Mark Zuckerberg's attempted Twitter clone Threads is in sad shape. Immediately after its explosive launch, engagement tanked, and then tanked some more. Now with the userbase fading away, even brands—what Threads was seemingly designed to cater to above all else—are ditching the platform. I wouldn'
I've got a new video out, finally. You can watch it, or if you prefer reading or want to check my sources, the script is below. We’re now nearly a year and a half into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. When the war started, many predicted a
In my last paid issue here, I discussed the virtual certainty that a heat wave megadeath disaster is going to happen at some point. Heat already kills more people than any other kind of natural disaster, and many places are already creeping up to the limit at which even young,
Intro note: I'm trying out a subscribers-only post here to provide some value for the folks who are paying. My fees on Ghost are now nearly $1,000 per year—frustratingly Substack is a better deal for lowbies like myself, but the hell with them. So I do
Back in November of last year I wrote about how I was scaling back my use of Twitter. Since then it's gotten much worse. Elon Musk has drastically degraded the site's functionality, he broke Tweetdeck (which was by far my favorite way to use the site,
Howdy folks. Here's my latest video project, on why it was such a disaster for Cornel West to run even for a week on the People's Party ticket: And here's a transcript with links to sources: You may have seen that famed leftist philosopher
Yet again we woke up to another mass shooting, yet again in Texas. I can't even muster the energy to try to describe how bleak it feels to barely even react to them now, but Luke O'Neil does a good job of that. Instead I'
Howdy folks, Ryan here. The last several days have produced an absolute wealth of material for a Matt Taibbi watcher like myself. Check out my previous video for the background on how he went from being a crusading Wall Street critic to a lickspittle toady for the richest person in
I recently finished a longish video about how Glenn Greenwald became a reactionary. But it occurs to me that people might like to simply read the script, so I'm posting that below. Howdy folks, Ryan here. So I’m a political journalist, and I am ashamed to admit
I've been chipping away at another video project for weeks and weeks, and it's finally finished: I enjoy the video stuff, but man is it a lot of work. The next one will probably be more off the cuff and less produced. On to some articles!