MEMBERS ONLY: The Sad Spectacle Of The “Intellectual Dark Web”

The "Intellectual Dark Web" is distinctly libertarian, distinctly atheistic (Shapiro asides), and firmly embedded in the notion that Judeo Christian civilization is the pinnacle of human achievement. It has Alt-Right overtones (despite the site creator's insistence that it doesn't) and has been embraced by the same Trump supporting zealots who supported the president over Hillary Clinton in 2016....

MEMBERS ONLY: My Depressing Conversation With Matt Taibbi

Taibbi has now twice retweeted the work of crack pot conspiracy theorist Caitlin Johnstone -- a "journalist" who believes 9/11 was an "inside job", and that the CIA is funding The Washington Post and directing it to print false stories about the Seth Rich murder. I challenged him on this, and his response was depressing, to say the least. ...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Shell Game Of Success

"Success is a relative term it seems, a bar set by the individual that can almost never be achieved. It is rare to find a content successful person, mostly because their restlessness was what made them successful in the first place."...

For Paul Ryan, Money Trumps God

There is a huge hullabaloo brewing on Capitol Hill over the resignation of the House chaplain, Father Pat Conroy, who claimed he was forced to resign by Speaker Paul Ryan because he criticized the GOP tax plan....