About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

Rick Wilson Excoriates Trump Supporter: ‘Don’t You Dare Talk About Respect’ (Video)

You won’t find too many people who oppose Donald Trump as much as conservative analyst Rick Wilson. Someone who’s never afraid to speak his mind, Wilson has made no secret of his disdain for this “president” and the people who continue to defend his vile and disgusting behavior. A prime example of what I mean […]

Everything Facebook’s Doing to Combat Fake News is Only Making the Problem Worse

I’m a nobody, therefore I never expect to be face to face with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the best way his company can go about combating the epidemic of fake news that gets posted and shared on social media. In particular, on Facebook and Twitter where websites created specifically to spread fake news, with […]

Fox News’ The Five Advocates Committing War Crimes, Denies Waterboarding is Torture (Video)

If you watch a lot of Fox News programming, you’ll quickly realize that the network often panders to the lowest common denominator of Americans. Many of the network’s shows are nothing more than reality TV-style conservative fan fiction. Since the 2016 election when Donald Trump became “president,” Fox News has basically become nothing more than […]

Controversy in Montana Shows GOP Trying to Use Green Party to Keep Majority in Senate

I’ve made it perfectly clear that I’m not exactly a fan of the Green Party. Not because I disagree with many of their policy stances (I don’t), but because most of the party’s supporters that I’ve dealt with over the years are irrational ideological purists who, much like their right-wing counterparts, often reject facts they […]

Decoding Republicans: 10 Common Phrases Conservatives Use and What They Really Mean

Most Republican voters are nothing if not predictable. If you want to know what the vast majority of them are going to say to any given argument, just tune in to Fox News, the only network most of them trust, and listen to whatever talking points, propaganda, or conspiracies the network is feeding them. You […]

Here’s the One Part of the House GOP’s Russia Investigation Report That Proves It’s Total B.S.

Keeping up with the day-to-day scandals, controversies, and overall incompetence of Donald Trump isn’t an easy task. Even as someone who writes about and analyzes politics for a living, I find myself asking “Which one?” whenever someone asks me if I’ve heard about the latest Trump controversy. Far too many stories that should be major […]

Jake Tapper Hits Trump Where it Hurts, Slams Him for Being a Coward (Video)

While the vast majority of Donald Trump supporters view him as some “tough-talking alpha male,” this “president” is actually one of the most insecure cowards I’ve seen. Like most bullies (and Trump’s most definitely a bully), he’s fine whenever he’s in a position of power over someone he feels is weaker than he is or […]

Former Bush Speechwriter Rips ‘Shameless’ Evangelical Hypocrites Who Support Trump

Long before Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican Party I made it clear that I don’t consider most Republicans to be Christians. Sure, that’s what many might call themselves, but as a Christian, myself, I think you actually have to support policies that mirror the beliefs and teachings of Jesus Christ to […]

Once Again Trump Tries to Brag About Polls That Prove How Terrible He Is

In Donald Trump’s corrupted view of “reality,” anything he feels he can twist into something positive to use to brag about himself is 100 percent valid and ignored by the media (which is why, according to him, you aren’t hearing about his delusions), while anything negative is nothing but “fake news.” Of course, that’s completely […]

Republican Trey Gowdy Slams White House for Not Cooperating with Rob Porter Investigation

When Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the guy who never met an investigation into a Democrat he didn’t like, is slamming this White House for something, then you know it must be pretty bad. Well, on Thursday, Gowdy’s staff released a statement saying the White House’s response to his request for information concerning how the administration […]