US Election

Stop Sensationalizing the Threat of Right-Wing Political Violence

Stop Sensationalizing the Threat of Right-Wing Political Violence

On Friday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that President Joe Biden had ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a “comprehensive threat assessment” regarding domestic terrorism. “The [January 6th] assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known,” Psaki said. “The rise

Zaid Jilani
Zaid Jilani
Alt-Right
Visions Are Sublime; Social Reform Is Messy

Visions Are Sublime; Social Reform Is Messy

The 2020 US elections and the subsequent inauguration of Joe Biden have returned a centre-Left party to power in the United States, buoyed by a Democratic majority in Congress and the Senate (though the first is thin and the second is only a single vote). The Democrats’ opponents in

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
Culture Wars
Republicans' Lyceum Moment—and America's

Republicans' Lyceum Moment—and America's

The assault on the US Capitol, not by foreign invaders but a domestic mob, left the American public (outside the most hardened and credulous pro-Trump precincts) bewildered and alarmed. The ubiquitous refrain from reporters on the scene struck a note of incomprehension: “This is happening in the United States of

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
History
America Has Serious Problems. It’s Time to Stop Blaming Them on ‘Trumpism’

America Has Serious Problems. It’s Time to Stop Blaming Them on ‘Trumpism’

Donald Trump may have been defeated in his quest for re-election. But not so the shadowy ideology he supposedly champions. “Even in defeat, the embers of Trumpism still burn in the Republican Party,” declares the Washington Post. “Trumpism wasn’t repudiated,” warns a New York Times columnist. “Trump may

Quillette
Quillette
BLM
PODCAST 121: Jamil Jivani on the Inconvenient Truth About Donald Trump’s Non-White Supporters

PODCAST 121: Jamil Jivani on the Inconvenient Truth About Donald Trump’s Non-White Supporters

While Trump’s hopes of a second Presidential term seem to be vanishing, his surprisingly strong showing among Black, Hispanic, Muslim, and Asian voters is challenging the progressive claim that Trump’s primary appeal is rooted in racism. Quillette’s Jonathan Kay discusses these surprising election results with author

Quillette
Quillette
Alt-Right
Without and Within, a Fin-de-Siècle Moment

Without and Within, a Fin-de-Siècle Moment

The day after the election, the weather is perfect in New Orleans. The street cleaners have scrubbed Bourbon and the street is looking new and wet. Two older white women stop me to ask if there are any daiquiri places open. “There will be,” I tell them. “It’s only

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Top Stories
For Five Months, BLM Protestors Trashed America's Cities. After the Election, Things May Only Get Worse

For Five Months, BLM Protestors Trashed America's Cities. After the Election, Things May Only Get Worse

This week marks the first time in living memory that widespread violence was widely viewed as a foreseeable, and even expected, outcome of an American national election. The votes are being counted just days after riots broke out in Philadelphia, causing the governor to deploy the National Guard in the

Mike Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez
Activism
‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

‘Nobody Likes the Other Guy’: On the Road With Donald Trump’s Diehards

I sent my friend Robert a note that I might not be around when he gets to New Orleans. He’s moving from Kansas to start a new life, arriving November 2nd, the day before the presidential election. I told Robert I had been hearing from some friends that there

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
Alt-Right