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By Brigid Kennedy The Week The Jan. 6 House select committee made waves Monday night after revealing a slew of text messages sent to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the Capitol riot, urging him to convince then-President Donald Trump to denounce the attack. Everyone […]
By Joel Mathis The Week The decline of American Christianity is continuing apace. The Pew Research Center reports today that the number of self-identified Christians has declined by 12 percentage points since 2012, while religious “nones” have grown by 10 points during that time. (Other surveys have shown […]
By Damon Linker Listening to the right describe American reality today is a little like overhearing a mid-level military commander preparing a battalion for an upcoming fight to the death with a ruthless enemy: The stakes are enormous. The other side is incredibly powerful. They seek nothing less […]
Kim Iversen breaks down liberal hypocrisy and the housing market.
Team Rising weighs in on Mark Meadows’ contempt charges in relation to the House investigation into January 6.
By Greg Lukianoff Reason The P.C. culture of the ’80s and ’90s didn’t decline and fall. It just went underground. Now it’s back. The 1994 movie PCU, about a rebellious fraternity resisting its politically correct university, was a milestone. Not because the movie was especially good—it wasn’t. It […]
John McWhorter is an author, a member of the Persuasion Board of Advisors, a Columbia University linguist, and a columnist for The New York Times. His latest book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, argues that we must understand wokeness, quite literally, as a […]
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right Rightly, American parents are up in arms over the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” to their children in public schools. When the left denies this is happening, they are lying. In fact, the situation is much worse than most parents know. Public […]
By David Cole, Taki’s Throughout my life, I’ve often been accused of lacking empathy. It’s a critique that goes back to high school, when I was a compassionless bully. And I’ll admit, I do have an empathy problem, but only when it comes to imbeciles. I just can’t […]
A Blue Tribe version of the Texas anti-abortion law. KCRA Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday called for the legislature and attorney general to create a bill that would allow private citizens to sue gun manufacturers and distributors. The statement came in response to the […]
By Joel Mathis The Week It wasn’t hard to see this coming: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday threatened to use Texas’ unusual abortion law as a model for new gun restrictions in his own state. “SCOTUS is letting private citizens in Texas sue to stop abortion?! If […]
By Peter R. Quiñones The single greatest thing about Twitter is that it is dominated by the most degenerate Leftists in the West, and they feel comfortable showing who they really are. By now you have heard of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through several states on Friday. […]
Krystal Ball and Kyle Kulinski talk with substack journalist Freddie DeBoer about class politics
Krystal and Saagar look at how the disgraced Cuomo brothers planned to avoid a sexual misconduct scandal for Andrew by using the playbook Joe Biden deployed against Tara Reade.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It happens over and over again. Another day, another shooting. Another day, another nightmare. Another sleepy small-town community put on the map for all the most horrifying of reasons. Another school shattered by unspeakable violence. Another lonely pissed […]
By Keith Preston Anyone who follows the mainstream media, Congress, or elite intellectual circles knows that the Blue Tribe is increasingly fearful of a right-wing coup by the Trumpists with the common refrain being that January 6 was only a warm-up event for the real thing. I’m going […]
It has been argued by myself and others that the USA has more in common with Latin America than Europe, with the major exception being that the US has traditionally had a larger middle class. While the US ruling class increasingly resembles that of the European Union, a […]
At present, the Trumpists are the least dangerous faction of the Republican Party. The other two major factions, the neocon-led Never Trumpers and the neocon-adjacent/infested Natcons are worse. The Never Trumpers are folks who want to return the Bush-era neocons to power (e.g. Liz Cheney). Natcons want to […]
By Emile Doak, The American Conservative Conservatism is alive and well. David Brooks is a scorned lover. This refers not to the circumstances surrounding his divorce from his wife of twenty-seven years, finalized in 2014 while he was writing The Road to Character. No, Brooks has instead been […]
By David Brooks The Atlantic The rich philosophical tradition I fell in love with has been reduced to Fox News and voter suppression. I fell in love with conservatism in my 20s. As a politics and crime reporter in Chicago, I often found myself around public-housing projects like […]
By Kaitlyn Tiffany The Atlantic A poster in the window of Cahoots Corner Cafe—great potatoes, good coffee—advertised a family event at the Oakdale, California, rodeo grounds. There would be food trucks, carnival games, live music, a raffle, and the opportunity to support the cause of “freeing child sex […]
By Matt Taibbi A furious controversy in the richest county in America was about race, all right, but not in the way national media presented it. Part one of a series. Part One: “The Inconvenient Minority.” November 2, 2021, Election night, town of Sterling, Loudoun County, Virginia. Thanks […]
By Rick Henderson The Week Democracy can’t survive if we change the rules every time our side loses. There’s a new variant of partisan suspicion in America: The other side refuses to play by the rules and must be stopped at any cost or our country as we know it […]
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky react to a speech given by Marco Rubio on reorienting the country’s economy away from reliance on China.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave react to the alleged one billion dollar investment in Trump Social.
