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Bulwark+ • 13542 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. The author is taking a break from the daily hamster wheel of overwhelming news to maintain perspective and sanity.
  2. It's important to step back and avoid being consumed by the sheer volume of information and outrage.
  3. Rational, principled voices are needed in the current political climate to combat extremism and cultism.
Bulwark+ • 9414 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump's character is revealed through his treatment of war hero John McCain, showcasing a lack of respect and decency.
  2. Trump's behavior exemplifies a 'Crab Bucket Moral Universe' where he demeans heroism and operates with bitterness and envy.
  3. It is important to remember Trump's actions and behavior in 2024 to understand his lack of shame and ethical standards.
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Bulwark+ • 8196 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Former Trump officials are speaking out against him, highlighting his moral depravity and incompetence.
  2. There is a need for these officials to reach out to more people, especially swing voters, to convey the dangers of a Trump presidency.
  3. Former Trump officials should come together and make a sustained effort to speak out against him, prioritizing the truth over partisan loyalties.
Bulwark+ • 6446 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. The concept of 'defining normalcy down' involves lowering standards for acceptable behavior over time.
  2. Political figures can redefine 'normal' to fit their narrative or agenda, even in the face of concerning actions.
  3. The dilemma of 'anti-anti-Trumpers' lies in their struggle to balance opposition to Trump with their concerns about the left, leading to conflicting stances.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 3375 implied HN points • 16 Feb 24
  1. There is ongoing debate about Biden's age and cognitive decline, with various experts weighing in and comparisons to Trump's cognitive test.
  2. Tucker Carlson's recent visit to Moscow sparked controversy, as he praised the city and its affordability, prompting discussions on ideology and living standards.
  3. Jon Stewart's return to hosting _The Daily Show_ was well-received, especially due to his humor targeting both Biden and Trump, showing his enduring comedic prowess.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 9650 implied HN points • 13 Sep 23
  1. The impeachment inquiry by McCarthy is a sham without any concrete basis, causing distraction and harm to Congress and the American people.
  2. Vladimir Putin has praised Donald Trump, highlighting the need to ensure US election security before the 2024 elections.
  3. Child poverty nearly doubled due to the termination of pandemic-related economic assistance by Senator Joe Manchin and Republicans.
The J. Burden Show • 1018 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. The primary role of a dissident in the regime is to attack the moral unity of the ruling elite.
  2. Legitimacy and moral unity are crucial for a ruling elite to maintain power and command loyalty.
  3. Loss of moral unity and legitimacy can lead to the downfall of a ruling regime, as seen in historical examples like the USSR post-Chornobyl disaster.
COVID Reason • 1592 implied HN points • 30 Nov 23
  1. Many public figures refuse to admit when they are wrong about past events.
  2. It is important for pundits to acknowledge past mistakes, as it can be a positive and honest gesture.
  3. The truth about past events, especially in public health policies, must be acknowledged and understood for the future.
Men Yell at Me • 485 implied HN points • 08 Mar 24
  1. The newsletter criticizes Sen. Katie Britt for her approach to women's issues and political tactics.
  2. Republicans' focus on certain social issues, like domestic violence and immigration, is highlighted.
  3. The newsletter also shares positive news, like indigenous language preservation and job opportunities.
The Signorile Report • 2004 implied HN points • 20 Oct 23
  1. Republican politicians initially mocked and laughed at violence against Democrats.
  2. GOP members are now facing threatening messages and violence from their own supporters.
  3. Republicans are only speaking out against violence when they are personally targeted.
Changing The Channel • 2132 implied HN points • 26 Sep 23
  1. Being in the public eye, especially on TV, can lead to mental health challenges like anxiety and depression.
  2. Constant criticism, particularly amplified by social media, can have a significant negative impact on one's well-being and relationships.
  3. Leaving a high-profile TV career can bring a sense of relief, allowing for personal growth and a reconnection with oneself.
Garrison Keillor and Friends • 2162 implied HN points • 22 Sep 23
  1. The article highlights an intense House Judiciary Committee hearing about Jim Jordan's actions and statements.
  2. Garrison Keillor humorously critiques the political theatrics and antics displayed during the hearing.
  3. The column focuses on the absurdity and irony in political discourse and the behavior of elected officials.
Think Future • 159 implied HN points • 18 Apr 24
  1. The movie 'Civil War' presents a dystopian-horror road movie with haunting vignettes and no clear good vs. bad sides.
  2. The film's message is a cautionary tale about the dangers and consequences of wishing or inciting a civil war.
  3. The movie serves as a stark reminder of the potential horrors and complexities of a civil war, urging viewers to be wary of the consequences.
David Friedman’s Substack • 251 implied HN points • 15 Mar 24
  1. In online arguments, people often assume you're on one side or the other, leading to misconceptions about your beliefs.
  2. Political arguments during an election year are fueled by people fighting for their side, rather than interested in discussing ideas.
  3. The tendency to view the world in terms of 'us' vs 'them' contributes to the polarization and misinterpretation in online debates.
Useful Idiots • 2397 implied HN points • 15 Jun 23
  1. Dr. Cornel West is running for president with the Green Party to spread his progressive message to a wider audience, including challenging Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
  2. Jake Tapper's mind was blown as he heard Cornel West call out 'milquetoast neoliberals' who aid fascism and explain why the militaristic machine needs to be stopped.
  3. Katie and Aaron highlight Trump's response to his indictment, RFK Jr.'s unusual behavior regarding Israel, and the importance of diverse viewpoints in media.
Peter Navarro's Taking Back Trump's America • 2122 implied HN points • 27 Mar 23
  1. Former Trump White House officials have been publicly criticizing Trump, signaling a shift in loyalty for media opportunities.
  2. Criticism towards Florida Governor Ron DeSantis from MAGA supporters for perceived flip-flops and lack of support.
  3. Discussion on historical efforts to undermine Trump's presidency using government agencies like FBI and Department of Justice.