The consent of the governed from which the government derives its just powers is voluntary. Is that voluntary phase over too?
Krystal and Saagar give their thoughts on the luxury lifestyle of Pete Buttigieg and his husband.
By Isabel Vincent New York Post Shaun King has built his image on being a champion of the poor and disenfranchised, but the controversial civil rights activist lives like a one-percenter in a sprawling lakefront home, records show. King, 41, moved earlier this year from a luxury two-bedroom […]
This week, Briahna Joy Gray debates one of America’s foremost Black conservative public intellectuals, Brown University Economics Professor Glenn Loury. Is there overlap between conservative critics of liberal race politics lefty critics of liberal “woke” culture? Or does the conservative focus on fixing “Black culture” serve the same […]
Geopolitical expert, Peter Zeihan, author of Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World, joins hosts Dennis McCuistion and Jim Falk for lively and very “counterintuitive arguments about the future of a world where trade agreements are coming apart and international institutions are losing their power.” […]
By Mark Jurkowitz, Amy Mitchell, Elisa Shearer and Mason Walker Pew Research As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, a new Pew Research Center report finds that Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments. Overall, Republicans and Republican-leaning […]
By David Uberti, The Guardian Cities have long been the backbone of the Democratic party, and rural regions the heartland of Republicanism – yet Donald Trump’s election has exposed these divides like never before. Will US metropolises increasingly turn into city-states? Sitting in a downtown Cleveland coffee shop […]
By Alan Greenblatt Governing Political polarization has become so familiar and entrenched that we barely think how it came about. The backstory is more than a half-century long, involving race, media and a diverging economy. The outcome in Tuesday’s Senate runoffs in Georgia may end up being close, […]
By Frank Jacobs, Big Think America’s two political tribes have consolidated into ‘red’ and ‘blue’ nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences. Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each Based on the UN’s partition plan […]
By Amos Perkins, The Wichitan It doesn’t take more than a quick peek at the news to realize that the United States of America is not thriving. The nation is the most polarized it has been since the Civil War and respect for the country is declining worldwide. […]
By Noah Millman, New York Times This essay is part of a series exploring bold ideas to revitalize and renew the American experiment. Read more about this project in a note from Ezekiel Kweku, Opinion’s politics editor. From its beginning, the United States was built to expand. Article […]
When a major daily newspaper like the Philadelphia Inquirer publishes an opinion piece like this, it shows these kinds of ideas really are starting to enter the mainstream. By Chuck Bonfig, For The Inquirer George Washington once wrote, “The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the […]
By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — This is the May 7, 2021, edition of the Essential Politics newsletter. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get it in your inbox three times a week. Anyone who has watched U.S. politics in recent years knows that a widening […]
This article was written in April, 2020, just as the pandemic was taking over, and before the George Floyd riots, Biden election, or January 6. Americans are even more divided now. By Kyle Chan, Medium Author’s note: I was surprised by the amount of attention this Medium post […]
On today’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends, we’re thrilled to bring you a conversation between Krystal and Senator Bernie Sanders. Countless people were drawn into leftist politics and movements through Bernie’s 2016 campaign, which rejected Trump’s empty appeals to the working class and introduced a movement based […]
By Andrew Sullivan The writer who coined that term – a sort of unifying theory of wokeness – talks with me about the Great Awokening, and how to counter it. Wesley is a columnist for Tablet magazine, the author of The Souls of Yellow Folk, and a newly minted substacker. […]
By Ruby Mellen and William Neff, Washington Post When it comes to heat, the human body is remarkably resilient — it’s the humidity that makes it harder to cool down. And humidity, driven in part by climate change, is increasing. A measurement of the combination of heat and humidity […]
Given that the 75-year Pax Americana seems to be slowly cracking and receding, it is necessary to consider which empires anti-imperialists will likely be facing in the future. I tend to agree with this post from social media: The likely candidates for regional smaller empires will be: 1) […]
Peter Zeihan is probably the best Sinoskeptic and Russoskeptic that I know of. Financial Sense Peter Zeihan, one of the world’s foremost experts on geopolitical risk and author of The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower, discusses the Five Eyes Alliance of global surveillance, China’s attempt to gain […]
Team Rising reacts to Andrew Yang’s announcement of his new book, “Forward.”
