An anthropologist looks at Obama in Laos and sees the harsh truth

Summary: Nobel laureate President Obama visits Laos to the acclaim of the US press. Maximilian Forte looks beneath the celebrity glitter to see harsher truths about our neoliberal elites. It takes the vision of an anthropologist to see through their hypocrisy, pretenses, and lies. Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos? By Maximilian C. Forte. … Continue reading An anthropologist looks at Obama in Laos and sees the harsh truth

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Alaska’s climate scientists tell us the rest of the news, what Obama forgot to mention

Summary: Obama journeys to Alaska and says things. Our journalist-stenographers reprint this as news. They do not consult local experts, and so miss an important part of the story. This post gives you the rest of the news. The great oddity of the climate change campaign is the disinterest of journalists in reporting it well. … Continue reading Alaska’s climate scientists tell us the rest of the news, what Obama forgot to mention

The hidden but important IPCC foundation for Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Summary: The internet overflows with commentary about climate change, much by scientists. Yet all this talk generates more heat than light. Here's a small but telling example, about an IPCC finding that should be a standard note in articles about Obama's Clean Power Plan -- but is ignored by journalists and so little known. "Ignorance … Continue reading The hidden but important IPCC foundation for Obama’s Clean Power Plan