EXCLUSIVE, DEFINITELY 100 PERCENT REAL: We've Seen Tests of Trump Using the Emergency Alert System

On October 3, the American people will receive a test message from a previously unused presidential alert system designed to warn us about events like natural disasters, a terrorist attack, or other urgent national emergencies. The test was originally scheduled for Thursday, but has been pushed back by the Federal…

A Cursed Tour Through the World of Trump Administration Fan Art 

If you spent a significant amount of time on the internet as a teen or are a nerdy adult, you’re almost certainly aware of DeviantArt, but for the uninitiated, the site is ostensibly a digital art community where artists can build a portfolio and show off their work for an audience. It’s also one of the best places on…

There Really Is a White House Resistance Against Trump, According to More Anonymous Sources

President Trump has spent the last 24 hour losing his mind over an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times that suggested there was a “resistance” within the White House curbing Trump’s “worst inclinations.” Officials from Mike Pence to Mike Pompeo have issued statements denying they wrote the piece, and…

The White House Reaction to the Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed Is Exactly as Dumb as Expected

Whatever you may have thought about yesterday’s bombshell anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, which detailed a clandestine cell of Trump administration officials who (supposedly) actively stymie the president’s agenda—was it an act of patriotic bravery, or cowardly self-preservation?—the fact remains that less than…

Anonymous Leakers Leak Anonymously About Anonymous Leak

This afternoon, the New York Times dropped a beyond-explosive op-ed by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration” detailing his brave campaign to “frustrate parts of [Trump’s] agenda and his worst inclinations,” while, you know, still working for the guy. As pointed out by Splinter writer Rafi Schwartz…

Most Undocumented Parents Whose Kids Are Still Detained Were Already Deported

It’s a predictable but no less shameful part of the way the news media works that the urgency and quantity of human suffering in a news story isn’t proportionate to the amount of coverage it gets and that, over time, even stories that have been covered well will slip out of dominant placement in national news. Such is…

Trump's Constant Whining Is Reportedly Turning Senators Against Jeff Sessions 

Republican senators are turning on Attorney General Jeff Sessions thanks to a personal lobbying campaign by President Trump, Politico reported on Wednesday night. According to one GOP aide, Trump has whined about Sessions over the last ten days to “any senator who will listen.” It’s understandable that at this point…

Yet Another Trump Administration Staffer Was Chummy With White Nationalists, Leaked Emails Show 

The recent spate of reports revealing connections between the Trump White House and the far right isn’t over yet. The latest is recently resigned Homeland Security policy analyst Ian M. Smith. Emails leaked to The Atlantic show Smith was on the same threads as white supremacist Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor, who…