Smash The Bubble

Reality is a social construct. Today we have two divergent, almost contradictory realities in America, and the country is roughly evenly split between them.

This is because we tend to get trapped in a filter bubble where we simply don't see the news that the other half is focused on. We consume our news only from partisan outlets that echo and re-affirm our worldview.

The result is that each half of the population believes that the other half is crazy/stupid/intolerant. This is unhealthy, even dangerous.

This site is an attempt to intermingle daily news stories from both sides of the aisle so you can see what the other half of the country is seeing.

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Today's Headlines

Trump Beating Biden by Nine Points among New York Jewish Voters

The poll comes as Biden has grown increasingly hostile toward Israel’s efforts to use force to defend itself and unwilling to combat antisemitism on his side.  

Why Attacks on Trump’s Mental Acuity Don’t Land

A decade-old interview shows he has long sounded unhinged.

Editorial Internship at National Review

Applicants should be current or recent university students and should broadly agree with NR’s editorial views.

The Best Picture Nominees, 2024

A look at the ten nominees for this year’s Best Picture Oscar.

Giuliani Seeking New Trial After Bankruptcy Judge Lets Him Fight $148M Ga. Verdict

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday secured a U.S. bankruptcy judge's approval to challenge a $148 million defamation verdict won by two former Georgia election workers after he showed that he would not be spending his own money to do so.

Accusation Treason: American Ballerina Arrested in Russia

Biden’s Hidden Economic Success

His agenda is driving more investment into communities left for scrap.

James Biden to testify in brother's impeachment inquiry behind closed doors

James Biden is expected to testify in the impeachment inquiry against his older brother, President Biden behind closed doors on Wednesday morning.

Everything you need to know about Biden's student loan forgiveness program

President Joe Biden's federal student loan forgiveness program, which promises to deliver up to $20,000 of debt relief for millions of borrowers, is on hold indefinitely as legal challenges work their way through the courts.

Don't Let Navalny's Death Derail Effort for Peace

Regardless of what happened to the dissident, the case for ending the war remains the same.

NKorea Missile Fired By Russia at Ukraine Had US Components

Russia last month fired a North Korean ballistic missile into Ukraine that had components mostly from U.S. and European companies, an investigation by a group that traces the supply sources of weapons revealed Tuesday.

San Francisco Forced to Dismiss Hundreds of Cases Because of Pandemic Delays

Live updates: Haley looks beyond Saturday’s GOP primary in South Carolina

Live updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on candidates, polls, primaries and more.

Trump campaign burns through cash

Ted Cruz to Newsmax: McConnell Not 'Leading Effectively'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is still fuming about the Senate-led bipartisan border deal that failed miserably.

Trump's GOP Is a Confederacy of Fakers

I've got a suggestion for the next Trump-G.O.P. fund-raising scheme. You know how sports memorabilia stores sometimes sell basketballs autographed

Trump and Haley burned through cash in January, new reports show

Major donors also stepped in to boost Haley’s quixotic effort — but the super PAC supporting her did not have much left in reserves.

Biden's Communications Team Takes 'Less Is More' Approach

When it comes to the Biden administration's communications strategy, the goal is the "less President Joe Biden you see, the better," experts say.

The Cult of Memoir

Until memoir is reordered under reason, expect to read many more ‘I’s in contemporary publications.

The fine print of the Respect for Marriage Act

Let's start with the positive: Republicans and Democrats are coming together to protect same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court.

Biden Pushes Ukraine To Fight, Demands Israel Surrender

While Joe Biden encourages the Ukrainians never to cede an inch to the Russians, he prods Israel to commit suicide.

The Special Election That Could Give Democrats Hope for November

Today marks the start of their campaign to retake Congress.

The notable legal clouds that continue to hang over Donald Trump

All eyes are on former President Donald Trump, who has launched another White House bid.

Ukraine Can No Longer Win

Ex-USDA official blasts 'mind-boggling' Biden regulations on farming, menthol: 'Doesn't seem very American'

Former USDA official Ray Starling spoke to Fox News Digital about Biden administration regulations that he believes are harming the farming industry.

Trump Again Compares Himself to Navalny While Discussing Legal Woes

At a Fox News town hall event, he mentioned his four indictments, which he said were “all because of the fact that I am in politics.”

Nikki Haley's Emotional "I'm Not Going Anywhere" Speech

We Need to Talk about Tucker

Take Carlson at his word, as his fans do: He is genuinely anti-American now, and willing to present propagandistic lies about an evil regime to make his case.

Analysis: There’s an obvious reason Biden isn’t dropping out of a tied race

Rand Paul: 'Never, ever let Gavin Newsom anywhere near the White House’

Sen. Rand Paul, ahead of the 2024 presidential election, is warning that Americans should “never, ever let Gavin Newsom anywhere near the White House."

