By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Maybe you missed it, but there is a second terrifying virus spreading like spilt milk across the media zeitgeist. A hip new mental illness plaguing that precious resource known as teenage girls. All across the country our precious […]
In case anyone cares… Another recent appearance on the same program. These are some pretty good discussions. These folks have a good show.
The problem I have with Pakman’s commentary in this is that both Left and Right have their favorite “billionaire bogeymen.” For the Right, it’s “big finance” and “big tech” moguls like Soros, Gates, Zuckerberg, etc. For the Left, it’s “big oil” or “big pharma” moguls like the Kochs, […]
What Vince says here is spot on. There is zero chance the “far-left” carried out a major insurrection in hundreds of cities spontaneously. The leftists’ protests were a side show to the main event. The main thing that most commentators (nearly all of whom are middle-class people) have […]
By Dan Robitzski, Futurism.Com A few months ago, a company called Capella Space launched a satellite capable of taking clear radar images of anywhere in the world, with incredible resolution — even through the walls of some buildings. And unlike most of the huge array of surveillance and observational […]
This “culture war” stuff has nothing to do with “socialism vs. capitalism” let alone “communism vs. fascism.” The Red Tribe/Blue Tribe “civil war” is quintessentially American in origins. The election amounted to a contest between two moderate Republicans. Both of our parties are center-right plutocratic-capitalist parties by world-historical […]
By John Whitehead, Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 It had the potential for disaster.
Geez, whoever heard of that? This commentary certainly applies to anarchists as well as the general libertarian/anti-state milieu.
This is pretty interesting.
Another day, another fuck up. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Pfizer’s claims that more vaccines are ready, they’re just awaiting instructions. They also discuss the king of Sweden’s remarks that his country has “failed” in its handling of Covid.
The economic policies that have been imposed on the poor countries for decades are now being imposed on the domestic population. Founder of The Daily Poster, David Sirota, explains why “when it comes to austerity politics, Joe Biden, remains much more focused on delivering on his promise to […]
Even the most milquetoast forms of social democracy/populist are too much for the ruling class. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss President Trump’s reported calls for at least $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans. They also discuss Sen. Mark Warner’s criticism of Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar.
The “let them eat cake” news for today. As I have frequently said, Trump is actually to the left of the normal Republicans, and many Democrats. Washington Post White House economics reporter, Jeffrey Stein, details the latest stimulus negotiations taking place on Capitol Hill.
Praise the cosmos that I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, nor a Blue Triber nor a Red Triber, but a Black Flag loyalist and Anarchy Firster.
2020 is hardly the only year in which elites have “failed.” Krystal Ball highlights what she believes were the worst moments of 2020.
“Mask up, you little asshole!” Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti detail the latest Covid number in the United States. They also share their thoughts on President Emmanuel Macron’s Coronavirus diagnosis.
Eliminating big tech’s intellectual property protections and encouraging worker occupation of big box stores would be a better idea but she’s got the right attitude at least.
Instead of begging for crumbs from the feds, the transport workers should be demanding the syndicalization of the public transportation system.
In the “let them eat cake” news for today… Morning Consult economist, John Leer, digs into the latest unemployment numbers and discusses consumer confidence.
Kshama Sawant’s Trotskyist party is infiltrating AOC’s social democratic party. Funny. Socialist Alternative National Committee We are in a new historical period, and socialists must adjust to this deeply changed situation. 2020 will be remembered as a crucial turning point worldwide with the pandemic, economic crash, the biggest […]
Well, Marx did say that the capitalist class has generated enormous innovation even if it created a new system of oligarchical oppression in the process. By Eleanor Penny, In These Times Space is our birthright. “Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery and use […]
I do not oppose tax cuts for the rich per se. Taxes are still the means of funding the state even if they are collected from the rich, a fact that many left-wing anarchists seem to lose sight of. But the state also creates the wider plutocratic economic […]
By Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch It was the end of October 2001. Two friends, Max Elbaum and Bob Wing, had just dropped by. (Yes, children, believe it or not, people used to drop in on each other, maskless, once upon a time.) They had come to hang out with […]
Regional principalities and magnates take on a techno-feudal manor. By Billy Binion, Reason A group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google today, alleging that the company maintains monopoly control over internet search via competition-squashing behavior. The complaint, brought by 38 states and U.S. territories, […]
By Billy Binion, Reason Rep. Justin Amash (L–Mich.) on Thursday introduced a bill to end civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to take property from someone without ever charging them with a crime. Law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels can seize assets if they […]
The Mindcrime liberty show discusses education, schooling, and the classroom. Why is it that the classroom at all levels is the least criticized institution in society? Is it because college professors and teachers have cushy and high status jobs and want to protect their privilege? Are professors and […]
By Jonathan Newman, Intellectual Takeout Students are running out of reasons to pursue higher education. Here are four trends documented in recent articles: 1. Graduates have little to no improvement in critical thinking skills The Wall Street Journal reported on the troubling results of the College Learning Assessment Plus test […]
By Billy Binion, Reason The Supreme Court last week unanimously ruled in Tanzin v. Tanvir that a trio of Muslim men may sue a group of FBI agents for damages after the government officials put them on the no-fly list for refusing to spy on their own communities. […]
