That Expression Trump Keeps Using. It Doesn’t Mean What He Thinks It Means

https://youtu.be/Gg-jvHynP9Y Which one? Fake news? Do you even remember when the President of the United States was capable of speaking in polysyllabic words? ver-bal di-ar-rhea by Rebecca Gordon edited by O Society Jan 16, 2020 This seems like a strange moment to be writing about “the deep state” with the country entering a new phase … Continue reading That Expression Trump Keeps Using. It Doesn’t Mean What He Thinks It Means

Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

by Ugo Bardi and David Packer edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 Old and new media produce an unprecedented tide drawing us into a sea of competing mental models of the world. Even in a “post-fact world,” we link bits of information together to form these mental models, a.k.a. “intuition.” Most of us try … Continue reading Our broken mental models are at the root of our global systemic crises

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

  by Col Lawrence Wilkerson edited by O Society Jan 8, 2019 Fifteen years ago, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture war was the only choice, when “we confront a regime that harbors … Continue reading I Helped Sell the False Choice of War in Iraq. It’s Happening Again

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda

How to cut through bad arguments, distractions, and euphemisms to see murder for what it is. by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Jan 6, 2020 The Trump administration assassinated Iran’s top military leader, Qassim Suleimani, and with the possibility of a serious escalation in violent conflict, it’s a good time to think about how … Continue reading How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda

How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

https://youtu.be/fS1bRgzTajI by James Plested edited by O Society Dec 26, 2019 The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extreme weather – cyclones, storms and floods, droughts and deadly heat waves. It’s burning forests in Australia, the Amazon, Indonesia, Siberia, Canada and California. … Continue reading How the rich plan to rule a burning planet

What if they don’t send it?

Hey y'all, do you remember the time Mitch McConnell refused to let Barack Obama name a Supreme Court Justice? by O Society Dec 19, 2019 Ole Tippy the Turtle just made up some nonsense about lame ducks and parliamentary procedure. Stole it right out of Garland's hands. Here's a recap. As leader of the Senate, … Continue reading What if they don’t send it?

Impeachment: What Lies Beneath?

by Jim Kavanaugh edited by O Society Dec 18, 2019 The Raw The Democrats now reveal the hand they’re going to play for impeachment.  I vehemently argue against playing this game and point out how futile it is, but, seeing the two cards actually laid out on the table, even I am gobsmacked at what a … Continue reading Impeachment: What Lies Beneath?