David Atkins

Conservative Conspiracy Theories Around COVID Are About to Get Much Worse

If current trends hold, the already toxic political conversation around COVID-19 is likely to get much, much worse. Among the most problematic trends in public health is the politicization of COVID vaccination. Put simply, communities that lean Democratic are rapidly getting vaccinated while communities that lean Republican are lagging far behind: All but one of… Read more »

The Left Must Shift From Media Criticism to Social Media Criticism

For most of its existence, the left “netroots” (or “blogosphere” or whatever you want to call it) has been focused on media criticism as much or more than partisan politics itself. From the earliest days of Eschaton, MyDD and DailyKos, as much as writers and activists took aim at Republicans and centrist Democrats, the primary objective was to shame… Read more »