The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague

by Jared Sexton edited by O Society April 1, 2020 Those who see Trump as a messianic figure believe the coronavirus will put a fallen world right again. Trump answers questions Tuesday afternoon for a Fox News virtual town hall (most watched in history) surrounded by a frame of graphics. In the lower right-hand corner, a … Continue reading The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague

Ronald Reagan’s “October Surprise” Plot Is Real

A batch of quietly released documents confirms what many long suspected: Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign worked behind the scenes to delay the release of US hostages in Iran, for the benefit of Reagan’s election campaign. It raises the question: When was the last time a Republican won a presidential election without the help of … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s “October Surprise” Plot Is Real

Getting Rid of Reagan’s Ghost

The question for the 2020 US election season seems straightforward: Should Americans continue with some version of the Reagan regime, which is likely to deliver consistently mediocre growth and extreme income inequality? But the real question is how to enact policies resisted by the oligarchy that the Reagan Revolution created. by Simon Johnson edited by O … Continue reading Getting Rid of Reagan’s Ghost

Remember Iran Air Flight 655

  Surely I can't be the only one who remembers this by O Society Jan 9, 2020 Listen folks, please don't believe the propaganda jive they are selling you about some "miscalculation or misidentification of civilian aircraft" being responsible for the Ukrainian/ Canadian Boeing 737 airplane shot down by a missile yesterday in Tehran killing … Continue reading Remember Iran Air Flight 655

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

Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Ronald Reagan in 1984. Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, says his son Ron Jr. His son recalls how his father was 'uncharacteristically lost for words' during a presidential debate that year. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis by Ed Pilkington edited by O Society October 6, 2019 Ronald Reagan's sons locked horns over the former president's political legacy … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Wanted to Make America Great Again – Did He have Alzheimer?

Too Big To Fail (2): Government by Blackmail

Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump. by Whitney Webb edited by O Society August 25, 2019 … Continue reading Too Big To Fail (2): Government by Blackmail