The Supreme Court said Monday that Arkansas won't be able to execute two of its death-row inmates. And a growing number of conservatives, who see the death penalty as an anachronistic, religiously hypocritical and big-government waste of money, are just fine with that.
In fact, the extreme nature of Arkansas' efforts to execute eight inmates over a week and a half — after going 12 years without an execution — could even underscore anti-death-penalty conservatives' argument about why it should be abolished.
When Michael Elliott died, the last voice he heard was that of his ex-wife, his best friend.
In a short phone conversation moments before Elliott took his last breath, she told him what he wanted to hear.
“I told him that everything's going to be all right,” Teresa Elliott told The Washington Post. “And Donald Trump has been impeached.”
In response to a wrongful termination suit filed last week by conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, Glenn Beck and his media company, the Blaze, have countersued with what seems like an airtight argument: Lahren couldn't possibly have been wrongfully terminated because she hasn't been terminated, at all.
President Trump took to Fox News on Tuesday morning to defend his flip-flop on labeling China a currency manipulator. And what we got was a perfect little illustration of a president who believes his campaign-trail promises mean basically nothing.
Here's the exchange with “Fox and Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt:
The first time Alec Baldwin played Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” in October, Trump was so irked by the impression that he said NBC ought to cancel the sketch comedy show for good.
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!
Over the last two weeks, President Trump has attacked Syria without congressional approval, ratcheted up the use of force in Afghanistan with a huge bomb, and moved to reverse the Obama administration's policy of releasing White House visitor logs.
Each of these actions runs completely counter to the views and values once espoused by Trump on Twitter. And they join an amazingly long — and growing — list of old Trump tweets that have become eerily applicable to Trump's own presidency in ways that scream “hypocrisy.”
Republicans are in the unenviable position Tuesday of trying to defend a seat they've held for nearly four decades. But Democrats have a lot on the line in Georgia's uber-hyped special election, too.
Tuesday's election to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price could be Democrats' best opportunity until the 2018 elections to demonstrate that their base's anti-Trumpmentum can be weaponized to kick Republicans out of office — maybe even to take back the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.
Bret Stephens hasn't written a word for the New York Times yet, but he is already discovering that it's not easy being the paper's new conservative columnist.
Since his hiring was announced last week, the former Wall Street Journal columnist has been labeled an “extreme climate science denier” by ThinkProgress and a “faux-conservative” by the Conservative Review. Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is getting hit by critics on both sides — and even by a couple new colleagues.
Beware the political anecdote.
The New York Times reported Monday that a key congressional district in Pennsylvania isn't thrilled with its choice of voting for Donald Trump for president. The 8th District outside Philadelphia is a quintessential suburban swing district that has the unusual distinction of voting for both Trump and Mitt Romney by the narrowest of margins the past two elections. Hence the New York Times Treatment.
Update: A different angle of the incident appears to show the man who originally handed President Trump the hat later catching it and saying, “Thank you” as people laughed.
Y'all are making too much of this. Trump doesn't randomly throw the hat into the crowd. He tosses it up, jokingly. The guy says “thank you.” pic.twitter.com/RcDioWwdrB