The Flashpoint

Eoin Higgins
Stories by Eoin Higgins.
Created 10 Apr 2018
  • The Flashpoint Year in Review
    31 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    It’s become a sort of social media tradition for journalists to post a thread of their best/favorite/most popular articles of the past 12 months at the end of the year. I’ve done this on Twitter, post...
  • "Suspected Police Bullet": Copspeak Dominates Media Reports On LAPD Killing of Girl
    27 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 7 1
    Fourteen-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta was trying on a quinceanera dress at a Los Angeles Burlington Coat Factory when she was killed by police December 23—but you might not know that depending ...
  • Holiday Sign Off
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 3
    Hello readers— Thanks so much for being a supportive community over the last year. Your feedback and engagement has helped drive my work on this newsletter and led to a number of interesting and infor...
  • Let's Go Manchin
    21 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    Kid gloves off. I wrote the following yesterday for the Discontents newsletter and it’s done so well I thought it should also be shared with you all. If you’re looking for largely the same argument bu...
  • "If No Other Route Can Be Found": The Defining Moments That Shift People Left
    17 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 9 0
    When the 2020 Democratic primary elections were in full swing, Julio, a 32-year-old man in Texas, was sure of his vote for Elizabeth Warren as the sensible progressive choice. Nearly two years on, he’...
  • Political Suicide By Student Loan
    16 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 11 0
    Chalk up executive action on student loan debt forgiveness as yet another broken promise from the Biden administration. That’s the word from Press Secretary Jen Psaki who told reporters on Tuesday tha...
  • “And Then Nothing Happened": Former Democrats On How Inaction Pushed Them Left
    15 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 23 25
    After just about every election, news media focuses on right-wing voters. By always reporting on this perceived rightward tilt of the country, mainstream sources perpetuate the perception of a version...
  • The Redpilling of the Wellness Industry: JP Sears, Paul Chek, and Trump
    13 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    Far-right comedian and wellness guru JP Sears on Friday met with Donald Trump, the culmination of a years-long journey from New Age satirist to red-pilled humorist. Citing “Nome” Chomsky, Sears said t...
  • Comedian JP Sears Calls For Civil War, Killing of Trans People During Spokane Appearance
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 9 16
    Comedian JP Sears explicitly called for violence against trans people during an appearance earlier this month in Spokane. “One side has actual military training, the other side has ‘woke’ military tra...
  • Psaki Bombs
    09 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 8 0
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki invited well-deserved scorn and ridicule for her comments on Monday rejecting giving Americans at-home Covid tests as unrealistic. At Discourse Blog, Paul Blest h...
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