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What critics of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan get wrong

tWithin hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.

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Arizona Republicans feud over audit as Trump pushes election falsehoods

Arizona Republican officials are pushing back against false claims from former President Donald Trump and his allies about the 2020 election -- another sign of how the same divisions that led the House GOP to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as No. 3-ranking member last week are fracturing the party outside of Washington.

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Trumpian political insanity has entered GOP's bloodstream

For the last four years, it has felt as if the world has been careening toward madness. Then, it got worse. The global pandemic seemed like a fitting, dystopian final act. But on January 6, in a grotesquely cinematic climax, violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol. The assault followed the strangest political campaign in memory and a large-scale disinformation operation by the loser and his minions, falsely claiming the election was stolen.

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Tennessee lawmaker falsely suggests infamous 3/5ths compromise was to help end slavery

A Tennessee Republican lawmaker wrongly suggested on Tuesday that the infamous three-fifths compromise was an effort by Northern states to curtail the power of Southern slave-owning states with the ultimate aim of ending slavery, when in fact historians say it was the opposite, a dehumanizing concession that had the impact of giving more power to slave-owning states.

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GOP lawmaker applauded after praising three-fifths compromise

GOP lawmaker Justin Lafferty made a false claim about the three-fifths compromise, a pro-slavery compromise that counted slaves as 3/5 of a person during the drafting of the Constitution, during a speech he made on the Tennessee House floor. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.

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Acosta tears into debunked Fox News 'nothingburger'

Fox News issued a correction after its anchors claimed that President Joe Biden is trying to require Americans to sharply reduce their consumption of red meat. CNN's Jim Acosta tears into that and other falsehoods reported across conservative media about the Biden administration.

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