Americans Fear Big Brother More Than Big Business

Twenty-six percent of Americans identify big business as the biggest threat to the country, Gallup reports. But 64 percent pick big government. Even 48 percent of Democrats view Big Brother askance — a 16 percentage-point increase since March 2009, the largest jump for any ideological group. Read more here.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More