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:45pm

The Foreman Forecast: Here comes the judge

From the start, one consolation for voters who oppose Donald Trump has been the ineptness of his party. Despite holding both chambers of Congress and the Oval Office, the Republicans have repeatedly gathered around the launch pad of legislative hopes only to watch their initiatives explode in a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:04am

Trump’s America: Moore sins in Alabama … Who cares?

So what will it take for Alabama Republicans to forsake Roy Moore? Apparently, this isn’t enough: An on-the-record report that the moralistic Ten Commandments judge, then a 32-year-old assistant district attorney, undressed and groped a 14-year-old hometown girl and dated three other local...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:51pm

The Foreman Forecast: The curious case of Rand Paul

Among the many bewildering puzzles in D.C. these days, this may be the best: Why did Rand Paul’s neighbor allegedly tackle him? The Republican senator from Kentucky was dropped on his lawn like a sack of hammers in a mysterious dispute. We know who allegedly took him down: one Rene Boucher,...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: Our winning ways

Shalane Flanagan won the TCS NYC Marathon this week – the first American woman to do so in 40 years, and the sight of her sweeping into Central Park was spectacular. In the same race, the greatest American male marathoner in a generation, Meb Keflezighi, was washed by oceans of teary-eyed...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:03am

'That's how people like you get shot,' teacher tells black student

A high school teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after a Facebook video was released in which the teacher threatens a student with gun violence. “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot,” said Paul Hagan, a physics and electronics...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:44pm

FDA warns companies to stop saying that pot cures cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a word of warning to companies selling marijuana-based health supplements: Stop with wildly inaccurate claims, or else. Last week, the government agency sent warning letters to four companies — Natural Alchemist, Greenroads Health, That’s...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:57am

Trump’s America: How low can he go?

One year since his surprise election victory, Donald Trump has just captured another big win, though this one can’t exactly be called surprising. Trump is now the least popular president ever at this point in his term. In a staggering, 33-point landslide, he has defeated Obama, Bush, Clinton...

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 5:51pm

What is organic food, exactly, and do hydroponic crops count?

There’s a new battle brewing in the food world and it has nothing to do with GMOs. Organic farmers — especially those affiliated with the National Organic Coalition — are fighting another growing of farmers they say have unfairly adopted the term for the foods they grow. “...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:32pm

Alt-right Nov. 4 conspiracy predicts Antifa ‘supersoldiers’ are coming to behead white parents

The alt-right fell for a Twitter joke teasing mass murder by antifa “supersoldiers” on Nov. 4 and now people on both sides of the political aisle are preparing for violence. As the story goes, these antifascists or antifa “supersoldiers” are plotting to “behead all...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trick or treat

Like a screaming clown leaping out of a dark alley with an axe, the Russia probe came shrieking at the White House to kick off Halloween week. And Team Trump has reason to be afraid. According to court records, for the first time we now have a person directly tied to the Trump campaign admitting...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: The truth is out there

I’ve never been inclined to believe conspiracy theories. I don’t think aliens landed in New Mexico. I have no faith Elvis and Tupac are hanging out in Belize. And I’ve never been convinced there was a secret plot of kill President Kennedy. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did it. By...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:03am

Trump’s America: Indictments? What indictments? Look over … there!

Keep your eyes OFF the ball! Focus instead on Hillary’s damn emails. Distract yourself with moldy conspiracies about Obama’s uranium sales. Heck, go retweet the president’s latest on #witchhunts, #fakenews and oppo-research #dossiers. Just don’t — I repeat don’...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:07pm

Alt-right using NATO psychological warfare to spread white supremacy

The alt-right is using psychological warfare techniques learned from leaked NATO and British intelligence documents to further the spread of white supremacy, a new report says. Study authors from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, Julia Ebner and Jacob Davey, described the movement as “the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:01pm

Trump contradicts earlier tweet, says 401(k)s might be capped after all

President Donald Trump said 401(k) caps are back on the table Wednesday, contradicting his earlier tweet promising there would be no change to retirement savings as Republicans try to figure out a way to pay for sweeping tax cuts. Trump changed his tune when asked about comments by Rep. Keven...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

Milo Yiannopoulos has a Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theory about Ellen DeGeneres

Milo Yannopoulos, the disgraced ex-Breitbart editor who, before his controversial statements on pedophilia forced him to resign, was a major voice in the alt-right’s leading publication, is dragging Ellen DeGeneres into the growing list of conspiracy theories surrounding the Las Vegas...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm

Majority of white Americans say anti-white discrimination totally exists

Have white people lost their minds? (I say this as a white woman.) According to a poll released on Tuesday, a majority of white people say discrimination against them is a real thing in America. While individuals can be discriminated against, racism against white people is not a systemic problem....

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:12pm

Trump's America: Lies, damned lies and White House generals

Donald Trump just lost his 4-star character witness. That didn’t take long, did it? It's been less than three months since retired Marine Corps General John Kelly moved from Homeland Security secretary to White House chief of staff. Kelly’s new job, never an easy one, was to ease...

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 3:33pm

School district apologizing after photo of black child on a leash mistaken for a slavery recreation online

A Massachusetts school district is on the defensive after a photograph of a visit by a Pilgrim reenactor appeared to show a  slavery recreation using a black elementary school student. The photo shows a young black girl on her knees while two white children stand behind her in Colonial-period...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:16pm