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TK News by Matt Taibbi • 14141 implied HN points • 18 Mar 24
  1. The New York Times published a controversial piece about the Twitter Files and its connection to a Trump ally, which the author argues is a misrepresentation of reality.
  2. The Supreme Court case _Murthy v. Missouri_ is significant, as it involves challenges to government monitoring of online content and potential infringement on First Amendment rights.
  3. The article discusses the implications of exposing censorship programs and suggests a potential motive behind the Times' piece as a distraction tactic during the historic case.
Robert Reich • 36282 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Special counsel Hur cleared Biden of any criminality due to memory lapses, sparking concerns about Biden's aging brain.
  2. Hur's lack of medical background and Trump's own memory issues bring into question the validity of his assessment.
  3. The focus in electing a president should be on knowledge, temperament, and judgment, qualities where Biden stands out compared to Trump.
  4. The issue of Biden's memory should not overshadow Trump's indictments and lack of cooperation with investigators.
  5. Hur's previous affiliations with Trump raise suspicions about the political motivations behind his statements.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 6250 implied HN points • 22 Mar 24
  1. The importance of holding onto simple dreams and moments of peace amidst political turmoil and corruption.
  2. The narrative discusses the dangers of political manipulation, corruption, and the impact on democracy, emphasizing the need for vigilance and critical thinking.
  3. Reflection on how societal issues such as genocides, pandemics, and political forces shape the daily lives of individuals and communities, urging readers to remain aware and engaged.
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The Intrinsic Perspective • 24116 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Neuroscientist claims both presidential candidates show signs of shrinking prefrontal cortexes due to age-related cognitive decline.
  2. There is ongoing debate about the cognitive health of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, reflecting concerns about their ability to lead.
  3. Science suggests that aging impacts cognitive abilities, including executive functions, which are crucial for effective leadership roles.
BIG by Matt Stoller • 44577 implied HN points • 13 Jan 24
  1. The government must step in and take over Boeing to design a competitive industry for civilian airplanes.
  2. Boeing is state-backed, with significant revenue and influence coming from the government.
  3. There is a need to reorganize Boeing and foster competition by breaking it up into multiple subsidiary firms.
Robert Reich • 32331 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. Elon Musk has been spreading misinformation about immigration and voting laws, similar to Trump's tactics.
  2. Musk's massive influence and control over Twitter (X) pose a threat to democracy and accountability.
  3. The concentration of wealth in individuals like Musk can be dangerous for democracy by allowing them to evade consequences and manipulate public opinion.
Striking 13 • 3833 implied HN points • 22 Mar 24
  1. The Conservative party in Britain is facing potential annihilation with its support dropping drastically in polls.
  2. Populist conservatism has replaced traditional conservatism in the UK, leading to a significant ideological shift.
  3. There is a call for true conservatives to regain control and fight for the core values within the Conservative party to prevent complete ideological loss.
The Status Kuo • 18632 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Oregon GOP Senators boycotted the state senate to prevent a quorum, violating a voter-approved measure banning officials with 10 or more absences from reelection.
  2. Voters passed Measure 113 to disqualify legislators with unexcused absences, leading to a Supreme Court ruling against the GOP Senators.
  3. The GOP Senators' walkout impacted their ability to run for office again, causing disruptions in the state senate and a potential shift in power dynamics.
Robert Reich • 26140 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Trump's lawyer argued for immunity from criminal trial through impeachment, resembling the 1933 Enabling Law in Germany.
  2. American democracy is stronger than Weimar Republic's but caution is needed to protect it.
  3. Author highlights the importance of upholding democratic norms, media truth-telling, and citizen participation for safeguarding democracy.
The Status Kuo • 12539 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. In a political event, candidate Dean Phillips experienced unexpected setbacks, despite his initial high expectations.
