What are Donald Trump’s garbled, rambling, grammar-school level speeches actually saying? Linguistics experts attempt to explain. by Nickolaus Hines All That Is Interesting https://youtu.be/D06SKuQ7p5M There is something about the way Donald Trump speaks that makes many people want to listen. He’s made a number of discredited claims, spewed divisive rhetoric, and gone so far as … Continue reading What Is Donald Trump Actually Saying?
The inside story of how, in just one year, Sandy the bartender became a lawmaker who triggers both parties By Eliza Relman Insider January 6, 2019 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender when she pulled together a scrappy populist campaign for US Congress and stunned the political world by unseating a powerful incumbent Democrat. Her combination … Continue reading The Truth About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Darius Shahtahmasebi interviews Aaron Maté Jan 4, 2019 Aaron Maté is a journalist known for his work as a host/ producer at the Real News, Democracy Now, and Al Jazeera English. He is also a contributor at the Nation, who dedicates much of his column space to debunking claims the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian … Continue reading Someone Finally Connected the Dots: Russiagate is Helping Trump
The economic consensus is that groups behave in a more self-regarding way than individuals, which affects their members’ decision-making. This column describes new evidence from experiments in Slovakia and Uganda that supports an alternative hypothesis from social psychology that simply being a member of a group makes us more anti-social to outsiders. Within-group cohesion in … Continue reading The dark side of decision-making in groups: Nastiness to outsiders
by Linh Dinh Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire] Dec 24, 2018 Ea Kly, 2018 In Bangkok for Miss Universe 2018, Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam made international news when they were idiotically mocked by Miss USA for not knowing English. The Vietnamese beauty, H’Hen Nie, is a Rade from Dak Lak, a … Continue reading Endless Culture War
by Shensheng Wang Conversation Jan 4, 2019 https://youtu.be/cStja5Zrjs8 In the Pixar animated film “Inside Out,” most of the plot plays out inside protagonist Riley’s head, where five emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger – direct her behavior. The film was released to glowing reviews. But director Pete Docter later admitted that he always regretted … Continue reading On Schadenfreude: Why does it feel good to see someone fail?
by Ron Unz Dec 24, 2018 Given the current federal government shut-down over funding of a border-wall and the continuing increase in Internet censorship and “deplatforming,” I’ve decided I might as well publish a lengthy note I’d privately circulated last year to a considerable number of individuals, many of whom were then prominently associated with the … Continue reading An Open Letter to the so-called “Alt-Right” and Others