By Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian The percentage of churchgoing Americans is steadily falling, and the swirl of right-wing politics and Christianity is playing a key role. Fewer than half of Americans belong to a house of worship, a new study shows, but religion – and Christianity in particular […]
Ideologies are the new religions. Subcultures and interest group affiliations are the new tribes. Krystal laments the lack of class politics in the US but class politics doesn’t happen in a society fragmented into warring tribes. Saager laments the 70 million who didn’t vote. Are non-voters a macro-tribe […]
Vaush & Shoe0nHead discuss her old videos about Feminism. Shoe0nHead talks about how she doesn’t have an issue with feminism overall she just criticized certain aspects of ‘pop-feminism’
There are three different parts of the world that provide some indication of what the future of the USA will look like. Increasingly, our educated, managerial classes and elites are moving toward the social norms of Western Europe (e.g. support for gay marriage is regarded as the hallmark […]
By Joel Kotkin, American Mind The national consciousness regresses to the level of the toddler, casting everything in stark terms of good and bad. “We are here to guide public opinion, not to discuss it.” Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, 1804 By the calendar, the American republic is mature, but […]
Team Rising discusses reporting that reveals Donald Trump’s campaign hid unfavorable polling from members of the GOP.
Team Rising weighs in on a proposal in California that would give residents tax rebates of up to $1,100.
Team Rising discusses claims by the GOP that President Biden is “proving to be a detriment to getting mothers back to work.”
Saagar Enjeti gives his thoughts on the selection of Susan Hennessey to head the NSA at the Department of Justice.
From Sean Gabb. I think Sean may be understating it a bit. In the US, even the military, homeland security, and intelligence agencies are involved. We now have CIA propaganda talking about intersectionality. Meanwhile, anti-terrorism laws and state surveillance are being strengthened.
“Oppressed Princeton graduates and tenured professors of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your neurosis! I’m more privileged than literally 99.999999999% of all the people who ever lived but I’m oppressed because someone was rude to me when I was a student at one of […]
Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, Terminal Philosophy, and I will discuss the historical and philosophical roots of the right to bear arms and the practical results that follow.
By Mark G.E. Kelly, TELOS Michel Foucault’s name has never been far from scandal. Indeed, he has proven to be a perennially controversial figure. He rose to prominence in controversy, his ponderously scholarly 1966 book The Order of Things becoming a bestseller because marginal denunciations of humanism and […]
The Democrats have moved to the right of the Republicans in their reverence for the police state and national security state. Team Rising weighs in on the partisan gaps in positives ratings of several federal agencies.
This video explores how cultural politics of both the neoliberal and neo-traditional sorts are symptoms of an impasse in the struggle for socialism. We examine Nathan Robinson’s critique of Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti from the program Rising and his critique of Angela Nagle’s essay on immigration, in […]
This Communist Study Questions video features interviews from Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (aka Capitol Hill’s Occupied Protest) along with commentary on Matt Taibbi. Nathan Robinson and the Left’s insanity. It also features a lesson on dialectical materialism and Marx’s critique of Proudhon. Relevant Essays The American Press […]
By Bill Lohman, Richmond Times-Dispatch They hiked into Richmond with sore feet, and then it rained — minor inconveniences considering their reason for being here. Members of The FreeTHEM Walk team, 120 miles into a 900-mile trek to call attention to human trafficking, came through Richmond on Friday, […]
By Stephen Gutowski John Keys became one of the millions of Americans to buy their first gun in March 2020. As an African American, he was part of the fastest-growing demographic to do so. “Right at the height of all of the craziness is when I bought my […]
For the prosecution. From 2017. By Jared Keller, Pacific Standard On August 15th, President Donald Trump threw the door wide open for American fascism. Speaking confidently on his home turf of Trump Tower in New York City, Trump blamed “many sides” for the violent clashes between antifascists and alt-right groups […]
In Episode 8 of The Vanguard book-club, Zac & Gavin continue discussing Matt Taibbi’s “Hate Inc”.
This is a pretty interesting discussion of “life on the inside” in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The inimitable activist, writer, filmmaker, singer and producer Rose McGowan (https://www.rosemcgowan.com/) joins The Katie Halper Show LIVE for what will surely be an extremely engaging and brutally honest conversation. See my […]
The public and pundits alike are still processing the most recent election, but this much we know: 2020 marks the most diverse Congress in American history, and President Trump garnered more minority voters in 2020 than in 2016. As Georgia faces two runoff elections, which will determine which […]
Journalist Glenn Greenwald reacts to the left’s embrace of intelligence agencies on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Watch here.
Doctoral student, Irami Osei-Frimpong, shares his thoughts on regressive politics.
