Left Politics
Let’s obliterate the myth that humans have a bad sense of smell
23 Nov 2017 | 3:14 pm CET
Humans have excellent olfaction and can smell more than a trillion odors. Humans are the superior animal on planet Earth. We have huge brains that al…
Delhi's off-the-charts smog, explained
23 Nov 2017 | 3:14 pm CET
Breathing in Delhi this month was like smoking 50 cigarettes a day. Delhi has earned the unenviable distinction of becoming the most polluted city on…
“Motivated ignorance” is ruining our political discourse
23 Nov 2017 | 3:05 pm CET
Talking with a political opponent is almost as unpleasant as getting a tooth pulled. If you ever thought, “You couldn’t pay me to listen to Sean H…
In Vancouver, 50% of trips are by foot, bike, or transit. This video shows how they did it.
23 Nov 2017 | 2:22 pm CET
Step one: Start decades ago. Vancouver, British Columbia, has aggressive aspirations for sustainability. Its goal is to be entirely powered by clean e…
Women surgeons are punished more than men for the exact same mistakes, study finds
23 Nov 2017 | 2:10 pm CET
The analysis helps explain the gender wage gap. Earlier this year, the BBC sparked an international discussion about pay equity following the releas…
Trump Replies to Tweet About Stoking Resentment Against Minorities: 'MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!'
23 Nov 2017 | 1:20 pm CET
Source: [b]Mediate[/b] by Aidan McLaughlin 7:02 am, November 23rd, 2017 On Wednesday, Washington Post writer Greg Sargent tweeted out a l…
AG Jeff Sessions orders review of FBI gun background check system
23 Nov 2017 | 1:06 pm CET
IMO anything that will keep weapons out of a criminals hands is a move in the right direction. HOWEVER, this doesn't go nearly far enough. I'm afrai…
Links 11/23/17
23 Nov 2017 | 12:55 pm CET
Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Rohingya Muslims
23 Nov 2017 | 11:31 am CET
If I were Rohingya, I'd want more than a deal with the Bangladeshi government; I'd want UN peace-keeping troops to protect me....
Argentina missing submarine: Loud noise investigated
23 Nov 2017 | 11:13 am CET
How Did 1917 Change the West?
23 Nov 2017 | 7:55 am CET
The US and Europe were more influenced by the Russian revolution of 1917 than they care to admit.
JPMorgan's Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president
23 Nov 2017 | 7:23 am CET
Trump’s FCC Goes to War on Net Neutrality
23 Nov 2017 | 6:43 am CET
Net neutrality has been under attack since 2002, and the Trump Administration is determined to do it in.
12 Therapeutic House Plants That Can Boost Your Physical Health, Emotional Well-Being—and Even Your Brain Power
23 Nov 2017 | 5:50 am CET
Click here for reuse options! The healing power of plants is real. A growing body of research proves that simply being around nat…
Mexican drug smugglers have been using a marijuana cannon to fire drugs into the US
23 Nov 2017 | 4:12 am CET
Italy's Berlusconi hopes European court allows comeback
23 Nov 2017 | 3:33 am CET
Protesters build Holocaust memorial at home of far-right German politician
23 Nov 2017 | 3:21 am CET
South Korea considers scrapping military exercises with the US ahead of the Winter Olympics
23 Nov 2017 | 3:17 am CET
Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life
23 Nov 2017 | 2:55 am CET
No Thanks to Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 | 2:55 am CET
Click here for reuse options! Let's atone for the genocide that was incited by the very men we idolize as our founding fathers.
4 women have now alleged sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken
23 Nov 2017 | 2:10 am CET
Two more came forward Wednesday night. Two more women have accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual misconduct, bringing the total number of women wh…
Call Me by Your Name is an erotic film in every sense of the word. It’s also a masterpiece.
