A grassroots stimulus plan. Fair enough.
By Karl Dierenbach, The Federalist hree-hundred-fifty years ago, John Graunt attempted to give Londoners an accurate assessment of fatality rates of diseases in the community so people could understand their risk level. Until COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fulfilled the same role. Then the […]
On one hand, it makes sense to distribute the vaccine to communities with the highest rates of the virus, but the US also has a history of using marginalized populations as guinea pigs in medical experiments. It’s best to keep your eyes open. By Jordan Williams, The Hill […]
By Chris Hedges, Mintpress News Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope, about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago sold their soul […]
Surprise, surprise, surprise… By Kate Hodal, The Guardian The state of civil liberties around the world is bleak, according to a new study which found that 87% of the global population were living in nations deemed “closed”, “repressed” or “obstructed”. The figure is a 4% increase on last […]
So much for Trump as the working class populist.
Cuomo’s incompetence is a good reason for him to be Attorney General. The last thing we should want is an effective government.
The “let them eat cake” news of the day. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss reporting that “at a Goldman Sachs conference this week, Steve Schwarzman publicly celebrated his Wall Street firm’s profits off ‘huge increases in rents.’
This pretty funny in place. Saagar Enjeti gives his reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging the election results in Texas.
The game of rotating asshole-in-chief. Krystal Ball compares some of Joe Biden’s recent statements and style to Donald Trump’s.
It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
Well, the neocons do have their roots in Trotskyism and social democracy. They appear to be concerned that the Republicans have become irretrievably Trumpist and have decided to look leftward. Who needs sports, comedy, soap operas, or pro wrestling when you’ve got this stuff. Journalist, Zaid Jilani, weighs […]
I spent the last four years mocking the Left’s hysteria over Trump’s alleged “fascism.” Now, I will get to spend the next few years mocking Biden’s alleged “communism.” Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on a potential challenge in the house to reverse Joe Biden’s victory, the […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Tensions are hurtling towards a fever pitch again in the Middle East. The entire region seems to be haunted by a phantom chaos. All through out the deserts of the Orient, an ugly rash of seemingly random acts […]
The Democraps had their meltdown moment in 2016. Now the Repugnicans get their turn. What was most interesting about the recent election is that the two ruling class parties and their house media managed to convince millions of Americans that a contest between what amounts to two moderate […]
By Antony Sammeroff Michael Shermer, the famous skeptic, after researching why people believe in conspiracy theories, admitted that one of the reasons why is because *some of them are true*. People are herded into take extreme views on polarizing issues, for example being extremely against mainstream medicine or […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative For my sins, I guess, I watched all six hours of the Jericho March proceedings from Washington today, on the march webcast. I say for my sins, but in truth, I decided to watch it because I am interested in what the […]
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Before I get started here, let me say clearly that Eric Metaxas has been a friend for over 20 years. He is a dear man, very kind and sincere, and loves God with all his heart. Nothing I say here should be interpreted […]
By Jack Hunter, The American Conservative “Rand Paul is at it again,” blared Politico on Thursday. “And his moves could force another brief government shutdown.” While Politico and other media outlets seemed to frame the Republican senator’s opposition to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act as his typical […]
We need to get more rogueish. By Mark Bauerlein, The American Conservative “In America, you can be anything you want.” So a French friend of mine said when I asked how America looked to her and her friends in Paris. I was curious about the French attitude toward […]
By Jackson Albert Mann, Hampton Institute I don’t think that the politics of anarcho-punk had that much to do with anarchism anyway… more like militant liberalism.” This is how Ramsey Kanaan, ex-vocalist of the Scottish punk band Political Asylum and founder of left-wing publishing houses AK Press and […]
By Ethel Dilouambaka Tucked between the posh district of Kolonaki and the National Museum of Archaeology, Exarcheia is known as a popular student area in the Greek capital. It is the epicentre and playground for not only anarchists but also socialists and anti-fascism activists; it is a neighbourhood […]
By Cathy Reisenwitz I intended to write a very short history of pornography censorship and obscenity in the US. As I mentioned in Why you can’t flash yo titties on Zoom, I’ve been mildly obsessed with pornography censorship ever since I tried (and failed) to find consensual non-consent […]
Tulsi Gabbard introduces bill that ties Title IX protections for female athletes to ‘biological sex’
I see two separate issues here. On one hand, I don’t think anyone has a human right or civil right to have their sports leagues funded by the federal government, particularly considering that both sports and education are crony-capitalist/state-capitalist institutions as much as anything. As I said elsewhere […]
