What kind of spectacle is the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump? by Fintan O'Toole edited by O Society Feb 10, 2020 In its opening days, the audience was given two wildly different but equally bathetic prompts as to how we should see it. We were invited by two central figures to understand it, on … Continue reading Whatever He Wants
https://youtu.be/wyb7dt9nz_g by Andrew Wood edited by O Society Nov 30, 2019 Following just a few days of Congressional testimony, it is clear Trump will, at most, be impeached but certainly not convicted. This would be nothing new, for although such proceedings now are brought against four presidents in U.S. history, not a single one was … Continue reading The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow
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
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
I'll tell you the story of Donny the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand … Continue reading Donny the Clown on Poetry Corner Street Fight
C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Why do so many people in the U.S. today find Trump’s racist rants and authoritarian mindset appealing? What are the political checks and balances — or lack thereof — that can ward off the impact of the Republican leadership’s disastrous policies? Is a constitutional … Continue reading To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change
by Peter Beinart edited by O Society July 31, 2019 wypipologist If you listened earlier this month to Republican responses to Donald Trump’s call for Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley to “go back” to the “places from which they came,” you noticed something odd. Trump’s defenders kept mentioning Israel. “They hate … Continue reading The Real Reason So Many Republicans Love Israel? Their Own White Supremacy.