I am generally opposed to bipartisanship. Many of the most fucked up things in US history were highly “bipartisan.” The Gulf of Tonkin resolution, for example. Host of Bad Faith podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses the breakdown of bipartisan debate over the infrastructure bill.
Latinos are becoming the new “white ethnics.” Team Rising discusses why the Democratic Party is at risk of losing Latino voters in the 2022 midterm elections.
It’s interesting to see all the liberals calling for law and order in the comments threads related to this video.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 44 percent of voters approve of the way Congress is doing its job while 56 percent disapprove, a ten point increase in support from 2020. This survey was conducted online within the United States from May 30 – […]
Brahmin Left versus Merchant Right: Changing Political Cleavages in 21 Western Democracies, 1948-2020
This is well worth checking out. This is one of the best descriptions of the condition of Western politics that I have seen to date. Present political conflict is not about class (or race or gender), although such conflicts exist in a way that is subordinated to the […]
Author, Edward-Isaac Dovere, discusses the media’s coverage of Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden.
Why was Pravda soft on the Brezhnev administration? What a stupid question. Team Rising reacts to CNN host Brian Stelter’s interview with White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
At least no one can say they’re not practicing representative government.
Lindsey Boylan, Democratic candidate for Manhattan Borough President, explains what convinced her to go public with her allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Barack Obama’s comments on the Biden administration continuing his work.
By Robert Reich, Common Dreams The GOP is increasingly defined not by its shared beliefs but by its shared delusions. This right-wing political party puts us all in peril. The greatest danger to American democracy right now is not coming from Russia, China, or North Korea. It is […]
By David Badash, The National Memo Reprinted with permission from Alternet Fired former Trump National Security Advisor and retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is now denying he ever called for a violent Myanmar military-style coup in the U.S., despite numerous reports and video that prove he did. Flynn […]
Berlusconi, Sarkozy…Trump? By Matthew Rosza, Salon What will happen if a certain former president faces a criminal trial? History’s answer is clear: Nothing good. The United States has never had a president go to prison. Neither a sitting president, nor a former one. Arguably there are a few who […]
This video examines the assumptions behind today’s reformist socialism and considers what today’s young socialists can do now that our Trump-era social-democratic/realist turn has failed. Along the way, read excerpts from the Aufhebunga Bunga book “The End of the End of History,” and “The Writing on the Wall” […]
By Matt Taibbi “The Division of Light and Power,” the new book by Dennis Kucinich, is an epic chronicle of American corruption. Dennis Kucinich has always been ahead of his time. It’s both his distinction and his curse. As a presidential candidate in the 2000s he was ridiculed […]
Noam is obviously not long for this world. He looks worse in this than I’ve ever seen him. Noam Chomsky is one of the most renowned and quoted intellectuals of our time and is the author of over 25 books, including “Chomsky for Activists (Universalizing Resistance),” and joins […]
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace had her house vandalized with ‘Antifa symbols.’
Berlusconi, Sarkozy…Trump? Roger Stone, a longtime friend and former advisor to Donald Trump, said in an Infowars interview on Friday that he believed the former president would face an indictment imminently, Salon reported. “I would be shocked if they did not come forward with a fabricated indictment for […]
There are some gem quotes in this. By PJ O’Rourke, American Consequences This is not a book review… This is especially not a book review of a memoir by a politician. Because they always write them, and we never read them. We just read the reviews. Oh, sometimes […]
This discussion between Michael Lind and Walter Russell Mead is a must-watch. Among Lind’s observations: -The USA is actually becoming less racially polarized as more integration is taking place along socioeconomic, geographical, institutional, and even partisan lines. -More class polarization is taking place but the working class is […]
By Andrew Prokop The report from the firm Catalist looks at what changed since 2016, but also at the parties’ coalitions overall. In the days and weeks after presidential election results come in, commentators attempting to figure out what happened with voter demographics are often in a fog […]
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By Matt Taibbi If you haven’t heard about the “transformational presidency” for a few weeks, it’s because the White House is selling something else at the moment. Joe Biden is cruising, in a happy-place few politicians reach. Outside of a few grumpy right-wing outlets he faces almost no […]
Team Rising discusses a new Reuters/ IPSOS poll which asked who Republicans prefer as the role model for future GOP candidates.
