Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O’HANLON. 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET. VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The Myth of America Meritocracy

    https://youtu.be/meiU6TxysCg What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? by Ron Unz American Conservative (PDF) edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Timesstory broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a … Continue reading The Myth of America Meritocracy

Why the Dust Won’t Settle After Mueller’s Report

The report won’t be “full and thorough” so Democrats will continue to look for political payoff from Russia-gate written by Patrick Lawrence  Consortium News edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 Last week gave us mounting indications Robert Mueller finished his two-year probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections and is about to issue … Continue reading Why the Dust Won’t Settle After Mueller’s Report

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes

Susan Page and Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY March 19, 2019 After almost two years, Mueller's Russia investigation status can be confusing. Here's an overview of the central question, and what we know. WASHINGTON – Amid signs special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds … Continue reading Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes

Behaviorism – Skinner, Alex, Chomsky – and Cleaning up the mess Descartes made

by O Society Mar 18, 2019 One of our O Society people called Benjamin David Steele brought up the excellent, rather salient point Chomsky made some mistakes. Of course he did. So do I and so do you. Mistakes were made. There are no sacred cows here. Not Karl Popper, not Chomsky, not Bernie Sanders, not … Continue reading Behaviorism – Skinner, Alex, Chomsky – and Cleaning up the mess Descartes made

What is Native Advertising? Beto O’Rourke in Vanity Fair

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs  edited by O Society Mar 16, 2019 To coincide with Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement, Vanity Fair released a long personal profile of him as a cover story. It is accompanied by a series of warm and flattering pictures of O’Rourke from celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. It is a well put-together, if unsubtle, piece of … Continue reading What is Native Advertising? Beto O’Rourke in Vanity Fair

A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

written by Bruce Levine March 15, 2019 Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Johnson…   Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in … Continue reading A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians