By Tom Johnson | August 25, 2015 | 9:51 PM EDT

Democrats typically argue that almost all of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mistakes have been molehills that Republicans have done their best to make into mountains. Heather Digby Parton thinks that the GOP has been aided in that regard by the mainstream media.

“One of the major effects of the patented ‘Clinton Scandal’ that’s become a fixture of political conversation over the past two decades is the helplessness in engenders in Democrats,” wrote Parton in a Monday piece. “They know it’s not a real scandal, and yet the press is blatantly aroused by the opportunity to speculate wildly about ‘what it all means’ while the Republicans smugly repeat their talking points with robotic military precision.”

By Tom Johnson | August 23, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT

Although the term “anchor baby” has been around for only a couple of decades, the concept is several centuries old, believes Chauncey DeVega. In a Friday article, DeVega contended that the earliest American anchor babies were born to colonists, and that the modern term “cannot possibly be separated from the nightmare of white supremacy, of a democracy where human rights and citizenship were based on a person’s melanin count and parentage.”

DeVega further argued that a much broader racial agenda is at work: “Movement conservatives’ eager deployment of the ‘anchor baby’ meme — and their solution of revoking birthright citizenship through a rewrite of the Constitution– is in keeping with the Republican Party’s assault on the won-in-blood freedom of black and brown Americans. The ‘anchor baby’ talking point is yet more proof that the GOP is a radical and destructive political force, one that actively embraces white supremacy.”

By Tom Blumer | August 8, 2015 | 10:36 PM EDT

Arthur Chu is "the fourth highest-earning Jeopardy! champion in non-tournament gameplay, with a grand total of $298,200."

That achievement, and a supposedly high-end education at Swarthmore College (2013-2014 tuition - $44,368), supposedly qualify him to be columnist at Salon.com. Apparently, you have to be a really smart guy like Chu to figure out that any American who says that "All lives matter" is a flaming hypocrite. After the jump, ignoring Chu's tired criticisms of the U.S. atomic bombings in World War II — PJTV's Bill Whittle has, excuse the expression, completely nuked those arguments for all time — watch how Chu proves that there is indeed an especially odious level of hypocrisy at work — and he's the one exemplifying it (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Sarah Stites | August 7, 2015 | 12:52 PM EDT

During the GOP debates, Hillary was hitting it up with Hollywood celebs. 

At a fundraising event in talent manager Scooter Braun’s Los Angeles home, Clinton got together with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kris Jenner, Tom Hanks, Jessica Alba and other stars. The 225 supporters in attendance were required to contribute at least $2,700 to the Hillary for America fund. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this was the “third time Clinton had tapped Hollywood for funds since declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy.” 

By Spencer Raley | August 5, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT

Today is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and University of Massachusetts professor Christian Appy wants America to apologize for not allowing the death toll to be more proportional. In a recent article, the anti-American liberal professor suggested that the Allied Forces should have been willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of Americans and extend the war instead of utilizing Little Boy— the atomic bomb born out of the Manhattan project.

By Spencer Raley | August 3, 2015 | 10:51 AM EDT

According to Lawrence Brown, a Baltimore professor at Morgan State University and contributing writer at Salon, all of “White America” is responsible for killing black Americans. In his latest column with the radical-leftist ‘news’ outlet, Brown took things a step further and claimed that the recent alleged police brutality against blacks isn’t a symptom of a broken system, rather part of a nationwide conspiracy to maintain White supremacy.

By Tom Johnson | August 2, 2015 | 11:09 AM EDT

Arthur Chu, best known as one of the all-time biggest money-winners on Jeopardy!, is also a writer who frequently contributes to Salon. In a Thursday article, Chu saluted departing Daily Show host Jon Stewart for, among other things, keeping him sane during his college days. Unfortunately, recalled Chu, back then America as a whole had lost its mind.

Meanwhile, in the August issue of Vanity Fair, James Wolcott gave props to Stewart for “all that he’s been through on our behalf, subjecting himself to a radiation bombardment of mostly right-wing idiocy."

By Sarah Stites | July 30, 2015 | 9:26 AM EDT

Atheist, Democrat, professor and social critic—that’s Camille Paglia. But in a recent interview with Salon, she had some choice words for the liberal media. 

In a discussion about Jon Stewart and his influence on the media, Paglia declared, “At what point will liberals wake up to realize the stranglehold that they had on the media for so long?” 

By Tom Johnson | July 28, 2015 | 9:34 PM EDT

Could Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid suffer collateral damage from the wreck of Bill Cosby’s reputation? Quite possibly, believes author, professor, and unreliable liberal (that’s a compliment) Paglia, who contends that “there is a big parallel” between Cosby’s scandalous sexual behavior and that of Bill Clinton.

In an interview with Salon, Paglia speculated that Hillary’s public reaction to her husband’s randy antics won’t sit well with the young female voters whom you’d expect to be ardent supporters of hers: “Hillary has a lot to answer for, because she took an antagonistic and demeaning position toward her husband’s accusers. So it’s hard for me to understand how the generation of Lena Dunham would or could tolerate the actual facts of Hillary’s history.”

By Sarah Stites | July 27, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT

The Atlantic writer Jeffrey Tayler is annoyed at the “educated elite” in our country. Why have they not risen to the occasion and labeled passionate religious belief a mental illness?

The writer’s disappointment followed the release of an article on The News Nerd entitled “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God as a Mental Illness.” In the story, Psychologist Dr. Lillian Andrews had stated: “The time for evolving into a modern society and classifying these archaic beliefs as a mental disorder has been long overdue.”

By Tom Johnson | July 24, 2015 | 5:45 PM EDT

One year ago, a British newspaper published a list of President Obama’s ten favorite television shows (the top three, in reverse order: Breaking Bad, The Wire, and M*A*S*H). Not on the list was The Daily Show, on which Obama guested yet again this past Tuesday, but Penn State's Sophia McClennen thinks that if Obama had been more of a TDS fan, he long ago would have realized how irrational his conservative opposition was.

In a Friday article for Salon, McClennen asserted that Stewart and Stephen Colbert “had insight into U.S. politics Obama never seemed to understand. ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ were one of the main sources of truth telling about U.S. politics and the nature of the Republican Party before and during the Obama presidency.” Those programs, wrote McClennen, illuminated “the twisted thinking, hubris, disdain for large segments of society, and closed-mindedness that forms the common, core mind-set of Fox viewers.”

By Spencer Raley | July 23, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT

In a piece for Salon this morning, Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper proclaimed that all black people are “one police encounter from the grave,” and that white people must start lumping themselves together as “ the face of the oppressor.”