Wisconsin Congressman, Mike Gallagher, discusses the independent investigation that has been launched into the origins of the coronavirus.
By Ian Mayes In recent years I have been becoming increasingly interested in and excited about the prospect of people exploring and colonizing the planet Mars. A friend asked me recently about what I find so compelling about this idea, and I thought that I’d elaborate some on […]
By Whitney Webb, Unlimited Hangout Facebook’s growing role in the ever-expanding surveillance and “pre-crime” apparatus of the national security state demands new scrutiny of the company’s origins and its products as they relate to a former, controversial DARPA-run surveillance program that was essentially analogous to what is currently […]
The Next Web Exploring other worlds and moving humans onto the Moon and Mars may seem foolish in light of the significant challenges we face as a species. On the surface, it might seem superfluous to bring humans to the Moon and start living on Mars, while hunger, […]
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.”
Perhaps this could be a foot in the door to abolishing patents generally, although that’s obviously an uphill battle (or more like climbing Mount Everest). Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on President Joe Biden’s decision to back Covid vaccine intellectual property waivers to expand access to […]
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.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that the Biden admin is considering a partnership with private firms to track extremist chatter.
By Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Scientific American The idea of a human colony on Titan, a moon of Saturn, might sound crazy. Its temperature hovers at nearly 300° below zero Fahrenheit, and its skies rain methane and ethane that flow into hydrocarbon seas. Nevertheless, Titan could […]
Motherboard reporter, Edward Ongweso Jr, breaks down Jeff Bezos’ plan to increase safety by “algorithmically managing workers’ bodies.
By Michael Lind, Tablet California today provides a model for America as a whole,” Peter Leyden, CEO of Reinvent, declared in a TED talk in 2018: In the early 2000s, California faced a similar situation to the one America faces today. Its state politics were severely polarized, and […]
Krystal Ball details how Bill Gates’ solution to poor nation vaccine distribution protects Pharma profits.
Do drugs, kids!
Ryan Grim weighs in on the fight over who will run the antitrust division.
China is the test market.
By Matt Taibbi “I tend to have a pretty polarizing effect on the discourse,” says the author, in a free-ranging talk about Bolsonaro’s Brazil, his time at The Intercept, and critics who accuse him of being pro-Trump. “That’s what journalism is, you have to inform the public. If […]
Journalist, Alexander Zaitchik, discusses Bill Gate’s controversial role in the vaccine process.
By Bryan Pietsch, New York Times “No one was driving the vehicle” when the car crashed and burst into flames, killing two men, a constable said. Two men were killed in Texas after a Tesla they were in crashed on Saturday and caught fire with neither of the […]
By Christian Davenport, Washington Post NASA on Friday selected Elon Musk’s SpaceX to build spacecraft that would land astronauts on the moon for the first time since the last Apollo mission. The award to SpaceX for the “human landing system” was a stunning announcement that marked another major […]
Fair enough. Eventually, every political group will have its own niche market social media platform. Team Rising debates a potential conservative social media platform.
By Brendan Nyhan Previous research indicated that corrective information can sometimes provoke a so-called “backfire effect” in which respondents more strongly endorsed a misperception about a controversial political or scientific issue when their beliefs or predispositions were challenged. I show how subsequent research and media coverage seized on […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the pause on the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
But don’t forget to “trust science.”
I am opposed to taxes generally, but we need to start by reducing taxes from the bottom up. Some unusually insightful comments about the relationship between corporate profits and infrastructure about 11 minutes in. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss progressive priorities for the infrastructure bill.
But science and medicine are infallible. By Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere and Carl Zimmer, New York Times The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety […]
By Julia Barnes, Counterpunch Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars have long been touted as solutions to the climate crisis. The “green” image attached to these technologies masks a dark reality; they are adding to the problem of environmental destruction, failing to reduce CO2 emissions, and accelerating […]
Big Tech is the new Church.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.
Dr. Bret Weinstein, visiting fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton, discusses the possibility of COVID leaking from a lab.
By Zoe Corbyn, The Observer The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it. Shanna Swan is a professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New […]
By Stephen Johnson, Big Think Scientists printed a 3D replica of the vocal tract of Nesyamun, an Egyptian priest whose mummified corpse has been on display in the UK for two centuries. With the help of an electronic device, the reproduced voice is able to “speak” a vowel […]
https://media.urmedium.com/video//2021/04/01/637528729736463951video.mp4 Google has for the seventh time targeted Iranian broadcaster Press TV, blocking the English-language news network’s access to its official YouTube account without any prior notice. The US tech giant shut YouTube accounts of Press TV late on Tuesday, citing “violations of community guidelines.” “We have reviewed […]
Team Rising reacts to the launch of Chamber of Progress, a center-left tech coalition created by a former Google exec.
The American Prospect’s executive editor, David Dayen, discusses the growing backlash against targeted advertising.
Contrary to what most leftists believe, the state is the most pernicious of all ruling class institutions. Noam Chomsky’s “I’d like to see the power of the federal government increased” in order to rein in the power of business is foolish and misguided, although unfortunately many if not […]
This may be true when it comes to traditional censorship, the kind that is directly imposed by the state through a Board of Censorship or something to that effect. But when the media, along with the educational system and the tech industry, assume the role previously held by […]
Team Rising discusses Amazon’s response to social media backlash.
The growing reach of cyber surveillance.
But is there only one virus?
By Matt Taibbi As Congress once again demands that Silicon Valley crack down on speech, the Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project outlines the real problem – and better solutions. Led by Chairman Frank Pallone, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday held a five-hour […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss new UFO sightings.
Team Rising discusses Trump’s potential partnership with the social media platform “FreeSpace”.
Team Rising reacts to Facebook executive, Benny Thomas’, comments on Big Tech monopoly issue
A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s richest 10 billionaires have seen a wealth increase of half a trillion dollars – enough to pay for every person on the planet to get a vaccine.
In the event of a regime collapse, how would we keep basic utilities like electrical power going? Those are the questions that actual revolutionaries (as opposed to LARPers and do-gooders) need to be thinking about. Julianna welcomes back Professor of Economics Richard D. Wolff to the show, to […]
Just wait until the SHTF. America’s power grid is not ready.
Armstrong Economics One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with […]
By B. Venkat Mani, TELOS On February 2, the second day of Black History Month, a tweet from a Black woman in the United States unleashed a war of words in India, with global resonance. Rihanna, the Barbados-born U.S. singer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and cultural activist posted a one-liner: […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the recent debate Keith and I have on MDD on the topic of Socialism and Innovation.
David is right about private publishers like the firm that publishes Dr. Seuss having the right to publish or not publish whatever they wish. However, I’m not sure I would apply the same “private company” framework to the question of tech companies. In my ideal economy, all economic […]