Police State

Is the United States becoming a police state? The answer would seem to be yes, because many of the features of a police state—such as widespread surveillance of citizens, censorship and suppression of free speech, ideological indoctrination in schools and the media, political targeting of dissidents, and political prisoners—are now present and observable in the United States.

Leave the World Behind (2023)

Written and directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Leave the World Behind is an apocalyptic thriller based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam. Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke star as Amanda and Clay Sandford, who rent a beautiful house on Long Island for an impromptu vacation with their two children. But after they receive a surprise visit from the rental’s owner (Mahershala Ali), it quickly becomes the vacation from hell.

Shocking Blackouts Continue – Grid Failure From Texas to New York – All by Design

Josh Sigurdson reports on the continued blackouts throughout the United States following a massive winter storm, showing that the crumbling and outdated power grid is set up for failure. Nearly 100 people have died as houses and cars freeze over in ice. Many towns are facing potentially 2 or 3 weeks without electricity still.

Anecdotals

A compassionate exploration of the nuanced vaccine debate. While the vaccine debate grows more divided, those with adverse reactions get stuck in the middle.