Conservatives Are Terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Conservatives don’t really care about what Ocasio-Cortez is wearing. They care that she is so comfortable in her own skin.’ By Zak Cheney-Rice  Fear There is an almost refreshing honesty in the right’s treatment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rather than conjuring a fake migrant-caravan threat to scare voters or lying about protecting health-care access while gutting … Continue reading Conservatives Are Terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Today, regarding this piece: "Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before he won the … Continue reading Daddy

There’s a Word for the Study of the Intentional Spread of Ignorance: Agnotology

Scientists have a word for studying the post-truth world: agnotology by Janna Rose and Marcos Barros The Conversation As we watch Donald Trump take on the most powerful position in the world, many of us are left asking how a man who has consistently lied to his public could get so far. Some pundits are calling this … Continue reading There’s a Word for the Study of the Intentional Spread of Ignorance: Agnotology

Why conservatives keep gaslighting the nation about climate change: Agnotology

Agnotology: the intentional spread of ignorance Republican climate rhetoric shifts (again), but the goal remains the same. By David Roberts Vox Oct 23, 2018 In recent years, leaders of the Republican Party have become aware that denying the existence of global warming makes them look like idiots. Changes in climate have become obvious, not just to … Continue reading Why conservatives keep gaslighting the nation about climate change: Agnotology

One Trait Predicts Whether Or Not You’re a Trump Supporter

And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion. by Matthew McWilliams Politico January 17, 2016 If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s … Continue reading One Trait Predicts Whether Or Not You’re a Trump Supporter

How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

(Editor's note: see our series on the Conservative Moral Hierarchy and notice how much overlap there is between what Stanley calls fascism and Lakoff calls the CMH. Also please see our Word of the Day Series The "F" Word: What is Fascism?) On Trump and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe Democracy Now! October 11, … Continue reading How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

Class Warfare: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (11)

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left-Wing And The Right-Wing Versions by Mark Hendrickson Forbes One of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights advocates—what the left calls “right-wingers” like me (a label I proudly accept as herein defined)—is our radically different concepts of class warfare. Progressives—those generally … Continue reading Class Warfare: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (11)