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The Big Picture

The Big Picture, Jay Kuo, Amelia Mavis Christnot, George Takei

The Big Picture provides a deep dive into the cultural, political, and societal issues shaping our world today, from a variety of unique perspectives.


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Joe Biden Is Betting He Can Flip North Carolina Blue

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Chavis community center with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. Photo by Eros Hoagland/Getty Images.

21 days ago

This Week In The Big Picture

In 2020, North Carolina went for Donald Trump by less than 2% and it’s turning out to be a key battleground in 2024 as well. With demographics in the state shifting blue, an extremist GOP gubernatorial candidate on the ballot, and backlash ...

22 days ago

Just How Compromised Is The GOP By The Russians?

LEFT: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Photo by Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images. RIGHT: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo by Contributor/Getty Images.

23 days ago

Our Wins Of The Week

It’s clear that Republicans want to take us back to the 19th Century when it comes to abortion rights and…well, a lot of things, really. But luckily, despite their best efforts, Democrats in Arizona were able to overcome Republican legislat...

25 days ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • The Big Picture

    We’re a team of writers and editors who break down the cultural, political and societal issues shaping our world today, analyzing things in a way mainstream media often overlooks. Join us! Jay Kuo, Todd Beeton, Amelia Mavis Christnot and friends.

  • Jay Kuo

    Admitted before the Supreme Court and 9th Circuit. A.B. In Political Science (Stanford) J.D. (UC Berkeley). Board member, Human Rights Campaign. CEO of The Social Edge. Composer of Allegiance on Broadway.

  • Amelia Mavis Christnot

    Amelia—she/her, proud Maineiac, Oglala Lakota Očeti Sakowin, Kanien'kehá:ka, Haudenosaunee and Metís Navy brat settled in the wilds of Northern Maine—writes Auntie Mavis' Musings and The Big Picture. Member Indigenous Journalists Association.

  • George Takei

    With over 60 years in the biz, the actor, activist and author isn't slowing down. His latest venture with Team Takei is The Big Picture Substack which tackles complicated issues from perspectives not often seen in MSM.

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