23 Nov 2017 | 12:52 am CET
Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer star in a lush story of first love and desire. It is not easy to put Call Me by Your Name into words. Luca Guadagn…
Americans think sexual harassment is a problem in Hollywood and DC — but not where they work
23 Nov 2017 | 12:00 am CET
A tale of two charts. Sexual misconduct allegations have rocked Hollywood, the media, and Capitol Hill this week. These high-profile accusations —…
Jim Hightower: This Thanksgiving, Break the Colonial Mold and Have an Earth Dinner
22 Nov 2017 | 11:53 pm CET
Most of us don't realize that our dinner tells many stories. Let's talk turkey!No, not the orange butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I'm…
A definitive ranking of Thanksgiving sides
22 Nov 2017 | 11:28 pm CET
Winter isn't coming. It's here. Sunsets in the middle of the afternoon, temperatures dipping into the 40s and below throughout the country, and itchy,…
Sexual Allegations Against Jordan Chariton And The Need For Due Process
22 Nov 2017 | 11:09 pm CET
Multiple accounts of Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton's conduct in a Michigan hotel room underscore the difficulty of proving sexual allegations w…
How Gutting Net Neutrality Poses a Direct Threat to Political Organizing
22 Nov 2017 | 11:04 pm CET
The FCC's Ajit Pai ignores public support and laws upholding equal internet access. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai issue…
Here Comes the Next Big Right-Wing Attack on Our Voting Systems
22 Nov 2017 | 10:50 pm CET
Click here for reuse options! Right-wingers are using bad data and shoddy methodology to push localities to purge infrequent voters.
Nearly Half of Republicans Say an Alleged Child Sex Abuser Should Be Allowed to Serve in Senate: Poll
22 Nov 2017 | 10:39 pm CET
Click here for reuse options! Those aren't the only disturbing findings from Quinnipiac University's latest. It was alw…
Here's how much you'll pay with the proposed National Park Service entrance fee hikes
22 Nov 2017 | 10:38 pm CET
The increase would affect peak season at some of the most visited parks, including Grand Canyon and Yosemite. The National Park Service announced a pr…
The GOP Accepted Donations from an Accused Nazi War Criminal as Recently as 2014: Report
22 Nov 2017 | 9:55 pm CET
Click here for reuse options! Michael Karkoc is a "lifelong Republican" wanted for liquidating a village in Eastern Poland.
Trump Is About to Provoke a Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti
22 Nov 2017 | 9:41 pm CET
Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees are being told to leave. Here’s why that may be a problem in three years. President Donald Trump issued tw…
C-SPAN Cuts off Caller Who Advises Roy Moore Victims to Say 'He Has a Tiny Little' Penis
22 Nov 2017 | 9:36 pm CET
The staid network was in no mood for jokes. C-SPAN’s Washington Journal disconnected a caller who suggested that the women who say they were…
Type of Alcohol Determines Whether You Become Merry or Maudlin—Study
22 Nov 2017 | 9:26 pm CET
Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation—and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emot…
2:00PM Water Cooler 11/22/2017
22 Nov 2017 | 8:00 pm CET
Today's Water Cooler: NAFTA, Big Pharma and TPP, Democratic Wave, Conyers, "The First Bank President," durable goods, Excel, net neutrality…
Fox & Friends gave Trump's FCC chairman a free pass to spin his assault on net neutrality
22 Nov 2017 | 6:09 pm CET
Ajit Pai, the Republican-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), enjoyed a lighthearted interview on President Donald Trump…
<meta charset="utf-8" />Google is promoting and monetizing a website’s fake story about Keanu Reeves
22 Nov 2017 | 6:02 pm CET
Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Google has a serious problem with promoting and monetizing fake news, as a recent fabricated story about actor Keanu Reeve…
Donald Trump’s Hometown Papers Denounce His Roy Moore Support
22 Nov 2017 | 4:53 pm CET
A day after President Donald Trump defended Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of sexually abusing teenage girls, the presi…
New Tax Plan Contains Even More Bad News for Student Borrowers