By Caitlin Johnstone “The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Republicans of defunding the police by refusing to send aid to state and local governments
I have a number of leftist friends who have been offended when I have referred to her as a ditz. But if the shoe fits…Ironically, I know rightists who think I am too soft on her. By Eliza Relman, Business Insider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of effectively […]
According to Zeihan, Democrats greatly improved their performance among the military, business interests, and fiscal conservatives, while the Republicans improved their performance among labor unions and Hispanics. If Obama was George McGovern’s revenge, can we say that Trump is Ross Perot’s and Pat Buchanan’s revenge? He also estimates […]
By CJ Hopkins, Consent Factory All right, that’s it. I’ve run out of patience. No more excuses. Where’s the Hitler? Yes, you heard me. I’m talking to you. You respectable journalists and political pundits. You Intelligence officials and politicians. You fanatical liberals. You pseudo anti-fascists. All you members […]
By Ruth Kinna and Alex Prichard In this paper we recover the classical anarchist deployment of republican tropes of non-domination, tyranny and slavery, to expose the conservative limits of the contemporary neo-Roman republican revival. For the anarchists, the modern nation state and the institution of private property are […]
An interesting aspect of the pandemic has been the way so many left-leaning anarchists and libertarians have uncritically embraced the proclamations of “experts,” apparently forgetting the Frankfurt School critique of scientism and the Foucauldian critique of the therapeutic state. And many right-leaning libertarians have become all-purposes contrarians. By […]
The power of Big Tech has made traditional governmental censorship almost obsolete. By Matt Taibbi Start with the headline: Supporting the 2020 U.S. Election. YouTube in its company blog can’t even say, “Banning Election Conspiracy Theories.” They have to employ the Orwellian language of politicians — Healthy Forests, […]
The Democrats are hoping they can exploit ongoing cultural, generation, and demographic change by presenting themselves as the part of “diversity and inclusion” against the party of the “deplorables,” but that’s not going to be good enough when we are moving toward a Latin American class system. The […]
A Dr. McCoy moment or another swine flu ’76 moment? Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on the FDA Advisory Panel’s approval of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine, new restrictions across the country, and the latest Covid case counts.
My take on social welfare programs is that workers and taxpayers should demand their full salaries, with no deductions, and create their own unemployment, healthcare, and retirement programs. This perspective isn’t original to me. I learned it from Sam Dolgoff over 30 years ago.
One of the panelists refers to Susan Rice as the “Forrest Gump” of bad foreign policy decisions.
The most interesting thing about Yang is the way he managed to mainstream the UBI idea, which was a far-fringe idea pre-Yang.
As a proud worst person, Krystal and Saager will sometimes do a segment that reminds me of how lame their respective social democratic and civic nationalist politics actually are. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Mehdi Hasan’s Rush Limbaugh appearance.
This Hawley dude knows which way the political winds are blowing. Look for him to try to run for prez on some kind of economic nationalist/right-wing welfarist program in the future. It is likely that GOP factions will emerge that use rhetoric similar to the Christian Democrats in […]
Herbert Spencer has the therapeutic state figured out in 1851 By Phillip W. Magness, American Institute for Economic Research In the 19th century, outbreaks of Cholera were common, and Britain deployed a “Board of Health” to manage and suppress the disease. England experienced a particularly severe wave of […]
By Benjamin Franks Paternalism has long been a contentious subject in moral and political philosophy. Analyses, however, have tended to be restricted to questions concerning the legitimacy of governmental, or quasi-governmental, paternalistic action. The debate, thus, is largely limited to a contest between two positions: that of modern […]
Al-Jazeera Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported trip to Saudi Arabia on Sunday follows the theme of unprecedented relations between Arab countries and Israel. The second half of 2020 has been seen an accelerated rate of normalisation of ties: the “Abraham Accords” were signed with the United Arab […]
Al Jazeera Israel and Morocco agreed on Thursday to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past four months. As part of the agreement, US President Donald Trump […]
By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter A church in California that has reportedly held worship services indoors with hundreds of attendees not wearing face masks was held in contempt of court and fined. For months, Calvary Chapel of San Jose and its pastor, Michael McClure, have overseen worship […]
By Eric Todisco, People A Los Angeles judge has ruled that L.A. County’s outdoor dining ban will be limited to three weeks as planned, and then must be reassessed by the health department before the ban can be extended. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant […]
This is like one of those deconverted Jehovah’s Witnesses videos.
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 counts as one of the most reprehensible laws in American history. But rather than wait for Congress to repeal it, or for the Supreme Court to strike it down, Northern States took action to nullify it in practice and effect.