What are my beliefs?

by O Society May 13, 2019 This is a political conversation I have over and over. Perhaps we can have it here too. I am often accused of what's called a "false equivalence" when I refuse to support either the Clinton clan or the Trump family grifters. False equivalence meaning the argument made against my … Continue reading What are my beliefs?

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

Amy Goodman interviews Noam Chomsky DemocracyNow! edited by O Society April 20, 2019 https://youtu.be/sLyS0E91H1o AMY GOODMAN: Can you share your analysis of Donald Trump? You have lived through so many presidents. Explain Trump to us and assess the massive response to him. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, Trump is—you know, I think there are a number of … Continue reading Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?

by Andrew Levine CounterPunch edited by O Society April 20, 2019 It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it … Continue reading What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?

The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas

Bernie Sanders and the Science of Smears by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 18, 2019 The satirist Ambrose Bierce, author of the Devil’s Dictionary, once defined radicalism as “the conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today.” What Bierce wittily captured — that today’s radicals are tomorrow’s normies — means … Continue reading The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas

Bernie Sanders Shines on Fox News

No, really, you read that right. “Democratic socialism, to me, is creating a government, and an economy, and a society which works for all, rather than just the top one percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today. And I want to lay this out, because you’re not going to hear this much … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Shines on Fox News

Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. by John Feeley Foreign Policy in Focus edited by O Society He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does attend services, for instance on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day. Otherwise, the president … Continue reading Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

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