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)
by Adam Tooze London Review of Books edited by O Society April 11, 2019 On 13 October 1806, a young German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, had an encounter with world history. En route to their annihilation of the Prussian forces 24 hours later, Napoleon and his army were marching through the East German … Continue reading Is this the end of the American century?
...because Nobody actually knows what can and can’t happen in politics. by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb 28, 2019 The last time I ever thought about whether something in politics “could” or “couldn’t” happen was Nov. 8, 2016. That day, a thing happened many people previously believed to be completely impossible. The chief political correspondents … Continue reading Ignore All Arguments About “What Is Politically Feasible”…
Abby Martin & UN on Venezuela: An Ocean of Lies https://youtu.be/ii5MlQgGXyk by Jim Kavanagh Polemicist Feb 14, 2019 Not on CNN or MSNBC. Four of the huge pro-government rallies held throughout Venezuela on February 1st (Photo: PSUV) For you skim readers, here’s the bullet-point version: It’s imperialism. It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. American imperialism is … Continue reading An Ocean of Lies: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire
by Lee Camp Truthdig Feb 19, 2019 There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up … Continue reading Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela
Header image: The Permian Extinction—When Life Nearly Came to an End by Clifford Krauss NYTimes Feb 3, 2019 MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A … Continue reading How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market
by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal