Team Rising discusses Trump’s potential partnership with the social media platform “FreeSpace”.
By Hannah Allam, National Public Radio The Facebook message instantly struck Andrew as suspicious. The note was from a stranger in Virginia named Cody who claimed to be a distant relative based on the uncommon last name they share. NPR is withholding it for security reasons. Cody’s profile […]
Some interesting social media posts from Caleb Maupin.
The system is losing legitimacy. Team Rising discusses Georgia voters’ worsening views of America and democracy.
A great discussion between two genuinely serious thinkers. My guest today is Amy Chua. Amy is a professor at Yale Law School. Her books include ‘World on Fire’, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, ‘The Triple Package’, and ‘Political Tribes’. She made Time Magazine’s list of 100 most […]
By Peter R. Quinones As Stateless Productions enters the production phase of our new documentary, “America’s Police Crisis,” I can’t get the subject of police brutality out of my head. When people hear the term “police brutality,” depending on their background, they may start to question whether the […]
By Matt Taibbi The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released a much-hyped, much-cited new report on “Foreign Threats to the 2020 Elections.” The key conclusion: We assess that Russian President Putin authorized, and a range of Russian government organizations conducted, influence operations aimed at […]
So the Republicans are basically adopting the #WalkAway approach: neocon foreign policy and Koch economics, but multicultural and Rainbowized. Team Rising discusses the GOP’s plans to focus on diversity ahead of the midterms.
This guy’s star has really fallen. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo arranged for his family members, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo, to receive scarce COVID tests during home visits from NY health staffers.
By Joel Kotkin, American Mind The Biden Administration is on track to stiff our desperate working class. Bill Clinton may have been lionized as the “first black President,” and Barack Obama actually was half African, but no politician in American history owes more to African-American leadership and voters than Joe […]
Michael Lind nails it again. By Michael Lind, Tablet The bitter debate over lockdowns and mask mandates in America is not just another polarizing culture war between left and right. It also has elements of a class war. But it’s not the class war you might think it […]
A social media poster writes: The problem with Keith is he treats idea-sets as if they’re fungible and takes people at their word. He takes the ideological content of things too seriously. Better predictors would be those who said everything will ultimately boil down to biological race. The […]
I could see this becoming a thing. If anti-gun policies get tighter, the pro-gun states could simply say, “Our whole fucking state is a militia! Just like Switzerland.” By Jeffery Collins, AP News State Sen. Josh Kimbrell, R-Spartanburg, left, asks questions of Sen. Tom Corbin, R-Travelers Rest, right, […]
A crack on the right? Fragment, fragment, fragment…
Here it comes. Maybe we’ll see what the “cold, dead fingers” crowd is really worth. By Tyler Olson, FOX Vice President Harris and multiple top aides to President Biden previously said they support mandatory gun buybacks, which would force Americans to surrender certain types of firearms in exchange for […]
The recent public shootings will likely be utilized by the Bidenists to expand a crackdown on guns.
If this happens, it will be interesting to witness its political ramifications.
Which is why Systemists are calling for more censorship.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s calls for more AAPI representation in Biden’s cabinet.
The way I think the gun control issue will play out is like this. The more liberal areas of the US, like large cities and blue states, will continue to impose stricter gun laws over time. The federal government will tighten the laws as well. However, the deep […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ comments on cancel culture and Trump’s ban from social media.
The “War on Drugs” has always been a tool of imperialism and the construction of a domestic police state. The liberal wing of the ruling class may have to decriminalize marijuana in order to pacify its boomer/hippie/youth constituencies and enact very modest “criminal justice reforms” in order to […]
By Matt Taibbi Columbia law professor Timothy Wu wonders if the First Amendment is “obsolete,” and believes in “returning the country to the kind of media environment that prevailed in the 1950s.” When Columbia law professor Timothy Wu was appointed by Joe Biden to the National Economic Council […]
Scott Pelley speaks with Michael Sherwin, the federal prosecutor who was leading the criminal investigation, the largest in U.S. history, into the assault on the Capitol.
It’s interesting how the “right” is now calling Joe “Beijing Biden” parallel to the “left” view of Trump as a Russian puppet. –Supposedly “patriotic” Republicans and Fox News are openly rooting for Vladimir Putin in the latest fabricated drama between Joe Biden and the foreign leader
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to falling MSM ratings
For some time, probably about 25 years, I’ve been predicting the emergence of this kind of weird “rainbow-queer-multicultural-feminist-authoritarian-statist-oligarchic-capitalist-militarist-imperialist” regime. Here it is. Also, Lloyd Austin is Raytheon’s representative in the Biden administration, the same role played by Mark Esper in the Trump administration.
