By Tom Woods “The unvaccinated” have become public enemy number one in record time. They can be stigmatized, marginalized, and penalized at will. People have been led to believe that they are in danger from the wicked unvaccinated. Günter Kampf of the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine […]
By Brendan Morrow The Week A new report from New York’s State Assembly has found there is “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) engaged in sexual harassment. The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday released a 46-page report following an eight-month impeachment investigation into the former governor, […]
By Joel Mathis, The Week It’s a sign of how much the Donald Trump era has scrambled our politics that the American right — which not so long ago reflexively and joyfully defended capitalist prerogatives — is now actively considering whether big business has become so powerful that […]
By Samuel Goldman The Week What is Christian nationalism? Unless you’re a devoted student of religion and politics, you’d be forgiven for wondering. The concept has circulated for decades in scholarly circles, where it was more often used in an international context than applied to the United States. […]
Mobile Home Residents Fight Evictions in Upstate New York; Analysis of Charlottesville & Rittenhouse Trials
It’s Going Down Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Welcome, to This Is America, November 20th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak with the resident of a mobile home park in upstate New York, about how they are organizing to push back against a […]
By Peter R. Quiñones If you ever concerned yourself with Kyle Rittenhouse (KR) crossing state lines with a scary AR-15 there’s a reason: that was the narrative constructed almost immediately by the corporate press. It had nothing to do with the facts of the case. To shine a […]
By Tim Arango New York Times Chesa Boudin, the district attorney of San Francisco, will face a recall election next year after a backlash in one of America’s most liberal cities to his policies aimed at reducing the number of people in jails and prisons. Elections officials in […]
By Dominick Mastrangelo The Hill Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted of murder last week after shooting and killing two people in Kenosha, Wis., during civil unrest there last year, said he supports the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement,” […]
Police say they have a person of interest in custody after a fast-moving SUV broke through a barricade at a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five and injuring more than 40 people.
By Mane Kara-Yakoubian Research published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has revealed that hatred toward collective entities, such as institutions or groups – but not individuals – can bolster meaning in life. “I think that any casual observer of human nature recognizes that many prominent cultural […]
I generally share Greenwald’s take on the Rittenhouse case. He was an idiot, but not legally guilty.
“Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
By Joe Lancaster Reason Despite a tragic on-set death, there is no need to involve police officers in still more aspects of people’s lives. In October, a tragedy occurred on the set of Rust, a Western film in production in New Mexico, when star Alec Baldwin discharged a […]
*Kyle Rittenhouse: at the very least guilty of reckless endangerment despite plausibly acting in self-defense* We know from studies that the presence of armed individuals in protests, strikes, riots etc increases the chances of violence tremendously. This is true currently and historically. And we know that the presence […]
By Richard Hanania American Affairs Journal REVIEW ESSAY Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam by Vivek Ramaswamy Center Street, 2021, 368 pages In our political culture, there is no issue quite like wokeness. The conversation it provokes tends to be about everything and nothing at the […]
By Richard Hanania Those opposed to the social revolution need to understand how we got here, and present an alternative vision. In American Affairs, I review Woke, Inc., by Vivek Ramaswamy. I find him an interesting and compelling figure, but I think that his critique of wokeness and […]
Virtually everyone’s opinion on this case is based on their tribal affiliations not the facts of the case. You can almost predict what any individual might say based on what you already know about them, or what their stated affiliations are. By Jamala Rogers, LA Progressive In a […]
By Olivia Nuzzi Intelligencer Stephanie Grisham saw the pickup outside and yelped, “That’s Larry!” She grabbed a small package and raced out her front door, down the steps of the porch, through the gate of the white picket fence, and leaned halfway into the truck via the passenger […]
By Grayson Quay Protestors reacting to Kyle Rittenhouse’s exoneration broke windows and threw rocks at police officers in Portland, Oregon, Friday night, the New York Post reported. Local law enforcement said they had expected some upheaval in response to a not-guilty verdict. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared […]
I’m not a Libertarian Party member, so I don’t get any say in what they do. But, apparently, what is going on in the party is a “culture war” showdown between something called the Mises Caucus (apparently, “paleolibertarian” types with views like those of the Mises Institute) and […]
By Andrew Sullivan The Weekly Dish How do we fight back against left extremism if the alternative is worse? I was a different person in the time before I realized that the only way to stop the far-Left was through radical use of state power to reorganize nearly […]
By Matt Taibbi and Matt Orfalea Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all six charges today, already causing a great exploding of heads in the pundit-o-sphere. Unrest wouldn’t be surprising. How could it be otherwise? Colleagues in national media spent over a year telling the country the […]
By Kali Holloway, The Nation Conservatives are rebranding an inclusive, honest accounting of American history as inherently anti-white. For more than a year now, conservatives have been waging war against the misdefined conception of critical race theory that they themselves created. The right-wing campaign against so-called CRT largely […]
By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorney Mark Richards said that his client, defense lawyers, and prosecutors have faced numerous death threats during the homicide trial. After a jury acquitted Rittenhouse, 18, of all charges brought against him, Richards told reporters after the verdict that “everybody […]
As we awaited the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Batya Ungar-Sargon and I discussed the argument in her book Bad News that wokeness serves the economic interests of wealthy liberals. Listen Here.
