How Did Star Wars Get Serious?
A long and semi-fanatical discussion about the thrilling bleakness of ANDOR
Mediaquake: What Alternative Idea Is Big Enough to Take On Big Tech?
Q&A with James Muldoon
What’s in a Sheet of Paper?
On China's 'white paper revolution'
Mastodon Is Idiot-Proofed at the Top
It's not the friendliest interface yet, but the chance to connect on your own terms is real.
LISTEN: NYC’s New Weed Wild West
A year and a half after legalizing recreational marijuana, the first retail licenses have finally been issued even as the black market is booming and smoke shop robberies are through the roof.
Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning
This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising
LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.
Murder, Corruption, and Plagiarism: An Election Cycle Characterized by Scandal
Many races have boiled down to the personalities running for office, rather than their policies.
Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?
The Taipei mayoral race saw twelve candidates this year. The three serious candidates are, of course, Chen Shih-chung of the DPP, Chiang Wan-an of the KMT, and Vivian Huang of the TPP. It remains unclear as to which of them may win, with a tight three-way race anticipated. At the same time, as the nation’s capital, Taipei often attracts a number of fringe mayoral candidates. This was no different this year, with the views of these candidates on display at the four-hour policy platform held by the Central Election Commission, in which all of the candidates were given thirty minutes to express their views
Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal
The Conservative Partnership Institute saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.
REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats
The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.
What Was Blake Masters Aiming At?
Made in Germany.
Michigan Ballot Measure Would Finally Bring Financial Disclosures—and Weaker Term Limits
Proposal 1 would make more than 300 term-limited politicians in Michigan once again eligible to run for office.