• Damon Linker: How To Be a Liberal Today

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 17th 2023 10:52am EST

    What is liberalism? Damon Linker: “I first remember “liberal” becoming an epithet back in 1988 when Republican presidential nominee George H. W. Bush mocked his Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis for being a “card-carrying member of the ACLU.” Over the next few years, Republicans made a habit of treating “liberal” as an insult. But that’s nothing […]

  • Poll Watch: Republican Voters Are No Longer Standing With Ukraine

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 15th 2023 9:55am EST

    79% of Democrats say lawmakers from their party mostly agree about the Democratic Party’s values; 58% of Republicans say the same about Republican lawmakers. https://t.co/ZKPRLJOtBW pic.twitter.com/8Hc6iGiPpE — AP-NORC Center (@APNORC) February 14, 2023 21% of Republican voters support sending government funds to Ukraine. 39% of Republican voters support sending weapons to Ukraine. 58% of Republican […]

  • Nikki Haley 2024 Launches

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 14th 2023 12:42pm EST

    For once, I agree. Nikki Haley should have ran for president in 2012. The Bulwark: “On paper, Nikki Haley should be a top-tier contender in the 2024 Republican primary. She’s a successful former governor from an important, early primary state. She has an impressive personal backstory, solid foreign policy chops, and great candidate skills, too. […]

  • The Big Sort: The Fastest Growing States In America

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 11th 2023 9:31am EST

    It is not your imagination. There has been a noticeable surge in people moving from Blue States to Red States. Alabama is now one of the fastest growing states in America. The Hill: “More people moved to Florida than any other state in the country in 2022, according to a new report from the National Association of […]

  • Breaking Points: Pulitzer Journo: U.S. Blew Up Nordstream Pipeline

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 10th 2023 9:49am EST

    This one was always a real mystery. Seymour Hersh: “The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name—down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The […]

  • National Review: FBI’s Slander of ‘Radical’ Traditionalist Catholics

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 10th 2023 8:48am EST

    It is worth recalling the Porkulus which Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell pushed through Congress in December. It was stuffed to the gills with pork for the “intelligence community” including a new headquarters for the FBI which will be twice the size of the Pentagon. National Review: “We are glad to hear that the […]

  • Rachel Maddow: Give War a Chance!

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 9th 2023 10:28am EST

    Donald Trump is no longer the president. As bad as Trump was on foreign policy though, I have been convinced by the Biden administration that these people are a lot worse.

  • DNC Condemns White Christian Nationalism

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 9th 2023 8:36am EST

    While anti-Whiteism is the glue the holds the Democratic Party together (White Democrats have negative feelings about their own race), there has been a noticeable uptick in singling out White Christians over the past two years, especially since the Dobbs decision ended Roe v. Wade. DNC: “DNC resolution condemning all forms of White Nationalism and […]

  • Donald Trump Delivers Real State of the Union Address

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 8th 2023 10:35am EST

    He’s right. The choice is also going to come down to Trump, Ron DeSantis or Joe Biden. Tellingly, Ron DeSantis has nothing to say about Ukraine.

  • Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address

    Occidental Dissent - Feb 8th 2023 9:01am EST

    I didn’t bother to watch it. I spent my evening reading a book about Early Modern Europe. Apparently, Joe Biden pledged again last night to “Stand With Ukraine” for “as long as it takes.” He has the unwavering support of 80% of Democrat voters and 100% of elected Democrats in Congress on the issue. So, […]