The street-level view is a freak storm knocking out the power for a few million unlucky Texans. But the bigger picture comes into view as an indictment of a bought, unresponsive, ruling class.
Our lawmakers and leaders occupy fantasy worlds where the solutions to all of life’s problems are as simple as regulating more or less.
Contemporary conservatism has, in fact, facilitated the corporate consolidation of the economy by entities that are actively hostile to the small businesses they hold up as props.
Conservatives proclaim the supremacy of self-interest, of anti-social, atomizing individualism even as it facilitates the consolidation of control over our lives by a collective of managerial elites.
Kevin McCarthy, handpicked by Donald Trump to help remake the GOP, single-handedly facilitated a gut punch to the “Trump wing”—and by extension, millions of Republican voters.
The truth is that the political economy of the United States is no longer capitalism but managerialism, which slit capitalism’s throat sometime in the 20th century.
The lesson the Right must learn now—or it never will—is that power cannot be eschewed but must instead be used.
The post-Trump nationalist-populist movement must learn who its real friends are.
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale might be a proxy for the America First movement—and its betrayal.
What’s behind the inconsistencies between Trump’s words and his actions on so many policies? A good place to start looking is at Jared Kushner’s Office of American Innovation.
Mythmaking is a double-edged sword. The stories we tell can build a people up or deconstruct them. Consider the contrast between “Roots” and “Hillbilly Elegy.”
The GOP offers the illusion of opposition and so represents the biggest obstacle toward a better future for Americans. Perhaps it’s time it all falls down.
Far from internalizing victimhood, as Obama claims, white Americans are prohibited from defending themselves and have been deluded to not even realize they are under attack.
Sidney Powell is running out of time to prove her claims.
The ruling class knows that whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails to overturn the course of this election is irrelevant to the seeds that have been planted in the psyche of millions of Americans.
Trump single-handedly effected the beginning of a realignment capable of achieving lasting dominance, regardless of whether his administration effectively prosecuted the mandate of that realignment.
If there was a plot to unseat President Trump through illicit means, it would be in the interest of citizens to bring to light whether or not they still can choose their representatives.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, the mask is off America’s managerial elite.
Religious belief in worldly things is a feature, not a bug of modern liberalism.
Only power restrains power.