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.
By James Bovard, Ron Paul Institute Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was “widespread fraud” in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn criticisms of the election into a “Big Lie” heresy against democracy. Senior congressional […]
Fracture, fracture, fracture… Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Rep. Liz Cheney’s comments on Trump speaking at CPAC.
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right For millions of Americans, perhaps as many as one-third of the population, the results of the popular vote contest in the 2020 election of the President remain in doubt. Because the Electoral College, not the voters, elects the President, there is no […]
It’s funny how “both sides” are constantly trying to flagrantly rig the game in their favor.
Alexis Grenall, political consultant and columnist at The Nation, joins Emma Vigeland to discuss her view that Joe Biden should be out last president and that the United States should move to a parliamentary system. Read the full article by Alexis Grenall at https://www.thenation.com/article/pol…
At least they’re not Kristolites. –Unfortunately, the radical extremist wing of the Republican Party in 2021 may be too big too fail, with a high portion of current Republicans believing absolutely ridiculous conspiracy theories
I wish Trump luck with this. A Trumpist third party would neutralize the Republicans. Fragmenting the right-wing into two parties where neither can get the upper hand but where both collectively can constrain the Democrats sounds about right. By Gabby Orr and Meridith McGraw, Politico There’s no longer […]
Trump as House Speaker would be hilarious. Team Rising reacts to Steve Bannon’s proposal for Donald Trump to run for Congress in 2022 and replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
Fracture, fracture, fracture…
So is this the 2021 version of “Freedom Fries”? This should make for some good mud wrestling contests in Congress.
Again, this is two years old, but the general content still holds up pretty well. Although it’s funny that the furthest left people are basically just Ted Kennedy liberals or, at best, McGovernites. By Perry Bacon, Jr., FiveThirtyEight There’s a lot of news right now about conflicts within […]
This article is two years old but I think its basic argument still stands. The “five factions” amount to differences between where each faction stands in relation to Trump. By Perry Bacon, Jr., FiveThirtyEight When President Trump entered office, it wasn’t clear if he would consolidate control of […]
The FOX/neocon vs. Newsmax/Trumpist feud is awesome.
Author, Ryan Girdusky, provides the latest updates on The Lincoln Project and sexual harassment claims.
Krystal Ball reacts to Donald Trump’s second acquittal in the Senate and predicts what it means for the future of both the Republican and the Democratic parties.
Impeach all these shitheads, Democrats and Republicans.
I always thought the rise of a populist-right in the USA would be a welcome thing because it would have the effect of fragmenting the Reaganite/neocon coalition. By George F. Will, Washington Post The first of this century’s national traumas is denoted by two numbers: 9/11. One purpose […]
My guess is that the neocons and Never Trumpers are hoping for a split that will permanently divide the right and provide the Democrats with a permanent hegemony, which the neocons could then successfully colonize (which they have largely done anyway).
No, but they’re not “worse,” either. That’s what David Leonhardt claims in a recent New York Times article. Gene Epstein joins me to dismantle this comic-book story. Listen here.
No, the victory of anything even remotely resembling “liberty” requires the total defeat and destruction of the old-guard ruling class party. I suppose the GOP could still exist as a purely voluntary association that nobody really gives a fuck about, kind of like mainline churches or labor unions […]
So what if he did? It was about the goofiest and most limp-dicked “insurrection” in history.
Saagar Enjeti analyzes various reasons life-long Republicans are leaving the GOP.
By Keith Preston Between the time that Donald Trump entered the Republican primaries in 2015 to the moment of the January 6, 2021 supposed “coup attempt,” the specter of “fascism” has been raised by critics of Trumpism. Analogies to the failed Weimar liberal-capitalist regime of the pre-Nazi era […]
This should be a howler. Team Rising reacts to reports that ex-GOP officials are looking to form a third, center-right political party.
Proposal would radically change U.S. elections — including adding members of Congress and increasing size of Electoral College
By Anthony Man, South Florida Sun-Sentinel U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings has introduced legislation that could drastically change U.S. government and elections — including increasing the size of the House of Representatives and the number of Electoral College votes that decide the presidency. The ultimate impact of one key […]
To be fair, they would be the ideal ticket for the party of “woke capitalism.”
A bunch of moron lawyers making a case on behalf of a moron ex-president to a bunch of moron politicians. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the first day of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Now that’s funny. Hopefully, the “GOP Civil War” will turn violent.
The more freakish the people who get elected to Congress, the better. I’m looking forward to battle royales in Congress between the Squad and QAnon. It’s also great to see these conspiracy nuts undermining the Reaganites and neocons. Sick ’em! Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to a […]
Perhaps Trump’s next product line will be “Trump Kool-Aid.”
Team Rising reacts to Candace Owens’ announcement that she’s considering running for president.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the reaction to a Time’s article on the various organizations behind the 2020 election.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Media Mediator and Terminal Philosophy to discuss our thoughts, predictions and implications of a Biden presidency.
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
A reader offers a great summary of Matt Christman’s work: It’s probably one of the best discussions I’ve seen regarding the rift between the GOP elite and the base, and how culture takes the place of economics in politics when economic paradigms become unquestionable. Also, how in general, […]
Team Rising reacts to a new Echelon Insights survey that reveals a significant drop in support for a Trump 2024 presidential run.
Duh? Krystal Ball analyzes the post-Trump Republican and Democrats parties.
It’s hilarious to watch these Alex Jonesy people become a thorn in the side to the neocons and Reaganites. Keep ’em coming. More MTGs and Lauren Boeberts from the right, and more AOCs and Kshama Sawants from the left. Saagar Enjeti analyzes the ongoing battle within the Republican […]
So I guess they’re smarter than they appear on the surface.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the growing divide within the Republican Party.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to comments made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Murray Bookchin’s critique of Bernie from 1986. By Murray Bookchin, Anarchist Library The posters that appeared all over Burlington — Vermont’s largest city (pop: 37,000) in the winter of 1980–81 were arresting and provocative. They showed an old map of the city with a label slapped across it […]
In other words, the rising sectors of the ruling class: the tech oligarchy and the new clerisy. Antony Sutton would have said, “I told you so.” “These were the top campaign contributors to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2019-2020. An interesting combination of Big Tech, Big Media, a little Big […]
BY MICHAEL DIMOCK AND JOHN GRAMLICH, Pew Research Center Donald Trump stunned the political world in 2016 when he became the first person without government or military experience ever to be elected president of the United States. His four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
As I have said before, political ideologies are the new religions and political interest groups and subcultures are the new ethno-cultural/linguistic tribes. By Devin Foley, Intellectual Takeout If you’ve ever spent any time in politics, especially during caucus or primary season, you will quickly learn that there are […]