Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?

Maybe he brilliantly played the media. Or maybe we just played ourselves. written by Bret Stephens NYTimes edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 Maybe we’ve had this all wrong. Maybe Donald Trump isn’t just some two-bit con artist who lucked his way into the White House thanks to an overconfident opponent. Or a second-rate … Continue reading Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?

The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 written by Chris Hedges TruthDig The Mueller report’s categorical statement "Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia" ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one which rivals and perhaps surpasses even the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of … Continue reading The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If  we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat

The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society March 27, 2019 “Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy,” reads the front page headline of Sunday’s New York Times. Bit by bit, mainstream American consciousness is slowly coming to terms with the death of the thrilling conspiracy theory that the highest levels of the US government had been infiltrated by the Kremlin, … Continue reading The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 5: War Propaganda 101

written by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 27, 2019 Ever wonder why left wing trolls hate Julian Assange so much? And why maybe you’re more questioning? Ever tried to get to the bottom of a government-run propaganda campaign and found your synapses misfiring? The final in a five-part series by clinical … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange Part 5: War Propaganda 101

Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

written by TD Duff from Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society https://youtu.be/r7imYeuAfkg My generation came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, at the apogee of a tumultuous time in American history. 1968 was the year we graduated from high school. On March 15, 1968, the Russian double agent spy Kim Philby’s book, … Continue reading Martin Luther King to William Barr: The Open Wounds of History

You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something Stupid

by O Society March 25, 2019 One of our readers has this emotional reaction to the Mueller report's failure to indict Donald Trump on charges of Russian collusion: "Moral of the story: Never believe anything in the NYTimes or WAPO or CNN or MSNBC or ABC or NBC or CBS. Fox news had it right … Continue reading You’re Never Too Old To Learn Something Stupid