The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Brad Parscale says he’s taking a relative pittance to run Trump's reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale claims about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is. by Peter Elkind and Doris Burke edited by O Society September 17, 2019 On the evening of May 30, Brad Parscale, the campaign … Continue reading The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True

by Matthew Warren edited by O Society September 12, 2019 If you hear an unfounded statement often enough, you might just start believing it’s true. This phenomenon, known as the “illusory truth effect,” is exploited by politicians and advertisers — and if you think you are immune to it, you’re probably wrong. Earlier this year we reported … Continue reading When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True

In the Reality-Based World, Russia-gate is Dead. In the World of Political Theater, it is Still the New 42

https://youtu.be/N_dUmDBfp6k by Craig Murray edited by O Society August 12, 2019 Douglas Adams famously suggested the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. In the world of the political elite, the answer is Russiagate. What caused the electorate to turn on the political elite, to defeat Hillary Clinton and to rush to Brexit? … Continue reading In the Reality-Based World, Russia-gate is Dead. In the World of Political Theater, it is Still the New 42

Truth is many Democrat ‘Moderates’ prefer Trump to Sanders in 2020 White House race

https://youtu.be/N8eWgzo1UPc by Slavoj Žižek edited by O Society August 6, 2019 Many so-called Democrat ‘moderates’ would prefer Donald Trump to retain the US Presidency than for Bernie Sanders, or another genuine leftist, to defeat him. In this sense they are mirror-images of establishment Republicans, such as George W Bush and Colin Powell, who publicly expressed support … Continue reading Truth is many Democrat ‘Moderates’ prefer Trump to Sanders in 2020 White House race

Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him

by Paul Rosenberg edited by O Society August 4, 2019 "Bush Lied/People Died” is simple, cliché, and to the point: There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and no reason to invade. People paid for it with their lives. Iraq Body Count kept track of how many. Trump also lies in a fundamentally different … Continue reading Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him

Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

Investigation shows the oil company understood the science long before it became a public issue, then spent millions to promote misinformation https://youtu.be/Fa9nN3G2CSg by Scientific American edited by O Society July 27, 2019 Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue, as shown by an investigation from … Continue reading Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

by Nils Melzer edited by O Society June 26, 2019 UN Special Rapporteur on Torture On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, … Continue reading Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange