Which is why the extreme left is attacking it.
By Anondah Saide & Kevin McCaffree, Skeptic Research Center The purpose of our initial study, the Social and Political Attitudes Study (SPAS), was to discover which political issues most divide people, and also to discover how the most divided people see the world. In our new study, Civil […]
The Sedarites attack Jimmy. I’m not a fan of Jimmy’s progressivism, which I think is far too milquetoast, statist, and reformist. But it’s interesting how folks like Dore or Glenn Greenwald or others on the left who make any effort at all to build working class solidarity, anti-imperialism, […]
If even Sam Sedar is at least partially aware of this problem, it must be bad. Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who Exploit Diversity to Maintain Inequality, on how the powerful wield diversity to ensconce their […]
Armstrong Economics One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with […]
By Kevin Baldeosingh, Spiked What does it mean to be woke? Those who consider themselves woke, even if they don’t use the label, might see wokeness as an embrace of positive virtues, such as tolerance, fairness and awareness. The Oxford English Dictionary defines woke as meaning ‘alert to […]
I’m open to counterarguments from others, but these would be the three I would be inclined to pick: On the Right, Tom Cotton (Sunbelt/MIC/AIPAC/Saudi-backed). In the Center, Kamala Harris (Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Hollywood-backed). On the Left, Ibram X. Kendi (backed by Twitter and the left-wing of the […]
It’s interesting that one of the most reasonable of the Left’s prominent commentators today is an actual tankie, albeit a revisionist/Dengist rather than a hardline Stalinist.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to comments Michael Moore made following the Texas governor ending the statewide mask mandate.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that the GOP is focusing on winning back a majority in the House by focusing on more diverse candidates.
David is right about private publishers like the firm that publishes Dr. Seuss having the right to publish or not publish whatever they wish. However, I’m not sure I would apply the same “private company” framework to the question of tech companies. In my ideal economy, all economic […]
Prince Andrew the Other appears to be finished.
Saagar Enjeti how scientists and politicians are getting their COVID messaging all wrong.
It’s interesting how both sides in the “culture war” accuse each other of “fascism.” I guess that’s what happens when the discourse is dominated by neocons (right-wing Trotskyists) and neoliberals (right-wing Marcuseans). Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the “cancelling” of Dr. Seuss.
By Nichole Argo and Wendy Feliz, Market Watch Even the most casual observer of American politics realizes that the rhetoric around immigration has become uncompromising and rigid. This can be said of politics more broadly in an era of toxic polarization, where policy attitudes generally fall along partisan […]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $10 million to Ibram X. Kendi’s center on antiracism at Boston University
What does it mean when Big Tech is funding a guy who advocates literal totalitarianism, comparable to William Pierce’s “Order” or the Ayatollah Khomeini’s “Council of Guardians,” under the cover of a false “anti-racism”? Of all the political and/or commentariat figures out there today, I’m inclined to argue […]
A very balanced treatment of this issue from Michael Lind. As a general rule, I currently find Lind and Joel Kotkin to be the best writers on socioeconomic issues and their relationship to culture. By Michael Lind, Tablet It’s way more complicated than left versus right. olitics often […]
By Brad Littlejohn, The American Conservative Especially since the events of January 6, “Christian nationalism” has become all the rage among the chattering classes, promising to join such hallowed terms as “white nationalism,” “alt-right,” and “religious Right” as a catch-all for everything that is putatively wrong with American […]
Meet the visionaries building a new, un-censorable, peer-to-peer web using the tools of encryption and cryptocurrency.
A representative of the right-wing of the ruling class attacks the left-wing of the ruling class.
That’s too bad. A debate between Coleman Hughes and Ibram X. Kendi would have been interesting.
This is so pathetic. One used car salesman memorializes another.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to ex-NYT reporter, Donald McNeil’s, comments on his departure from the paper following the Peru/ N-Word controversy.
