The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Pentagon is using the moral panic over “fake news” to gain influence over the domestic news landscape by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society August 7, 2019 If there’s a worse idea than the Pentagon becoming Editor-in-Chief of America, I can’t remember it. But we’re getting there: From Bloomberg over Labor Day weekend: Fake … Continue reading The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

https://youtu.be/Df4R-xdKvpM by Abby Martin edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Empire Files: Our Hidden Empire with historian Daniel Immerwahr The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but its actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools.   Abby Martin interviews history professor Daniel … Continue reading How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

Trusting gut instincts to decide military action is…

Truthiness... um, because weighing what's fair takes deliberation. by Paul Slovic and Amichai Cohen  edited by O Society July 19, 2019 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1142055392488374272 Because the drone was unmanned, Trump said it would be disproportionate for a U.S. strike to result in approximately 150 Iranian deaths, the estimated number of likely casualties. The decision to call off … Continue reading Trusting gut instincts to decide military action is…

American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Those of us who were paying attention knew this before Trump was elected: The Rise of Trump is White America Dying White male American men are dying out from the self-inflicted wounds of opiate addiction, alcoholism, obesity, rage, and gunshot wounds to the head. Think Rush Limbaugh as the poster child, gobbling down Oxycontin, yelling … Continue reading American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It

Should universities care about the truth?

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Isn’t the answer obvious? Universities are about attaining, preserving, and disseminating knowledge—which only is knowledge insofar as it is true. Caring about the truth is what universities—through their members—do. The question as intended, however, concerns claims of fact appealed to as grounds for governments to … Continue reading Should universities care about the truth?

We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore

Why is American "Aggression" MIA in the Media? by Tom Engelhardt edited by O Society July 8, 2019 Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here's the first paragraph: “American intelligence and military … Continue reading We’re Not the Good Guys Anymore