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How Euphemistic Corporate Language Aided Purdue Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Crisis

Corporate jargon is full of empty phrases and endless metaphors. But lurking underneath is the dark reality of how this language facilitates corporate profits at the cost of human lives.


There Are No Good Royals

If a member of Britain’s degenerate ruling family doesn’t like attention, he should go away and do something useful with his life.


Why Conservatism Can Never Be “Populist”

Conservative “populism” has never been about egalitarianism, but about mobilizing support for traditional hierarchies and giving those considered “worthy” a taste of status and power. A review of “I, The People The Rhetoric of Conservative Populism in the United States” by Paul Elliott Johnson.


Whose Fault Is An Uprising?

When people resist intolerable conditions, those who created the problem always try to shift the blame onto the ones resisting.


What Progressives Need To Learn From Republicans About Forcing Concessions From Party Leaders

Power concedes nothing without a demand, as holdout Republicans demonstrated by demanding concessions for their vote for speaker. Progressives should have done the same in 2021.


The Guy Who Just Loves Everyone

Love of humanity necessitates the hatred of injustice.


The Right’s Opposition to Big Tech Is Hypocritical Posturing, But Shows Us How Conservatives Thrive

Right-wing policies are the reason there is unchecked corporate power in the first place. We need to expose the hollowness of anti-tech conservatism and articulate a persuasive left critique of Silicon Valley.


Why We Must Criticize Our Culture

The job of a critic is to shatter the illusion that the status quo is necessary or good, and to free people’s imaginations for the contemplation of alternatives.


What Americans Still Don’t Know About the Vietnam War

Vietnam War veteran W.D. Ehrhart discusses how he went from eager enlistee to anti-war activist.


We Live In The Age of The Bullshitter

The great mystery of our times: Why does anyone take seriously people who are so obviously full of it?


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