Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

  There is another layer—even above and beyond a denial of facts and science—that must be at play: There is a narcissistic obsession with being seen and recognized that feels quintessentially American, even in situations of life and death.  by Dahlia Lithwick May 20, 2020 The obsession with individualism and the misinterpretation of constitutional freedom collide … Continue reading Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

Why Does Donald Trump Still Have Supporters?

https://youtu.be/XHYpKL9TvBc Trump supporters would rather have a dead half a country than a whole one that exists with out them: The Rise of Trump is White America Dying by DL Hughley edited by O Society April 8, 2020 We know Trump has been inept by any standard. He’s embarrassed us on the world scene. He seems … Continue reading Why Does Donald Trump Still Have Supporters?

Whatever He Wants

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

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’