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What Is Time Even? What Is Time Even?

Living in the time of Donald Trump, every day is an endless slog in which we live millions of lifetimes. Specters of emotions we felt just moments before hang above us like stalactites that might just fall and maim us again. Every waking moment is an eternal knot of helplessness and fury so brief it feels like it…

Sarah Sanders Goes on Fox News to Tell Some Lies About Civility Sarah Sanders Goes on Fox News to Tell Some Lies About Civility

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a liar, appeared on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends to address the hardship—nay, the discrimination—that a certain group of people in America are facing today.

DHS Begs Us to Think of the ICE Agents Who DON'T Terrorize Immigrants DHS Begs Us to Think of the ICE Agents Who DON'T Terrorize Immigrants

After weeks of fierce protests and increasing calls for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, it seems as though the Department of Homeland Security is once again catching on to the idea that terrorizing and detaining some of the most vulnerable people is maybe not the best look.

Mike Huckabee's Gift to the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims Is a Picture of Himself Mike Huckabee's Gift to the Capital Gazette Shooting Victims Is a Picture of Himself

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is known for posting unintelligible combinations of words onto Twitter and calling them jokes. Just last week he caught flak for tweeting a picture of purported MS-13 gang members and joking they were part of Nancy Pelosi’s “campaign committee.” But today, his inability to…

Fuck: Fucking Marco Rubio Wants To Fucking Know Where the Fucking Decency Fucking Went, You Fucks Fuck: Fucking Marco Rubio Wants To Fucking Know Where the Fucking Decency Fucking Went, You Fucks

Yesterday, a man murdered five people at Capital Gazette, a local Maryland newspaper, in what was reportedly at least the 154th mass shooting in America in 2018. Immigrant children whose parents were fleeing violence are being ripped from their families. Trans women of color are being murdered at a catastrophic rate. U…

Just Some Vile British War Crimes The UK Doesn't Want You To Know About Just Some Vile British War Crimes The UK Doesn't Want You To Know About

Last month The Guardian reported that the British Foreign Office, which heads up the UK’s international affairs, destroyed nearly 200 files in what many consider to be a coverup. The files detailed Britain’s involvement in Sri Lanka’s domestic political upheaval prior to the brutal 26-year civil war that ended in 2009…

Sean Hannity Accidentally Makes a Great Commercial for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sean Hannity Accidentally Makes a Great Commercial for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sean Hannity, the Elmer Fudd of media, dedicated part of his Wednesday night show to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist New York City underdog whose stunning victory over 10-term Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley has completely changed the game and reshaped what people think the left can look like in America.

Trump vs. Jimmy Fallon Is America's Most Pathetic Feud Trump vs. Jimmy Fallon Is America's Most Pathetic Feud

President Donald Trump gets into rivalries multiple times a day because he’s a combative and immature narcissist, but his most recent rivalry might be the most pathetic one yet. And yes, it involves Jimmy Fallon.

And Now, a Depressing Story Featuring Megyn Kelly, Seth Rogen, Paul Ryan, and Civility And Now, a Depressing Story Featuring Megyn Kelly, Seth Rogen, Paul Ryan, and Civility

Over the past couple of days, the conversation dominating our politics—even more than the cruel detainment of immigrant children—has revolved around what is or isn’t a civil way to deal with the entirely uncivil and violently bigoted members of the Trump administration.

Melania Trump Decides to Just Act Like She's Living on Another Planet Melania Trump Decides to Just Act Like She's Living on Another Planet

Melania Trump made an appearance on Sunday at a conference for an organization called Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), where 500 middle and high schoolers receive leadership training on encouraging their friends to make responsible decisions and not do drugs. Trump gave some remarks about her…

Rudy Giuliani: No One Feels as Bad About Family Separation as the Guy Who Made It Happen Rudy Giuliani: No One Feels as Bad About Family Separation as the Guy Who Made It Happen

Rudy Giuliani, the empty car on the subway where someone definitely pooped, graced Fox News today. But it wasn’t to tear down Stormy Daniels and/or all other women or anything. Rather, he helped provide some very precious insight into how President Donald Trump—who implemented the policy of separating children from…

Ivanka: Daddy Won't You Please Save the Children Ivanka: Daddy Won't You Please Save the Children

White House adviser Ivanka Trump has long been criticized for exploiting her role as first daughter for personal gain while failing to serve as a moderating presence on the president. After being put through the ringer for posting a picture last month with her child while the rest of the country was righteously…

The State Department's Facebook Q&A About Family Travel Was a Disaster for Some Reason The State Department's Facebook Q&A About Family Travel Was a Disaster for Some Reason

The Trump administration is in the middle of a firestorm of criticism and outcry over the separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, but apparently that is not going to stop the State Department from carrying on and doing some fun social media engagement. Today, the department announced on…

Trump Reportedly Blames a Media Conspiracy for the Outrage Over Child Detention Trump Reportedly Blames a Media Conspiracy for the Outrage Over Child Detention

Anyone who has seen the images, heard the audio, or is even mildly aware of the scandal surrounding the separation and detention of undocumented child immigrants from their parents can see that the practice is cruel and abusive. That is, of course, unless you’re President Donald Trump, who is apparently skeptical of…

Americans Have a Really Hard Time With the Whole 'Facts' Thing in News Stories Americans Have a Really Hard Time With the Whole 'Facts' Thing in News Stories

With each passing day of the Trump administration, facts are harder and harder to come by. We’re still coping with the consequences of weaponizing social media and the proliferation of fake news, which in no small part defined the 2016 election. So it should come as no surprise—but is still extremely depressing all…

Border Patrol Says Yes, We're Definitely Keeping Kids in 'Cages,' but Please Stop Saying That Border Patrol Says Yes, We're Definitely Keeping Kids in 'Cages,' but Please Stop Saying That

Amid Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen straight-up lying about the Trump administration’s very real and current policy of separating families at the border comes yet another misdirection effort: Whether or not it’s fair to say the government is keeping detained children in cages.

You May Have Noticed That Trump's War on Immigrants Is Getting Worse

Welcome to What In Tarnation, where Splinter writers Isha Aran and Clio Chang unpack the truly absurd and endlessly punishing hellfire that is the news each week!

Meghan McCain Really Tried to Defend Trump on Immigration Today Meghan McCain Really Tried to Defend Trump on Immigration Today

Of all the unjustifiably cruel things that the Trump administration has done, its callous and life-threatening treatment of immigrants is among the worst. There is absolutely no defense for the treatment the government is subjecting immigrants to—and yet today, The View’s Meghan McCain really tried it. While she…

Don Jr.'s Birthday Message to His Father Is the Height of Tragedy Don Jr.'s Birthday Message to His Father Is the Height of Tragedy

This morning, Donald Trump Jr., Biff from Back to the Future, appeared on Fox & Friends in what I can only imagine is a sad attempt to get his father’s attention on President Trump’s birthday. Donj did this by embracing the criticism that the GOP has become a cult, appearing to position the president as the cult…

Marco Rubio Takes a Brave Stand For Homophobic Chicken Marco Rubio Takes a Brave Stand For Homophobic Chicken

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a man best known for getting owned by teenagers on national television and on the internet, has decided to stand up for what he really believes in: homophobic chicken chains.

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