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

Justice Dept. Sues Norfolk Southern Over East Palestine Derailment

The lawsuit, seeking to claw back cleanup costs under the Clean Water Act, accuses the Georgia-based rail company of putting profits over safety.

Politics of the Day

Politics of the Day

New poll shows skepticism of Manhattan DA’s case against Trump

By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, Americans view the case as being more about politics than the law. And when it comes to Trump, that’s unusual.

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.

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…

The Rise of the Respectable Conspiracy Theory

COVID, Trump, Brexit—everybody’s had something to break their brains in recent years and some people may never recover.

Trump defuses extradition controversy by agreeing to be arraigned without handcuffs

Former President Trump is expected to surrender to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Tuesday, avoiding a potential controversy over his arraignment from Florida.

How Wrestling Explains America

Did Trump and his buddy Vince McMahon turn politics upside down, or was it already that way?

The Topic Biden Keeps Dodging

With the exception of abortion rights, the president is working to downplay or defuse almost all cultural issues.

CNN Political Briefing

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

Top Economist Leaves White House, and an Economy Not Yet ‘Normal’

Cecilia Rouse says lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to haunt the recovery from recession — and drag on Americans’ optimism for the economy.

Podcast #210: Keeping Biological Males Out of Women’s Swimming

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to NCAA backstroke champion-turned-activist Marshi Smith about her years in the pool, the Lia Thomas controversy, and Smith’s campaign to protect the integrity of female sport.

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels: What you need to know

Former President Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday after a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

CBS: don't mention Nashville killer's gender identity

Welcome Back to The Trump Show

A historic indictment has returned the former president and his supporting cast to the forefront of the media universe.

Dismantle DEI Ideology

The disgraceful scenes at Stanford are a flawless embodiment of how diversity doctrine distorts academic life and constrains decision-making.

Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman released from hospital after treatment for depression

Democratic Sen. John Fetterman was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday after he was treated for depression.

Biden Against Bipartisanship in Congress

Democrats are defying their leader on Covid and green policies.

Dems who accused Trump of trying to jail opponents voice support for Trump grand jury indictment

Democrats who previously spoke out against former President Donald Trump for threatening to jail political opponents appeared to celebrate news of the Trump indictment Thursday night

Biden’s Response to Trump’s Indictment? 4 Ways to Say No Comment.

President Biden believes that presidents should not comment on pending legal matters. He also does not want to be baited into a reaction.

Nobody Likes Mike Pence

In focus groups, Republican voters are brutal in their assessment of the former vice president.

Trump and advisers caught off guard by New York indictment

Advisers had privately counseled Trump that an indictment by a Manhattan grand jury involving hush-money payments to an adult-film star would not come for some time.

Biden Admin Appealing Preventive Care Ruling

President Joe Biden's administration moved quickly Friday to appeal Thursday's ruling by a Texas federal judge striking down a key provision of former President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act legislation mandating insurers provide fr…

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to join Las Cruces rally for former U.S. Rep. Herrell

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will join a New Mexico rally for former U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell. The rally will be on April 10 at the Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.

Biden Hits 'MAGA Extremists' on Trans Visibility Day

President Joe Biden on Friday blasted "MAGA extremists" for targeting transgender Americans in a growing number of Republican-led bills.

Donald Trump Is on the Wrong Side of the Religious Right

Evangelical leaders are abandoning the former president, and his Republican rivals are scrambling to win their support.  

Government-sponsored grooming

The State of ‘Nature’

Mucking around in the messy business of political compromises and calculations puts scientists at a distance from what they really know.

‘We’re not going to fix it’: The GOP response after Nashville shooting

In the aftermath, Republican lawmakers have voiced resignation, called for 'facts first' and accused Democrats of politicizing the attack

Turkey clears the way for Finland's NATO membership

The SEC Tries to Do Too Much, Too Fast

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is a good name for a movie but a bad idea for regulators.

