I generally agree with the assessment of the Republicans in this interview, with some qualifications, although I think Lucan Way is too soft on the Democrats. He’s not uncritical but still too soft. The Signal Is democracy in America really coming apart? Lucan Way on the challenges and […]
Thom Hartmann sure seems to think so. Read the thread on Twitter here. Whether what Hartmann is describing is hyperbolic and fanciful or not, I do think that a coup from the right in the US would look somewhat like what Hartmann is describing. Efforts to create a […]
By Paul Fahrenheidt It’s inevitable, and I’m tired of pretending it’s not. Introduction Today is July 2nd, 2022. One-hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, John Bell Hood charged up the slopes of Little Round Top at the cost of his left arm, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain charged down […]
Republican pollster Neil Newhouse and former Obama pollster Joel Benenson speak with CNN’s John King about a poll they conducted that showed more than a quarter of Americans think it may be necessary to take up arms against the government and that most Americans think their government is […]
Jason Stanley, an expert on authoritarianism, has been an adviser to the January 6 committee. The author of “How Fascism Works” speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the hearings and the state of democracy in America.
By Keith Preston The federal system collapses like the USSR/Warsaw Pact. Minorities of Reds/Blues are behind enemy lines. Migration like the India/Pakistan partition begins. Massive violence happens. Hundreds of warring factions emerge like Syria and Lebanon. Another possibility would be a situation like Northern Ireland during the time […]
Shit, that’s worse than Brandon and probably even Kamala, lol. By Carlie Porterfield Forbes Staff Only one in four Americans say they are confident in the Supreme Court—the lowest rate on record—according to a Gallup poll released Thursday, with respondents answering the question in the weeks leading up […]
I can only give it to you straight.
Guest: Dennis Prager @PragerU (YouTube & all other platforms)
By Matthew Arostegui Mises Institute It’s been about six years since Michael Malice wrote his article “The Case for American Secession,” for the Observer. Since then, the talk of a disuniting of the American Empire has been discussed by people on the right, left, and the middle. There […]
By PharmaHeretic Regular readers of my previous blog would be aware that I had written numerous posts on the causes of mass shootings in USA as well as the futility of gun control in this country. While I will repost those articles here in the near future, we […]
Rania Khalek and her colleagues at Breakthrough News are vital sources of analysis and commentary, especially over the last few months, so it was very cool to have her on TRRS to talk about her appearance at the International Summit Against Fascism and her interaction with friend of […]
By Nellie Bowles, The Atlantic About the author: Nellie Bowles, the author of a forthcoming book of essays, writes a column in the newsletter Common Sense. San Francisco was conquered by the United States in 1846, and two years later, the Americans discovered gold. That’s about when my […]
The Signal Why is democracy eroding more among America’s allies than in other countries? Moises Naím on how massive social change is affecting the way citizens feel, and the nature of politics, around the world. Tbel Abuseridze (Originally published 2021 | 11.23) Democracy is in retreat. It’s been one […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Open in browser The US Empire Will Be Defeated By The US Empire: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix Caitlin Johnstone Jun 4 Listen to a reading of this article: The US Empire Will Be Defeated By The US Empire by Going Rogue […]
By Joel Kotkin “Young people do not degenerate; this occurs only after grown men have already become corrupt.” – Montesquieu, The Spirit of Laws, 1748. The great test of a generation is whether it leaves better prospects for its descendants. Yet by virtually every indication, the baby boomers, […]
By PharmaHeretic Some of you might have noticed an interesting trend, if you can call it that, which has been especially prominent in western countries over the past ten years. To be fair, this trend was becoming increasingly visible since the 1970s, but started becoming a major force […]
“Things are shit, time to vote for more Republicans and corporate Democrats” Americans have no one to blame but themselves.
Emily Jashinsky makes the case for rethinking media coverage of mass shootings.
From someone who ought to know. By Michael Franzese
Krystal and Saagar analyze the slew of polling data demonstrating that Americans do not feel good about the country under President Biden, with 75% saying the US is headed in the wrong direction
Tom Woods Show Michael Malice joins us to talk about the surprising news regarding Roe v. Wade and what it means both for the 2022 midterms and for the prospects of national divorce. LISTEN HERE
LA Progressive The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v. Wade (an early draft of which was leaked Monday) doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states. As a result, it will put another large brick in the growing wall separating Blue and Red America. […]
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Krystal and Saagar cover the drop in life expectancy in the US for the second year in a row that can be attributed to various health reasons and social trends
I consider the Anglo-American Empire to be modern Rome. The Roman monarchy began in 753 BC and the Anglo-American monarchical period begins with the Norman Conquest in 1066. The English equivalent of the Roman Republic began with the Magna Carta. The English equivalent of the Roman Empire begins […]
Stress because of the financial situation, unhealthy lifestyle, junk-food, overweight, really bad health care system … All these things also add to the plummeting life expectancy.