22 Nov 2017 | 4:10 pm CET
The headline in the New York Times seemed sympathetic: "The House Just Voted To Bankrupt Graduate Students".The piece by Erin Rousseau, a gr…
Natural Solutions to Climate Change
22 Nov 2017 | 4:00 pm CET
At the United Nations climate change meeting that just concluded in Bonn, Germany, global leaders reaffirmed that the world cannot respond adequately…
Right, Left, and Macron
22 Nov 2017 | 2:57 pm CET
At a time of deepening inequality, the primary challenge France faces is to shift its focus from damage control to damage prevention. President Emmanu…
Inconvenient Truths About Migration
22 Nov 2017 | 2:33 pm CET
Standard economic theory says that net inward migration, like free trade, benefits the native population after a lag. But recent research has poked la…
A Day Before Thanksgiving, Trump Slams Father of UCLA Basketball Player as “Ungrateful”
22 Nov 2017 | 1:46 pm CET
One day before families across the country gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump is blasting one man as an “ungrateful fool&#…
The R&D Road to Development
22 Nov 2017 | 1:17 pm CET
Research and development – into everything from cleaner ovens to preventing family violence – delivers some of the highest social benefits of any…
Links 11/22/17
22 Nov 2017 | 12:55 pm CET
The Pixies Have Mellowed Out, But They’re Still Selling Out Shows
22 Nov 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Joey Santiago, lead guitarist of the Pixies, is in LA and—predictably—stuck in traffic. But rather than rage about it, he says it puts him in…
I Went to a Potluck That Embraced Awkward Political Conversations
22 Nov 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
It’s that time of year when we gather with family and friends to share a meal and catch up, swap stories, and perhaps, if your family is like mi…
The Mayor of San Juan Isn’t Finished With Donald Trump: “Power Does Not Make You a Good Person”
22 Nov 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Ten days after Hurricane María ripped through Puerto Rico—lashing the island with 155-mile-per-hour winds and pounding rain that knocked out the en…
Native American Dishes You Can Cook This Week
22 Nov 2017 | 12:00 pm CET
Lakota Chef Sean Sherman, known as “The Sioux Chef,” is on a mission to revive the pre-Reservation cuisine of Indian tribes—food that…
Philadelphia Fed Study Debunks Main Argument for Student Debt Slavery
22 Nov 2017 | 9:51 am CET
Evidence that the justification for putting student loan borrowers on the rack was ideological garbage.
Tech Giants Look to WTO to Entrench Their Monopoly Powers and Profits
22 Nov 2017 | 7:16 am CET
How tech titans are using the WTO and trade agreements to further strengthen their dominant positions.
The Impact of Brexit on the Irish Energy System – Pragmatism vs. Principles
22 Nov 2017 | 6:33 am CET
Irish energy provision illustrates some of the downside of Brexit for the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.
CNN's Chris Cuomo blasts Breitbart editor's defense of claim that many cases of rape are simply regretted sex
22 Nov 2017 | 4:57 am CET
CHRIS CUOMO (HOST): We see a little bit further muddying of it coming from one of your own, Alex Marlow. Alex Marlow says, "you know, rape, what is it…
The Turkey Industry Is Very Thankful for Donald Trump
22 Nov 2017 | 12:44 am CET
In keeping with a longstanding pre-Thanksgiving presidential tradition, President Trump on Tuesday spared the lives of two turkeys—Wishbone and Drum…
Fake news website YourNewsWire deletes bogus story about Keanu Reeves
22 Nov 2017 | 12:02 am CET
Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Prominent fake news website YourNewsWire deleted a fabricated story headlined “Keanu Reeves: Hollywood Elites Use ‘Blo…
4 ways right-wing media are shilling for tax reform (and why they're wrong)
21 Nov 2017 | 11:07 pm CET
Sarah Wasko / Media Matters House and Senate advance bills to reform the tax code NY Times: House and Senate Republicans advance proposals for a “sw…
USA Today Ignores Climate Change as Factor in Alaskan Drilling
21 Nov 2017 | 11:06 pm CET
Please tell USA Today to mention climate change prominently when writing about energy issues.
