Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Henry Giroux  edited by O Society Feb 29 - Leap Day - 2020 Trump’s lies, his disparagement of science and scientists, his claim non-political civil servants are part of the deep state out to "get" him, his lack of credibility, his penchant for political opportunism over the needs of the nation, his pathological embrace of … Continue reading Cult of Willful Ignorance: Stupidity as a Strategy, Donald Trump, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society Feb 28, 2020 If there is one thing which drives me to write, it is the urgent need for all of us to start understanding power. Power is the force which shapes almost everything about our lives and our deaths. There can be no more important issue. Understanding … Continue reading How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power

The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

by Conor Lynch edited by O Society Feb 27, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly believe what he was hearing: “I can’t think of a way that would make it easier for Donald … Continue reading The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

US Intelligence Agencies Meddle in 2020 US Presidential Election Through News Propaganda Outlets

Without proof, The New York Times and Washington Post run “Russia helping Sanders” stories; Sanders responds by bashing Russia. by Joe Lauria edited by O Society Feb 25, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders spooks the Democratic establishment. The Washington Post reports damaging information from intelligence sources against Sanders claiming Russia is trying to help his campaign. … Continue reading US Intelligence Agencies Meddle in 2020 US Presidential Election Through News Propaganda Outlets

Julian Assange Should Be Celebrated Rather Than Incarcerated

by John Pilger edited by O Society Feb 18, 2020 On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the center of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court to decide whether or not he is … Continue reading Julian Assange Should Be Celebrated Rather Than Incarcerated

Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

Sanders and Trump are political opposites on the same path to victory

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. Second-place finisher Pete Buttigieg earned 24.4 percent of the vote, while Amy Klobuchar, not long ago polling in single digits, came out of nowhere with 19.8 percent, a classic New Hampshire outlier result. The words “eked” … Continue reading Sanders and Trump are political opposites on the same path to victory

To Kill The King

by Peter Baker  edited by O Society Feb 17, 2020 Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee, the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. “When you strike at a king,” Emerson famously said, “you must kill him.” Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down. With the end of the … Continue reading To Kill The King

How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?

On spirituality, anti-intellectualism, and existential struggle by Gail Post edited by O Society Feb 15, 2020 A troubling online comment highlights the complicated intersection between spirituality and science. Written by a family after touring an air and space museum, they proudly announce their children's response to depictions of the solar system's formation. "We let it go in one … Continue reading How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?