During an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claimed that this week’s bombings of the Boston Marathon should give pause to immigration reform advocates who seek to reform the system. “We have seen this in Israel,” Gohmert said of the Boston attacks and recalled visiting areas that had been struck […]

Just when I thought Lamar Smith was at the top of The Pendejo’s list. In comes this racist xenophobe asshole. Thank you Louie Gohmert for taking the new number one spot.


Two years ago this day, there were 18,704 registered Syrian refugees. One year ago this day, there were 655,841 registered Syrian refugees. Today, there are 2,411,597 registered Syrian refugees. These figures do not include the internally displaced refugees, numbered at around 6.5 millions.

Now, tell me this isn’t a Nakba.

—  Talal Alyan 

**Factmps were liberated, thousands of people who had been starved, beaten, and worked to exhaustion died within their first week of freedom. In Dachau, the daily death rate in the days following liberation was 200, and in Bergen-Belsen it was 300. Some Jews who were liberated from concentration camps died from overeating sweets and chocolate provided by friendly soldiers.