How CBS and PBS have reported on Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct
21 Nov 2017 | 10:35 pm CET
Sarah Wasko / Media Matters CBS and PBS are the latest news outlets to cover reported incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct by one of their ow…
Trump Breaks Silence on Roy Moore: “He Totally Denies It”
21 Nov 2017 | 10:31 pm CET
President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke publicly about scandal-plagued Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday for the first time since reports of sexua…
Alex Jones: I know the Las Vegas gunman was a liberal because he drank Pepsi
21 Nov 2017 | 9:29 pm CET
ALEX JONES (HOST): He drank Pepsi. And again liberals, I mean literally conservatives do not drink -- especially in the Obama era -- conservatives dri…
‘Wealthy Countries Have Damaged the Climate in Incredible Ways’
21 Nov 2017 | 9:03 pm CET
"The US, more than any other country in the history of the world, is most responsible for causing the climate crisis.... We sort of broke the climate,…
The Nation sports editor: Trump's demonization of black athletes is "a playbook that goes back 100 years"
21 Nov 2017 | 8:54 pm CET
CRAIG MELVIN (HOST): What does the president stand to gain by feuding with the sports community, Dave Zirin?  DAVE ZIRIN: Well, first of all, let's b…
Forget Charlie Rose. One of These Women Should Replace Him.
21 Nov 2017 | 8:47 pm CET
On Tuesday, Charlie Rose was fired from both CBS and PBS in the wake of a Washington Post story just a day earlier that outlined multiple sexual…
Fox's Jason Chaffetz: Some women may "want to take advantage" and make up sexual harassment allegations
21 Nov 2017 | 8:12 pm CET
MELISSA FRANCIS (HOST): Do you feel like this is a witch hunt? I mean, a lot of men out there are worried that even if they didn't do anything, tha…
Rush Limbaugh: Charlie Rose's co-hosts may have known about -- and hid -- his sexual misconduct
21 Nov 2017 | 8:06 pm CET
RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Today on the CBS early morning show, whatever they call it -- Today show competitor -- you had Gayle King on. We’ve got…
2:00PM Water Cooler 11/21/2017
21 Nov 2017 | 8:00 pm CET
Today's Water Cooler: Roy Moore, Trump/Bush analogy, DSA, national activity, Tesla Semi debacle?, Facebook traffic, blockchain, Keystone, IP…
The Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Is Not Over Yet
21 Nov 2017 | 7:33 pm CET
Yesterday, after the Nebraska Public Service Commission met to decide whether to give Keystone XL a permit to cross the state, headlines seemed to hai…
The Platform Economy
21 Nov 2017 | 7:00 pm CET
While developed countries in Europe, North America, and Asia are rapidly aging, emerging economies are predominantly youthful. Nigerian, Indonesian, a…
‘The Nuclear Enterprise Is on Autopilot’
21 Nov 2017 | 6:29 pm CET
"Pentagon spending is the least effective way to create jobs.... Infrastructure spending is about one-and-a-half times as many jobs as Pentagon spendi…
This New Ad Running in Alabama Hits Roy Moore Where it Hurts Most
21 Nov 2017 | 6:09 pm CET
Doug Jones hasn’t had any problems raising money—the Alabama Democrat, who is vying to replace interim Sen. Luther Strange in next month’…
The Twilight of Angela Merkel
21 Nov 2017 | 4:51 pm CET
While Angela Merkel’s departure may not be imminent, her power is leaching away. With Germany set to turn further inward as it struggles to form a n…
Germany’s Götterdämmerung
21 Nov 2017 | 4:00 pm CET
With the withdrawal of the Free Democrats from coalition talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel could be forced to form a minority government. That would not…
Capitalism: Not With a Bang But With a (Prolonged) Whimper
21 Nov 2017 | 3:55 pm CET
The question: How does capitalism end?