Dinner Was Pun---They Ate My Words

I could say I got my just desserts, but I’d be pudding you on.

Trump Campaign Highlights Supportive GOP Comments

Donald Trump's campaign on Friday sent an email to supporters promoting Republicans' statements offering the former president support after a grand jury voted to indict him, but left Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' name off it, reports The Hill. Trump …

The Trump Indictment & More

Axios senior political correspondent Josh Kraushaar joins RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and moderator Andrew Walworth to discuss the political impact of the indictment of Donald Trump, t…

Ukraine believes the tide may have turned in Bakhmut but at great cost

Former AG Barr says Trump indictment designed to spoil GOP’s shot at the White House in 2024

Former AG Bill Barr says the indictment of former President could be a play by Democrats to let him win the GOP nomination in 2024 but sink him in the general election.

Pandora's Donald Trump Prosecution

The first indictment of a former U.S. President is a sad day for America.

California Legislators Consider Tolerance

State senate leader admits unintended consequences of condemning those with different viewpoints.

Be their deeds ever so vile, trans genders are a protected class

Biden Surveys Damage From Deadly Tornado in Mississippi

Surrounded by piles of lumber and twisted metal, the president promised that the federal government was “not just here for today.”

They are literally insane

Finland’s NATO Accession and the Agony of Russia’s Apologists

Fortunately for the transatlantic alliance, its member states on the Russian frontier understand Vladimir Putin better than the realists do.

New Mexico Supreme Court blocks local abortion restrictions

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling blocking local anti-abortion ordinances, part of a broader agenda aimed at making the state an abortion safe haven.

Trump can still run for president in 2024 after being indicted

Donald J. Trump became the first former president to be charged with a crime after leaving office. The charges don't prevent Trump from running for president.

Soros Denies Any Connection to Alvin Bragg

Billionaire George Soros, a prominent Democratic Party donor, claimed Friday that he does not know the Manhattan district attorney who charged former President Donald Trump. Soros told Semafor that he "did not contribute" any money toward District…

Game, Set, Match

Routinely reviled by contemporary critics as a celebration of misogyny, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is among Shakespeare’s most misunderstood plays.

The Revolution Comes for NPR

The revolution NPR incubated has at last come for NPR.

An Auckland Mob Shut Down a Women’s Rights Activist—And Proved Her Point

The violent treatment of Kellie-Jay Keen betrays the fanaticism and misogyny that has infected progressive gender politics.

Buckley’s Corner: ‘Phony Soldiers’ and Motivated Journalism

Media Matters has been in the business of assuming the worst while writing left-wing rubbish for a long time, it would seem.

Disney’s move may rob DeSantis of 2024 calling card

DeSantis introduced his takeover of the board that oversees Disney by saying 'there’s a new sheriff in town.’ It turns out the old sheriff had something to say about that.

The Tired Trope of the 'Power Hungry' Woman

In an exclusive op-ed, Gisele Fetterman recounts the vicious attacks she received after her husband, Sen. John Fetterman, checked into Walter Reed to seek treatment for clinical depression.

Trans Day of Vengeance is canceled: 'credible threat to life and safety'

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner: 'Hard to Watch' Trump Indictment

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner responded on Friday to former President Donald Trump's historic indictment, saying that it's "hard to watch" the Democrats continue to go after him.

Canada’s Altruistic Apartheid

Sanctioned racial essentialism for Aboriginals, mandatory multiculturalism for everyone else.

Secret Service tours N.Y. courthouse to prepare for Trump arraignment

Donald Trump, the first current or former U.S. president ever charged with a crime, is expected to appear in court in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

How GOP went from fretting about Trump’s ‘witch hunt’ mantra to embracing it

There was a time when Republicans cautioned against such rhetoric. But the base's affinity for it and Trump's myriad legal problems have turned it into the GOP's go-to response -- even before we get any real detail on the situation.