Famous Comedian QUITS Democratic Party, Disavows Cancel Culture From Progressives, Slams Culture War
Famous Comedian Leaves Democratic Party, Disavows Elitism And Cancel Culture From Progressives. Sarah Silverman explained that she has had enough of both parties, though she was never a supporter of Donald Trump or the republicans. Its a promising sign that celebrities are waking up to the lies and […]
He is responsible for a half million deaths and the crippling of the USA diplomatically: https://archive.ph/sCffb
Team Rising discusses Biden staffers who were suspended or relocated due to pass marijuana usage.
Team Rising discusses Donald Trump’s potential return to social media on his own platform.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss recently resurfaced tweets by Teen Vogue staffer, Christine Davitt, who called for Alexi McCammond’s resignation.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to President Biden’s fall and discuss the media’s hypocrisy in covering his health versus Trump’s health.
This is quite good. They even discuss Bill Bishop’s book “The Big Sort” from 2008. Saagar Enjeti breaks down just how polarized the country is geographically.
Apparently, the Gravel Institute, named after former Senator and Presidential candidate Mike Gravel, has been formed to counter the influence of PragerU. There’s a big problem on the internet: right-wing groups like PragerU pour lies and disinformation into the feeds of every American. H Jon Benjamin (of Bob’s […]
By Matt Taibbi The media business keeps trying to ruin Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog, and they keep prospering. The paradox of moral panic in media. On almost a daily basis now, a high-profile figure in the media business is fired or resigns under pressure, often after falling […]
By Matthew Walther, The American Conservative More than half a decade ago, I began using the phrase “woke capital” in conversation and occasional social media posts. At the risk of sounding like someone’s father rushing the stage on Jerry Springer, I would like to register a disputed paternity […]
Intense polarization has become a “national psychosis.” But, since few understand how things got this way, most “solutions” offered just lead to more of the same. Learn the nature of the problem from George Washington, Mercy Otis Warren, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Understanding that, there is still […]
On one hand, I am in favor of total freedom of association. If members of a group cannot get along with the rest of the group then they should separate. One the other hand, this is a classic example of how leftists refuse to acknowledge authoritarian tendencies within […]
By Katie Robertson, The New York Times The hiring of Alexi McCammond, who was supposed to start at the Condé Nast publication next week, drew complaints because of racist and homophobic tweets she had posted a decade ago. Alexi McCammond, who made her name as a politics reporter […]
By German Lopez, Vox For too long, America has approached public health issues with puritanical, black-and-white approaches. Whether it’s an abstinence-only approach for teen sex and HIV/AIDS, or refusing to provide clean needles and overdose antidotes to people who use drugs, the country has a tendency to prefer […]
By Adam Schrader, Daily Mail Race faker Rachel Dolezal will appear in a new documentary about black beauty in which she claims people who criticize her are ‘white supremacy folks’ and blames her black ex-husband for ‘repressing’ her. Dolezal had pretended to be black for more than 10 […]
–Dan Kovalik, labor and human rights attorney and author of the book “Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture,” joins David to discuss the book and cancel culture. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3f5l5HJ
The present situation is probably perceived as one of those “nowhere to go but up” scenarios. On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 57 percent of voters say the pandemic is getting better while 33 percent say the same of the economy. This survey was […]
A powerful historical lesson is that attacks on religious institutions, often done for the purpose of forcing social change at a route that it won’t go, often have the effect of fueling religious extremism and right-wing authoritarian backlashes. Be careful with this, folks. Senator Mike Lee: “Churches, synagogues, […]
It just keeps getting worse for Prince Andrew the Other. Team Rising discusses Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempts to discredit sexual harassment accusers.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Trump supporters who refuse to take the COVID vaccine and debate what went wrong in the vaccine messaging.
The optimism about Biden’s America (“Back to the 90s”) reflected in this segment is way overstated. A slight, temporary improvement in the economy and the post-pandemic reopening will not outweigh the widening class divisions, reproletarianization of labor, growing lumpenproletarianism, and the existential conflict associated with the “culture war,” […]
I tend to have a more negative view of Alexander the Great than Peter but whatever. By Peter R. Quinones Whenever there is a perceived political movement happening, those that are in opposition quickly stop politics from being the focus of the movement. Almost immediately detractors will say […]
By Tom Woods As my regular listeners know, I do a lot more than COVID. In 2019 my friend Jimmy Morrison and I hosted the New York City premiere of the documentary film The Bubble, about the 2008 financial crisis. On stage with us for commentary afterwards was […]