By Clare Hymes, CBS News A jury on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in the shootings of three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The jury who acquitted the teen was made up of seven women and five men. They had been deliberating since Tuesday morning […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky react to a Saturday Night Live sketch mocking Joe Rogan.
Co-host of Useful Idiots podcast and host of The Katie Halper Show, Katie Halper, discusses class solidarity amongst elites.
Team Rising reacts to the newest developments in Congress’s censure of Rep. Paul Gosar.
Robby Soave breaks down why elites’ obsession with political correctness can actually end up hurting marginalized communities.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by author and writer Christ Arnade to talk about his experiences with the unvaccinated working class underbelly of America who go almost entirely unheard by elites.
Uber-neocon David Brooks is hardly an objective source, but this sounds not so much “terrifying” as much as “the biggest joke ever.” This approach didn’t work 40 years ago and it’s not going to work now. This stuff is just a reworking of the religious right’s “God has […]
By James McElroy Washington Examiner Why did our governing classes treat last summer’s antifa rioters with so much more indulgence than they did the rioters of Jan. 6? Paul Gottfried’s latest book, Antifascism, offers an explanation that goes beyond mere political enmity. Anti-fascism, Gottfried argues, is the ideological […]
By Connor Grubaugh, Tablet When it entered office, the Biden-Harris administration promised to “lower the temperature” of America’s divisive conflicts over race, identity, and recognition. While Biden’s campaign appealed to moderates, however, his policies and appointments so far show him embracing a progressive “anti-racist” agenda fundamentally at odds […]
By Robert Mackey The Intercept Kyle Rittenhouse’s far-right defenders say he is not a murderer but a hero. The prosecutor says the protesters who tried to disarm him were the real heroes. The twelve jurors who will decide Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate began their deliberations on Tuesday in Kenosha, […]
By Matt Taibbi After the WMD mess, Judith Miller got the blame, while a long list of just-as-guilty media villains failed upward. Now, a nervous press is looking for Russiagate’s fall guys. “There is an old saying in journalism: You’re only as good as your sources,” wrote Washington […]
By Ryan Lucas, National Public Radio Jacob Chansley, the self-styled “QAnon shaman” who became one of the faces of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol after storming the building in a fur headdress with horns, has been sentenced to nearly three and a half years in prison […]
In a society fractured into warring tribes, “innocence” or “guilt” simply means, “Are you one of us or one of them?” By David French, The Atlantic If a jury acquits him, it will not be a miscarriage of justice—but an acquittal does not make a foolish man a […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the tweet that has NPR in hot water.
In a tribalistic society, people vote with their tribe, not with issues or policies. “Our guy is our guy” no matter what his policies are or what he actually does. By Jon Henley, The Guardian People are divided more deeply by identity than by issues, according to a […]
By Joel Mathis, The Week Americans don’t want to overturn Roe v. Wade. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that 60 percent of U.S. adults want to see the abortion-rights precedent upheld, and a slightly higher number — 65 percent — believe that Texas’ new anti-abortion law […]
By Damon Linker, The Week An unresolved contradiction still plagues the controversial history as it releases in book form. What does it mean to tell a country’s story? In August 2019, The New York Times Magazine proposed one answer to this question for the United States. A package of essays […]
A maternity ranch is born: How evangelical women in Texas are mobilizing for a future without abortion
By Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post ARGYLE, Tex. — The vision had come as she was driving home from the Kroger, and it was so sudden and fully formed that Aubrey Schlackman began to tell people that “it was like God placed it in my head.” This was last […]
Derek Robertson, Contributing Editor to Politico Magazine, joins The Realigment to discuss what Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia gubernatorial upset means for the future of American politics, how new culture wars over race and education differ from 1990s-2000s fights of gay marriage and abortion, and how President Biden and Democrats […]
Saagar and guest host Kyle Kulinski provide an overview of Beto O’Rourke’s plans to run for Governor of Texas and why his campaign is likely to fall flat if he runs on gun control
Saagar and guest host Kyle Kulinski cover a new study that explains why Democrats are losing normal voters of all races despite what the twitter bubble might have you believing
By Caroline Reinwald, WSIN KENOSHA, Wis. —Protesters from both sides of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial argued outside the courthouse Tuesday, as the jury deliberated inside. The judge, the attorneys and Rittenhouse returned to the courtroom at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The jury said it wanted to break for […]
By Ryan Grim, The Intercept Democrats fear they are losing white swing voters over racial politics. Three studies suggest that the party’s elite culture may be the real problem. LAST MONDAY, a Democratic firm hosted focus groups with women in Virginia who voted in 2017 for Democratic Gov. Ralph […]
By Lauren Frayer, National Public Radio NASHIK, India — India’s Supreme Court is calling for a lockdown in the capital, New Delhi. It’s because of a health emergency, but it’s not about COVID-19. It’s about air pollution. At a hearing Monday, justices ordered authorities to halt all nonessential […]