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

Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

New research finds after middle schoolers complete a climate change curriculum, their parents also become more concerned about the phenomenon. High levels of parental trust in their children often leads to these parents being willing to listen to or accept their child's views on complex topics. by Tom Jacobs edited by O Society September 24, 2019 … Continue reading Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

Why People Hate Religion

by Timothy Egan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 You don’t hear much about Sister Norma Pimentel in the secular press. She’s not a wacko, a hypocrite, a sexual predator or a political operative. Her life’s work, she says, is guided by seeing “the presence of God” in migrant children in the shelter she … Continue reading Why People Hate Religion

America’s Original Sin: Trumpets Revive Belief in a ‘White Man’s Country’

It can’t be left to black Americans alone to resist the president’s racism. Citizens of all colours need to resist, and embrace activism by Nell Painter edited by O Society August 6, 2019 The idea some US inhabitants deserve the land, deserve to stay and to occupy it, and that others must go – to be … Continue reading America’s Original Sin: Trumpets Revive Belief in a ‘White Man’s Country’

Conspicuous presumption: Blatant hypocrisy is a status symbol in the Conservative Moral Hierarchy

by Jeremy Sherman edited by O Society May 29, 2019 The king has everything; the peasants have nothing. He eats 15 course meals while the peasants starve. Rebels yell and the king laughs, ignoring or suppressing them effortlessly. Mitch McConnell announces that he’d seat a replacement Supreme Court justice in 2020 after refusing to even … Continue reading Conspicuous presumption: Blatant hypocrisy is a status symbol in the Conservative Moral Hierarchy

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

How racist biases continue to maintain a foothold in research today by Ramin Skibba  Smithsonian edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Scientists, including those who study race, like to see themselves as objectively exploring the world, above the political fray. But such views of scientific neutrality are naive, as study findings, inevitably, are influenced … Continue reading The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

You Don’t Get to Discriminate Just Because You’re Religious: Conservative Moral Hierarchy

I believe in Freedom of Religion as defined by the First Amendment to our United States Constitution. This includes both the right to practice religion and the right to apostasy. by Jill Richardson CounterPunch edited by O Society May 14, 2019 A bill in Texas would allow professionals of all kinds — doctors, pharmacists, electricians — to deny … Continue reading You Don’t Get to Discriminate Just Because You’re Religious: Conservative Moral Hierarchy