Thursday, December 5, 2019

Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

The civic, patriotic and political language we use to describe ourselves remains unchanged. But the America we celebrate is an illusion.

The Explosive New Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly, Detailed

After complaining, a former Fox News host was banned from his show.

Interrupting Trump’s Strut Is Only a Start

Can we now get serious, journalists, about what’s at stake in American politics?

AP Smears Trump

“This AP article is extremely vague about what it is alleging, or who was behind the allegations, but it does provide several hints regarding whether its main sources were from the Trump campaign, or from the Clinton campaign, or both equally.”

Workers of the Future, Unite

We need to prepare for a future in which advances in productivity – from technology or other sources – are shared more equally than they are today.

After Historic Swimming Gold, Simone Manuel Addresses Police Brutality And Racism

“I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it.”

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

Trump is a dangerous demagogue who is inciting violence, and the time for it to stop is now.

Musical “Zuccotti Park” Brings Economic Justice to New York International Fringe Festival

"Easily the liveliest of the productions, 'Zuccotti Park' follows the Occupy movement in its early inception and the many narratives that echo a 'People work their ass off and cannot pay the rent' refrain."

Experts, Journalists Slam Trump’s All-Male Economic Advisory Council

There are 13 People on Donald Trump's new Economic Advisory Council. All 13 are men. None are actual economists.

What is the World? Who are We? What are We Going to do About...

We are better people, individually and collectively, when we reject hubris and embrace humility, and we stand a better chance of making real progress when we better understand the world and our place in it.