Over at Vox today, Roge Karma examines the book “The Meritocracy Trap,” which posits that meritocracy — the idea that social and economic rewards should track talent, effort, and achievement — “produces radical inequality, stifles social mobility, and makes everyone — including the apparent winners — miserable.” Meritocracy produces radicalRead More →

This past summer, Yahoo! Entertainment breathlessly reported the outrage over actor Chris Pratt’s Gadsden’s flag t-shirt. The supposed outraged stemmed from four — four! — tweets (including one that was deleted). Well, The Independent has clearly learned from Yahoo!’s embarrassment, because they’ve found a lot more evidence to support theirRead More →

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has responded to a television segment by CNN host Anderson Cooper in which he basically called her a liar. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responds to Anderson Cooper segment blasting her: 'CNN has lost sight of the fact that we are human beings'Read More →

Buckle up, folks. And brace for “A WARNING”: NEW —> Anonymous author of Trump ‘resistance’ NYT op-ed to publish a tell-all book, ‘A WARNING’https://t.co/CjbDg1Fziy — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 22, 2019 NEWS: The author of the anonymous NYT op-ed has a book coming out next month "The book, titled, “ARead More →

Earlier today, Politico’s Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippman reported that John Brennan may be a major part of Bill Barr and John Durham ongoing DOJ probe: NEW: Sources believe John Brennan is a focus of the Barr/Durham probe, and Trump has called privately for investigating Brennan—putting his personal "obsession" w/theRead More →

Gosh, it seems like Jonathan Chait wasn’t all that happy with Gordon Sondland’s testimony. Wonder why that could be? Gordon Sondland's defense is that he's the dumbest ambassador in the history of diplomacy https://t.co/An2bHeGhet — Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) October 17, 2019 Sheesh, Chait needs a Snickers bar … maybe aRead More →

As Twitchy reported this week, 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard fired back — hard — at Hillary Clinton, “queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long,” after Clinton said in an interview that Gabbard was a Russian assetRead More →

At last night’s debate, Elizabeth Warren was asked if middle-class taxes would have to be raised if her Medicare for All plan were to go into effect, and the 2020 Dem candidate again dodged the question. New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen said that question from reporters to WarrenRead More →

LOL. CNN’s Jim Acosta just interrupted another reporter during another during Mick Mulvaney’s Q&A and it didn’t go well: lol. Mick Mulvaney ignores Jim Acosta trying to ask a question, calls on a different reporter. — Cortney O'Brien (@obrienc2) October 17, 2019 @acosta starts to ask a question, Mulvaney says,Read More →