In the Country of Last Things

A look back at the work and impressively productive life of Brooklyn’s most famous resident, Paul Auster.

Equality Is Not Immunity

Societies may improve, but protesters’ arguments remain the same.

Taking Trump's Wealth Is Just the First Step

Booting Donald Trump off the ballot and fining the Trump Organization into oblivion won't make MAGA disappear

Pressure grows on Johnson to make move on Ukraine aid as Russian invasion nears 2-year mark

Republicans and Democrats are pushing Speaker Mike Johnson to make a decision on Ukraine aid, while a group of hard-liners threatens to boot him from the job if he moves on the issue.

Even Illegal Immigrants Have It Tough...

A Moronic Inferno

America First and the looming spectre of an illiberal international.

What Tom Suozzi’s Win Means for Democrats

His special-election victory offers his party a road map for rebutting Republicans on immigration this fall.

Ex-Informant Accused of Lying About Bidens Said He Had Russian Contacts

Federal prosecutors portrayed the former informant, Alexander Smirnov, 43, as a serial liar incapable of telling the truth about even the most basic details of his own life.

The Left Discovers Traditional Gender Roles in the Wild

If gender roles aren’t nearly as pernicious as we’ve been taught, what else have we summarily abandoned that wasn’t so bad after all?

CNN Political Briefing

The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. Hosted by David Chalian.

Former president Donald Trump committed to taking part in general election debates with President Biden, saying...

Why Black Democrats Are Unlikely to Aid Haley in South Carolina

Nikki Haley could use crossover support in her fight against Donald Trump, but she has alienated the Black voters who are central to the state’s Democratic voting base.

Why Republican Politicians Do Whatever Trump Says

The former president’s stories of business dominance were often exaggerated. With Republican politicians, he’s found a group he can control.

Biden Staffers Aim to Whine Their Way to Better Coverage of POTUS

The White House is ‘extremely upset’ about the New York Times’ coverage of the president’s age and popularity.

No One at the Apple Store Wants to Talk About Retail Theft

Trump reveals VP shortlist includes DeSantis, Scott, Ramaswamy, Noem, Donalds, Gabbard

Former President Trump acknowledged at a Fox News town hall in South Carolina that Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, Bryon Donalds and Tulsi Gabbard are on his running mate shortlist.

Eric Hovde Launches Wisconsin Senate Bid Against Tammy Baldwin

Eric Hovde, a wealthy businessman, is the most prominent Republican to enter the race after two members of Congress declined to run.

Meet the woman steering Biden's bipartisan winning streak on Capitol Hill

The Biden administration managed to rack up a long list of major legislative wins in its first two years despite facing one of the most closely-divided Congresses in history. From bipartisan action on infrastructure, gun safety and same-sex marria…

Conference Board Gives Up on US Recession Call

The Conference Board on Tuesday abandoned a long-running call for the U.S. economy to fall into recession, although its Leading Economic Index still sees economic output flatlining in the months ahead.

U.S. Prepares ‘Major Sanctions’ Against Russia Over Navalny’s Death

President Biden has said there is “no doubt” that Vladimir V. Putin’s government was behind the death of the Russian opposition leader.

Kari Lake To Newsmax: Elections Aren't Perfect, Despite Assurances

Arizona GOP senatorial hopeful Kari Lake voiced concerns about the integrity of U.S. elections during an appearance on Newsmax on Tuesday.

A Revolution on Race?

With ‘The End of Race Politics,’ Coleman Hughes enters the ranks of the most mature and sophisticated analysts of the all-American skin game.

Trump Supports Challengers to Texas Politicians Who Wanted Paxton Out

Former President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind a wave of challengers seeking to unseat Texas Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach state GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton, reported The Hill.

What Would It Take to Convince Americans That the Economy Is Fine?

When it comes to prosperity, Americans trust feelings more than facts.

The Trump-Allied Conservative Partnership Institute Rises in Washington

The Conservative Partnership Institute has become a breeding ground for the next generation of Trump loyalists and an incubator for policies he might pursue. Its fast growth is raising questions.

Trump to Biden: We Have an 'Obligation' to Debate

Former President Donald Trump said he would be willing to debate President Joe Biden as many times as necessary, a scenario that is unlikely to play out due to the president's cognitive ability, as special counsel Robert Hur pointed out.

Former CNN journalist John Avlon to run for Congress

It Takes a Morally Confused World to Be Anti-Israel

The Time for a Palestinian State Is Now

President Biden needs to decide if he wants to be remembered as the president who signed the two state solution's birth certificate or its death certificate.

Trump’s ‘Knock on the Door’

The former president and his aides are formulating plans to deport millions of migrants.

On Biology and Politics

Why the Left must take human evolution seriously.