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…

Kushner Firm Got Hundreds of Millions From 2 Persian Gulf Nations

The infusion of money from interests in the two Persian Gulf monarchies reflects the close ties to Middle Eastern countries established by Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.

Don’t Let Cancellation Become Banal

Something terrible happens when art can’t reach audiences.

Trump Scheduled to Be Arraigned Tuesday at 2:15 PM ET

Former president Donald Trump is reportedly scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday by acting Justice Juan Merchan after 2:15 p.m. ET in New York.

The Skewed Nashville-Shooting Coverage

Rich, Charlie, and MBD are appalled at the skewed media coverage in the wake of the horrific shooting at a Christian school in Nashville.

Nancy Pelosi: ‘Follow the Money’

The former speaker of the House discussed Silicon Valley Bank, January 6 revisionist history, and more in an interview focused on money and greed.

More Than $45 Million Spent on Wisconsin Supreme Court Race reports that progressive Milwaukee judge Janet Protasiewicz continues to hold a decisive advantage in the ad wars.

Report: FTC Chair Rejected Elon Musk's Request for Meeting

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan rejected a request from Elon Musk for a meeting late last year, shortly after the billionaire took control of Twitter, according to The New York Times.

Some Jews Pass Over the Haggadah's Curse

The call to God to ‘pour out Thy wrath’ purges our anger and allows us to rejoice.

How Federal Judge’s Ruling on Obamacare Could Change Health Insurance

A ruling by a federal judge this week could set up yet another Supreme Court challenge to the Obamacare health law.

Protect Wisconsin From the Radical Left

Wisconsinites have an important decision to make on April 4th between the Constitution and liberal activism. Absentee ballots are already being cast to determine the balance of power on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the political future of the …

Trump plans to turn himself in for arraignment Tuesday

Former president Donald Trump was indicted Thursday by a Manhattan grand jury in a case involving payments to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.

How Did America’s Weirdest, Most Freedom-Obsessed State Fall for an Authoritarian Governor?

A journey through Ron DeSantis’s magic kingdom

Maine Gov. Mills' approval of 2-year budget averts potential shutdown

Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a two-year budget into law Monday, averting looming shutdown threats by Republicans in the Legislature.

Crisis Management

Martin Wolf’s new book is a work of sombre brilliance, but it fails to grapple effectively with the postliberal analysis of what ails liberal democracies.

Dems Celebrate Trump Indictment With Joy, Anxiety

In some ways, it was the turn of events that Democratic voters had dreamed of and some of the party's lawmakers had long demanded: After years of telling lies, shattering norms, inciting a riot at the Capitol and being impeached twice, Donald Trum…

Republicans Erupt in Outrage and Rush to Defend the Defendant

Many in the party said Donald Trump could benefit from a wave of sympathy among Republicans, with his base of supporters likely to be energized by a belief in a weaponized justice system.

Bragg's Indictment a Classic Abuse of Power

There is an egregious heap of due process violations Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has piled up in his prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

Defining ‘Woke’ (a Word We Should Probably All Stop Using)

It’s fine to concede the (originally) progressive nature of wokeism, so long as we also call out the movement’s betrayal of core liberal values

EU Commission: Maybe We Need to Think Again about China

In the end, ‘decoupling’ from China is exactly what is called for, but if you’re watching for movement from the EU, Don’t expect too much to change too soon.

Fox News Suffers Major Setback in Dominion Case

The judge said the case would still need to proceed to trial, for a jury to weigh whether Fox News spread false claims about Dominion Voting Systems, and to determine any damages.

McConnell silent on Trump's indictment as House GOP leaders slam 'weaponized' justice system

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has kept quiet and declined to comment on former President Donald Trump's indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.

Trump supporter found guilty in 2016 Twitter scheme to undermine Hillary Clinton

Douglass Mackey, who posted on Twitter under the alternate persona "Ricky Vaughn," faces 10 years in prison.

