How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

by Jane Mayer New Yorker Mar 11, 2019 edited by O Society Fox News always has been partisan. When did it become propaganda?  What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know… n January, during the longest government shutdown in America’s history, President Donald Trump rode in a motorcade through Hidalgo County, Texas, eventually stopping on a grassy … Continue reading How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

The entire socialism-capitalism dichotomy is out of date: Andrew Yang Runs for President in 2020

  Meet the 44-year-old who's running for president to stave off unemployment riots https://youtu.be/_x3Hx8i2FhA   by John Gage Washington Examiner Jan 21, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says he knows how to save capitalism: a universal basic income, or UBI, a policy he refers to as a “Freedom Dividend.” Yang, a 44 year-old serial entrepreneur, … Continue reading The entire socialism-capitalism dichotomy is out of date: Andrew Yang Runs for President in 2020

Venezuela: The High Noon of Empire

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota O Society Feb 28, 2019 George Bernard Shaw once said: “When an Englishman wants something, he never publicly admits to his wanting it. Instead, his want is expressed as a burning conviction it is his moral and religious duty to conquer those who possess the thing he wants. Hypocrisy … Continue reading Venezuela: The High Noon of Empire

Cities across America should unite against big corporations

New York’s resistance to Amazon’s HQ2 is a model for a new kind of politics for cities to follow by Julia Salazar and Shaun Scott Guardian Feb 26, 2019 We are from New York City and Seattle respectively. What unites us – and other major cities across the country – is that we are forced to make … Continue reading Cities across America should unite against big corporations

Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

William Black New Economic Perspectives February 25, 2019 Donald Trump promised to deliver a middle-class tax cut of epic proportions. “The largest tax reductions are for the middle class, who have been forgotten,” Trump said in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22, 2016. If Trump had fulfilled that campaign promise, it would have made him spectacularly popular … Continue reading Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Pushing “Libertarian” Greed Agenda

Why the textbook was written is an interesting tale of dark money advancing libertarian propaganda. by  Dee Maitland  Truthout February 22, 2019 The first clue this textbook lacked academic integrity became apparent when the authors, three philosophy and marketing professors, began their section on trade 40,000 years ago, with the claim that the Neanderthals became extinct because … Continue reading Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Pushing “Libertarian” Greed Agenda

Survival of the Richest: All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t

Musical intro: When My Train Pulls In by Gary Clark Jr https://youtu.be/2XITBuWNROk by Nomi Prins TomDispatch Feb 26, 2019 Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism sparsely covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more concentrated wealth and … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t