Class divisions are the widest they have been since the Great Depression. But tribal/sectarian divisions are the widest they have been since the Civil War. Existential issues trump class politics. Among the Red Tribe, there is an audience for “national-conservatism,” “national-populism,” etc. Among the Blue Tribe, there is […]
The Russiagate of the Right. Saagar Enjeti explains why “Stop The Steal’ is so damaging to the future of the GOP.
Of course. Big Tech and the Media represent the left-wing of the capitalist class just as the fossil fuel and Big Ag represent the right-wing of the capitalist class. By Tim Pearce, Daily Wire Comedian Russell Brand ripped into the Democratic Party and accused it of colluding with […]
Instead, they want to raise fuel taxes on the working class. Washington Post economics reporter, Jeff Stein, discusses pushback from Dems on Biden’s tax plan.
Remember that Silvio Berlusconi went to jail after his term as Italy’s Prime Minister. Purging the opposition. Team Rising reacts to reports of a grand jury convening to examine evidence in a criminal investigation into Trump’s business dealings.
All of that pandering to the Israeli Lobby apparently didn’t help him much. The neocons and neoliberals don’t want him and the left views him as too conservative. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the latest New York mayoral polls which show Andrew Yang in third place.
Duh? Host of Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses the need for businesses to raise their wages in order to bring back workers.
When are these social democrats going to give up on electoralism? Krystal Ball explains the long-term financial effects of coronavirus on Americans.
What does anyone expect? Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the latest updates in the infrastructure bill negotiations.
President and founder of Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, Richard Hanania, discusses his predictions for the 2024 presidential election.
This segment explains pretty well why electoral politics is about tribalism, not policy. Former Congressional candidate, J.D. Scholten, discusses how the Democratic Party is resonating with rural voters in key battleground states.
Team Rising discusses Democrats’ plans to campaign on January 6th commission votes.
It’s increasingly obvious the Republicans are becoming the American Le Penists, i.e. a family fiefdom that functions as a permanent right-wing populist opposition party with a large enough fandom to stay in business, but not enough to pursue any real political transformation. It really says a lot about […]
By Rick Moran, PJ Media Democrats have been flogging the image of Kamala Harris for more than six months, trying to show Americans why she should be popular, and the public isn’t buying it. The efforts and the expectations of success by Democrats say a lot about the […]
It will probably only make him more popular. By David Jackson, USA Today WASHINGTON – When Republicans talk about whether Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024, many hasten to add it may depend on a big unknown: his legal troubles. Could an indicted ex-president still lead […]
The future of conservativism will likely be something comparable to #walkaway in the center and something more like Le Penism on the right. The big question is to what degree rank and file conservatives will reject their neocon/Reaganite overlords. By Andrew Bacevich, The American Conservative In the grand […]
Team Rising discusses a new Politico story on the evolving relationship between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Rose is interviewed by Jimmy Dore.
Saagar Enjeti and Colin Rogero react to New York AG’s office criminal investigation into the Trump Organization.
Author, Ryan Girdusky, explains why American Republicans should follow the lead of British conservatives.
January 6 was hilarious. But using it to drive a greater wedge between Red Tribe and Blue Tribe is excellent. Colin Rogero breaks down the GOP’s reaction to the January 6th riots at the Capitol.
Excellent. This will have the effect of alienating MAGAs from the system to an even greater degree than they already are.
Excellent. Intra-party fragmentation is always welcome. “I want to say to you that I admire your intellect, I admire your passion, and I admire your concern for so many other people. And it’s from my heart,” Biden said later of Tlaib during his speech at the Dearborn Ford […]
I’m for building all third parties as a means of fragmenting the system, but this sounds like wishful thinking. In this clip from our interview with Margaret Kimberley, we discuss third parties like the Green Party, and how they can potentially become more successful in the future.