Elizabeth Warren enters the 2020 presidential race

FOX News is an "Echo Chamber Of Fear And Hate" Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren is launching an exploratory committee for president as she gears up for a 2020 presidential election bid, she announced in a new video on Monday. Why it matters: Warren is the first prominent Democratic contender to launch this process. Between … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren enters the 2020 presidential race

The coming reckoning for capitalism

by Steve LeVine  Axios Dec 30, 2018 One of the most important trends likely to drive the 2020 presidential race: A growing disillusion with capitalism as practiced, and a coming struggle over how to recast this pillar of the Western order. The bottom line: You could hardly challenge a more basic part of who we … Continue reading The coming reckoning for capitalism

I ordered a box of crickets from the Internet and it went about as well as you’d expect

by Christopher Ingraham Washington Post Dec 29, 2018 For Christmas this year, my family adopted a young bearded dragon lizard as a pet. Our dragon, whom we named Holly, eats a lot, and the thing she loves to eat most is crickets (typically about 10 a day, in addition to other things like mealworms and vegetables). From … Continue reading I ordered a box of crickets from the Internet and it went about as well as you’d expect

WINNING!!!

How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success: With “The Apprentice,” the TV producer mythologized Trump— a floundering D-lister —as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency. by Patrick Radden Keefe New Yorker Jan 7, 2019 edition: Robinson,” a Swedish reality-television program, premièred in the summer of 1997, with a … Continue reading WINNING!!!

Extreme Political Views Correlate with Poor Metacognition

by Steven Novella Neurologica Dec 21, 2018 The usual caveats apply – this is one study in a limited context showing only correlation and using a psychological construct. I also have to be careful because the study confirms what I already believe. Having said all that, it is interesting and is probably telling us something … Continue reading Extreme Political Views Correlate with Poor Metacognition

Shattered Shows How Clinton Quickly Decided To Blame Others For Her Loss

by Ron Chusid  Liberal Values Clinton Campaign Doomed By Hillary’s Denial Of Her Mistakes https://youtu.be/faGjgYgD-Iw Hillary Clinton started her comeback/ excuses tour to deflect blame from the terrible campaign she ran, which led the Democrats to lose what was a sure victory against Donald Trump. While Clinton continues to blame others for her mistakes, an excerpt of … Continue reading Shattered Shows How Clinton Quickly Decided To Blame Others For Her Loss

The Legacy of Reagan’s Civilian ‘Psyops’

When the Reagan administration launched peacetime “psyops” in the mid-1980s, it pulled in civilian agencies to help spread these still-ongoing techniques of deception and manipulation. by Robert Parry Consortium News Declassified records from the Reagan presidential library show how the U.S. government enlisted civilian agencies in psychological operations designed to exploit information as a way to … Continue reading The Legacy of Reagan’s Civilian ‘Psyops’