But the flaw in their plan is that it will be their blood. By Michael Stone, Patheos Domestic terrorists: According to their leader Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers, an American far-right anti-government militia organization, will lead a “bloody civil war and revolution” if Trump leaves office and Joe […]
By Jason D. Hill,Quillette In recent years, free speech and inquiry have come under attack on college campuses, ethical relativism has spread, and demands to decolonize syllabi and rid them of canonical white male texts and thinkers have become increasingly common. Hostility to reason, objectivity, and Enlightenment universalism […]
Glad to see AOC taking the actual libertarian position on this issue as opposed to the SWERFish feminazi position. By Lucy Diavola, Teen Vogue Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined the discussion around a viral New York Post hit piece targeting a New York City medic who started an […]
Alexandria ain’t wrong. Although Trump has done nothing except building his own personality cult. By Brett Wilkin, Common Dreams Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a stern warning for President-elect Joe Biden about filling his Cabinet with the types of war and Wall Street candidates that have come to characterize […]
Yahoo News! A former Houston police captain has been arrested after running a man off the road and holding him at gunpoint in an attempt to prove his 2020 election conspiracy theories. The incident occurred in Harris County, Texas on Tuesday when Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, ran his […]
By Hannah Allam, National Public Radio The widespread embrace of conspiracy and disinformation amounts to a “mass radicalization” of Americans, and increases the risk of right-wing violence, veteran security officials and terrorism researchers warn. At conferences, in op-eds and at agency meetings, domestic terrorism analysts are raising concern […]
By TINA NGUYEN, Politico An 1807 law invoked only in the most violent circumstances is now a rallying cry for the MAGA-ites most committed to the fantasy that Donald Trump will never leave office. The law, the Insurrection Act, allows the president to deploy troops to suppress domestic […]
By Remy Tumin and Jill Cowan, New York Times Just two weeks ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Californians that the state’s intensive care beds might be full before Christmas. Now, it appears that dire projection is being borne out. How bad is the coronavirus surge in California? In […]
By Peter R. Quinones, Substack In episode #511 of my podcast, Jeff Deist states that with the control of the levers of power firmly in the hands of Left AND Right Progressives, “separation” is the only solution. I interpret his use of the term separation as radical decentralization […]
By Franklin Veaux, Quora.Com There are two problems with this question. It neglects the law of large numbers; and It assumes that one of two things happen: you die or you’re 100% fine. The US has a population of 328,200,000. If one percent of the population dies, that’s […]
By Tom Woods Remember how awful Thanksgiving was supposed to be? Well, here’s what happened in the Midwest: Was everyone in every single one of those states behaving recklessly, and then suddenly, right at Thanksgiving, they thought better of it? Or might the virus do its thing no […]
By Harmony Hobbs, Upworthy When Madeline Swegle was a little girl growing up in Burke, VA, she loved watching the Blue Angels zip through the sky. Her family went to see the display every time it was in town, and it was her parents’ encouragement to pursue her […]
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Did the Federal Reserve just usher in the next phase of the U.S. dollar’s decline? On Wednesday, the central bank recommitted to leaving its benchmark interest rate near zero for the foreseeable future. Fed officials also vowed to keep pumping cash into […]
Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico has been picked to be Biden’s interior secretary, a source says. If confirmed, she would become the first Native American Cabinet secretary.
By Marc Ramirez, USA Today Nearly a year ago in Des Moines, Pete Buttigieg hugged his husband onstage after his win in the Iowa caucuses made him the first openly LGBTQ candidate to earn delegates toward a major political party’s presidential nomination.
By Alice Speri, The Intercept The police killing of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot in Kentucky in March when plainclothes officers barged into her apartment in the middle of the night, has set off a series of state and local efforts to ban “no-knock” raids — the […]
I remember people laughing 20 years ago when I said that eventually, the USA would more closely resemble Brazil. I guess I had the last laugh, kinda sorta. The Latin Americanization of the USA with the related class stratification, institutional corruption, social conflict, and high rates of violence […]
J.D. Tuccille, Reason (Steve Sanchez/Sipa USA/Newscom) Echoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned city residents this week to prepare for a “full shutdown” as part of ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. The two elected officials better not hold […]
By: Mike Maharrey , Tenth Amendment Center COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 16, 2020) – Two bills introduced in the South Carolina House would ban the enforcement of any federal mask mandate and prohibit the state from taking any federal funding connected to a federal mask or vaccine mandate. Passage […]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Sale of Confederate Flags, Despite Knowing This Has First Amendment Problems
If this stands, look for the anarchist circle A symbol to eventually be banned as a hate symbol. By Robby Soave, Reason New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation on Tuesday prohibiting the sale of Confederate flags on public property, including at state and local fairs. […]
In case you missed it, I was a guest on Fox Business’s “Kennedy” on 12/16/2020. We discussed why Ross Ulbricht should receive clemency from President Trump and the legislation I introduced with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard that repeals the PATRIOT Act. Ulbricht’s sentence is the greatest violation of the […]
Donate to help Julian if you can. By Stella Morris I am the partner of Julian Assange and the mother of his two sons. I am fighting against his extradition to the United States. My partner, the journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is fighting extradition to the […]