By Jason Fields, The Week The narrative of American decline gets louder every day. Our parents had it better. Our influence overseas has waned. Our country is poorer and more divided than ever. We say these things, and we mean them in the moment, and our knowledge of […]
By Keith Preston The Russian war in Ukraine has accelerated the rising trend toward multipolarity (or even a multi-order order) within international relations. The Western retaliatory sanctions against Russia have pushed the BRICS nations and their economic allies closer together. The conventional wisdom is that the 21st century […]
By Thuy Linh Tu, New York Times Ms. Tu, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, moved from South Vietnam to Connecticut as a child not long after the fall of Saigon. My dad’s American dream was made of aluminum. Not that he would […]
By Peter R. Quiñones Recently, a few people have asked what I believe the end game is for everything that’s happening now. Inflation, warmongering, educators grooming kindergartners – an endless stream of insanity that points to everything coming to a head. Soon. Some are predicting nuclear war. Is […]
An interview I did with Joseph Cotton in early February. WATCH HERE
Americans, most of whom couldn’t find either Ukraine or Russia on the map, are getting worked up about Ukraine because the media and other entities of cultural production are telling them to do so. The “liberal” media (CNN, MSMBC), “centrist media” (ABC, CBS, NBC), and “conservative” media (FOX, […]
While Trumpism is certainly not without its dangers, an even greater danger is a return of the neocons, who are presently embedded in the Biden regime in the person of figures like Victoria Nuland, and there is a possibility of the return of a full-blown neocon regime under […]
By Linh Dinh On 2/5/22, a reader, Troy, left a comment: I’ve been living alone in a subsidized apartment on a subsidized pension due to a severe tick born illness. This happened to coincide with COVID, so it’s been weird to say the least. I’ve never experienced this […]
Fox News host slams Biden over inflation on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.
By Michael Hudson Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. That certainly is the case with the American Empire as it dismantles itself in not-so-slow motion. The basic assumption of economic and diplomatic forecasting is that […]
On Race Traitors, Identity Politics, and Revolutionary Horizons Since the Uprising w/ Idris Robinson
Idris Robinson revisits and expands upon his seminal essay “How It Might Should Be Done.” In the aftermath of the CHAZ occupation in downtown Seattle, “How It Might Should” was a public talk surveying the horizon of revolutionary potential uncovered by the George Floyd Rebellion during the hot […]
Team Rising discusses new data showing a record number of Millenials are postponing or forgoing marriage, homeownership, and children.
By Dalibor Rohac New York Post As Vladimir Putin’s gangster regime moves to recognize the two “people’s republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk, it raises the stakes in a conflict that many fear might lead to a cataclysmic land war in Eastern Europe. At this moment, it is important […]
By Michael Shellenberger “Black Lives Matter” signs are everywhere in progressive cities like San Francisco. But so too are black people dying on sidewalks. Why is that? 79 45 Jane Doe suffers from schizophrenia and substance use disorder, according to a homeless outreach worker. Why did the author […]
By Caitlin Johnstone To rule the world, make it rely on a single dominant financial system you control so anyone who disobeys you can be cut off from the economy you’ve made them dependent on for survival—whether they’re a nation, a protest movement, or an individual—without having to […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Post-Iraq the US has zero moral authority. The narrative managers aim to suck you in to arguing about the minutiae of the inner workings of the latest target of the empire, when in fact a simple “Shut the fuck up, it’s none of your business” […]
Historiansplaining We consider the strange ambiguous developments of this year, including the political paralysis in the US, the furors over mask and vaccine mandates, and most importantly, the labor reshuffle or “great resignation,” in light of crises past, including the bubonic plague and World War I and World […]
By Caitlin Johnstone “China is a freakish, backwards nation,” say the media in a nation whose government has spent the 21st century slaughtering people by the millions in military operations overseas so that it can literally rule the world like a comic book supervillain. “China is a freakish, […]
Ron Perlman Calls for Secession: ‘You Don’t Wanna Live in My World and I Certainly Don’t Want to Live in Yours’
By David Ng, Breitbart Left-wing Hollywood star Ron Perlman has given up on the United States, calling for secession in the form of a national divorce between red and blue states. Perlman laid out his proposal in a typically gruff tweet on Thursday. “It’s time that every state […]
Monday, Jan 31 – Michael Hudson Michael Hudson’s many books include “Super Imperialism,” “Killing the Host,” “… And Forgive Them Their Debts,” “The Bubble and Beyond,” and “Global Fracture.” This provocative title invites genuine discussion about the state of the US economy, its failures and what this might […]
By Jessica Suriano, The Nation A conversation with Richard Kreitner about rethinking the history and the meaning of secession. The United States has never been an equal, peaceful, or functional nation, despite what the history textbooks say. It was built from genocide, slavery, and stolen land. This year, […]
From 2018. Before the pandemic, the lockdown-induced recession, the BLM protests, the anti-lockdown protests, the 2020 election, and J6. By Mike Critelli On Sunday, October 21, I visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the first time, in advance of my Board meeting in Dublin, which began two days later. […]
By Noah Millman The Week Ever since the rise of President Donald Trump, Americans have been warned that our democracy is under attack, even in danger of being extinguished. From the left, the center, and the shrinking precincts of the anti-Trump right, that warning has primarily been about […]