By Matt Taibbi Yes, the government is helping crack down on text messages and Facebook posts, but not to worry. At least your private thoughts are safe, right? Not so fast, found filmmaker Matt Orfalea. America’s burgeoning censorship movement had a great week. The White House jumped on […]
By Kiran Sridhar, TELOS In 2013, Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the general staff of the Russian Armed Forces and a close confidant of longtime defense minister Sergey Shoygu, published an article in a narrowly circulated military journal, Military-Industrial Courier. The article had an anodyne title: “The Value […]
It’s not a question of either/or. Cubans can have legitimate complaints about their government, and the US can be attempting to subvert the protests at the same time. By Lorenz Duchamps Epoch Times Black Lives Matter is blaming the U.S. government’s “cruel and inhumane” economic embargo for the current unrest […]
By Philip Giraldi In less than six months in office President Joe Biden has already developed a national security policy that appears to lean strongly towards proactive use of military force in questionable circumstances, as if war is the answer to every problem. Biden should nevertheless be applauded […]
By Robert Weissberg, Intellectual Takeout What do super rich people with multi-million dollar summer homes in the Hamptons and similar enclaves think about today’s troubled, often violent politics? Frank answers are seldom forthcoming given that an impolite answer might invite social ostracism and exclusion from A-list parties. But […]
By Jonathan Cook There’s been a new public fracturing of the intellectual left, typified by an essay last week from Nathan J Robinson, editor of the small, independent, socialist magazine Current Affairs, accusing Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi of bolstering the right’s arguments. He is the more reasonable […]
Richard Hanania, research fellow at Defense Priorities, breaks down the MSM’s coverage of Afghanistan.
David Sirota, founder of The Daily Poster, discusses a new Jacobin piece that claims workers’ retirement savings are being taken by finance industry executives.
Team Rising discusses the latest developments in the #FreeBritney movement.
Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois discusses the Biden administration’s climate change plans.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinksy analyze the media’s coverage of Michael Avenatti.
Duh? It’s interesting that liberals are now the ones who hate the Supreme Court given that the Republicans now have a solid majority. Briahna Joy Gray, host of Bad Faith podcast, explains the importance of SCOTUS reform.
By Daisy Luther, Organic Prepper The Federal Bureau of Investigation appears ready to create a new generation of Hitler Youth, turning family members against one another and asking citizens to be on the lookout for any relative, coworker, or friend who might be “mobilizing toward violence.” Yep, I […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Donald Trump’s attack of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Congratulations to drugs for winning the War on Drugs! Krystal and Saagar examine the heartbreaking surge in opioid deaths since the start of Covid-19.
Crimethinc In August 2020, a revolt broke out in Belarus, nearly toppling Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who has ruled the country since 1994. In the following analysis, anarchists who participated in the revolt discuss the ways that it succeeded and how both the regime and its liberal opposition […]
The problem is that the elites think they are enlightened beyond all others, so they will always be right in their own mind.
By Matt Taibbi Since the people we disagree with aren’t going anywhere, we might as well talk to each other. In response to the predictably voluminous criticisms of yesterday’s article, “Spying and Smearing is ‘Un-American,’ not Tucker Carlson”: I disagree with Tucker Carlson on a variety of issues. […]
By Matt Taibbi Funny, outspoken, and original, the political science professor and author talks race, class, liberalism, and Robin DiAngelo on Useful Idiots. Last May, the Democratic Socialists of America invited the longtime Yale, Northwestern, and University of Pennsylvania professor Adolph Reed to speak to the New York […]
Today’s guest is Michael Shellenberger. Michael is a journalist, author, environmental activist and was dubbed ‘Hero of the Environment’ by Time Magazine. He’s the Founder and President of Environmental Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty and saving the natural environment. He’s co-written and written a number of […]
By Bari Weiss Maud Maron was a model public defender. Then she was forced out of her job because of her political views and her race. If you google “bleeding heart liberal,” Maud Maron might well turn up as the first hit. Every cause liberals are supposed to […]
MSNBC: We are horrible and losing viewers, our solution is to be more horrible.
This is the govt telling Big Tech to do it. So it’s the govt repealing The First Amendment.
The option was Hillary Clinton who is a war-mongering creep. Sounds like Putin and his cabinet were just giving their opinion about the candidates.
US wants color revolution in Cuba.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to President Biden’s plan to evacuate Afghans who assisted U.S. troops during the war.
Kim Ives, English language editor at Haiti Liberté, discusses the latest developments in the investigation into President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.
Team Rising discusses Pitbull’s calls for public support of Cuba.
Ryan Grim breaks down The Wall Street Journal’s obsession with FTC Chair Lina Khan.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashisnky discuss the unrest in South Africa following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma.
Emily Jashinsky discusses the campaign strategies of Blake Masters, who is running for Senate in Arizona.
J.D. Scholten, former Iowa Democratic congressional candidate, discusses his work with rural voters and reacts to Kamala Harris’ comments on their ability to use Xerox.
The government doesn’t stand up for anybody’s rights most of the time. On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 51 percent said the U.S. government stands up for them while 49 percent said it does not. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss. This survey was […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashisnky break down the latest infrastructure bill developments.
Krystal and Saagar bring Zaid Jilani on the show to talk about his reporting on how Joe Manchin’s daughter was involved in a company shipping jobs overseas from West Virginia.
Saagar goes over the new details demonstrating how Washington insiders protected Jeffrey Epstein.
Krystal and Saagar dive into the numbers to quell concerns about widespread inflation in the economy.
Krystal and Saagar break down the contents of the Biden administration’s proposed infrastructure plan.
Krystal and Saagar detail how and why the FBI failed in its investigation of Larry Nassar leading to hundreds more victims of sexual abuse.
Krystal and Saagar evaluate GOP politicians’ renewed calls for regime change in Cuba amidst the protests against the government.
Krystal evaluates the possibility that the FBI orchestrated the much publicized plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer.
Krystal and Saagar explain why recent comments made by George W. Bush on the Afghanistan withdrawal should be ignored.
What happened in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan? I have witnessed more humanitarian interventions in my life then one can count. Blood baths , mass migration of refugees, instability and a power vacuum which harbors terrorism.
Now that pan-secessionist sympathies are rising, how do we prevent this desirable situation of pan-secession from becoming… from becoming this undesirable situation of civil war. Abolishing the system while avoiding civil war is the primary long-range concern. As many readers know, Attack the System was formed in large […]
Krystal and Saagar talk about the contents of Biden’s reconciliation package, inflation in the economy, George W. Bush fighting to stay in Afghanistan, neocons eyeing regime change in Cuba, more mistakes from the FBI, the latest on Jeffrey Epstein, companies outsourcing jobs overseas, and more!
Fantastic interview. Journalist and “Rania Khalek Dispatches” host Rania Khalek returns to discuss recent geopolitical events, the great Hinkle-Vaush debate, and Noam Chomsky. Rania also responds to a recent critique of her work made by Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks (TYT).
The majority of my politics are polar opposite from David French (he’s a Reaganite/neocon), but this is an interesting discussion, particularly his comparison of America’s culture war with the Shia/Sunni conflict he observed when he was in the military in Iraq.
I’ve never seen a poll with numbers this high before.
By Robert Start, Medium I spent the 4th of July Weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area with Matt Pegas (check out his Substack). The trip was short, but I was able to take in enough observations of the region to compare it to past trips. My observations […]
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and […]