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

Elon Musk Is Finding Out That Free Speech Isn’t Rocket Science

It’s harder.

NATO Supports Eventual Ukraine Membership as US Pledges Millions to Fix Power Grid

American officials said they hoped the commitment would spur allies to make similar donations, as many Ukrainians head into winter without power or water.

Louisiana Amendment 1 seeks to prevent noncitizen voting

Louisiana aims to be the latest state in America to prohibit outright any non-U.S. citizen voting statewide, a move toward election integrity red states may consider.

The Loneliness of the ‘Bridge Man’ Generation

China’s dissenters are isolated. But they are not as isolated as they once were.

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What to Know About Herschel Walker’s Residency Status in Georgia

The Republican Senate candidate listed his Atlanta residence on public records as a rental property in 2021, while receiving a homestead exemption in Texas.

Court Orders Mark Meadows to Testify in Trump Georgia Election Probe

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify in front of a Georgia grand jury investigating alleged interference in the 2020 election by former President Donald Trump, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

McCarthy Condemns White Supremacist, Stopping Short of Faulting Trump

The aspiring Republican House speaker disavowed the prominent white nationalist Nick Fuentes and his ideology, but declined to directly criticize former President Donald J. Trump for meeting with him.

‘Is He for Real?’: Warnock Hits Walker in New Ad, but Lets Others Do the Talking

Days before the Georgia Senate runoff election next week, Senator Raphael Warnock’s ad shows people watching Herschel Walker’s remarks in disbelief, and embarrassment.

Oath Keepers Leader Convicted of Sedition in Landmark Jan. 6 Case

A jury in federal court in Washington convicted Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the far-right militia, and one of his subordinates for a plot to keep Donald Trump in power.

Hong Kong Asks Beijing to Intervene in Jimmy Lai Case

The whole situation demonstrates just how much of a charade any judicial proceeding is in Hong Kong in the wake of the 2020 National Security Law.

Fentanyl deaths in Los Angeles up 1,280% since 2016

Female Athletes Mocked Again

A male runner who has been permitted to compete against girls at Seattle Academy

How Liberals Lost Their Way on Affirmative Action

The policy, established to even the racial scales, has been systematically punishing Asian-Americans.

School Boards Association Coordinated With White House to Target Parents

Newly obtained internal emails reveal that the National School Boards Association (NSBA) coordinated extensively with the Biden administration before releasing the infamous letter that equated concerned parents with domestic terrorists.

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex, interracial marriages

The bipartisan measure would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Antisemitism Is Not Going Anywhere

Two recent studies have highlighted the challenges Jews in the U.S. continue to face on campus and in the workplace.

Tom Nichols: Never Trump really meant never Republican

NYC bill preventing landlords from performing criminal background checks backed by majority of council

New York City landlords may soon be prohibited from performing criminal background checks on prospective tenants.

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker described himself as living in Texas during 2022 campaign speech

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, facing renewed and growing questions about his residency in the final week of the runoff campaign, described himself during a campaign speech in January as living in Texas and said he decided to…

Melody Miller, Trusted Aide to the Kennedys, Dies at 77

She worked with the family for over 40 years, mostly for Senator Ted Kennedy. But her duties went far beyond the office.

China's Failed Covid Vaccine Nationalism

Beijing rejected foreign mRNA shots, putting its citizens at greater risk.

Look Which Dictator Putin Is Praising Now

A man’s heroes are often a testament to his character.

Cruz introduces amendment to Senate gay marriage bill regarding child marriage, polygamy, incest risks

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced an amendment to the Senate's Respect for Marriage Act regarding the risks of incestuous, polygamous, and child marriage under the law.

Montana AG: UPS, FedEx Working With Feds to Track Gun Purchases

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen claims shipping companies UPS and FedEx are helping the Biden administration skirt laws that prohibit the federal government from creating a national gun owner registry, according to a letter sent to the com…

Is Trump Still a Viable Candidate? Yes and No.

Even after a disappointing midterm election, the former president retains his grip on the GOP.

How Democrats Avoided a Red Wave

The traditional midterm-election dynamic—wherein the president’s party takes a major hit—appears to have failed to materialize.

Gay Not Queer

Gay identities are based on biological sex; gender identities erase biological sex and replace it with gender.

Supply-Side Inflation and Its Cures

The Federal Reserve failed to anticipate the worst inflation since the 1970s and is now administering medicine that will sicken rather than cure the patient. Restoring price stability, Fed ...

Giving Peace of Mind and Something Deeper: Limited Time Reduced Price on A Year with the Mystics

Until the end of November (today and tomorrow), ‘A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living’ will be $10 from the publisher.

Trump fires back at 'loser' McConnell, says Fuentes' views 'wouldn't have been accepted' if raised at dinner

Former President Trump fired back at Mitch McConnell on Tuesday after the minority leader criticized him for having dinner with White nationalist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West.

