By Brendan Morrow, The Week Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been found liable for damages over his false claims about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting. The far-right Infowars host, who was sued by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims, was found liable by default after he refused to turn over documents despite […]
Associate professor of history at Princeton University and contributing editor at Jacobin, Matt Karp, details what Democrats will have to do to win back working class voters.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It seems like stupid season comes earlier and earlier every two years. Why, I could swear that only ten months ago was the most important national election of my young life and we’re already gearing up for another […]
Tom Woods Show Paula Wright joins us to discuss feminism in its various forms, and what if anything it commits people to other than equal access to opportunities for women READ MORE
The National Guard is activated in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the governor has authorized 500 troops to support local law enforcement in preparation for a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial.»
‘Big Saturday Show’ panel weighs in on what to expect from Monday’s closing arguments
By Alfred McCoy, The Nation A succession of societies in the grip of a traumatic loss of global power have suffered coups, successful or not—and that includes the United States. As an eyewitness, I can recall the events of January 6 in Washington as if they were yesterday. […]
So how do we move from “progressive populism” to “anarcho-populism”?
So basically if you talk about the things that actually affect people’s lives you get more support? Wow shocking
What if the president hadn’t been Kennedy?
By Thales, Declination Watching the election in Virginia, and to a lesser extent in New Jersey, was fascinating. In 2020, the Establishment pulled every stop, every dirty trick, perhaps even outright fraud but certainly, at a bare minimum, a relentlessly biased media campaign. And, naturally, it worked. Yet […]
Founder of The Daily Poster, David Sirota, details how a recent New York Times opinion piece exposes legacy media’s corporate bias.
Kim Iversen breaks down what a Supreme Court consideration of vaccine mandates might look like.
Krystal and Saagar break down the role critical race theory will play in the 2022 midterm elections compared to other issues such as the economy that voters are more worried about
Krystal and Saagar respond to the tough questions asked to Rep. Adam Schiff on The View after Steele Dossier indictments put his Russiagate lies back in the news
Krystal and Saagar are joined by writer Dustin Guastella to discuss the notable findings in a survey of working-class voters he co-authored alongside Jacobin Mag
Apparently, the memorial for Angelo Codevilla is going to be a public event. I had some important disagreements with Codevilla. Like most conservative critics of the US ruling class, his critique was largely limited to the left-wing of the ruling class (as opposed to figures like Chomsky and […]
As America reckons with systemic racism, schools are responding by expanding diversity and inclusion efforts. But as the efforts have become fused with a decades-old legal concept known as critical race theory, some parents and conservative activists are fighting back. A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series […]
Portrayals of Second Amendment activists as mostly White males openly carrying assault weapons is changing. A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series investigates how gun owners are growing more diverse as increasing numbers of Black, Latino, and other underrepresented Americans arm up out of fear for their […]
A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series reveals that as Christian nationalism attracts followers, traditional pastors fear for their faith and the country. Evangelical Christians are a powerful political force, but an extreme faction has divided the community. In the half-hour documentary, An (Un)Civil War: The Evangelical […]
In the new book ‘Woke Racism,’ author and professor John McWhorter argues that the idea of ‘wokeness’ and antiracism has become a new religion for liberals. McWhorter joins Morning Joe to discuss.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss Joe Rogan’s reaction to the Aaron Rodgers vaccination controversy.
Team Rising reacts to a viral confrontation between Morgan Ortagus and Rep. Adam Schiff on The View.
I tend to disagree with Ryan’s analysis of this. I’d say the culture war is first and foremost a quasi-religious conflict over existential values. Class conflict and race conflict are both real, but they appear to be subordinated to the wider existential conflict. Ryan Grim argues that if […]
Robby Soave breaks down the anime meme that has Rep. Nancy Pelosi calling for an investigation into Rep. Paul Gosar.
This is another project that appears to be a coalition of liberals, centrists, and center-right types against the “far left.” What is being described here, along with the University of Austin project being described in the previous post, is largely what the future of “conservatism” will look like, […]
This article inadvertently explains why freaks like Greene, Goser, Boebert, Gaetz, etc. are useful idiots who function as a wrench in the neocon machine. By Joel Mathis, The Week Believe it or not, the GOP could still lose next year’s midterm elections. That might seem an obvious point […]
The article inadvertently explains why Trump is a useful barrier to the return of the Bush/Cheney/neocon regime of the early 2000s. By Damon Linker, The Week Donald Trump is many things, but he is first and foremost a moron. This doesn’t mean he isn’t other things as well […]
This is the most broken clock thing I’ve seen in a while.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss cancel culture and whether it is a winning electoral strategy.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the new University of Austin, and debate whether it will succeed.
Ryan Grim breaks down the results of a focus group that give insight into why Terry McAuliffe lost Virginia’s gubernatorial race.
Krystal and Saagar react to the launch of a new university by Bari Weiss and other intellectuals considered to be part of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ concerned about academic freedom
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave discuss President Obama’s comments at COP26 in Glasgow, and react to protests taking place in Poland over a restrictive abortion law.
By Joel Mathis, The Week Chinese President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party have a political agenda for their country’s history. This week, the party is expected to adopt a resolution setting out the official, triumphalist version of “the party’s 100-year history as a story of heroic sacrifice […]
By Chiara Eisner The State Many of those who helped execute people in South Carolina have never spoken publicly about their job’s toll, until now. The State spoke with 10 people involved in the work who described some of the consequences of their profession. The first time Craig […]
By Ruy Teixeira New York Post Tuesday’s election did not go well for Democrats. Democrat Terry McAuliffe lost the marquee governor’s race in heavily blue-trending Virginia, where Biden beat Trump by 10 points. And in dark blue New Jersey, where Biden won by 16 points, incumbent Democrat Phil […]
Kulinski’s commentary in this is pretty good.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll reveals almost three in four voters believe cancel culture has “gone too far.”
Kim Iversen breaks down Aaron Rodger’s opposition to the NFL’s vaccine rules.
Krystal and Saagar bring elections expert Kyle Kondik back on the show to discuss the impact woke politics had on the VA election results and his new book on house elections
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the crowd surge tragedy that killed eight people in Houston, Texas last week.
By William Meyers, III Publishing Voters Rejected Some Magical Thinking The national media has characterized the November 2021 general election in Seattle as part of a swing to the right, to Republicans, that was more obvious in the Virginia elections. Even normally reliable narrators like the New York […]
Krystal and Saagar cover the tragic events that caused 8 people including teenagers to die at the Astroworld festival in Houston that was put together by rapper Travis Scott
Ryan Grim, Robby Soave, and co-founder of Justice Democrats and No Excuses PAC, Corbin Trent, discuss what’s next for President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda after Democrats passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill on Friday.
Krystal and Saagar look at how the media universally blamed the VA election results on ‘white supremacy’ after Batya Ungar-Sargon called out CNN for doing so on Brian Stelter’s show
NPR’s Tim Mak details his new book, “Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA.”
By Peter R. Quiñones I really need to chill the fuck out. I’ve let things get to me over the past few months and I’ve taken it out on people that are my friends. There’s no reason to be arguing or criticizing the tactics of people I agree […]
Predictably, Michael Lind once again gets it right. 100%. Although the main negative inherent in his analysis is one that he doesn’t mention. The trends he describes open the door for a return to power by the neocons. I have been concerned that we are presently in a […]
I generally view debates between “social democrats” and “free-market conservatives” the same way I would view a debate between a geo-centrist and a flat-earther. But anyone in a position where they are forced to have a conversation with someone as stupid as Charlie Kirk has my sympathy. In […]