  2. The talk in the media about Black voters shifting support didn't translate into actual votes for other candidates.
  3. House Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson compared himself to Moses leading the GOP, sparking humor and mockery in response.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 6549 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. The US is facing a debate about the impact of an aging leadership and how it affects the country's decline, highlighting the importance of focusing on corruption rather than age.
  2. The oldest and least popular Congress and presidential candidates reflect an issue of endemic corruption in the US, with senior citizens disproportionately in power for extended periods.
  3. The challenge lies in distinguishing between age-related concerns and corruption, recognizing the importance of holding officials accountable and seeking out truth despite the complexities of political dynamics.
Popular Information • 11203 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. Congressman Chip Roy is urging Texas to ignore the Supreme Court due to a specific ruling he opposes
  2. Major law firms and corporations are financially supporting Roy's re-election campaign
  3. Other Republican politicians like Oklahoma Governor Stitt and Congressman Higgins have also challenged the authority of the Supreme Court
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 12088 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. The 2024 presidential race might be influenced more by lawyers than voters as plans for potential lawfare tactics are being revealed.
  2. There have been past efforts and discussions about potential strategies that involve legal actions, lawsuits, and political maneuvering that may impact election outcomes.
  3. Both sides seem to be preparing for possible norm-breaking actions before the election, raising questions about the integrity and fairness of the democratic process.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 5614 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Biden has been repeatedly confusing Ukraine, Russia, and Iraq, which is a cause for concern as it suggests a deeper issue.
  2. It's not uncommon for politicians to forget names, but Biden's mix-up of countries like Iraq and Ukraine is particularly alarming.
  3. The substitution of Iraq for Ukraine by Biden is highlighted as one of the most worrying aspects of his confusion during speeches.
uTobian • 7311 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. Logic and reason are important and should not be banned, even if powerful entities try to suppress them.
  2. The biggest global risks in 2024 involve various organizations and entities that hold significant power and influence.
  3. Vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry are controversial topics, with strong opinions about their safety and impact.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 8628 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Joe Biden won the New Hampshire primary through a grassroots write-in campaign, showcasing the power of volunteers.
  2. Biden also secured a victory due to strong anti-Trump sentiment in New Hampshire, highlighting potential success in the general election.
  3. Nikki Haley's concession speech criticizing Trump's behavior and cognitive challenges raised growing concerns about Trump's mental fitness, impacting his public image.
Bulwark+ • 6250 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Biden's position is weaker than some past incumbents but stronger than others.
  2. Polarization in American politics has significantly increased over the years, leading to divided approval ratings.
  3. Bitcoin mining operations are causing disputes due to noise pollution, energy use, and property value concerns.
Caitlin’s Newsletter • 2128 implied HN points • 10 Mar 24
  1. US power alliance and empire managers are imposing their malignant will on the world as the new norm.
  2. Atrocities like torture, famine, and destruction are orchestrated by ruling class decisions.
  3. A chilling scenario of mind control and acceptance of madness as regular by the ruling class.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 8097 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump's cognitive ability and recent statements raise concerns about his mental fitness.
  2. Republicans in New Hampshire used deceptive tactics in the primary election, prompting investigation for voter suppression.
  3. US Supreme Court's recent decision highlights the importance of expanding the Court to uphold federal supremacy.
Welcome to Absurdistan • 5208 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses how elections are being manipulated through various techniques like multiple voter IDs, dead people voting, and ineligible ballots being cast.
  2. There is a focus on the impact of cheating in elections, stating that it can make the country ungovernable and lead to financial instability.
  3. The role of money printing in sustaining the economy is highlighted, suggesting that policies like climate regulation and diversity initiatives may have negative economic impacts.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 3528 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. President Biden faced criticisms regarding his communication style and response to questions, showcasing potential weaknesses in his public image.
  2. Donald Trump is engaging in unique marketing strategies by selling high-priced branded sneakers, stirring up reactions from the opposition party.
  3. Trump's legal issues, particularly a civil fraud trial in New York, demonstrate the complex intersection of legitimate legal concerns and potentially politically motivated prosecutions.