Money Talks, Big Time

1% Politics and the Scandals of A New Gilded Age By Rajan Menon TomDispatch April 2, 2019 Despair about the state of our politics pervades the political spectrum, from left to right. One source of it, the narrative of fairness offered in basic civics textbooks -- we all have an equal opportunity to succeed if we … Continue reading Money Talks, Big Time

Closing the Russia-gate

by BRANKO MARCETICJacobin With the end of Mueller’s inquiry, our long, national hallucination is finally over. But the damage done by neocons and liberal conspiracy theorists is just beginning. Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Tasos Katopodis / Getty So ends one of the more incoherent political scandals … Continue reading Closing the Russia-gate

Authority and its Irrelevance

by O Society March 31, 2019 In response to several readers' questions and assertions: A story being in the New York Times is a reason to believe it. So is a story being on Fox News. That’s a reason to believe it. Because your mom or dad said it is a reason to believe it. … Continue reading Authority and its Irrelevance

The Day After Mueller

  interview by Naomi Klein and Matt Taibbi Intercepted edited by O Society Mar 31, 2019 audio is here transcript is below IF WILLIAM BARR is not a complete idiot and liar, the Mueller report is a devastating rejection of the Democrats’ major conspiracy theory on Donald Trump and Russia. This week on Intercepted: Naomi Klein … Continue reading The Day After Mueller

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

written by TD Duff from Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society My generation came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, at the apogee of a tumultuous time in American history. 1968 was the year we graduated from high school. On March 15, 1968, the Russian double agent spy Kim Philby’s book, … Continue reading Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History