Too Much Truth Burns Bridges

The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs by Ted Rall edited by O Society “In ten years or so, we’ll leak the truth,” the Dead Kennedys sang. “But by then it’s only so much paper.” But it might just score you a Pulitzer Prize. Award bait … Continue reading Too Much Truth Burns Bridges

Paul Krugman — finally — admits he is wrong!

by Lars Syll edited by O Society October 26, 2019 Paul Krugman never suffered fools gladly. The Nobel Prize-winning economist rose to international fame—and a coveted space on the New York Times op-ed page—by lacerating his intellectual opponents in the most withering way. In a series of books and articles beginning in the 1990s, Krugman … Continue reading Paul Krugman — finally — admits he is wrong!

Presidential ‘Debates’ Aren’t Debates at All – What They Are is Game Shows

  Full Replay: Fourth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate by John Koch  edited by O Society October 19, 2019 https://youtu.be/Wi5SJKI6RpU Democratic presidential contenders gathered Tuesday evening in Ohio for the latest in a series of televised question-and-answer sessions in the lead-up to the 2020 primary season. These sessions are called debates by their sponsors and the … Continue reading Presidential ‘Debates’ Aren’t Debates at All – What They Are is Game Shows

Crickets: Climate Change Is Not Debated At All By Democrats in Their Fourth Debate

by Zoya Teirstein edited by O Society October 17, 2019 Moderators of the three previous Democratic primary debates caught a lot of flak from environmental advocates for not spending enough time on climate crisis. On Tuesday night, moderators of the fourth episode of Survivor pave the way for a new era of climate politics by featuring … Continue reading Crickets: Climate Change Is Not Debated At All By Democrats in Their Fourth Debate

21st Century Propaganda: A Guide to Interpret & confront the Dark Arts of Persuasion

by Gideon Lichfield edited by O Society October 10, 2019 “There are two kinds of propaganda,” wrote Aldous Huxley in 1958 in Brave New World Revisited, a retrospective on his famous novel: "rational propaganda in favor of action that is consonant with the enlightened self-interest of those who make it and those to whom it is addressed…" … Continue reading 21st Century Propaganda: A Guide to Interpret & confront the Dark Arts of Persuasion

‘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