The Dementia Patient-in-Chief.
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 […]
By Eduardo Romanos Historians have traditionally considered Spanish anarchism to be the most successful variant of the international libertarian movement. Most of them also believe that the terminal point of that variant came soon after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and Franco’s dictatorship (1939–1975) came […]
By Pierre Lemieux Non-discrimination can easily come to mean discrimination. Suppose a law bans discrimination against individuals of Group 1. If that means the interdiction of imposing special obstacles or constraints on individuals of Group 1, it is pretty clear what non-discrimination means. But suppose that non-discrimination against […]
By Bryan Caplan, Econ Lib As a radical libertarian, pacifist, champion of open borders, and mortal enemy of Columbus, I seem like an easy convert to left-libertarianism. Proponents like Sheldon Richman and Rod Long are smart and earnest people. Their motives are pure. Still, their innovations are largely […]
By Joel Kotkin, Quillette Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, […]
By Peter Brandt Telos In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and the United Kingdom, growing numbers of statues of historical figures have been toppled, beheaded, or turned upside down. It has been a matter primarily of figures charged with participation in […]
Anarchist News From The Transmetropolitan Review Who the hell is Jack London? That’s a complicated question. If you superficially glance through the Google Search results for Jack London, it’s easy enough to find out that he was a socialist. If you dig a little bit deeper, you’ll see […]
By Peter Brandt Telos During the past few weeks the debate over identity politics and viewpoint diversity in Germany has been unfolding. The starting point was an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine by Wolfgang Thierse, not known for eccentric positions, concerning the conduct of the debate around the […]
By Peter R. Quinones I’ve said it before and it seems I’m going to have to say it again, lolbertarians are going to “it’s a private company, bro” themselves into a boxcar. First, because people are morons, let’s get this out of the way: yes, I know, Nick […]
First Gaetz, now Giuliani. It looks like the ruling party really is trying to purge the opposition. By MICHAEL R. SISAK, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Manhattan home of Rudy Giuliani, former […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the resignation of a New York Post reporter over a story alleging Kamala Harris’ book was being given to migrant children.
Doctoral student, Irami Osei-Frimpong, weighs in reporting alleging that the FBI and DOD have vetted Hollywood films prior to their release.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti explain the implications of news that NBC chairman, Cesar Conde, is on the board of Walmart and Pepsi.
Cut taxes from the bottom up. Saagar Enjeti explains why most of the GOP can’t quit their addiction to the ideology of lower taxes.
Krystal Ball details how Bill Gates’ solution to poor nation vaccine distribution protects Pharma profits.
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.
An interview with anarcho-fed Alexander Reid-Ross, in case anyone is in the mood for some comedy. Aside from Alexander Reid-Ross’ tendency toward slander, dishonesty, and sloppy work, it seems rather convenient that his definition of “fascist” amounts to “anyone who is an enemy of the US ruling class, […]
I would hold to a much narrower definition of socialism and capitalism than either of these guys. Capitalism is the historic alliance between state and capital which provides capital with the power to command labor. Socialism is the idea of abolishing market relations, commodification, and the law of […]
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By Bert Altena One of the characteristics of anarchist movements is their pattern of appearance and disappearance. In fact, there are two different patterns. One is short-term and occurred mainly during the period of classical anarchism (i.e. 1870–1914). During these years, in several countries, the anarchist movement disappeared, […]
by Kiveli Nikolaou, Vice Posadists believe that any civilization smart enough to invent space travel would naturally be a socialist society, so when extraterrestrials arrive to our planet they’ll be interested in overthrowing our capitalist system. For generations, communists have been dreaming of a revolution that would destroy […]
By Sarah Jones, Intelligencer The chilling spectacle of watching the political class redeem a criminal, again. I am not an art critic, but I don’t think George W. Bush’s new portraits are very good. They inspire nothing but malaise and communicate a dilettante energy. Painting is to Bush […]
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from Center for a Stateless Society by Eric Fleischmann Thomas Malthus, in his infamous work An Essay on the Principle of Population, takes several sections to critique the ideas of arguably the first modern anarchist thinker William Godwin. In one, Malthus writes, The great error under which [Mr.] […]
