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  • The Best Hope for Fixing America’s Gun Crisis (barf alert)

    06/19/2022 8:36:56 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 18 june 2022 | Kimberly Wehle
    Even if Congress does manage to pass gun legislation in the weeks ahead—still a big if—that legislation will leave much to be done. The proposed framework does not, for example, increase the minimum age for purchasing firearms, address assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, or close background-check loopholes for secondary sales, among other shortcomings. Americans who want a more far-reaching answer to the country’s gun crisis should look elsewhere: to the nation’s tort system, which is available right now to push gun manufacturers to adopt precautionary marketing practices, safer designs, and more supervised sales regimes.
  • Atlantic: ‘Joe Biden Should Not Run for Reelection in 2024’

    06/16/2022 9:29:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/2022 | Wendell Husebo
    The Atlantic ran a damning article on Thursday stating President Joe Biden should not seek reelection in 2024 because it would be “immediately liberating” for Biden if he were to bow out of 2024 consideration. Just days after the White House emphatically stated Biden would seek a second term, the Atlantic‘s Mark Leibovich announced opposition to the idea, citing poll numbers, Biden’s age, and political strategy.
  • A Pro-choice Ob-Gyn Confronts the Limits of Her Beliefs - The Atlantic (doctor in Israel, 2019)

    06/16/2022 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/7/2019 | Chavi Eve Karkowsky
    ne day about seven months ago, I was standing in a dark room in a hospital not far from Tel Aviv, performing an ultrasound on the taut belly of a woman well into her third trimester. She was 35 weeks pregnant, due in about a month. She and I felt the fetus kick, right under the ultrasound probe. “Strong one!” I said in Hebrew. She smiled. I managed to freeze a sweet picture of the bow-shaped fetal upper lip, and pressed “Print,” to give to her later. ... At that point, I needed to tell her about that small head...
  • The Election Denier Who Could Run Michigan’s Elections

    05/22/2022 5:02:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/22/22 | Elaine Godfrey
    In the weeks after the 2020 election, one particular Michigan woman was trumpeting claims of fraud as loudly as she could. Kristina Karamo, a community-college professor who’d previously accused Democrats of having a “Satanic agenda,” went on Fox News again and again to describe how illegal ballots supposedly had been tallied for Joe Biden at the TCF Center in Detroit, where she worked as a poll watcher. She testified before the State Senate that sacks of votes inexplicably had been dropped off there in the middle of Election Night. She suggested that Dominion Voting software had flipped Trump votes to...
  • The Double Terror of Being Black in America

    05/21/2022 6:36:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 20, 2022 | Ibram X. KendI
    I loved strawberry shortcake as a child in New York City. The sliced strawberries, the juice, the softest of cake, that whipped cream. I loved it all individually. And together? Pure bliss.
  • The Antlantic's Article, titled "The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple" provides insight into the riots, disbanding of police, stripping of military

    06/07/2020 11:59:05 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies
    6/7/2020 | Vanity, quoting Franklin Foer
    There appears to be the equivalent of a "How To Overthrow America" training manual (my description of this article) in the The Atlantic right now (excerpts below).It assumes that rational people naturally consider Trump a dictator, cites with approval the strategy behind the overthrow of the Ukraine, and sees Esper's public repudiation of Trump's authority as signs of progress toward the overthrow of US, which he calls "the revolution" to topple a dictator. While reading it - the Deep State's strategy glares from the text. It describes rather concisely why the Deep State is cutting vigorously at oaths of office...
  • Plot Twist: Atlantic Writer Says Elon Musk Is ‘Right That Twitter Should Follow the First Amendment’

    05/02/2022 1:18:42 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/2/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    It’s a cold day in hell when a leftist outlet like The Atlantic admits free speech online is actually a good thing. Atlantic contributing writer Jeffrey Rosen published a May 2 piece praising Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s view of Twitter and free speech: “Elon Musk Is Right That Twitter Should Follow the First Amendment.” Musk’s perspective on remaking the censorship-obsessed platform into a public town square that encourages diversity of opinion is backed up by “[a] long history of free-speech jurisprudence,” Rosen said.
  • Five liberal media outlets run by billionaires that have criticized Elon Musk's attempted Twitter purchase

