Editorial

Hey Democrats: It’s OK to be Apathetic. Hillary Has Already Won

Hey Democrats: It’s OK to be Apathetic. Hillary Has Already Won

Skewed News —  It’s over. Hillary has won the Democratic nomination for president. Before a single Iowa caucusgoer or New Hampshire voter or any American voter all weighed in, she has it all wrapped up. It doesn’t matter how many Democrats “feel the Bern” — despite the tens of thousands of young people filling sports arenas all over the country […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 7 comments · Editorial, 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)

Obama Needs to Shut Up About ISIS

Skewed News —  “The killing of innocent people, based on a twisted ideology.” That’s what President Obama called Friday’s simultaneous attacks on a rock concert, soccer match, cafes and bars in Paris. He’s right. And it’s not the first time: ISIS is directly or responsible for at least 9000 deaths during the first eight months of 2014 aloe, according to […]

by · November 16, 2015 · 6 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

Skewed News — “It’s for Syria!” shouted one of the masked gunmen at his victims in Paris’ Le Bataclan theater. “What are you doing in Syria? You’re going to pay now,” another attacker explained. ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has claimed responsibility in a communiqué called yesterday’s attacks in the French capital “the first of the storm” and […]

by · November 14, 2015 · 18 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

Skewed News — There are many contending claims of what socialism is. Let’s take a whirlwind tour: There’s the Cold War propaganda version that paints it as gray block housing, billowing smokestacks and soot-smeared faces, ragged (gray) clothes, and an autocrat wielding a sharp-toothed Secret Police that comes for anyone who complains and shoots them in a basement. And it’s […]

by · November 10, 2015 · 3 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial, Politics
Keep Calm And Vote for the Idiot Brain Surgeon: Behind the Inexplicable Appeal of Ben Carson

Keep Calm And Vote for the Idiot Brain Surgeon: Behind the Inexplicable Appeal of Ben Carson

Skewed News — As a leftist, it makes me feel exceedingly uncomfortable to call the only major black presidential candidate stupid. It’s especially strange to be so certain that he’s a dumbass, given that he’s a brain surgeon. But there it is. It’s true, and it needs to be said. Ben Carson is stupid. For the media, it’s the gaffes. […]

by · October 26, 2015 · 3 comments · Editorial, Politics
Beyond Feminism and Other Defensive Battles: To End All Oppression, We Must Destroy Capitalism!

Beyond Feminism and Other Defensive Battles: To End All Oppression, We Must Destroy Capitalism!

Skewed News — What does ending the oppression of women look like? How will we know when we’ve achieved it? When we’re allowed to get free abortions whenever we want? When we no longer have to fear or experience rape? When we stop sex trafficking? When we all feel positive about our bodies and minds? When all girls in the […]

by · October 21, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
Resistance Hero Defies Invasive Airline Seat “Recliner,” Strikes Blow for Decency

Resistance Hero Defies Invasive Airline Seat “Recliner,” Strikes Blow for Decency

Skewed News — Behavioral scientists conducted experiments during the 1960s to test the effects of overpopulation. What happens, they wanted to know, when there are too many rats and/or not enough food or water to nourish them, in a cage? Some rats withdrew from the colony, taking to a corner to groom themselves. Others mutilated themselves. Other rats turned violent. […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Well,That Happened
Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Skewed News — Sex is bad — for your career, if you’re a writer. This wasn’t always the case. I’m just barely old enough to remember when sex was celebrated. Lack of sex, on the other hand, was considered, if not exactly tragic, certainly nothing to brag about. Nowadays, however, sex positivity is something some people (feminists, mainly, well some […]

by · October 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Media
Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)

Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)

Skewed News —About 20 years ago, in a conversation with a Bangladeshi organizer, the topic of NGOs* came up. He spat in disgust: “I hate NGOs.” At the time, I didn’t really get why he was so vehement about it. I knew NGOs had negative aspects, like siphoning off some revolutionary energy from the masses, but I also still half-believed […]

A Communist Theory of Love

A Communist Theory of Love

Skewed News — 1) How we love one another is determined by our ideology, our view of how the world works. This is historically determined and based in our material conditions. If we are to emancipate love from its current generally strangled and damaged state, it will be in the process of the transformation of society overall. 2) In any […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics