Jen Pan unpacks some Trump-era liberal conspiracy theories and discusses why conspiracism flourishes all across the political spectrum in the US.
By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang PBS Detroit has joined the growing number of cities and states that have decriminalized entheogenic plants and fungi, more colloquially known as “magic mushrooms” and psychedelics. Voters, including the city’s incumbent mayor who won a re-election, passed Proposal E on Tuesday night to decriminalize […]
From 2019. Apparently, this Sohrab Ahmari who is one of the intellectual leaders of this “national conservatism” thing is a full-blown Pahlavist as I suspected. By Sohrab Ahmari New York Post The measure of a successful Iranian dynasty has always been simple: For 2½ millennia, Iranians have judged […]
By Andrew Sullivan, The Weekly Dish He’s written a history of the nuns and priests who defied the Catholic leadership to help gay victims of the AIDS crisis. Many of you will recall the horrendous way in which the Catholic Church hierarchy responded to the AIDS crisis. Many […]
By Andrew Sullivan, Weekly Dish I’ll try not to take David Frum’s new piece on the Russia-Trump connection too personally, especially now that I’ve spent the week off-Twitter, chilling in the English countryside where I grew up, and generally unwinding with my family. And this isn’t a full-on […]
By Bonnie Kristian, Brigid Kennedy The Week At least 51 people, including several rescue workers, have died following a suspected methane-gas explosion at a Siberian coal mine on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reports. Most of the approximate 285 people working in the Listvazhnaya mine were able to […]
Fauci says U.S. is in ‘active communication’ with South African scientists to ‘get the facts’ on new COVID variant
By Brigid Kennedy, The Week White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. will speak with South African scientists on Friday to “get the facts” on an emergent COVID-19 variant that’s prompting a fresh wave of travel restrictions, CNBC reports. “This is really something that’s in […]
By Stephanie Murray, The Week The alternative isn’t a freer market. It’s federally incentivized freeriding. As someone who spends a good deal of time writing and talking about the need to improve American family policy, people are often surprised to learn that, for most of my adult life, […]
By Perry Stein, William Booth and Frances Stead Sellers Washington Post A new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant, with an unusual number of mutations, had scientists sounding the alarm Friday and countries including the United States moving to impose travel restrictions as the world feared another setback on the […]
This is a timeline of how the de facto civil war in Northern Ireland began in the late 1960s. The conflict lasted until the late 1990s, and there have been “incidents” since then. A civil war in the United States that involved the total breakdown of civil society […]
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During the Trump administration, it seemed every Thanksgiving was an occasion for media outlets to run fretful stories by progressives about what to do when a “racist uncle“ at the holiday dinner table vocally supported the 45th president. When those essays ended on a militant note, either advocating refusal […]
By Shawn Boburg, Sarah Cahlan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Atthar Mirza, and Elyse Samuels At least seven of the 10 dead after the Astroworld Festival were clustered in a small area enclosed on three sides by metal barriers that became dangerously crowded, according to a Washington Post investigation. […]
By Tom Woods First it was statues of people like John C. Calhoun. That worked, since Americans have been told that Calhoun, one of the only political thinkers the United States ever produced who’s actually worth reading, was uniquely wicked and racist, etc. Some warned that eventually the […]
By Beth Brelje Epoch Times While many have been arrested for participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 rally in support of President Donald Trump, many others have been questioned by the FBI about their presence there that day. Those who have been questioned say a visit from the […]
By Zachary Stieber Epoch Times An investigator with the House of Representatives’ select committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach has admitted privately that the panel erroneously asserted a former New York City police commissioner was in Washington on Jan. 5, but the assertion remains on the […]
The Intercept Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges clears the way for more guns and right-wing violence at protests nationwide. Jurors in the trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery began deliberations Tuesday. Last week, a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges, including two counts […]
By Alice Speri, The Intercept In a civil lawsuit, the court found that the paramilitaries operated in a “symbiotic relationship” with U.S.-funded Colombian forces. Carlos Mario Jiménez Naranjo, a Colombian paramilitary commander best known as “Macaco,” was responsible for the massacre of hundreds of people between the late 1980s […]
By Matthew Vadum Epoch Times A conservative think tank filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against California to halt a law that will force quotas on publicly held corporations headquartered in the state, requiring them to appoint board members based solely on their race and sexual orientation. The […]
Krystal and Saagar respond to the tip from NBC news for fighting inflation and saving money to simply abandon the Thanksgiving Turkey all together
Krystal and Saagar discuss the CNN shakeup, Fauci’s gaslighting, Malcolm X murder case, MSNBC’s out of touch Thanksgiving tips, workers getting Thanksgiving off, millions spent on FBI informants, and more! Enjoy the holiday and we will see you Monday! Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61… Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Timestamps: CNN: 0:00 – 5:33 […]
Krystal and Saagar break down the business side of cable news given that CNN is being sold to a new company looking to make the network back into a credible reporting station
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll reveals only one in five Americans hosting a Thanksgiving gathering will require proof of vaccination to attend. This survey was conducted online within the United States from Nov 18 – Nov 19 among 939 registered voters by HarrisX. The […]
Former opinion editor at the Wall Street Journal, Melanie Kirkpatrick, describes her new book: “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.”
