Editorial

I Dunno If Hillary is Evil, But She Sure is Dumb

I Dunno If Hillary is Evil, But She Sure is Dumb

Skewed News — To her enemies and many of her supporters, the brief on Hillary Clinton is that she’s evil but smart. “Smart leadership for the 21st century,” declares her website. Cynical and calculating she may be, people say. Sure, she’s an opportunist. But she knows the American political system inside and out — so she’ll be able to work […]

by · March 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
FBI v. Apple Is Really About Edward Snowden

FBI v. Apple Is Really About Edward Snowden

Skewed News —  The fight between Apple and the FBI has been framed as an epic battle between big tech and big government. Apple, says the Obama Administration, is siding with “its business model and public brand marketing strategy” ahead of public safety. That’s not it, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. He says his company is “a staunch advocate for […]

by · February 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics, Technology
For Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Politics is Personal

For Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Politics is Personal

Skewed News — Could the clash between Clintonian “realism” and Sandersian “idealism” come down to personal history? Hillary Clinton’s sales pitch to Democrats is simple: Get real! The Republicans controlling Congress (and who’ll likely still be in charge in 2017) won’t even allow President Obama to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the Supreme Court. There is no way in hell, she says, that these intransigent […]

by · February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, 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
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
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
6 Crazy Things Donald Trump Says That Are Absolutely Right

6 Crazy Things Donald Trump Says That Are Absolutely Right

Skewed News — Donald Trump has surged to the top of the Republican heap by saying outrageous things, issuing over-the-top insults, and making ridiculous proposals. Some of his utterances, like his sexist remarks about Carly Fiorina’s looks, are offensive. His nativist demagoguery, calling for mass arrests and deportations of Latinos and a visa ban to Muslim visitors, are outright fascist. […]

by · December 21, 2015 · 2 comments · Editorial, Media, Politics
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

The Democrats Are Just As Crazy and Just as Warmongery as Republicans

Skewed News — Senator Ted Cruz, by most measures the second most popular presidential candidate among Republican primary voters after Donald Trump, is catching flak for his call to carpet-bomb ISIS. Granted, Cruz’s understanding of warfare isn’t sophisticated. Called out on the fact that Vietnam-style carpet-bombing of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria would kill a lot […]

by · December 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Donald Trump Can Win the White House. And He’s Crazy.

Donald Trump Can Win the White House. And He’s Crazy.

Skewed News — It’s time to face the truth: Donald Trump could be our next president. It’s also time to recognize that he is dangerous. First, the likelihood of him being elected. For many months the professional pundit class (the same guys who told us U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators) has assured us that the Trump surge couldn’t […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 1 comment · Editorial, Politics, Well,That Happened
Post-Planned Parenthood Shooting, Liberals Should Stop Telling Pro-Lifers To Shut Up, and Start Telling Them to Stop Lying

Post-Planned Parenthood Shooting, Liberals Should Stop Telling Pro-Lifers To Shut Up, and Start Telling Them to Stop Lying

Skewed News — Another mass shooting. Another national conversation about gun violence. Another discussion that misses the point. Liberals and supporters of gun control are blaming right-wing rhetoric — as currently uttered by the major Republican candidates for president — for creating a volatile atmosphere that sets off psychologically fragile people like the man who opened fire at a Planned […]

by · November 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Media, Politics