Maryland Gov. Moore endorses bills aimed at mitigating housing crisis

Maryland Gov. Moore testified in favor of legislation that would make housing more affordable and protect tenants during a bill hearing on Feb. 20, 2024.

Chicago sues oil companies for causing climate change, points to 1995 heat wave

The City of Chicago is suing Big Oil for allegedly causing deadly weather events in the city and global warming more broadly while deceiving about its own impact.

Trump leadership PAC spends nearly $3M in January on legal expenses, FEC filing shows

Former President Trump's leadership PAC, Save American, spent another $2.9 million on legal expenses last month, as Trump's cash holdings drop.

Are You Ready for the 'Homosexual Intifada?'

Protesting Biden in Michigan, Gaza Supporters Warn, ‘Don’t Blame Us’ if You Lose

At the University of Michigan, a demonstration against President Biden’s stance on Israel showed his critics’ passion but was light on numbers.

Russia Is Testing the Baltic Waters (Again)

Recent moves in Estonia suggest Moscow still believes that its law should hold sway in lands it no longer controls.

Biden Plans to Harden Protection Against Cybersecurity Threats to Ports

An executive order on the president’s desk would give expanded powers to the Department of Homeland Security amid increased fears of a conflict with China.

Russian Court Denies Latest Appeal by WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich

RNC Members Expect to Elect McDaniel Successor in Early March, but No Date Set

Trump has already endorsed Michael Whatley, RNC general counsel and North Carolina GOP chair, to succeed McDaniel, and his daughter-in-law Lara Trump to serve as co-chair.

Dem states, cities overrun by migrants funneled millions in federal COVID-19 aid to support illegals

Cities and states overwhelmed by the surge in illegal immigrants in recent months earmarked millions of dollars in COVID-19 funding to support migrants with cash payments.

Biden Fund-Raising Outpaces Trump, Whose Legal Bills Are Weighing Him Down

Federal filings show the president’s re-election campaign had nearly double the cash on hand of his Republican rival at the end of January.

The Validation Brigade Salutes Trump

Full support of the former president has become almost banal among Republicans, like joining a grocery line.

Motorpsycho Nightmare

Robert Pirsig’s insufferable cult novel about philosophy and bike maintenance turns 50.

The GOP Has Crossed an Ominous Threshold on Foreign Policy

A new study of Republican attitudes helps explain why.

Podcast #232: Is Israel Really Committing Genocide in Gaza?

‘What South Africa’s evidence really shows us is that there’s a war going on—and that the Israelis are determined to destroy Hamas. But that’s a far cry from genocide.’

Margins of Error

Look closely at almost anything and you'll find data—lots of it. But what are those numbers really saying about who we are and what we believe? Harry Enten is on a mission to find out.

Harvard Pro-Palestinian Groups Apologize After Posting Blatantly Anti-Semitic Image

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

Biden Weighs Tougher Asylum Process for Migrants

Amid a record-setting, election-year migrant crisis, the Biden administration is considering taking unilateral action to try and lower the number of asylum seekers entering the country.

Trump compares death of Putin critic Navalny to his legal troubles

Analysis: Haley fights on

The Story of a Kenyan Cult Leader is Pretty Chilling

In Brazil, Blinken makes rare comments on U.S. politics

How Kyrsten Sinema's decision makes Democrats' 2024 Senate map tighter

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema decided to shake up the political world on Friday by becoming an independent. The former Democrat is still caucusing with the party in the Senate, so the Democratic caucus still has 51 members. Now, instead of 49 Democr…

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Emerson Poll: Trump Leads Biden by 6 Points in Georgia

Former President Donald Trump holds a 6-point lead over President Joe Biden among Georgia voters in a hypothetical general election matchup, according to an Emerson College Polling survey released Wednesday.

Trump teases fight with McConnell in Fox News town hall: ‘I don’t know that I can work with him’

Former President Trump says he is not sure if he can work with Sen. Minority L:eader Mitch McConnell as the two have shared a poor relationship for years.

Politics of the Day

Politics of the Day

Haley’s nearly all-White high school lacked lessons of racism, some say

Trump’s Appellate Prospects after Ruinous Civil Fraud Judgment

Trump needs a sweeping reversal, not just a reduction of the daunting $355 million amount. The odds of that happening are not great.

Intersectionality’s Cosmic Inquisitor

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein has made a name for herself as one of STEM’s most implacable activists. Now the targets of her online attacks are fighting back

Beginning in Gladness, Ending in Madness

1900–1950 was a golden age of literary eccentricity.

The Real Difference Between Trump and Biden

Watching both men in office reveals a sharp distinction.

Fact-Checking Biden’s Recent Economic Talking Points

President Biden has made some misleading statements during campaign and public events in recent weeks as he discussed taxes, industry, jobs and more.

Heart and Soul

On Yulia Navalnaya and Evgenia Kara-Murza, wives of Russian political prisoners.