American Politics

Outback Australia and the Information Wars

Outback Australia and the Information Wars

For several years now, David Cole has been a minor celebrity in the Northern Territory of Australia on account of his colorful conspiracy theories. While few people take anything he has to say seriously, many of us in the Territory enjoy wondering what he’s going to come up with

Matthew Blackwell
Matthew Blackwell
14 min read
American Politics
Work or Welfare?

Work or Welfare?

If a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968) Throughout history, work has been the common lot of humanity—at least, outside of the idle rich

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
9 min read
American Politics
George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

George Floyd and the Rise of the Rival Constitution

On May 25th, 2020, a Minneapolis police officer subdued a suspected forger by placing his knee on the suspect’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. The encounter was filmed and wildly disseminated. The suspect died as a result of several factors, including the officer’s use of excessive

Craig Trainor
Craig Trainor
13 min read
American Politics
PODCAST 93: David Frum on His New Book, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy

PODCAST 93: David Frum on His New Book, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy

David Frum talks to Jonathan Kay about the damage done by the Trump presidency and the way forward for America. His new book is Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
American Politics