Anarchist News From The Final Straw Radio This week we are very happy to present an interview with Pranav Jeevan P, who is a student, a writer, an anti-caste activist, and an Indian anarchist living in the state of Kerala. You are listening to the full extended audio […]
Anarchist News In the non-utopic utopia of bolo’bolo, no ibu (person more or less) can be expelled from a bolo (an autonomous, autarkic collection of 300-500 ibu). Within that imagined world of interdependence, where the 300-500 people in your immediate vicinity rely on you and you them for […]
By Brent Solomon, NBC-12 RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Right now, steps are being taken to make sure the Commonwealth is ready when marijuana becomes legal on July 1. Several oversight groups are being created to ensure safety and enforcement with lawmakers, community organizations and everyday people being tapped […]
I have long believed that there will eventually be a movement to legalize polygamy in the US, between the polyamory movement, immigration from cultures where polygamy is acceptable, and the growth of religious and ethnic subcultures that embrace polygamy. Pan-African Alliance Black polygamy has been low key trending […]
Beware of woke capitalism. Fortune, Even before the pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, most CEOs would have likely agreed that today’s leadership requires attention to a broader set of stakeholders. But the health crisis forced CEOs to juggle their efforts to support employees, customers, suppliers, communities, […]
By Mohammed Hardin, Al-Monitor The eastern Euphrates area in Syria topped the news headlines at the end of 2020, as Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against the Kurds shuffled the cards and opened the way to a multilateral rivalry seeking to control the most important area in Syria. The […]
By Daniel Estrin, NPR JERUSALEM — In what it calls its most comprehensive report to date on Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “crimes against humanity” and said the U.S. and the international community have “turned a blind eye.” It advocated […]
By Philip Giraldi Last week there were some interesting stories that were very definitely underreported partly due to the fact that the mainstream media was heavily into the distraction provided by its beatification of George Floyd. For example, the tale of how a mob consisting of hundreds of […]
By Ben Fox, Associated Press/ABC News WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced an internal review to assess the threat of violent extremism from within the agency, part of a broader administration focus on domestic threats following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. […]
CNN’s New “Reporter,” Natasha Bertrand, is a Deranged Conspiracy Theorist and Scandal-Plagued CIA Propagandist
By Glenn Greenwald In the U.S. corporate media, the surest way to advance is to loyally spread lies and deceit from the U.S. security state. Bertrand is just the latest example. The most important axiom for understanding how the U.S. corporate media functions is that there is never […]
Krystal points out that class position has little to do with how individuals vote. Krystal Ball explains how class status has nearly zero correlation to how people vote and how this allows politicians to ignore class concerns.
President of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts, gives his thoughts on calls for the creation of new jobs in Appalachia through tax credits.
Team Rising shares their thoughts on Bill Gates’ statements that vaccine recipes should not be shared.
By Lenore Skenazy, Reason When I opened my Yahoo! News page today, I found a list of stories including this one: “Mom Issues Terrifying Warning After Being ‘Hunted’ at Target: ‘I Will Never Forget.’” Many readers will never forget, either—and that is the problem. There is not a […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti share their thoughts on the Oscars ratings and react to predicted support for presidential powers.
This should be a howler. Team Rising discusses reports that Rep. Liz Cheney has not ruled out a 2024 Presidential run.
Saagar Enjeti explains how the public health system is contributing to the “anti-vax” sentiment across the country.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss John Roberts’ correction to his analysis of President Joe Biden’s climate plan and what it means for burgers.
Ryan Grim weighs in on the fight over who will run the antitrust division.
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 […]
By Danny Evans This thesis analyses the opposition mounted by anarchists to the policy of state collaboration, which was adopted by the principal organisations of the Spanish libertarian movement at the outset of the civil war. Collaboration is understood in broad terms as the involvement of libertarian individuals […]
By Robby Soave, Reason Last week, the American Humanist Association (AHA) stripped British author Richard Dawkins of his 1996 Humanist of the Year award after he made a comment on Twitter that offended some in the transgender community. “Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated […]
Justice in a corrupt society Why is it that there is no expensive tribunals set up to ‘establish the truth’ about joyriding in Darndale Crime and community policing The term ‘community policing’ has been much abused in recent times, most particularly in the North of Ireland where it […]