Profiles in Discouragement
21 Nov 2017 | 3:24 pm CET
One day, the United States will turn the page on Donald Trump. But, as Americans prepare to observe their Thanksgiving holiday, they should reflect th…
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Annals of Rehabilitation
21 Nov 2017 | 1:45 pm CET
He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates...
Preparing for the Trump Trade Wars
21 Nov 2017 | 12:49 pm CET
In the first 11 months of his presidency, Donald Trump has failed to back up his words – or tweets – with action on a variety of fronts. But the r…
Review: ‘Shadow World’ Documentary Exposes Business Of War Based On Greed
21 Nov 2017 | 3:31 am CET
In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S.
Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior
20 Nov 2017 | 8:30 pm CET
60 Minutes did not once mention the direct role the United States played in creating, perpetuating and prolonging a crisis that’s left over 10,000 c…
Second Woman Accuses Al Franken of Groping
20 Nov 2017 | 7:16 pm CET
A second woman has come forward alleging Minnesota Senator Al Franken groped her. Lindsay Menz claims Franken grabbed her butt while they posed for a…
Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy’ Is A Cruel Figment Of The Capitalist Imagination
20 Nov 2017 | 6:15 pm CET
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, who has an estimated net worth of $6.4 million, wants people to believe an extra $58 a month will allow for “Cindy”…
How Women Shape Coups
20 Nov 2017 | 5:30 pm CET
In Zimbabwe, as in all coups, much behind-the-scenes plotting continues to take place in the aftermath of the military's overthrow of President Robert…
Tomgram: Michael Klare, Normalizing Nukes
19 Nov 2017 | 10:43 pm CET
Maybe you thought America’s nuclear arsenal, with its thousands of city-busting, potentially civilization-destroying thermonuclear warheads, was…
‘Tolerance of Violence in Homes Is the Necessary Precursor to Public Violence’
18 Nov 2017 | 12:39 am CET
"The reason that we don’t have a good understanding of domestic violence and sexual violence and the role that those play in persistent misogyny and…
Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator as Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’
17 Nov 2017 | 10:03 pm CET
For many in the Western press, de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman’s self-serving power grab is the action of a bold “reformer,” a roguish…
Beyond Prisons — Episode 16: Racial Violence Syllabus feat. Dr. Walter Greason
17 Nov 2017 | 7:16 pm CET
Dr. Walter Greason joins the podcast to discusses his Racial Violence Syllabus, which attracted worldwide attention following the "Unite the Right" r…
It's Time to Revisit Trump's History With Women
17 Nov 2017 | 6:41 pm CET
We're in the midst of a unique moment in modern history. Women are speaking up about the mistreatment they've suffered at the hands of power…
William Hartung on Nuclear Overkill, Karen Orenstein on Climate Disconnect
17 Nov 2017 | 5:18 pm CET
While we're talking about the dangers of Trump having his hand on the nuclear button, we should also be asking why we maintain a world-ending arsenal…
‘There’s All Kinds of People Who Have Their Snouts in the Trough Here’
17 Nov 2017 | 12:21 am CET
"This industry is probably one of the most influential on the planet in terms of lobbying, political contributions. So it’s not so much that we lack…
FCC Gives Sinclair Broadcast Group A Gift By Eliminating Key Media Ownership Rule
16 Nov 2017 | 11:45 pm CET
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated a rule that has existed for four decades, which prohibited corporations from owning newspapers…
Spinning E-Commerce as Rust Belt’s Salvation
16 Nov 2017 | 10:56 pm CET
Times are tough in Middle America, but the New York Times says there's hope on the horizon — conveniently packaged in the economic boom of e-commerc…
Woman Held At Private Immigrant Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assault By Guard
16 Nov 2017 | 9:56 pm CET
An incarcerated immigrant woman alleges guards sexually harassed and assaulted her and other women at a private immigrant detention center in Taylor,…
