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

The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Brad Parscale says he’s taking a relative pittance to run Trump's reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale claims about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is. by Peter Elkind and Doris Burke edited by O Society September 17, 2019 On the evening of May 30, Brad Parscale, the campaign … Continue reading The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

What Conservatives Know About Climate Change Liberals Don’t

We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know? by Naomi Klein edited by O Society September 16, 2019 Obama Presided Over Largest Increase in Fossil Fuel Production in US History What I mean is the reason there is such widespread denial of … Continue reading What Conservatives Know About Climate Change Liberals Don’t

When Your Governing Principle is “Owning the Libitards”

What if his moral compass only points to antagonizing the people who didn’t vote for him? by Tom Socca edited by O Society September 10, 2019 Fine: Donald Trump wanted to buy Greenland, or at least wanted to talk about wanting to buy Greenland. Presidents are allowed to be silly and imperialist; taking over Greenland is … Continue reading When Your Governing Principle is “Owning the Libitards”

Greenland and Manifest Destiny

by Timothy Kruse edited by O Society August 28, 2019 On August 18th, when President Trump first confirmed rumors that he was interested in buying Greenland, the American punditry chattered about it in every news outlet as an absurd joke. Trump himself seemed to play along by retweeting a meme showing a shiny gold Trump Casino … Continue reading Greenland and Manifest Destiny

Under Your Scars

Ayn Rand’s philosophy is a central tenet of today’s Republican Party and the moral code of anti-morality proudly cited and followed by high-profile billionaires and the president of the United States. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society August 17, 2019 There’s a direct link between a sociopathic killer in 1927 and the GOP’s willingness to embrace … Continue reading Under Your Scars

Truth is many Democrat ‘Moderates’ prefer Trump to Sanders in 2020 White House race

https://youtu.be/N8eWgzo1UPc by Slavoj Žižek edited by O Society August 6, 2019 Many so-called Democrat ‘moderates’ would prefer Donald Trump to retain the US Presidency than for Bernie Sanders, or another genuine leftist, to defeat him. In this sense they are mirror-images of establishment Republicans, such as George W Bush and Colin Powell, who publicly expressed support … Continue reading Truth is many Democrat ‘Moderates’ prefer Trump to Sanders in 2020 White House race