This is exactly what I predicted would happen when the George Floyd riots/protests were going on last year. It seemed to me at the time that the totalitarian humanist sector of the ruling class was trying to weaponize the protestors, rioters, and general “Left” against Trump, with the […]
Supreme Court says Texas abortion providers may proceed with challenge of six-week ban, leaves law in effect for now
By Robert Barnes Washington Post The Supreme Court on Friday left in place a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks, but it provided a path for abortion providers to challenge what is the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. The court’s splintered decision allows […]
By Andrew Sullivan Weekly Dish We need a racial politics for 2119, not 1619. Latinos will lead the way. Of all the acronyms, euphemisms and sophisms pioneered by critical theory, one of the most revealing is the term “black and brown people.” You hear it all the time […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll reveals Americans are evenly split on how the Supreme Court should treat Roe v. Wade.
This is incomplete but it’s a decent overview of the present alignments of ruling class faction. Open Secrets The most partisan industries are determined by calculating the amount of money given to Democratic or Republican candidates and party committees compared to all the money given, including money going […]
By Anthony Cuthbertson Independent Sarco pod has faced opposition from opponents of euthanasia, in part due to the method used. A coffin-shaped capsule that allows occupants to kill themselves has passed legal review in Switzerland, according to its creators. The Sarco machine can be operated from the inside […]
By Bradley J. Birzer The Imaginative Conservative In the 1920s, a youngish Christopher Dawson belonged to the Chelsea group, also known as the Order Men, a literary and philosophical society—comprised of young poets, authors, and impatient men of letters—dedicated to the rather strident promotion of Christian humanism, especially […]
What seems to be happening is that as traditional minority groups are integrating into the mainstream society and becoming more upwardly mobile (on a big picture level, not that every individual minority person is becoming more upwardly mobile), many of their individual members are becoming more conservative in […]
Team Rising reacts to the controversy surrounding Rep. Thomas Massie and Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Christmas cards.
Emily Jashinsky breaks down a new survey revealing the extent to which political polarization had affected how Americans conduct relationships.
Krystal and Saagar expose the role CNN host Don Lemon played in assisting actor Jussie Smollett during the fallout after he staged a hate crime against himself for fame and money
By Samuel Goldman The Week “Remain in Mexico” is back. Despite efforts by the Biden administration to end the policy, formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a federal judge in Texas ruled proper steps have not been taken to shut it down. As of Monday, some migrants who […]
Jeffrey Epstein seems to have made his money as a “pimp to the elite” while masquerading as a “financier.” Maxwell was obviously his connection to the Israelis, apparently through her father. High-ranking Israeli officials were among his clients. It looks like that part of his operation was making […]
By Ben Feuerherd and Tamar Lapin New York Post Ghislaine Maxwell was once photographed rubbing Jeffrey Epstein’s feet on what appears to be his private jet — with her breasts spilling out of her skimpy top, according to new evidence released by federal prosecutors Wednesday. The raunchy photos […]
By Ben Feuerherd and Tamar Lapin New York One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers claimed she once saw a photo of the British socialite “nude and pregnant” inside of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion. The woman, who testified using only her first name, Carolyn, was asked by defense attorneys at […]
Send Fuentes back to kindergarten. He needs to start over.
In a TV interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, actor Alec Baldwin said he never pulled the trigger of the gun that killed Rust’s director of photography and wounded the director. Here is visual proof that what he said could not possibly be true. He had to have his […]
By Daniel Engber The Atlantic Like it or not, the Omicron variant is already here, and it’s spreading fast. Just how bad will this get? Omicron’s explosive growth is a warning sign. We’re not back to where we were in early 2020, Sarah Zhang writes, but early data […]
Dr. Xavier Bonilla discusses how the term “LatinX” reveals Democrats’ bigger problem connecting with working-class voters.
Here we go. Another step toward Civil War Two. By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature […]
Holiday Travel Restrictions RAMP UP As Early Data Shows Omicron Variant MORE Contagious, Less Severe
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll reveals almost half of all voters believe pandemic restrictions should increase in their area if Covid-19 hospitalizations tick up.
Deputy opinion editor at Newsweek, Batya Ungar-Sargon, details why she believes so much of the country is willing to accept COVID-19 misinformation,
Krystal and Saagar break down everything you need to know about the vaccine mandate being imposed in NYC by outgoing Mayor Bill De Blasio in response to Omicron
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave discuss Jussie Smollett’s testimony.