Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Trump's State of the Union was a listless torrent of falsehoods. But that doesn't mean he is defeated by Chauncey Devega Salon Feb 6, 2019 Donald Trump is a prince of lies possessed of a blinding lack of self-awareness and totally devoid of a capacity for critical self-reflection. As the Washington Post exhaustively documents, Trump told … Continue reading Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia

by O Society Jan 29, 2019 Ahem. In general, as a principle, it is best to ignore trolls. Case in point. Donald J. Trump is a troll. Best to ignore a troll. Don't feed them and they go away. Eventually. This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass. … Continue reading The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia

Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

by O Society Jan 26,2019 The longest government shutdown in US history is over. In an announcement made Friday after work and right before the weekend starts in earnest, to detract visibility from the statement, Trump ended his shutdown, giving up without funding for his "really great" wall. https://youtu.be/HDoX_mRe61Q?t=28s The handful of remaining White House … Continue reading Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

The Case for Impeachment: once an impeachment inquiry begins, a president loses control of the public conversation

Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. by YONI APPELBAUM  Atlantic March 2019 On january 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the … Continue reading The Case for Impeachment: once an impeachment inquiry begins, a president loses control of the public conversation

Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

With the help of professional wrestling, Trump discovered that he could be the voice of the people. By All That's Interesting Donald Trump’s transformation from East Coast rich kid to President of the United States took decades to play out — and had Trump not participated in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), it may have … Continue reading Donald Trump Learned to Talk to Americans by Playing the People’s Champion on WWF Wrasslin’

On Schadenfreude: Why does it feel good to see someone fail?

by Shensheng Wang Conversation Jan 4, 2019 https://youtu.be/cStja5Zrjs8 In the Pixar animated film “Inside Out,” most of the plot plays out inside protagonist Riley’s head, where five emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger – direct her behavior. The film was released to glowing reviews. But director Pete Docter later admitted that he always regretted … Continue reading On Schadenfreude: Why does it feel good to see someone fail?

The Anti-Trump Party: How the Democratic Party Lost Its Defining Values in an Obsession with Trump

by Jonathan Turley Jan 2, 2019 Washington is a stranger to principle, other than the principle of self advancement. Yet, something new seems to be emerging across the country. Politicians long felt the need to disguise raw political agendas in the pretense of principle. That pretense disappeared. In this age of rage, voters seem to have … Continue reading The Anti-Trump Party: How the Democratic Party Lost Its Defining Values in an Obsession with Trump