Explainer: What to Know on Congress' Bid to Bar Rail Strike

President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene to avert a potentially crippling freight rail strike before Christmas and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a vote this week to do so, even if it means handing a defeat to Democratic allies i…

Supreme Court Weighs Reviving Biden Immigration Guidelines

The justices wrestled with questions about states’ standing to sue, whether the guidelines were lawful and the limits of judicial power over immigration.

Wait, whut?! Biden's Nantucket Secret Service rental vehicles burst into flames

No Dissent on Abortion Allowed at Hogan Lovells

The global law firm fired me for defending the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.

Freedom Caucus eyes federal worker pay cuts, slashing programs through House rule change

Freedom Caucus members are supporting a rule change that would make it easier to fire or slash the salary of federal workers, and are already naming some targets.

How J. Edgar Hoover Went From Hero to Villain

Before his abuses of power were exposed, he was celebrated as a scourge of Nazis, Communists, and subversives.

Electric Vehicles: The ‘Fast’ and the Furious

Charging stations for electric vehicles in rural states could operate at a loss for a decade or more.

Latest residency accusations could spell trouble for Walker

Realism and the Russia-Ukraine War

Top Hungarian official: 'Europe is sleepwalking into a conflict it cannot possibly win'

Ending Discrimination by Twitter

Gender critical feminists are among those who have been excluded from Twitter for years. The time is right for a correction.

Black Mayors in the Four Biggest Cities. Is That a 'Big Deal'?

Ethnic political clout may be more of a hindrance than a boon when it comes to economic success.

Dinner at Hate for Donald Trump, Nick Fuentes and Kanye West

It’s plausible he didn’t know who Fuentes was. But he does like to test political boundaries.

Whip count: Here’s how much trouble Kevin McCarthy is in

Here are the lawmakers who are likely to decide McCarthy's fate in January's House speaker election.

Post Politics Now: Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriages

President Biden visited Michigan, a presidential battleground state, to tout the growth in manufacturing jobs during his tenure.

Zero-Covid and Xi Jinping's Deal With the Devil

China’s lockdown strategy was aimed at helping a new Mao consolidate power.

Justices seem conflicted in immigration enforcement case

Texas sued the Biden administration after it said agents would prioritize for deportation only recent border crossers and those deemed a threat to public safety.

Biden's Hypocrisy on Unions: Everyone Else Pays but Him

Think of that hypocrisy the next time the president tries to meddle in private industries like Amazon and Starbucks. Or when it's your kids being taught by a bad teacher protected by a union. Biden...

The Innocence of Jimmy Lai

By pleading not guilty, he is forcing Hong Kong officials to own their lies.

Ron Johnson Does It Again

The traditional turned extremist Republican continues to exhibit strength in a key state.

Politics of the Day

Politics of the Day

'Gaslighting' Is the Word of the Year. What Took It So Long?

Merriam-Webster's designation is very 2022. But it also could have been the word of the year in nearly every period of American history.

Ivanka Trump spent Giving Tuesday in North Carolina distributing food to rural families

Ivanka Trump spent Giving Tuesday in North Carolina with an organization focused on distributing fresh produce, dairy and more to food-insecure rural families in the state.

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

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

Rising Loan Limits Are a New Federal McMansion Subsidy"

Biden’s housing regulator orders taxpayers to underwrite million-dollar mortgages.

CNN Political Briefing

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

Twitter is Not the Town Square

Refashioning the private company as a legitimate town square would require more change than we realize.

Musk Is Right To Unwind Leftist Censorship

Elon Musk has promised to throw open the doors of Twitter jail and reinstate a large number of suspended accounts. Last week, Twitter's proud new owner posted a poll asking whether users thought Twitter should ‘offer a general amnesty to…

McConnell: Anyone meeting with antisemites is ‘unlikely to ever be elected president’

The top two Republicans in Congress condemned former president Donald Trump's dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes, who have both espoused antisemitic views.

McCarthy’s brazen revisionism on the GOP and Nick Fuentes

Rep. Kevin McCarthy claimed both Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have denounced white nationalist Nick Fuentes. In reality, neither has.

Computer scientist: Big Tech could lead to extinction. Maybe it can

The Personal Is Political! (Until People Get Angry About It)

The personal is political. But don’t take the politics too personally.

Congress's Unfinished Business of Jan. 6

Electoral Count Act reform is the most urgent priority for the lame-duck session.

Appeals court says Air Force 'wrongly relied' on broad formula to deny religious objections to vax mandate

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday said the Air Force had a "uniform" practice of denying service members' religious exemption requests to the Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Biden administration's border woes increasing, as 2022 draws to a close

After a year that saw record number of border crossings, it appears that the Biden administration's immigration woes are only increasing as 2022 comes to a close.

Senate vote to protect same-sex marriage reflects long political shift

A bipartisan group of 61 senators, including 12 Republicans, voted for the measure.

Sen. Mike Braun to Newsmax: Biden, Media 'Shameful' in Once Backing China COVID Policy

President Joe Biden and the media's early praise for China's so-called "zero COVID" policies are "shameful" in light of ongoing protests, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., told Newsmax.