How Accused Child Abuser Roy Moore Could Be Kept Out of the Senate
16 Nov 2017 | 9:33 pm CET
The Roy Moore saga gets worse every day. The allegations piling up against the Alabama Republican now include Moore, then the local DA, being ban…
Al Franken Agrees to Ethics Investigation After Groping Accusation
16 Nov 2017 | 7:47 pm CET
Minnesota senator Al Franken said he would cooperate with an ethics investigation after radio/TV host Leeann Tweeden accused the then-comedian of &quo…
Al Franken Accused of Forcibly Kissing, Groping Radio Host on USO Tour
16 Nov 2017 | 6:24 pm CET
Minnesota Senator Al Franken has been accused of groping radio/TV host and model Leeann Tweeden without her consent during a USO Tour in December…
The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying
16 Nov 2017 | 4:58 pm CET
Tragically, one of the most honest rhetorical tools that journalists have in the fight for truth has been struck from the lingua franca of US journali…
Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal
16 Nov 2017 | 4:07 pm CET
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal…
Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, Beating Back the Bad Boys
16 Nov 2017 | 1:42 pm CET
Chicago’s Attack On The Homeless: After Tent City Evictions, People Are In Hiding
15 Nov 2017 | 11:20 pm CET
As temperatures drop, Chicago officials remain committed to ensuring homeless people are unable to erect "Tent Cities" in the Uptown area. The post Ch…
How Republicans Are Still Trying to Lock Hillary Clinton Up
15 Nov 2017 | 8:26 pm CET
The nation's ultra-conservative attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is facing mounting pressure from the far-right wing of his party, and even Presi…
Joe Biden: Trump Administration 'Dangerous to the Fabric of Society'
15 Nov 2017 | 4:21 pm CET
"The journey of this country has always been: When we run into this phony populism that occurs, it always gets pushed back," former vice pre…
Protest Song Of The Week: ‘What We’re Up Against’ By Worriers
15 Nov 2017 | 4:08 am CET
Lauren Denitzio has long been a master of lived-in, personal-political songwriting. With Worriers, Denitzio creates melodic punk songs that weave stor…
CIA Narrative On WikiLeaks Dominates Coverage Of Trump Jr. Correspondence
14 Nov 2017 | 11:48 pm CET
The US media response to a report on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIA's narrative. The post CIA Narrative…
Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington
14 Nov 2017 | 1:53 pm CET
Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war...
Tomgram: Alfred W. McCoy, Washington's Drug of Choice in the War on Terror
12 Nov 2017 | 10:43 pm CET
After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump’s White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is st…
Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia And Kidnapping Of Lebanese Prime Minister
12 Nov 2017 | 4:07 pm CET
When Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s plane landed in Saudi Arabia on November 3, his phone was confiscated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salm…
Tomgram: Subhankar Banerjee, The Destruction of a Vast Transnational Nursery?
9 Nov 2017 | 1:50 pm CET
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t just stay up north...
Tomgram: Nomi Prins, You, Sir, Are No Alexander Hamilton
7 Nov 2017 | 1:45 pm CET
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doesn’t exactly come across as the guy you’d want in your corner in a playground tussle...
Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, War Making in the Age of the Imperial Presidency
5 Nov 2017 | 10:52 pm CET
On September 1, 1970, soon after President Nixon expanded the Vietnam War by invading neighboring Cambodia, Democratic Senator George McGovern, a …
Tomgram: Eduardo Galeano, Monster Wanted
2 Nov 2017 | 12:33 pm CET
By day, the sun guides them. By night, the stars...
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Doing Bin Laden's Bidding
31 Oct 2017 | 11:55 am CET
Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consignedto the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, mu…