    04/25/2022 9:05:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 18, 2022 | Hanna Panreck,David Rutz
    As Elon Musk attempts to purchase Twitter, many journalists and political commentators have viewed the Tesla CEO's plans to take over the social media giant as detrimental, and have slammed the idea of billionaire ownership, yet several liberal media organizations are themselves owned by billionaires. The Washington Post Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post in 2016 for $250 million. The Atlantic Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, became the majority owner of The Atlantic in 2017. TIME Marc Beinoff, the billionaire CEO of Salesforce, and his wife Lynne, purchased TIME in 2018 for $190...
  • Boston University professor says Republicans are 'party of white supremacy'

    04/17/2022 3:50:05 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/16/*2022 | Adam Sabes
    Boston University professor said the Republican Party is making it hard for individuals to learn about history. A professor at Boston University said that Republicans are "the party of white supremacy." In an op-ed for The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi, Boston University Andrew W. Mellon professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Antiracist Research said that Republicans are not the party of "any group of parents," but rather "the party of white supremacy." Kendi wrote in the op-ed that Republican opposition to critical race theory means it is "clearly" not the party of parents. "The Republican Party...
  • Sex Ed Is the Opposite of Grooming Some pundits say that talking with little kids about sex and gender primes them to be taken advantage of. Sex-ed researchers say that the opposite is true.

    04/14/2022 9:06:12 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 14 April 2022 | Olga Khazan
    If you ask some (okay, many) conservative pundits, Democrats are “grooming” children. As in, grooming them to be abused by pedophiles. Some Republicans have even accused Democrats of being pedophiles themselves. The grooming charges lump together concerns that kids are being introduced too early to sexually explicit material, to the existence of transgender people, and to non-heterosexual sexual orientations. In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed what critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a measure that discourages teachers from discussing gender identity or sexual orientation in classrooms. Versions of the measure have been proposed in at least a...
  • Why Anne Applebaum Shot Down My Question

    04/10/2022 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Compact ^ | 10 Apr 2022 | Daniel Schmidt
    The Atlantic last week hosted a conference titled “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” at the University of Chicago, where I’m a student. Barack Obama, Amy Klobuchar, Anne Applebaum, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ben Smith, Brian Stelter, and other boldface names studded the program, alongside many lesser-known members of the prestige press. They would gather, as a news release put it, to explore “the organized spread of disinformation and strategies to respond to it.” The Atlantic gabfest was billed as a space for rigorous dialogue, where the light of truth would scatter the darkness of disinformation. But the dialogue and criticism, it...
  • The Chicago Thinker Staged a Media Regime Takedown This Week—Here’s How We Did It

    04/10/2022 12:51:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    The Chicago Thinker ^ | 10 Apr 2022 | Audrey Unverferth and Evita Duffy
    This week, the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) and The Atlantic magazine hosted a “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference, and we have to hand it to IOP Director David Axlerod for bringing in true experts on the subject. The conference featured some of America’s greatest purveyors of disinformation, such as Barack Obama, Brian Stelter, Anne Applebaum, and a few token conservatives, including Jonah Goldberg and Adam Kinzinger. The media, government, and academia elites speaking at the conference weren’t expecting to be challenged as they self-righteously spewed more lies—but our team at the Chicago Thinker was prepared...
  • Barack Obama: I Was Worried About Triggering Further Russian Invasion if I Armed and Trained Ukraine

    04/07/2022 6:45:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was cautious about arming and training Ukraine because he was concerned that Russia would invade further. The former president discussed Russia and Ukraine in an interview with Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg.
  • Ukraine’s Three-to-One Advantage

    03/24/2022 12:35:11 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 37 replies
    Atlantic ^ | MARCH 24, 2022, 12:43 PM ET | Elliot Ackerman
    <p>The CLU, or command launch unit, is a highly capable thermal optic that can operate independent of the missile system. In Iraq and Afghanistan, we would often carry at least one Javelin on missions, not because we expected to encounter any al-Qaeda tanks, but because the CLU was such an effective tool. We’d use it to watch road intersections and make sure no one was laying down IEDs. The Javelin has a range in excess of a mile, and the CLU is effective at that distance and beyond.</p>
  • Stop Waiting for Trump to Get Convicted

