Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

The destruction of the middle class also destroys democracies and paves the way for authoritarian rule. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society October 6, 2019 In 2016, Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk published a paper in the Journal of Democracy  called Democratic Disconnect, which shows how in the era since Reagan led America out … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Launched an Attack on the Middle Class. We Must Reverse It to Save Our Democracy

‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts

https://youtu.be/NkJx6t2EOAo Donald Trump's tactic of redirecting accusations of misconduct back at his accuser is childish, petty … and surprisingly effective by Tom McCarthyism edited by O Society October 5, 2019 Since he first emerged from the primordial muck of reality TV, Donald Trump  responds to attacks from political opponents with some version of a playground phrase. … Continue reading ‘No, You’re Corrupt!’: the Method in Trump’s Playground Taunts

Willful Ignorance, Faustian Bargains, White Exceptionalism, and Bart Simpson AKA What Trump Voters Do

by Sanford Schram edited by O Society October 4, 2019 Since Donald Trump declared victory in the early morning hours of November 9th, 2016 commentators incessantly bemoan the calamity befallen the U.S. And with good reason. As many people warned for months, Trump is unfit to be President and poses a real threat to the … Continue reading Willful Ignorance, Faustian Bargains, White Exceptionalism, and Bart Simpson AKA What Trump Voters Do

Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

New research finds after middle schoolers complete a climate change curriculum, their parents also become more concerned about the phenomenon. High levels of parental trust in their children often leads to these parents being willing to listen to or accept their child's views on complex topics. by Tom Jacobs edited by O Society September 24, 2019 … Continue reading Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words

https://youtu.be/TMrtLsQbaok by Greta Thunberg edited by O Society September 23, 2019 "This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to young people for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your … Continue reading You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words

As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

https://youtu.be/I3hjFU9rNNY Despite being subjected to a daily diet of Trump headlines and images, I am unprepared for the president’s alarming incoherence when he's unedited by Lenore Taylor edited by O Society September 21, 2019 As a regular news reader, I thought I was across the eccentricities of the US president. Most mornings in Australia begin … Continue reading As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

Right Brain

  by Richard Cooke edited by O Society September 16, 2019 On my desk sit four containers of so-called "brain pills." Though they are made by four separate companies, they are similar enough in appearance and content to be almost interchangeable. The ingredients mention green tea extract and bacopa, B vitamins, and black pepper extract. … Continue reading Right Brain