Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)

by O Society April 13, 2019 One of our readers pointed out Steve Bannon - political strategist for Donald Trump and Robert Mercer, major player in the Cambridge Analytica and Breitbart stories - is currently going toe-to-toe with the Pope. Bannon is a self-described Catholic, so what's up with that? Shouldn't he bow his head … Continue reading Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)

Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

The sport means a lot to Trump—which hasn’t stopped him from cheating outrageously at it. by  Rick Reilly Atlantic edited by O Society April 11, 2019 More than any wife, more than any party, more than any opinion, President Donald Trump has remained fiercely loyal to golf. But I’ve played golf my entire life. Years ago, … Continue reading Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn’t Golf

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency by George Monbiot Guardian edited by O Society April 11, 2019 Thousands of people march through London to protest against underfunding and privatisation of the NHS. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images My life was saved last year by the Churchill … Continue reading Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

American Idiocracy: 50 Years Later, We’re Still Stranded in the Twilight Zone

by John Whitehead Rutherford Institute edited by O Society April 8, 2019 “We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.”—Rod Serling Have you noticed how much life increasingly feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone? Only instead of Rod Serling’s imaginary … Continue reading American Idiocracy: 50 Years Later, We’re Still Stranded in the Twilight Zone

Power Transfer: How Lachlan Murdoch Went From Studying Philosophy at Princeton to Exploiting White Supremcacy at Fox News

by Peter Maass  Intercept edited by O Society April 5, 2019 In 1994, a philosophy student at Princeton University submitted a senior thesis that began with a famous passage from Lord Byron, the romantic poet. The passage reflected the student’s apparent uncertainty about who he was and what he would become after college. Between two … Continue reading Power Transfer: How Lachlan Murdoch Went From Studying Philosophy at Princeton to Exploiting White Supremcacy at Fox News

How incompetent men fail their way to the top

Psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says there's a simple reason incompetent men become leaders written by Nicole Karlis Salon edited by O Society April 4, 2019 It is perplexing to think although humans have unprecedented, near-instant access to more historical information than at any other point in history, we are in a political epoch characterized by a … Continue reading How incompetent men fail their way to the top

How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit

written by John Solomon Hill edited by O Society April 2, 2019 When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s what Hillary Clinton’s machine did in 2016, eventually getting the FBI to bite on an uncorroborated narrative that Donald Trump and Russia were trying to hijack the presidential election. Between July and October … Continue reading How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit