These estimates sound a bit low. By Chris Uggen, Ryan Larson, Sarah Shannon, and Arleth Pulido-Nava, Sentencing Project 5.2 million Americans are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes. In the past 25 years, half the states […]
There is hope. By Domenico Matanaro, National Public Radio More Americans voted in 2020 than in any other presidential election in 120 years. About 67% of eligible voters cast ballots this year, but that still means a third did not. That amounts to about 80 million people who […]
Team Rising weighs in polling that reveals a majority of Republicans believe a third political party is needed.
Ideologies are the new religions. Subcultures and interest group affiliations are the new tribes. Krystal laments the lack of class politics in the US but class politics doesn’t happen in a society fragmented into warring tribes. Saager laments the 70 million who didn’t vote. Are non-voters a macro-tribe […]
Good riddance to another fraudster. Fmr national press secretary to Bernie Sanders & co-host of The Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, weighs in on Elizabeth Warren’s new book and her plans to run for re-election in 2024.
Team Rising discusses reporting that reveals Donald Trump’s campaign hid unfavorable polling from members of the GOP.
–President Joe Biden’s approval rating climbs further, now to 63%, buoyed by high approval for Biden’s handling of the pandemic, and the economy
“She seemed real.”
Team Rising weighs in on a proposal in California that would give residents tax rebates of up to $1,100.
The Democrats have moved to the right of the Republicans in their reverence for the police state and national security state. Team Rising weighs in on the partisan gaps in positives ratings of several federal agencies.
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, discusses the UK’s Labor Party and how they lost the working class.
In Episode 8 of The Vanguard book-club, Zac & Gavin continue discussing Matt Taibbi’s “Hate Inc”.
Krystal Ball digs into polling by Morning Consult analyzing support for the American Families Plan.
Saagar Enjeti weighs in on Elise Stefanik’s previous comments about talks with the Taliban and John Bolton’s resignation.
In this Wolff Responds, Prof. Wolff comments on Biden’s policies and his shift to the left. Wolff argues that Biden is simply softening and slowing the effects of a declining US economy, but shows no signs of wanting to stop or reverse it. Biden’s tactics are no where […]
It is somewhat amusing to watch these 20something and 30something woke/hip “progressives” finally starting to at least partially realize what I have been telling them for 25 years. The reasons that I became such an outspoken critic of “political correctness” (or whatever one wishes to call it) were […]
The tech-oligarchs are what you get when you combine the aristocracy and the clerisy to the point they can collectively overrule even royalty. Krystal Ball explains how Facebook’s ban of Donald Trump “worked more effectively than anyone predicted.”
Fmr national press secretary to Bernie Sanders & co-host of The Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, shares her thoughts on the American Family Plan only offering free community college.
The tech-oligarchy is increasingly assuming the powers of the medieval Catholic church or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Team Rising discusses Donald Trump’s new social platform.
Years ago, I noticed that within left-anarchist circles there is an inordinate number of accusations of sexual assault that are constantly being floated around. Apparently, that kind of thing is now working its way into the mainstream. Krystal Ball gives her thoughts on the allegations against NYC mayoral […]
So, apparently, we presently have an anarchic oasis, according to Ms. Abrams. Because the right to vote for some idiot or sociopath every few years is the most sacred right of all. Stacey Abrams issued a dire warning that the US could be sliding to authoritarianism because of […]
Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for governor of California, released a campaign ad on Tuesday branding herself as a “thoughtful disruptor.”
A far-right commentator explains why the America of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan is finished. And good riddance. The Reagan Revolution was just as damaging to what Sam Francis called the “post-bourgeois proletariat” (the conventional working to middle classes) as anything from the Left. While the cultural assault […]
Southern and Western states saw the most growth over the past 10 years according to the US Census Bureau, and they gained congressional seats because of it. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains who gained (and lost) the most from reapportionment, and what […]
By Bryan Caplan I teach the economics of discrimination every chance I get. Why? Because the analytical framework, launched by the great Gary Becker in 1957, mightily illuminates so many questions that we care so much about. When you see that almost all garbage collectors are male, for […]
By Bryan Caplan Last year, I tried to figure out why there aren’t a lot more right-wing (or apolitical) firms. A recent piece by Richard Hanania comes down firmly in favor of my Explanation #4. To review: Explanation #4. Few moderates or right-wingers care enough to create a major profit […]
The main effect of Trumpism seems to have been to accelerate the leftward drift of US culture. I would point out, however, that it is only on cultural issues where the left is winning. The USA continues to be as statist, capitalist, and imperialist as it ever was, […]
When the majority of the capitalist class and the intelligence services have adopted “wokeness” as their self-legitimating ideology, we know that the totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. By Richard Hanania In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal. If about half the country supports one side […]
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Rose McGowan’s Fox News appearance.
Team Rising discuss James Carville’s claims that “Democrats might be poised to squander their political advantage against a damaged GOP.”
Team Rising weighs in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s reaction to President Joe Biden’s Congressional address.
Krystal Ball gives her analysis of President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.
The art of saying nothing. Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky weigh in on President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session Congress.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti analyze Joe Biden’s first few months in office.
Team Rising reacts to polling on Donald Trump’s approval rating since leaving office.
This is funny.
This is rather interesting.
This should be a howler. Team Rising discusses reports that Rep. Liz Cheney has not ruled out a 2024 Presidential run.
As the Democratic Party and, in particular, Democratic-leaning states veer leftward, outward migration from the blue zone and the alienation of politically moderate working to middle-class voters could certainly work in the Republicans’ favor. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on the results of the 2020 census […]
Saagar Enjeti warns about a new wave of celebrity involvement in politics.
Team Rising discusses President Biden’s latest approval rating according to a new poll from ABC News.
By Joel Kotkin The Democratic Party has always been a loose confederation of outsiders — poor farmers, union members, populists, European immigrants and southern segregationists. As the actor Will Rogers said in 1924: “I am not a member of any organised political party. I am a Democrat.” Yet […]
Michael Lind nails it again. The Democrats are now the new Rockefeller Republicans, and the Republicans are now Jacksonian Democrats (as was FDR). By Michael Lind, Tablet Seventy-six years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, serving his fourth term in office, died in his “little White House” in […]
I’ve been using the Shia/Sunni analogy for around 15 years. It’s interesting that it is now making its way into mainstream discourse. What I find most regrettable is that most anarchists and libertarians, who should be standing apart from this stuff, seem to not only buy into but […]
Team Rising discusses the new group, “Asian and Pacific Islander New Yorkers Against Andrew Yang.”
Fragment, fragment, fragment…We really do have three parties now: neoliberal Dems, social-democratic Dems, and Trumpian populist-nationalist Republicans functioning as stooges for neoliberal/neocon Republicans. Huffington Post reporter, Daniel Marans, discusses moderate House Dems who are asking for help against progressive Dems in the upcoming midterms.
Whatever, dude. –Former Republican President George W. Bush slams the current Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist, and nativist”
Now that the Democrats, the cultural left, and the majority of the capitalist class are de jour or de facto allies, anti-corporate rhetoric is likely to become much more commonplace on the right. Emily Jashinsky discusses the GOP’s rift with corporate America and explains how Biden is taking […]
The more freakish the politicians become, the better. Nothing delegitimizes the state quicker.