Krystal and Saagar look at the actions being taken by Trump and GOP leadership to punish the House Republicans who voted for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Krystal covers the unionization efforts happening at Starbucks branches in Buffalo and how the C-suite executives at the company have responded to the labor activity
Krystal and Saagar cover the resignation of longtime NBC and MSNBC anchor Brian Williams in the context of MSNBC losing key talent as its ratings plunge in the Biden era
Krystal and Saagar break down the role critical race theory will play in the 2022 midterm elections compared to other issues such as the economy that voters are more worried about
Krystal and Saagar review the economic data from October showing sharp increases in the prices of basic goods such as meat and gas as Joe Biden remains invisible on this issue
Krystal and Saagar respond to the tough questions asked to Rep. Adam Schiff on The View after Steele Dossier indictments put his Russiagate lies back in the news
Team Rising discusses media coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by writer Dustin Guastella to discuss the notable findings in a survey of working-class voters he co-authored alongside Jacobin Mag
Robby Soave details the latest developments in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Krystal and Saagar look at the new polls showing that Vice President Kamala Harris’s approval ratings have dropped again and remain noticeably lower than Joe Biden’s.
Ryan Grim breaks down the history behind the current surge in gas prices.
Kyla Scanlon, prominent TikTok and YouTube financial analyst, joins Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff at The Realignment to discuss the emerging issues and ideas of the moment: Facebook’s pivot to the metaverse, the inflation debate, the promise (and need for clarifty about) Web3, what some see as the […]
Krystal and Saagar cover the worker activity happening across America, including at a McDonald’s location where workers staged a walkout for higher wages.
Ryan Grim, Robby Soave, and former Federal Reserve economist Claudia Sahm discuss what the Biden administration can do to address soaring inflation.
By Peter Zeihan Anyone try to buy anything recently? Like, anything? Throughout northern Mexico, parking lots full of finished automobiles (that are just waiting for a few semiconductors) have become common. Year-on-year prices for used cars are up 25 percent — a hands-down record. New models of televisions […]
“Breaking Points” and “Rising” are the only two mainstream, professionally produced, news programs that I consider to be worthy of an audience. While the politics of the hosts are light years away from mine, these programs actually do real journalism and cover real stories, unlike the rest of […]
Apparently, the memorial for Angelo Codevilla is going to be a public event. I had some important disagreements with Codevilla. Like most conservative critics of the US ruling class, his critique was largely limited to the left-wing of the ruling class (as opposed to figures like Chomsky and […]
For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has taught college courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history within New Jersey’s prison system. In his latest book Our Class, Hedges reflects on his experience teaching a course at East Jersey State Prison, where his students began writing […]
Al-Jazeera Pentagon says enabling kingdom to buy US-made, air-to-air missiles would ‘improve the security of a friendly country’. The United States has approved a $650m sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon announced, in what would be the Biden administration’s first major weapons deal with the […]
As America reckons with systemic racism, schools are responding by expanding diversity and inclusion efforts. But as the efforts have become fused with a decades-old legal concept known as critical race theory, some parents and conservative activists are fighting back. A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series […]
I usually piss off communists and reactionaries alike with this viewpoint, but communism was largely an outgrowth of monarchism. Communist regimes never came to power on any serious or durable level anywhere outside of largely preindustrial, feudal-agrarian “ancient regime” type of societies. The function of communism was to […]
Portrayals of Second Amendment activists as mostly White males openly carrying assault weapons is changing. A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series investigates how gun owners are growing more diverse as increasing numbers of Black, Latino, and other underrepresented Americans arm up out of fear for their […]
A new episode of CBSN Originals’ Reverb series reveals that as Christian nationalism attracts followers, traditional pastors fear for their faith and the country. Evangelical Christians are a powerful political force, but an extreme faction has divided the community. In the half-hour documentary, An (Un)Civil War: The Evangelical […]
NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports on Kyle Rittenhouse taking the witness stand in his own defense where he says that he came to Kenosha to “provide first aid” and that one of the men Rittenhouse shot fatally, Joseph Rosenbaum, was “threatening to kill him.”
Accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand today in his own defense, trying to present a story of self-defense amidst danger. Rittenhouse is on trial after opening fire during a BLM protest and killing two protesters. In this legal breakdown, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber
Paul Butler, a Georgetown University Law professor, Prosecution has to ‘dirty Rittenhouse up’ as they face ‘uphill battle’ in trial.
‘The Five’ panel discuss day seven of the Rittenhouse trial in which the judge admonished the prosecution multiple times
ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with legal expert Channa Lloyd about the testimony of Kyle Rittenhouse trial, who sobbed and claimed self-defense.
When a judge gets that angry at one of the attorneys it’s usually a signal that particular attorney’s case isn’t going so well. By Caitlin Dickson, Yahoo News The Kenosha County, Wis., judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial clashed with the lead prosecutor several times during the […]
In the new book ‘Woke Racism,’ author and professor John McWhorter argues that the idea of ‘wokeness’ and antiracism has become a new religion for liberals. McWhorter joins Morning Joe to discuss.
Kim Iversen details the speculation into Governor Gavin Newsom’s odd disappearance.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss Joe Rogan’s reaction to the Aaron Rodgers vaccination controversy.
Journalist Jonathan Krohn details the path of a 2000-person strong migrant caravan currently traveling through Mexico.
Team Rising reacts to a viral confrontation between Morgan Ortagus and Rep. Adam Schiff on The View.
I tend to disagree with Ryan’s analysis of this. I’d say the culture war is first and foremost a quasi-religious conflict over existential values. Class conflict and race conflict are both real, but they appear to be subordinated to the wider existential conflict. Ryan Grim argues that if […]
Robby Soave breaks down the anime meme that has Rep. Nancy Pelosi calling for an investigation into Rep. Paul Gosar.
By Cara Castronuova Gateway Pundit This letter was written by Nathan DeGrave, one of the people who is being held in the Washington, DC jail because he participated in the January 6 protests, and details the horrific and inhumane treatment these political prisoners have had to undergo for […]
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave react to shocking new data on the state of the U.S. economy.
By Peter R. Quiñones They can really only take COVID so far. Yes, there will be people who are going to initiate their children into the “Cult of Covid,” meaning, we will see them wearing Red masks and keeping to themselves with their heads down and mumbling about […]
This is another project that appears to be a coalition of liberals, centrists, and center-right types against the “far left.” What is being described here, along with the University of Austin project being described in the previous post, is largely what the future of “conservatism” will look like, […]
Conservative thinkers, ideologues announce creation of ‘fiercely independent’ University of Austin alternative college
Most of the people associated with this project are not conservatives. They’re mostly liberals, centrists, and center-right types. This is not Liberty University, Brigham Young, or even Hillsdale College. Although I am skeptical of the viability of this project, I’m for as much diversity of education as possible. […]
This article inadvertently explains why freaks like Greene, Goser, Boebert, Gaetz, etc. are useful idiots who function as a wrench in the neocon machine. By Joel Mathis, The Week Believe it or not, the GOP could still lose next year’s midterm elections. That might seem an obvious point […]
The article inadvertently explains why Trump is a useful barrier to the return of the Bush/Cheney/neocon regime of the early 2000s. By Damon Linker, The Week Donald Trump is many things, but he is first and foremost a moron. This doesn’t mean he isn’t other things as well […]
Florida will consider removing itself from OSHA, banning employer vaccine mandates in special legislative session
Florida removing itself from OSHA is an interesting example of moderate, intermediary-level pan-secessionism. By Jim Turner, Orlando Weekly The Florida House and Senate on Monday rolled out proposals for a special legislative session next week that will focus on opposing COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates. A series of […]
By Michael Schmidt An extract from my forthcoming book In the Shadow of a Hurricane: Global Anarchist Ideological and Organisational Lineages, this is a brief overview and analysis of the Rojava Revolution that erupted on the 78th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Revolution. The Revolution is […]
By Peter Zeihan Today, the United States faces its tightest-ever labor force. It is about to get substantially worse. Every country has its own demographic profile, a balance across its entire population structure from children all the way up to retirees. Learn to read that profile and you […]
This is the most broken clock thing I’ve seen in a while.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss cancel culture and whether it is a winning electoral strategy.
Krystal and Saagar offer their thoughts on the reporting about a new documentary focusing on the life of Pete Buttigieg who appears to be nothing more than his carefully curated image
Producer Evan Williams and ICIJ Reporter Will Fitzgibbon preview their new documentary, “Pandora Papers,’ airing on PBS.