He Ain't No Midas Mark Bryan'sThe Shit Show "In just one term in office, Donald Trump has rendered the United States unrecognizable, and has faced no consequences for doing so. He has carried out a sustained assault on democratic institutions, put his family members in charge of critical government functions during a pandemic, called for
Q has been identified, and it is exactly who one would expect. QAnon is a curious entity. Like many things in 2020, it has similar antecedents, but the extent strength and power of its influence is almost without precedent. Recessions have happened before, but not like this. Pandemics have happened before, but not like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NuLcKKByXk Angry California residents took to the streets on Friday to protest the state's Coronavirus shelter-in-place order. Protests occurred at several locations across California, including outside the state Capitol in Sacramento. Josh Friedman reports live from a large protest in Huntington Beach, located in Orange County. A day prior to the protest, California Governor Gavin
Josh Friedman produces a series of reports from the Mexican-Guatemalan border, days following major clashes there between Mexico's National Guard and a migrant caravan from Central America. Has the situation been diffused, as some media have suggested? Are more migrants arriving? Is Mexico succeeding in stopping migrants from crossing the Suchiate River, which forms a
Brexit is at an impasse. This is not news. Things have not progressed at all in the UK in what feels like years. The EU is ready for all scenarios, come-what-may. Michael Gove is telling the world that the EU is not interested and unwilling to talk about Brexit. The EU is saying that, and
The European Union has just concluded its quinquennial ritual of choosing the leaders of its major institutions. This process has, especially since the introduction of the spitzenkandidaat process in 2014, been subject to much criticism for not being very transparent. This is clearly an invalid debate for two reasons. The first is that none of
Josh Friedman reports from Istanbul on re-run Election Day in Turkey's economic capital and largest city. How did the results of Istanbul's mayoral election get annulled? Why is control of Istanbul so significant in Turkish politics? What's at stake for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxs7oQctcNA
In 1992, Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man was published. The conclusion that he, in this book, had come to was that the course of history would experience a fundamental change in pace. He was not the only one to think this. In fact, due to the fall of the Soviet