‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force

What could possibly go wrong? by Leonardo Blair Christian Post edited by O Society June 22, 2019 After several years of seeking to establish a private police force to protect its church and school campuses, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation allowing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to do just that despite objections from critics. The Associated Press reported Ivey … Continue reading Alabama Governor quietly signs law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Mega-Church to have its own police force

The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

American Homeless picking their way through garbage by Fred Reed Unz edited by O Society June 19, 2019 Americans are brought up to believe that the United States is a shining city on a hill, a light to mankind, that the world envies us for our values and freedoms, and hates us because we have … Continue reading The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

Anthropocene: Why Don’t We Hear About More Species Going Extinct?

The extinction crisis threatens life all over the planet, but scientists are cautious about declaring a species extinct too quickly by John Platt Scientific American edited by O Society June 18, 2019 e’ve been hearing it for years: The world is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, with species going extinct at a rate … Continue reading Anthropocene: Why Don’t We Hear About More Species Going Extinct?

How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy

A drawing of Philip Marlowe, an icon of hard-boiled detective fiction created by author Raymond Chandler. by Suzanna Lee Conversation edited by O Society June 9, 2019 At the end of May, it happened again. A mass shooter killed 12 people, this time at a municipal center in Virginia Beach. Employees had been forbidden to … Continue reading How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy

More than Skin Deep: How Virtue Morphs Into Beauty

by Panos Paris Aeon edited by O Society June 8, 2019 Have you ever thought someone is far from attractive – perhaps even ugly – only to later come to find that person beautiful? She or he might now even be your partner, spouse or dear friend. And if so, you probably still consider them … Continue reading More than Skin Deep: How Virtue Morphs Into Beauty