Precision and a Crooked Stick

by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station Jan 27, 2019 Precision People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. ― Blaise Pascal, De l'art de persuader I admit to some amusement. It’s not funny, of course, but still… I’ve listened to the press … Continue reading Precision and a Crooked Stick

The Wisdom of Malcolm X: He was Warning Us about These Bourgeois Hustlers

by Teodrose Firke Ghion Journal  Jan 29, 2019 Growing up, one of my biggest heroes and the person I wanted to emulate when I got older was Malcolm X. This was during my time of militancy and youthful rebellion, when I thought the only way to arrive at justice was through a revolution. The insurgent within … Continue reading The Wisdom of Malcolm X: He was Warning Us about These Bourgeois Hustlers

Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

by O Society Jan 26,2019 The longest government shutdown in US history is over. In an announcement made Friday after work and right before the weekend starts in earnest, to detract visibility from the statement, Trump ended his shutdown, giving up without funding for his "really great" wall. https://youtu.be/HDoX_mRe61Q?t=28s The handful of remaining White House … Continue reading Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know…

Cable News Station? Mainstream Media? Infotainment? State Propaganda? Comedy Channel? Low-hanging Fruit? by Jacob L. Nelson Columbia Journalism Review Jan 23, 2019 IN 2014, I BEGAN WORKING on an academic study that sought to determine whether conservatives and liberals exclusively got their news from ideologically aligned news organizations, or if they instead, hewed to a small number of … Continue reading What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know…

Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

by GRETA CHRISTINA   Raw Story Jan 21, 2019 "Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many people … Continue reading Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

Was Martin Luther King a socialist?

by Lynn Parramore  Institute For New Economic Thinking January 20, 2019 He actually addressed the issue head-on. “The Millennial socialists are coming,” declared a June 30 New York Times headline, describing a surprise surge of young female candidates endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America who beat their establishment opponents in primary races in New York and Pennsylvania. … Continue reading Was Martin Luther King a socialist?

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Delusion of a ‘Non-Racist’ America

There are two MLKs. by Michael Harriot Root Jan 20, 2019 Screenshot: TwitterThere once was a man named Martin Luther King Jr. who actually lived and breathed. He was a radical who believed in the redistribution of wealth, argued for slave reparations, and wrote moderate whites who didn’t speak out on racism were just as bad … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Delusion of a ‘Non-Racist’ America