by Susie Day edited by O Society Dec 7, 2019 Dear Hot-to-Impeach Congressional Democrats, I thought of you when I read “Why the Ukraine Scheme Matters,” the November 25 editorial in the New York Times. As usual, Times syntax and grammar are superb and the editors’ argumentation skills fully justify the current high tuition rates … Continue reading Mad Activist Impeaches Western Culture
Today’s backlash against intellectual life cannot simply be written off as a popular celebration of mindlessness. Adam Waters and E.J. Dionne, Jr. Dissent Winter 2019Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency and continues to govern as a man who is anti-intellectual, as well as anti-fact and anti-truth. “The experts are terrible,” Trump said while discussing foreign policy … Continue reading Is Anti-Intellectualism Ever Good for Democracy?
America’s petty tribal arguments are now driving the bus on serious policy. Here’s why we should worry. by MICHAEL GRUNWAL Politico December 2018 To understand how American politics got the way it is today, it helps to rewind the tape to the presidential campaign of John McCain—specifically to his effort to win back a listless crowd at an otherwise … Continue reading How Everything Became the Culture War
Russia and the Liberals by ANDREW LEVINE CounterPunch Jan 4, 2019 Hillary Clinton and the people around her did not revive the Cold War on their own, but they did play a significant role. As a general rule, HRC’s initiatives turn out badly. As First Lady, she set the cause of health care reform back … Continue reading Commies & the Americans
by David Penner Saker Jan 3, 2019 Ask any American liberal aged sixty-five and older what they think about Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler and they will vehemently denounce these men as tyrants, murderers, and despots. Ask them what they think about the Vietnam War and they will say it was a tragedy, not only for the … Continue reading Mass Psychosis and The Church of Humanitarian Interventionism
Fear. It's the emotion at the heart of Trump and the GOP. Fear of immigrants. Fear of people of color. Fear of equality for women and LGBT people. Fear of religions other than Christianity. Fear of non-existent conspiracies. Fear of the media. Fear of social progress. Ever wonder why? George Lakoff By John Bargh Washington … Continue reading We conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.
By Simon Greer / Independent Media Institute Nov 7, 2018 Way back in 2004, I was in Ohio in the run-up to that year’s presidential election. I had a chance to talk to a woman who was one of the undecided “values voters” who would become folklore among political strategists and pundits in the ensuing years. … Continue reading Here’s How We Can Create a Common-Good Politics