If pan-secessionist sympathies continue to grow (and I do not see America’s political divide ending any time in the foreseeable future), more and more articles like this will begin to appear in the press from all over the political and cultural spectrum, and floating different proposals of their […]
By Simon Gottschalk, Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper, a gecko with a British accent selling you auto insurance and a bunny in sunglasses promoting batteries. This has always struck me […]
I laughed out loud when I heard “Biden was appointed aaaa I mean elected to President.”
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 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 […]
George Packer, staff writer at The Atlantic and author of The Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, joins The Realignment to discuss how America fractured into four parts and how it can come back together again.
Chris Hedges: The return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire
By Chris Hedges, Russia Today Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and host of RT’s On Contact, a weekly interview series on US foreign policy, economic realities and civil liberties in American society. He’s the author of 14 books, including several New York Times best-sellers. The US empire […]
David Spuria is the host of the ‘Radical Independent’ YouTube channel, as well as the very popular channel “The Real Music Observer.” David joined Pete to discuss why he stopped calling himself a libertarian and to give his thoughts on a possible dystopian future and whether libertarians can […]
Author of ‘The Fourth Turning,’ and Managing Director of Demography at Hedgeye Neil Howe joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the possibility of a succession crisis in the United States and to share his predictions for the next decade.
Brightline Watch Bright Line Watch June 2021 surveys As the country turns 245 years old, Americans have reasons to worry about the state of their democracy. In June 2021, we surveyed a representative sample of Americans and an expert sample of political scientists on the performance of U.S. […]
Based on my experience with “far-right” circles, I would say this article is fairly representative of what people from those milieus worry will be the future of the United States. However, I would argue that totalitarian humanism (the American empire with a multicultural/rainbow aura) is the most immediate […]
New reporting suggests Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley believed former President Trump might stage a coup to try to stay in power. Admiral Mark Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses his fears of the politicization of the military.
As is often said, “You can’t make this shit up.” Bolton certainly knows the requirements for being a “fascist.” Former national security adviser John Bolton questions whether former President Donald Trump was capable of orchestrating a violent coup.
“Fears and suspicions” about how far former President Trump would have gone to remain in power are still very much alive, says former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. New revelations that Pentagon leaders were concerned Trump might try to use the armed forces to support his efforts to […]
As citizen Donald Trump’s namesake company faces a criminal probe in New York, several new books expose the “horrifying” final days of his administration. One details how Trump displayed no regard for Mike Pence as MAGA rioters targeted the former Vice President during the January 6 insurrection. Other […]
A reader sent me this ARR tweet from a few years ago. My position on these questions has always been clear. When the USA eventually breaks apart like the USSR, new countries will emerge reflecting a range of political and cultural values. The majority of the new countries […]
By Damon Linker, The Week The conservative intelligentsia keeps returning to authoritarianism. Back in June of last year, I wrote a column about how the intellectual right was talking itself into tearing down American democracy. The occasion was a debate between David French, a social-conservative defender of the […]
When the US domestic regime fractures, the US empire will naturally fall along with it. Think of all the other regimes that will fall like dominoes in the process. No more US aid to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Gulf States, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, or NATO. The slowing […]
This is like watching an enemy you have hated your entire life slowly dying or committing suicide. ‘Gutfeld!’ panel debate whether or not splitting certain states is a good idea.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is China really the enemy, or are we just creating self-fulfilling prophecies? Jeff Sachs talks with Rob Johnson about the tragedy of modern geopolitics, and how our current race to the bottom could be reversed.
NBC News Estimates show a 30 percent surge in homelessness in Denver, Colorado during the pandemic. The city launched a program of city-sanctioned campsites in December 2020, which include security and daily meals, with the ultimate goal to get people out of tents and into homes. WATCH HERE […]
Emily Jashisnky explains the friendship recession and why it has affected young men the most.
By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report Whatever the strengths and limitations of Critical Race Theory, the debate over its usefulness to establishment circles is indicative of the American Empire’s rapid decline “The months-long protests and rebellions against racist policing forced the establishment to take a position on the […]
Over the past 40 years, the US has gradually developed a Latin American-like class system, and it was done intentionally, by design. We now have wealth disparities that match the “Third World” or the West during the Industrial Revolution. What’s being described in that article are exactly the […]
This kind of thing happens all the time in “Third World” countries, which is what the USA is becoming. Krystal and Saagar examine the latest reporting about the building collapse in Surfside, Florida.
Jim Rogers is an American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore. Rogers is the Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund and was also the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index. Jim Rogers is mostly known for speaking about investing […]
Saagar Enjeti informs viewers on how Carl Sagan predicted the friendship crisis in America
Brilliant as he is, if Weinstein doesn’t understand why billionaires aren’t righting the ship, then he fundamentally has gaps in his understanding of power and the human condition. Arendt might be a good place to start.
Saagar breaks down new media data detailing Americans’ lack of faith in the mainstream media.
VCU Study: Life expectancy in the U.S. sees largest drop since 1943; ‘jolting’ decline for people of color
About 20 years ago, I was on a live call-in TV show where I mentioned that in about 20 years the USA would start to become a Third World country. Of course, all the usual “USA! USA!” shitheads immediately called in to register their objections. But, unfortunately, I […]
I can’t imagine why. On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds voters cite the media and the federal government as top institutions where their faith worsened since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Karlyn Bowman, public opinion analyst and senior fellow at AEI, joins Hill […]
“A motley collection of imbeciles, con artists, thieves, opportunists, and war-mongering generals.” Aesop: “The lower criminals we execute. The higher criminals we elect to high office.”
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right Readers may wonder why I keep returning to the theme of legitimacy. The reason is simple: legitimacy is the ground on which Fourth Generation war is fought. It is, above all, a contest for legitimacy, and winning (or losing) is measured by […]
By George Packer, The Atlantic People in the United States no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history, or meaning. Is reconciliation possible? Nations, like individuals, tell stories in order to understand what they are, where they come from, and what they want to be. National narratives, […]
As Israel’s heinous war crimes intensify, enormous crowds are mobilizing across the globe in support of Palestine. Are the Bitches naive to believe the tide may finally be turning toward justice? Abby Martin, creator of the Empire Files and director of Gaza Fights for Freedom, talks media lies, […]
–Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that a coup should take place to remove Joe Biden from the White House
The most immediately obvious problem with this analysis is that it ignores the rise in the expected threshold of subsistence during the time period that is being discussed. Politicians and the media are telling bogus stories about falling fertility rates, rising inequality, and supposed lack of economic mobility. […]
By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead, Rutherford Institute “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism […]
Whether one agrees with the political views expressed in this article or not, this is an excellent representation of how “the system” is losing legitimacy due to cultural fragmentation. People are increasingly unwilling to accept the outcome of not only elections but also court cases if “their side” […]