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave discuss the FAA changing their requirements to receive astronaut wings on the same day Jeff Bezos took his flight into space.
Joe Schrank, program director of The Heavenly Center, breaks down the opioid epidemic settlement with Johnson & Johnson and three major drug distributors.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave discuss Senator Ted Cruz putting pressure on the Biden administration to place sanctions on China following their cyberattacks.
Philip Wegmann, White House reporter for Real Clear Politics, discusses Rep. Paul Gosar’s proposal to put a ten-year freeze on all immigration into the United States.
Politics is not only the new professional wrestling. It’s the new televangelism as well. Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to reports of deceptive campaign fundraising tactics used to target elderly voters.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to YouGov America’s ranking of U.S. presidents.
The comedian and podcaster talks about running for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination and his beef with Reason. “When it comes to the issues that the liberals are best on, we’re better than them on those issues,” says comedian and podcaster Dave Smith. “And when it comes to […]
Well, if these people are serious, they have until that date to start stockpiling food and plan other contingencies for themselves and fellow workers to be able to pull this of and properly extend this the way it should be. We need infrastructure to keep people on the […]
By Simon Kuper, Financial Times ‘Trump voters see a class that talks equality while living privilege and exuding contempt’ Picture a coffee shop in a big city almost anywhere on earth. It is filled with stylish, firm-bodied people aged under 50 drinking $5 coffees. Fresh from yoga class, […]
The content of this discussion seems fairly accurate in terms of identifying general trends in religion in the US. The New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg joins Morning Joe to discuss her new piece ‘The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It.’
NBC News’ Scott MacFarlane interviews Capitol riot defendant Richard Barnett.
A split between conservatives and pro-piggishness would be a welcome event. –Republicans and media figures who claim to be “pro-police” widely ridicule and laugh at the police officers who testified on the first day of the House panel investigation the January 6 Trump riots
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to Rep. Sean Casten’s Fergie-inspired speech on climate change.
Robby Soave makes the case for firing Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave break down the latest infrastructure bill updates and discuss how the Biden administration will handle the latest COVID surge.
Kim Iversen discusses the failure of Democrats to push student debt forgiveness.
Steven Donziger: Big Oil Has Tried To Demonize Me For 10 YEARS, Details Appeal & RESPONDS To Chevron
Steven Donziger, human rights attorney, discusses being found guilty of contempt.
Team Rising reacts to President Biden’s claims that Russia is spreading misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Katie Halper, host of The Katie Halper Show, discusses the Warrior Met miners protests outside of BlackRock’s headquarters in New York City.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 60 percent of voters said the child tax credits are too expensive and no longer needed while 40 percent said they should be extended until 2025. Robby Soave and Kim Iversen discuss.
Krystal looks at the deranged responses to Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the olympics by Charlie Kirk and others
Saagar delivers a sharp criticism of the sudden reversal by the CDC on coronavirus guidelines
Krystal and Saagar analyze a portion of Krystal’s exclusive interview with Bernie Sanders where she challenges him on the Biden administration’s broken promises.
Krystal and Saagar break down Jared Kushner’s new investment firm and the grift behind it.
Krystal and Saagar go into the specifics of what Biden’s infrastructure plan contains and the process for getting it passed.
Krystal and Saagar question Trump’s power after a candidate he endorsed lost in a GOP primary
Krystal and Saagar talk to labor reporter Kim Kelly about the coal miners who took their strike to the heart of New York City.
Krystal and Saagar break down the opposition to Biden’s vaccine mandate shown by union workers.
Craig Harguess is the head of the Bad Roman Project Craig asked Pete to come on share his opinion of modern Christianity. Pete uses the opportunity to also send a message to the Right about their heroes the police.
While totalitarian humanism is now in power, we also need to be mindful of authoritarian tendencies that oppose the dominant paradigm, whether from the left or right, and could potentially emerge as competitive challengers. I do not regard the “revolutionary Caesarism” that Curtis Yarvin is advocating as the […]