Archive for January, 2016

My Critique of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign

My Critique of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign

Skewed News — Full disclosure: If New York’s primary were held today — not that it typically has a significant electoral impact, since it’s relatively late on the calendar — I’d vote for Bernie Sanders. Why Bernie? Because he’s the best this system has to offer: a flawed candidate whose overall message is important enough, and his record free enough […]

by · January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics
Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Skewed News — The independent senator from Vermont says the economic system is rigged against working-class Americans. He’s right. The electoral political system is a subsidiary of those who rule the economy. Which is why Bernie Sanders never stood a chance. The political system was rigged against him. And yet, despite the formidable institutional obstacles stacked against him, Sanders is […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Skewed News — Here they go again.             Two years ago, NSA whistleblower revealed that many of Silicon Valley’s technology giants had bent over backwards to cooperate with the National Security Agency and other departments of the post-9/11 surveillance police state. Companies like Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Google watched their public reputations implode as it came out that they had […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics, Technology, War
The Depersonalization of Evil

The Depersonalization of Evil

Skewed News — The email was from someone who generally supports me. And it was generally supportive: “I’m glad you still have a platform.” Me too! But the generally nice email contained a qualifier. “I do find a lot of your opinions repugnant.” Whoa. Repugnant? Such a strong word. The Holocaust was repugnant. What did I write or draw that […]

by · January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Media, Politics

Cole Smithey’s MovieWeek No. 401: Charlie Kaufman

aNewDomain — Cole says: “Charlie Kaufman, cinema’s standard-bearer of magical realism, continues to mine slippery tunnels of flawed romantic human emotion with film titles geared to trip up the average moviegoer.” ColeSmithey.com For aNewDomain, I’m Cole Smithey.

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Movies
I Am So Damn Anxious I Feel Like I Am Going To Have a Heart Attack

I Am So Damn Anxious I Feel Like I Am Going To Have a Heart Attack

Skewed News — I never thought I’d live to be this old (52). I never thought that, if I lived to be this old, I’d still be so scared. I’m white, male, able-bodied, educated, tall. Got a solid resume. I’m relatively adaptable. I started out as one of hundreds of professional political cartoonists. Now there are fewer than 20. Yet […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Health, Politics
Cops Are Too Crazy to Trust with Guns

Cops Are Too Crazy to Trust with Guns

Skewed News — We’re not supposed to question juries. They’re our peers. They put in long hours, working hard essentially for free. Most of all, they see all the evidence. We don’t. We have to assume that they know what they’re doing. Sometimes, however, a jury verdict relies on so many false assumptions, baseless assignments of privilege and twisted logic […]

by · January 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics