Part II: Supply Chains No More

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 […]

The Trials of Critical Race Theory

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 […]

From Feudal Monarchy to Communism

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 […]

The New Pro-Gun Generation

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 […]

An (Un)Civil War: The Evangelical Divide

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Bungle of Boomers

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 […]