    03/22/2022 12:46:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/21/2022 | Paul Rosenzweig
    Attorney General Merrick Garland is not going to save democracy. Nor is the attorney general of New York, Letitia James; the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg; nor the Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis. As the apparent collapse of the New York district attorney’s investigation makes clear, criminal cases are hard to make. Donald Trump, despite his many seemingly criminal acts, is unlikely to ever spend a day in jail. Observers of the Trump malignancy have an unfortunate habit of wish casting—believing that their most optimistic fantasies will become reality. They did this with the Mueller investigation—remember “It’s Mueller Time”?—and...
  • Can't The West Admit that Ukraine is winning?

    03/21/2022 1:45:47 PM PDT · by AZJeep · 114 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Match 21, 2022 | Elliot A. Cohen
    The conventional wisdom in Washington usually lag the view from the field by two to four weeks. Analysts and commentators have grudgingly declared that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been blocked, and that the war is stalemated. The more likely truth is that the Ukrainians are winning. Most professional scholars of the Russian military first predicted a quick and decisive Russian victory; then argued that the Russians would pause, learn from their mistakes, and regroup; then concluded that the Russians would actually have performed much better if they had followed their doctrine; and now tend to mutter that everything...
  • BONKERS: The Atlantic Cries Nuclear War Is a ‘Climate Problem’

    03/16/2022 2:27:03 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/16/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    A deranged Atlantic article argued that when talking about nuclear war’s likely catastrophic death toll, one should also address how it would “wreck” the climate. The Atlantic had the audacity to publish an eco-extremist piece posing as serious scholarship: “On Top of Everything Else, Nuclear War Would Be a Climate Problem.” The piece, written by Atlantic staff writer Robinson Meyer, pontificated to readers: “If you are worried about rapid, catastrophic changes to the planet’s climate, then you must be worried about nuclear war.”
  • The Atlantic Ridiculed for Warning Nuclear War Would ‘Wreck’ Climate

    03/13/2022 11:13:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2022 | Joshua Klein
    A nuclear war would be disastrous for the earth’s climate, according to a recent piece in the Atlantic that drew harsh criticism for its focus on the harms posed to the environment by a potential nuclear exchange resulting from the current conflict in Ukraine. The Wednesday essay, titled “On Top of Everything Else, Nuclear War Would Be a Climate Problem,” was penned by Atlantic staff writer Robinson Meyer and began by noting climate change is often associated with energy policy.
  • The Atlantic Ridiculed for Warning Nuclear War Would ‘Wreck’ Climate

    03/13/2022 7:31:21 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 13 Mar 2022 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    A nuclear war would be disastrous for the earth’s climate, according to a recent piece in the Atlantic that drew harsh criticism for its focus on the harms posed to the environment by a potential nuclear exchange. The essay, titled “On Top of Everything Else, Nuclear War Would Be a Climate Problem,” was penned by Atlantic staff writer Robinson Meyer. He warned of imposing a “no-fly zone” over Ukraine, claiming it would lead to an open war between the U.S. and Russia, with a likely chance of a nuclear exchange that would ultimately prove disastrous for the climate. “And it...
  • TRIGGERED? Atlantic’s David Frum Claps Back After Elon Musk Calls Him a ‘Megadouche’

    02/21/2022 12:58:09 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/21/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Atlantic’s insufferable staff writer David Frum appears to have been triggered that the world’s richest man insulted him on Twitter. The Post Millennial released a report on Frum’s political hypocrisy. Frum went after Tesla CEO Elon Musk for being allegedly uncouth in posting a satirical meme. The meme compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler following the former’s forceful crackdown on truckers protesting Canada’s draconian COVID-19 policies. The Post Millennial pointed out that Frum is the last person who should complain about Musk’s meme. In November 2020, Frum compared the Million MAGA March in Washington,...