A President Faces Prosecution, and a Democracy Is Tested

For more than two centuries, American presidents were effectively shielded from indictment. But the case against former President Donald J. Trump breaks that taboo and sets a new precedent.

Biden calls devastated Mississippi town Rolling Fork 'Rolling Stone'

President Biden mistakenly called the town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, "Rolling Stone" throughout his speech on Friday, as the town reels from catastrophic tornado damage.

How math de-tracking in San Francisco has failed advanced students in the name of equity

Whose Democracy? Which Authoritarianism?

In seeking his defeat, Trump’s enemies on the left often demonstrate the very same behaviors they’ve previously condemned.

McCarthy's Debt-Ceiling Offer

The GOP appears to have gotten its act together. Will Biden continue obstructing?

How Working-Class White Voters Became the GOP’s Foundation

Republicans now control most of the House seats in districts where the median income trails the national level of nearly $65,000 annually.

A Six-Month AI Pause? No, Longer Is Needed

It’s crucial that we understand the dangers of this technology before it advances any further.

DeSantis Staffs Up

Ron DeSantis’s former congressional chief of staff plans to join the Florida governor’s campaign-in-waiting.

Fla. House OKs Parental Rights Bill Expansions

Florida's House of Representatives Friday passed, by a 77-35 vote, expansions to the state's parental rights law that will tighten restrictions on public school lessons on human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, and other related topics.

We Should Fix Silicon Valley, Not Tear It Down

A new book argues that the region has been hopelessly poisoned by profit. Is there a way to reform it?

The Four Quadrants of American Politics

Why Congress doesn’t work

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.

Russia Takes a Journalist Hostage

The Kremlin arrests a WSJ reporter on phony espionage charges.

Biden’s Worsening Job-Approval Rating

Over the last two weeks of March, Biden’s net approval rating went from -7 to -11 in the RCP polling average.

DeSantis is a 'no' on any extradition requests from Bragg's office for Trump

WH Won't Reimburse Staff to Be Verified on Twitter

The Biden administration said Friday it will not reimburse White House staff members who pay for a Twitter verification checkmark on their staff account profiles.

Trump Begins the ‘Retribution’ Tour

At the first rally of his 2024 campaign, the former president vowed vengeance. His fans loved it.

Biden's 'Democracy Summit' Is a Partisan Affair

Far from uniting the world against authoritarianism, it alienates vital allies and boosts dubious leaders.

Trump is indicted in N.Y. Here’s what it means and what happens next.

The 45th president, who is running for president again in 2024, is the first former occupant of the White House to be charged with a crime.

Joe Bidenopoulos' latest biographical lie has people translating BS into original Greek

Left Smears DeSantis For Stating Truth About Soros

For most modern Democrats, 'antisemitism' is little more than a cynical political tool to smear their opponents.

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

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

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Thanks to Bragg, GOP Once Again Unified Behind Trump

Donald Trump again made history Thursday evening, this time by becoming the first former president of the United States to be indicted, stemming from charges related to illegal hush money payments made to a porn star in 2016.

GOP Tries To Turn Trump's Indictment Into a Race War

Sen. J.D. Vance's pushback against the Trump indictment is white nationalist propaganda.

The Election You Shouldn’t Look Away From

Next Tuesday’s vote will likely decide whether abortion is completely banned in Wisconsin.

Theater Group Sues to Block Tenn. Anti-drag Law

An LGBTQ theater company is suing to try to block Tennessee's first-in-the-nation law that placed strict limits on drag shows, saying it violates the First Amendment.The Memphis-based group, Friends of George's, filed the federal lawsuit Monday ag…

Russia Mobilizes Aged T-55 Tanks

They’re on the move. Toward what is for the unfortunates within them and before them to find out.

We've Entered Bitter New Phase in American Politics

The first-ever criminal indictment of a former American president creates a uniquely perilous moment for a polarized republic already repeatedly driven to the brink by the endless norm-busting of Donald Trump.

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.

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.