By Mike Gleason Let’s talk about the sudden setback in precious metals markets. Metals got hammered on Monday and Tuesday. Gold prices fell back below the $1,800 level and silver is back down under $24. Platinum and palladium also got hit hard. Interestingly, though, copper and most other […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave debate space exploration and whether humanity will ever come to thrive off of planet Earth.
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Breonna Taylor All Over Again: Jury Acquits Black Man of Second-Degree Murder Charge In Connection With Botched Police Raid That Left His Girlfriend Dead
By Niara Savage, Atlanta Black Star/Yahoo News A jury found a 27-year-old Black man not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2017 death of his girlfriend, who was struck and killed during an exchange of gunfire as police conducted a narcotics raid on a Florida residence, Treasure Coast […]
Briahna Joy Gray details what Democrats’ SALT cap hike could mean for their performance in midterms in 2022.
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave react to the string of thefts targeting retail in California.
Pablo Manriquez, reporter for Latino Rebels, details the politics behind Democrats’ scaled back immigration reform in the Build Back Better Act
Team Rising reacts to the Biden administration’s efforts to reinstate OSHA’s vaccine mandate.
Ryan Grim breaks down newly released information related to Jeffrey Epstein’s incarceration.
Robby Soave makes the case against government overreach in fighting COVID-19.
Ryan Grim, Robby Soave, and senior reporter for The Daily Beast Kate Briquelet discuss Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal strategy.
By Adam Gabbatt (now) and Martin Pengelly (earlier), The Guardian Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William Bryan have been found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. The three men pursued Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, through their neighborhood on 23 February 2020, before Travis McMichael shot and killed him. […]
By Emma Green The Atlantic A faction of the right believes America has been riven into two countries. The Claremont Institute is building the intellectual architecture for whatever comes next. “Let me start big. The mission of the Claremont Institute is to save Western civilization,” says Ryan Williams, […]
By Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of RAND Last week, an anonymous caller told a Republican congressman who voted with Democrats in favor of the infrastructure bill that he and his staff should die. On Monday, Twitter added a warning label to a cartoon video […]
By Chauncey DeVega, Salon If there is a second American Civil War, which side would you choose? It may be wise to make that decision now, in the spirit of planning for the worst while hoping for the best. A recent public opinion poll by the University of Virginia Center for […]
BY Malcom Kyeyune Unherd Historically speaking, empires on average last for around 250 years, after which they tend to either slowly — or very, very quickly — fall apart due to overreach and internal conflict. Somewhat ominously, the 250th birthday of America is coming up in 2026. Yet […]
This is the program of the recent “national conservatism” conference. Notice how Peter Thiel seems to be running the show, and the participants are the usual collection of dupes you find in movements funded by neocons and right-wing capitalist oligarchs. There is very little difference between this and […]
Apparently, these are the folks behind “national conservatism.” While much of the Silicon Valley oligarchy has aligned itself with Wall Street and the traditional northeastern establishment, it appears at least some among them are trying to work the right-wing angle as well. Peter Thiel was a Trump backer, […]
What do you get when neocons try to pose as throne and altar reactionaries? You get “national conservatism.” By Michael Warren Davis, The American Conservatism The false “small government” of classical liberalism is a state with less authority but more power. Destruction of Leviathan, 1866 engraving by Gustave […]
By John M. Vella, The American Conservative Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade, by Paul Gottfried (Northern Illinois University Press: 2021), 216 pages. In this sequel to his 2016 book Fascism: Career of a Concept, Paul Gottfried turns his attention to antifascist critics and movements from the years […]
This is rather extraordinary. The neocons are attempting to co-opt anti-imperialism by bending it toward American unilateralism, and weaponizing anti-imperialism in a rhetorical battle against China. Any tendency that embraces Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley is nowhere near being “anti-imperialist.” This is the neocon playbook being […]
In the Times’ first feature-length documentary Alastair Good traveled to north Idaho to investigate whether a movement to build a home for conservative Christians and unhappy Trump voters is being exploited by extremists planning for secession.
A jury has awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the White nationalists who organized and participated in a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims.
Anthony Huber was the second person killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on Aug. 25, 2020. We walked toward the courthouse and spoke at length about the trial, and life since the shooting.
Grosskreutz, the sole survivor shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and his attorney, Kimberly Motley, discuss their reaction to Rittenhouse’s testimony and his own experience on the stand.
The comedian and political satirist Ahmed Albasheer is the most popular media figure in Iraq—half of the country regularly tunes into his show. An outspoken critic of government corruption, Albasheer has also lamented the failure of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the toppling of Saddam Hussein to bring […]