The principal weakness in some of my earlier work is that I a)greatly overestimated the interest of many supposed “anti-system” people in actual opposing the system and b) greatly underestimated the entrenchment of tribal politics in US society. It would seem that tribal politics trumps class politics, populism, […]
It is somewhat amusing to watch these 20something and 30something woke/hip “progressives” finally starting to at least partially realize what I have been telling them for 25 years. The reasons that I became such an outspoken critic of “political correctness” (or whatever one wishes to call it) were […]
08:45 Public sentiment and punitive policy on crime 18:02 Glenn and Adaner on crime in America vs. Northern Europe 20:58 Democracy’s effect on criminal justice policy 24:29 Does the “New Jim Crow” cause higher incarceration? 31:33 Glenn puts on the hat of a Trump voter on crime and […]
Adaner Usmani, assistant professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University, joins us to discuss the current wave of violent crime in the US, the law-and-order backlashes of prior decades, and the origins of mass incarceration. The Jacobin Show airs every Wednesday at 6 PM ET and […]
If advocates of “wokeness,” “critical race theory,” and “anti-racism” seem to be acting like religious zealots who must crush all heretics, that’s because they are, argued Columbia University linguist John McWhorter at a 2018 debate at the Soho Forum. “Anti-racism as currently configured has gone a long way […]
More aristocracy/clerisy collaboration. Saagar Enjeti discusses how the book “Amazon Unbound” reveals that Jeff Bezos used his ownership of WAPO to combat personal crisis.
The tech-oligarchs are what you get when you combine the aristocracy and the clerisy to the point they can collectively overrule even royalty. Krystal Ball explains how Facebook’s ban of Donald Trump “worked more effectively than anyone predicted.”
–At least 19 are dead in Colombian protests over a pandemic-related tax proposal
The DOJ, the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon. The totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the Biden administration’s domestic violence extremism review.
The tech-oligarchy is increasingly assuming the powers of the medieval Catholic church or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Team Rising discusses Donald Trump’s new social platform.
Years ago, I noticed that within left-anarchist circles there is an inordinate number of accusations of sexual assault that are constantly being floated around. Apparently, that kind of thing is now working its way into the mainstream. Krystal Ball gives her thoughts on the allegations against NYC mayoral […]
Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for governor of California, released a campaign ad on Tuesday branding herself as a “thoughtful disruptor.”
A far-right commentator explains why the America of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan is finished. And good riddance. The Reagan Revolution was just as damaging to what Sam Francis called the “post-bourgeois proletariat” (the conventional working to middle classes) as anything from the Left. While the cultural assault […]
Saagar Enjeti explains why he believes “the people who run society are just as crazy, if not more, than the people who insist covid is fake.”
It is interesting that an increasingly greater number of folks on the economic left are now realizing what I have been saying for over 20 years, i.e. that “political correctness” is used by the ruling class to distract attention from class (and other) issues and prevent class unity […]
I would go further than this analysis by Soave and argue that “woke capitalism” IS conservatism at this point if by conservatism we mean someone that wants to defend the interests of the existing ruling class and political status quo. Those who oppose “woke capitalism” from the right […]
By Bryan Caplan I teach the economics of discrimination every chance I get. Why? Because the analytical framework, launched by the great Gary Becker in 1957, mightily illuminates so many questions that we care so much about. When you see that almost all garbage collectors are male, for […]
By Bryan Caplan Last year, I tried to figure out why there aren’t a lot more right-wing (or apolitical) firms. A recent piece by Richard Hanania comes down firmly in favor of my Explanation #4. To review: Explanation #4. Few moderates or right-wingers care enough to create a major profit […]
The main effect of Trumpism seems to have been to accelerate the leftward drift of US culture. I would point out, however, that it is only on cultural issues where the left is winning. The USA continues to be as statist, capitalist, and imperialist as it ever was, […]
When the majority of the capitalist class and the intelligence services have adopted “wokeness” as their self-legitimating ideology, we know that the totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. By Richard Hanania In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal. If about half the country supports one side […]
Team Rising discusses the reaction to Sen. Bernie Sanders explanation for the emergence of Qanon.
Philosophy instructor & Jacobin columnist, Ben Burgis, discusses his new book “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left.”
Saagar Enjeti reacts to the attacks on a Jeopardy contestant for a hand gesture he made on the show.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti explain why they believe TV Viewership has gone down since Joe Biden took office.
Probably so. Conventional proletarians tend to be instinctively conservative in the sense of disliking disorder and anything viewed as personally threatening. Insurrectionary activity tends to originate from those with nothing to lose and who do not mind assuming personal risks, i.e. the lumpenproletariat. “Lefty elites” merely regard insurrections […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There is a deadly virus on the loose in this country. An unstoppable plague rampaging through communities big and small like an untrammeled beast, picking us off day by day, two, three, four at a time. The news […]