by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O society May 9, 2019 Memorial Day will be celebrated by the usual high speed trips to the lake and our lake homes, and with displays of flags, and the sounds of bugles and drums, and by parades and speeches and unthinking applause. It will be celebrated … Continue reading Memorial Day: Whom Do We Honor?
His is the vaguest and most centrist of battle cries: let’s go back to, you know, ‘all those good things’ by Arwa Mahdawi Guardian edited by O Society May 5, 2019 Joe Biden wants to make America straight again. “America’s coming back like we used to be,” the former vice-president told reporters in Delaware on Thursday, … Continue reading Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton 2.0 and it won’t end well this time either…
The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves by Kareem Abdul Jabbar Guardian edited by O Society April 17, 2019 On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous … Continue reading The Way Americans Worship Sports Heroes Versus the Way We Treat Intellectuals Speaks Volumes About US
Onion edited by O Society April 13, 2019 WASHINGTON—In the wake of the WikiLeaks founder’s arrest by British authorities on behalf of the U.S. for charges stemming from the publication of classified military documents in 2010, members of the American media condemned Julian Assange Friday for the reckless exposure of how they could be spending their … Continue reading Media Condemn Julian Assange For Reckless Exposure Of How They Could Be Spending Their Time
The 45th president — no student of history — marveled at the first president’s failure to name his historic compound after himself. The Trumps and Macrons visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon in April 2018. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo By ELIANA JOHNSON and DANIEL LIPPMAN Politico Donald Trump had some advice for George Washington. During a guided … Continue reading Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon
The parents indicted in the college-admissions scandal were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs. written by Caitlin Flanagan Atlantic edited by O Society April 7, 2019 Sweet Christ, vindication! How long has it been? Years? No, decades. If hope is the thing with feathers, I … Continue reading They Had It Coming
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