Quillette Weekly

Gay not queer, a Woody Allen retrospective, and the FTX fiasco

Biden Betrays Our Latin American Allies

It’s worth noting that Venezuela’s sanctions reprieve will come at the expense of key U.S. ally Guyana.

Why the Mar-a-Lago investigation has a special counsel and a special master

The Justice Department's investigation into the White House documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is among the most politically explosive probes in recent years.

Fifteen Things That Caught My Eye: Jimmy Lai, Down Syndrome in the U.K., and More

A British woman with Down syndrome has lost her challenge of a law that allows the aborting of babies with the diagnosis up until birth.

Political Hobbyism Has Entered the Workplace

A new style of activism in the white-collar workplace is reshaping corporate life.

‘Stop the Steal’ Isn’t Conceding

Election deniers lost in the midterms, but they’re not done yet.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

The panel of seven men and five women deliberated for three days before finding Rhodes and a co-defendant guilty of conspiring to oppose by force the lawful transition of presidential power.

Warnock and Walker court Kemp voters in final week of Georgia Senate runoff

With one week to go before Georgia's Senate runoff, heavy hitters and big dollars from both national parties are pouring into the state for a race that will determine the balance of power in the Democratic-controlled Senate next year.

Hmmm: Trump appearance in Georgia ruled out in final days of runoff

Murakami On Writing

In his new book, Murakami attempts to set the limits of what he wants people to know about him—and that isn’t much.

How New Orleans Became a Hive of JFK Conspiracism

Jim Garrison’s theory of the presidential assassination was based on false evidence and homophobic paranoia. Yet many still believe he was right.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough

The 61-to-36 vote sends the legislation back to the House, which is expected to approve it and send it to President Biden.

Apple Can't Ignore Its Giant China Problem

Last week's protests at an iPhone plant affirm that the company's compromised approach to China is risky and unsustainable.

What good did the 2022 election do for Biden 2024?

Democratic leaders might be more confident in him now. Democratic-leaning voters are another matter.

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.

A Tale of Two Campaigns in Pennsylvania

The Shapiro and Fetterman victories show there's more than one way to win as a Democrat.

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.

Congress Has a Railroad Strike Job

Biden is right to ask Congress to intervene to stop a damaging nationwide work stoppage.

Senate passes same-sex marriage bill with bipartisan support

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday in a bipartisan vote, which will codify the right to same-sex marriage into federal law.

Pentagon: China Used Botched Afghan Withdrawal Against US

The Department of Defense said China has taken advantage of the President Joe Biden's bungled withdraw from Afghanistan to damage the U.S. diplomatically with its allies.

Rail Worker to Newsmax: 'We Have Zero Quality of Life'

Foreman of track maintenance for a major railway, Eric Mallow, joined Newsmax on Tuesday to advocate for better conditions for the United States' rail workers.

Here’s which senators voted for or against the Respect for Marriage Act

Forty-nine Senate Democrats and 12 Republicans voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which now goes back to the House before Biden can sign it into law.

The Politics To Come

How will the rise of the New Right change Europe?

Trumpism Is Toxic

And three other lessons of the midterm elections

The House GOP’s Investigation Conundrum

A slim Republican majority might spite itself to own the libs.

Gender drugs dangerous: Doc who helped get them approved

Misremembering the Korean War

The profound difference in quality of life on opposing sides of the 38th parallel today offers a rebuke to those who portray the US-led intervention in Korea as immoral or futile.

Trump adviser on the Ye/Fuentes dinner at Mar-a-Lago: 'The master troll got trolled'

Trump to hold tele-rally for Herschel Walker before Georgia runoff, but won't campaign in person

Former President Donald Trump will participate in a tele rally for Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, but will not campaign for him in person before the December runoff.

Congressional Leaders Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike

Democratic and Republican leaders prepared to intercede as President Biden warned the prospect of a December strike put the U.S. economy “at risk.”

Doing Penance and Reparation for Abortion This Advent

We need so much more mercy.

Why Russia-Ukraine War Won't End Anytime Soon

The conflict in Ukraine won't end anytime soon.

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.

Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Protection Bill, With 12 Repubs Joining Dems

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that will codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriage.

In From the Cold

Solzhenitsyn’s Ivan Denisovich at 60.

Will McConnell's Stance on Omnibus Bill Compromise GOP Positions Next Year?

There is "widespread agreement" among leadership in both parties to pass an omnibus spending package next month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday.

Netherlands: stop growing food!

The New Majority

Republicans are coming to Washington not to legislate or to govern, but to fight.

The Next Political Speech Fight

A new lawsuit would level the playing field for the political parties.

US Denounces El Salvador President for Election Interference

The U.S. has condemned efforts of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and other Salvadoran officials of interfering in election races after allegations were made by a California Democrat.

How Abortion Defined the 2022 Midterms

Where Dr. Oz stumbled, John Fetterman only had to say Roe v. Wade. And so it went across the nation.

Why can't Karine Jean-Pierre pronounce Nobel Prize?