American Kakistocracy: Day 728

Congressional Republicans increasingly blame Trump for a potentially deadly government shutdown, but is it enough for them to oppose him? More importantly, will they be able to send some relief to Walmart?

Thanos Is A Republican

Like Republicans, Thanos unleashes unmitigated horrors on the world and retreats to his peaceful country estate. He is comforted and ennobled by the belief that the pain and sacrifices he made inflicting his ideology on the less power ennobles him.

The Fed “Discovers” Student Debt Is Killing Millennials

The Fed just “discovered” student loan debt is hamstringing a generation of Americans, but they won’t advocate for any solutions other than debt restructuring. What better evidence do we need to support a national student debt strike?

Wilbur Ross is trying to steal the 2020 Census

Stealing a decade’s worth of future elections by corrupting the Census process was always going to be a heavy lift, even for the King of Bankruptcy. Thank God Trump stacked his administration with raving bigots so racists like Sessions and Ross would never have to feel alone in their endeavors.

American Kakistocracy: Day 726

Karen Pence doesn’t want to teach your queer kids. Campus PC culture is out of control and conservatism is the new punk rock.

Aw Snap! Snapchat’s In Disarray

Maybe we should all just agree that companies that were started by college bros to rate how hot chicks are and send nudes should be allowed to go public. Or at least we should all treat them as unserious as their origins.

What’s So Toxic About Toxic Masculinity?

So, what’s so “toxic” about masculinity? It’s not the traditional values McAllister ascribes to masculinity—”physical strength, sexual drive, emotional reticence, and raw competitiveness.” It’s when those drives become so uninhibited that they cause a boy or man to harm themselves and others.

American Kakistocracy, Day 725

Is it any surprise that an addled old man who watches nothing but Fox News overestimated Nancy Pelosi’s unpopularity among House Democrats? Granted, he wouldn’t be the first person to buy into the belief that everyone outside of pinko San Francisco hates the House Speaker with the heat of 10,000 suns. But most people I know who believe Pelosi can’t hold onto the House either thought Jill Stein was a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or think “Saving Private Ryan” was a masterpiece.

Megyn Kelly and NBC Are Officially Splitting Ways

For the uninitiated, Megyn Kelly is terrible but she has made a killing as a professional Becky. NBC thought she’d pivot to Serious Journalism™, but now they’re essentially paying $30 million for a segment about the merits of blackface.

The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

United Teachers Los Angeles (the teachers union) wants to invest more resources into the public school system. They don’t see the schools as inherently doomed to fail. Instead, they are going on strike to secure higher salaries to recruit and retain teachers, reduce the size of classes, and bring in more support staff including career counselors, social workers, librarians, school psychologists, and nurses—strategies based on evidence rather than ideology or capitalist greed.

Murder, Suicide, and Drugs in Today’s Military

Agreeing Loudly is proud to help its contributors’ gain compensation for their labor. Please consider helping kuyaalb by supporting his Patreon campaign. Vanity Fair’s William Langewiesche has penned a striking must-read examination of the 2008 death of Private Matthew Brown in Afghanistan and  the widening yet overlooked phenomenon of military suicides and murder in combat zones: On…

Toxic Masculinity, Meet Weaponized Veteranhood

Agreeing Loudly is proud to help its contributors’ gain compensation for their labor. Please consider helping kuyaalb by supporting his Patreon campaign. I know it’s low hanging fruit, but Townhall published another stupid take by Marina Medvin on why veterans are always preferable to liberal womenfolk: Young Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) has been dubbed a media-darling….