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.

Jake Tapper Hilariously Mocks Trump’s New ‘Deep State Conspiracy’ Lawyer (Video)

For those who haven’t heard, Donald Trump just hired a new lawyer to join his legal team who has very publicly alleged that Trump’s the victim of a conspiracy involving the Justice Department and FBI. You know, the whole “Democrat deep state” which is apparently “pulling all the strings” — in an investigation being led […]

Trump Will Fire Mueller Because He Knows Republicans Won’t Do a Damn Thing About It

If you’re wondering to yourself, “Will Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?,” the answer is yes — it’s going to happen. Granted this is just my opinion, but all political analysis is largely based on opinion combined with experience, education, and even just some good ol’ fashion common sense. I have no doubt that Trump’s guilty […]

3 Things Trump’s Unhinged Weekend Twitter Implosion Seemed to Prove

While there have been many unhinged, fairly incoherent Twitter outbursts from this “president,” few have reached the level of the few tweets he sent out this weekend when he launched one of his most aggressive attacks against the FBI, Department of Justice, and Robert Mueller yet. Understandably so, most people focused on the content of […]

Trey Gowdy Rips Trump on Fox News: If You’re Innocent, Stop Acting Like You’re Guilty (Video)

For years Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was one of the main faces of the GOP-led investigations into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. So I don’t want to hear any Trump supporters whine when it comes to comments he made Sunday to Fox News’ Chris Wallace where he effectively said this “president,” despite his repeated claims […]

Trump Laughably Forced Staffers to Sign Unconstitutional Non-Disclosure Agreements

Donald Trump seems to believe he’s above our laws and our Constitution. As “president” he’s made it perfectly clear that he feels Congress, our judiciary, the media, the Department of Justice, and even the FBI works for him — not the American people. That’s not at all surprising considering Trump’s obvious affinity for authoritarian-type leaders […]

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 […]