The poster girl of totalitarian humanism. By Damon Linker, The Week In a provocative Substack post, Matthew Yglesias suggests that vice president Kamala Harris poses a serious problem for the Democratic Party. On the one hand, she’s quite likely to be her party’s next presidential nominee, in either […]
By Damon Linker, The Week Where is the Republican Party headed? That’s one of the most interesting and portentous questions looming over American politics in 2021. Where many Democrats see the GOP flirting with outright authoritarianism, The Washington Post‘s Henry Olsen sees a less ominous contest over policy priorities. […]
This should be somewhat interesting. Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi have a new program critiquing and reviewing the Sunday morning network talk shows. Defund politicians immediately
President Donald Trump’s last year in office was book-ended by impeachment trials and, marked by a deadly pandemic, economic collapse, racial unrest , and a violent insurrection. “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker join Judy Woodruff with […]
Arguments for voting third party: It takes courage, strategy, and civic knowledge to vote third party. It is an effective way of pushing the dominant parties. Third party voting is necessary to grow a real democratic alternative. Voting third party helps down ticket lefties as well. Discouraging third […]
Julia Manchester, political reporter at The Hill, breaks down the latest updates in the race for Ohio’s 11th congressional district.
Max Alvarez, host of Working People podcast, discusses President Biden’s relationship with progressive Dems.
Krystal and Saagar discuss Trump’s fundraising off stop the steal and where the money is going.
Kim Iversen and Robby Soave react to Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s appointment to the January 6th House committee.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blasted former President Donald Trump on Monday for recent comments towards Republicans about halting all negotiations with Democrats on the bipartisan infrastructure bill
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 58 percent of voters approve of President Biden as president while 42 percent disapprove. Also, new Gallup poll recorded Biden’s lowest approval yet. Robby Soave and Kim Iversen discuss.
Krystal and Saagar examine the huge increase in wealth obtained by Nancy Pelosi since she first became House Speaker.
Krystal and Saagar break down the polling data 6 months into Biden’s presidency.
“Yes the purple Smurf’s are annoying Joe, just ignore the voices in your head and they will go away” ~ Don Lemon
Team Rising debates the pros and cons of ranked-choice voting.
Blake Masters, Arizona Senate candidate, discusses his views on the audit of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss a Data for Progress poll that shows Arizona Dems support a primary challenger to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Daniel Marans, Huffington Post reporter, discusses Rep. Jake Auchincloss’ various connections to Big Pharma.
Ryan Grim breaks down the glaring game of nepotism at the White House with the Ricchetti family.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky break down the latest updates on the formation of the January 6th commission.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky reacts to false claims that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was an owner of the place where she bartended.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 56 percent of GOP voters said they prefer Donald Trump as their 2024 primary candidate followed by Mike Pence and Ron Desantis. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 73 percent of Democratic voters said they’d consider voting for President Joe Biden in the 2024 Democratic Primary. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss. This survey was conducted online within the United States from July 16 – 17 […]
“One of the best Congresspeople that we have.” He has a very low bar to meet, Kyle. Everyone else in Congress pretty much suck
If one hasn’t figured out that voting doesn’t matter by now, they are completely out of the game.
This is exactly how things are done in Third World, and California is further along the way than the rest of the USA. Gubernatorial candidate says he is suing California’s secretary of state over recall ballot on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s threat to leave Washington before Dems can pass their infrastructure bill.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to a report from American Association for Public Opinion Research that polling for the 2020 election was the least accurate in modern history.
Krystal and Saagar look at polling data that shows negative opinions towards Kamala Harris and the Democratic party causing 2022 election fears.
Being a shapeshifter worked exceedingly well for Obama. The Squad is just following his model!
I don’t really agree with Beau here on whether the Trump came close to carrying out a coup on January 6. The incident at the Capitol was a riot carried out by a group of inept yahoos, not a serious attempt to seize the reins of governmental power […]
Krystal and Saagar expose the reality show grift that is Caitlyn Jenner’s gubernatorial campaign.
Given that a left/right/center populist/libertarian/anarchist/decentralist political realignment is obviously not going to be happening any time soon, the best we can probably hope for at present is for an ongoing push-pull between the “Left” (Brahmins and their useful idiots) and “Right” (merchants and their useful idiots) as pan-secessionist […]
What Hanson is describing here is fairly consistent with the way that a range of social scientists and political theorists have characterized class relations in the present era. The “Left” represents the alliance of the rising forces of digital capitalism and the professional-managerial class (Joel Kotkin’s “tech-oligarch/new clerisy” […]
New reporting suggests Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley believed former President Trump might stage a coup to try to stay in power. Admiral Mark Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses his fears of the politicization of the military.
As is often said, “You can’t make this shit up.” Bolton certainly knows the requirements for being a “fascist.” Former national security adviser John Bolton questions whether former President Donald Trump was capable of orchestrating a violent coup.
In his third book about Donald Trump, author Michael Wolff reports that Donald Trump made calls to U.S. attorneys in swing states to try to get them to investigate election fraud – Wolff wouldn’t be surprised if there are tapes: “I think that anyone who speaks to Donald […]
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
Don’t worry, David. Israel is still going to get its money and weapons. By David Frum The Atlantic The GOP’s version of freedom puts greater priority on right-wing cultural folkways than on rights of property and ownership. About the author: David Frum is a staff writer at The […]
By Reis Thebault Washington Post In the waning weeks of Donald Trump’s term, the country’s top military leader repeatedly worried about what the president might do to maintain power after losing reelection, comparing his rhetoric to Adolf Hitler’s during the rise of Nazi Germany and asking confidants whether […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinksy analyze the media’s coverage of Michael Avenatti.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Donald Trump’s attack of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Emily Jashinsky discusses the campaign strategies of Blake Masters, who is running for Senate in Arizona.
J.D. Scholten, former Iowa Democratic congressional candidate, discusses his work with rural voters and reacts to Kamala Harris’ comments on their ability to use Xerox.
Krystal and Saagar bring Zaid Jilani on the show to talk about his reporting on how Joe Manchin’s daughter was involved in a company shipping jobs overseas from West Virginia.
Business Insider Eric Trump ‘flipped out’ and yelled at campaign staff on election night after he’d predicted they’d win 322 electoral votes, book says
The Uday of the Trump clan? By Eliza Relman, Business Insider/Yahoo News Eric Trump yelled at campaign data analysts as results came in on election night, a new book says. He had predicted the night before that his father would win with 322 electoral votes, the book says. […]
Ryan Grim weighs in on the Biden Administration’s plans for voting rights legislation.
Emily Jashinsky explains the dangers of conflating voting access with voting rights.
Ryan Grim discusses the contentiousness of the Congressional Progressive Caucus meeting on their antitrust legislation strategy.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky break down the latest infrastructure bill developments.