The war between the social democrats and neoliberals needs to escalate. At an Oversight Committee hearing to examine the GAO 2021 High-Risk List, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out companies like Facebook for evading taxes while families are struggling to pay for rent and stay alive.
Liberals and leftists who fail to recognize the totalitarian humanist cultural revolution are on par with conservatives who think the cops are all a bunch of nice guys who just want to serve and protect.
As Joel Kotkin points out, the USA really is becoming more like a feudal-royal system where the court media fawns over celebrity-aristocrat politicians and royal family dynasties, with the new clerisy enforcing moral orthodoxy, and the peasants being left to starve. Krystal Ball breaks down how mainstream media […]
Team Rising discusses the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and reacts to statements made by his brother, CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo.
Trumpism: An egomaniac who couldn’t care less about politics does a less articulate Spiro Agnew impersonation in order to build a celebrity personality cult. Saagar Enjeti reacts to Donald Trump’s official definition of “Trumpism” and explains why its not very accurate.
The last thing either party wants to focus on is bread and butter issues. That’s why they’re doubling down on culture war issues because they hope they can use those as a permanent distraction from issues that actually threaten the class interests of those running both parties.
By Joel Kotkin, Quillette Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, […]
More fragmentation. Journalist Zaid Jilani discusses allegations of racial profiling at Smith College and the investigation that followed.
The more conflict between the neoliberals and the Left, the better. And the more in-fighting within both the Left and neoliberals, the better. Krystal Ball outlines how President Joe Biden is slowly losing the support of the left.
Fragment, fragment, fragment… Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the biggest moments at CPAC this past weekend, including Donald Trump’s first public speech since leaving office.
CPAC is hardly my cup of tea, but I would not be surprised if within a few years CPAC will be getting the same treatment as Alt-Right gatherings. All it would take would be for hotels like the Hyatt to be threatened with riots, arson, terrorism, etc. for […]
By James Keltner, Mises Institute These days, it sure looks like they have them right where they want them. Using the storming of the Capitol Building as a pretext, the media-government alliance has targeted Trump, his supporters, and their fellow travelers harder than ever before. Many on the […]
The purge is moving along a lot more rapidly than even I would have thought.
It appears that, increasingly, some of the most hysterically fanatical anti-racist people are white, while individuals and groups that are labeled racist or even white supremacist are becoming more ethnically diverse. This is an interesting cultural phenomenon. While controversies involving race conflict or which overlap with race issues […]
The Proud Boys fracture? About what? The jerkers vs. anti-jerkers? The System is fracturing. The Red and Blue tribes are fracturing. And the fringes of the Red and Blue tribes are fracturing. Awesome. By Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post As members of the Proud Boys arrived at the […]
I have long suspected that Alexander Reid-Ross has some kind of law enforcement and/or intelligence connection. This segment with Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal would seem to confirm it.
From what I can gather “wokesters” come in at least five basic categories: ruling class elements seeking to incorporate progressive movements from recent decades into their self-legitimating ideology; professional class ladder-climbers engaged in virtue-signaling; quasi-religious zealots bent on moral purity akin to the Mormons and their “words of […]
A comment on social media sums up US politics perfectly, both mainstream and marginal. “Watching people shift from arguing about the merits of pop-punk to which strain of Marxism they like the best without changing tone or argumentation method is a real headfuck.” Says another commenter: “I’ve compared […]
I don’t think this is entirely implausible.
Saagar Enjeti explains why those who control semiconductor production run the present and the future.
Team Rising discusses what’s wrong with journalism today and who is to blame.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss new Echelon Insights polling on voter priorities.
This is good. Host of The Bad Faith podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses how the Biden White House is using identity politics to support their agenda.
FBI Confirms Congressional Reps Are Now SUSPECTS In Capitol Riot, Democrats Pushing For War With GOP
Interesting if true.
The SJW version of when the Falwellites were claiming the Teletubbies were turning kids gay.
I’ve noticed this change of terminology as well.
It’s funny how left and right are respectively blaming capitalism and socialism for the Texas blackout.