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Bulwark+ • 8628 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee for the 2024 election, with strong support from the party base.
  2. Joe Biden's candidacy is characterized by hidden strengths, legislative accomplishments, and a focus on governance.
  3. There is a concern about a segment of society motivated by a desire for chaos, which could impact the political landscape.
Bulwark+ • 7488 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. A report warns of destructive actions an authoritarian president could take in 2025, building on past behaviors.
  2. The report outlines potential actions, such as abusing pardons to incite violence and using federal power for political aims.
  3. The authors stress the importance of not underestimating the potential impact of a second term for Trump and the need for vigilance.
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Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings • 6368 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Experts debated whether Covid-19 was caused by a novel pathogen or harmful policies and fear propaganda.
  2. Some argued that there was no medical emergency from Covid itself, but from policy measures and vaccines.
  3. Clinical experience indicated a novel pathogen caused a unique and severe syndrome, despite some pre-existing antibody presence.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2508 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. One in ten 2020 Biden voters now support Donald Trump, indicating trouble for Biden's reelection bid.
  2. Progressive places like San Francisco and Oregon are embracing law-and-order policies, signaling a shift towards 'common sense' approaches.
  3. Conservatives are gaining ground in political fights in deep-blue areas like Washington, D.C., New York, and California, reflecting a broader conservative backlash.
Lucian Truscott Newsletter • 3203 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Focus on what presidential candidates say intentionally, not on their gaffes or age.
  2. Consider the clear promises of presidential candidates, like Trump's plans to end the Affordable Care Act and privatize Medicare.
  3. It's crucial to vote based on candidates' declared intentions and actions, rather than personal characteristics or missteps.
Caitlin’s Newsletter • 1788 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. The difference between Republicans and Democrats lies in how they are perceived when supporting or backing certain actions - Republicans are seen as evil with evil reasons, while Democrats are viewed as having noble humanitarian reasons in spite of their actions.
  2. Republicans and Democrats differ in the ways they support certain agendas - Republicans use right-wing language to argue, while Democrats use left-wing language, even as they support wars, militarism, capitalism, and oppression.
  3. Republicans and Democrats vary in their approach towards global conflicts and issues - Republicans tend towards wars with China, while Democrats lean towards conflicts with Russia; they also differ in the perceptions of civilian casualties during their administrations.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 1738 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Some prominent figures in American politics seem to show more support for tyrants and terrorists than for democracy.
  2. Most Americans are invested in and personally consider conflicts like the Israel-Hamas war, the Ukraine-Russia war, and tensions between China and Taiwan as important to U.S. national interests.
  3. The majority of Americans hold strong views against Chinese communism, Russian dictatorship, and Islamist terrorism, supporting the notion that America and the West are forces for good.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1906 implied HN points • 14 Jan 24
  1. Forgive those who wronged you to free yourself from anger and rage.
  2. Seek full accountability for the actions of others, even after forgiveness.
  3. Investigate and uncover the truth behind deceitful actions for justice.
kareem • 6210 implied HN points • 07 Jul 23
  1. DeSantis' latest attack ad is receiving criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for its mixed messaging and homophobic undertones.
  2. The ad campaign by DeSantis tries to associate him with traditional masculinity while attacking LGBTQ+ rights, leading to condemnation and backlash.
  3. Moms for Liberty faced protests in Philadelphia, showcasing a division in political ideologies and public opinions.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 677 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. The city of Austin, Texas is facing a surge in crime rates, with concerns over the progressive criminal justice reforms led by District Attorney José Garza.
  2. The upcoming Democratic primary race for District Attorney in Austin will determine the future of criminal justice policies, with moderate candidate Jeremy Sylestine challenging Garza's progressive agenda.
  3. There is a divide among Austin residents, with some supporting Garza's approach of reducing incarceration and addressing root causes of crime, while others criticize him for leniency towards criminals and lack of justice for victims.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America • 2004 implied HN points • 03 Jul 23
  1. American taxpayers deserve fair return on investments and governance.
  2. The American economy should prioritize high productivity, secure supply chains, and fiscal responsibility.
  3. Secure borders, freedom of movement, fair elections, and protection of constitutional rights are crucial for American citizens.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America • 2024 implied HN points • 24 May 23
  1. DeSantis may try to claim Trump can't win by showing misleading polls in key battleground states.
  2. Trump might urge supporters to move to more MAGA-friendly media outlets like Newsmax and Real America's Voice.
  3. DeSantis may position himself as an anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine mandate candidate to try to split Trump's base.
Heterodox STEM • 362 implied HN points • 10 Dec 23
  1. DEI statements as a required component for job applications can have a corrosive effect on the math community.
  2. Compelled speech in DEI statements may lead to a population of conformists in math departments.
  3. The AMS's lack of investigation into compelled DEI statements raises concerns about the impact on the math community.
The Future, Now and Then • 244 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Frame your communication as reasonable and your opponents as ridiculous to win in political campaigns.
  2. Effective communication matters most when your opponents are vulnerable and the issue stays on people's minds.
  3. Recognize when you're in a bad position and retreat before causing more damage to your organization.
The View from Rural Missouri by Jess Piper • 497 implied HN points • 18 Sep 23
  1. Missouri Senators burned a 'Woke Agenda' in effigy, causing controversy and sparking discussions about their actions.
  2. The Senators involved have been part of the state's GOP supermajority for years and have supported controversial legislation regarding various issues.
  3. The fiery display sparked concerns about the priorities of lawmakers, with focus on issues such as education funding, healthcare access, and attacks on marginalized communities.
The DisInformation Chronicle • 715 implied HN points • 02 Jun 23
  1. NIH scientist testified on the importance of natural immunity after COVID infection
  2. Many countries outside the US acknowledged natural immunity but America hasn't
  3. Public trust in science has declined due to reasons like censorship and conflicts of interest
OLD GOATS with Jonathan Alter • 569 implied HN points • 27 May 23
  1. Hillary Clinton remains optimistic while acknowledging worries about the current state of the world
  2. Analysis of Trump's influence and tactics in politics, his impact on the Republican Party, and the importance of truth in democracy
  3. Reflection on women's empowerment, political engagement, and the challenges of perfectionism in today's society
Pryor Questions • 373 implied HN points • 09 Mar 23
  1. Introduction of a new character boosted a struggling TV show's ratings significantly.
  2. A scandalous revelation from a divorce proceeding led to a candidate's downfall in an election.
  3. An unprepared replacement candidate's landslide loss paved the way for Barack Obama to become president.
techandsocialcohesion • 19 implied HN points • 06 Mar 24
  1. Social media platforms are not well-prepared for the upcoming elections, scoring below 62% in terms of election readiness.
  2. Many platforms lack policies to stop the spread of manipulated content like deepfakes and to prevent micro-targeting of AI-generated political ads.
  3. There is a lack of transparency regarding platforms' performance, enforcement of policies, and safety teams, raising concerns about their effectiveness in maintaining election integrity.