Editorial

Does Elon Musk Care if We All Die?

Does Elon Musk Care if We All Die?

Elon Musk is big news. Pick a random day and one of his companies’ press releases probably made its way throughout Facebook. For instance, a few days ago he launched a speedy new SUV called the Tesla Model X that can drive 250 miles on a single charge. Not only that, it’s probably the safest car ever made, ranking off […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial, Science
A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

Skewed News — More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a proper diagnosis. But most of the approaches being offered to treat the problem are placebos, an endless supply of ineffective remedies to “fix” or reform it, to make it “less […]

by · September 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Interfaith Services Are Stupid

Interfaith Services Are Stupid

Skewed News —  This morning at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, Pope Francis led an interfaith service. As The Washington Post reports, “the Catholic Church set off massive changes 50 years ago this fall with the Second Vatican Council document called Nostra aetate. That opened in a dramatic way Catholics to other faiths. Because of the size of the church, […]

by · September 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Religion
Let VW Face the Same Penalties as Us — or Let Us Go Unpunished Too

Let VW Face the Same Penalties as Us — or Let Us Go Unpunished Too

Skewed News —  If you did it once, you’d be fired. If you did it hundreds of times, you’d go to prison. Why should a corporation worth billions of dollars be treated more leniently than we individuals? “Volkswagen has admitted installing software in 11 million vehicles that was used to provide false results about emissions, though it was not clear […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Carly Fiorina’s Sleazy, Revealing Lie About Her Dead “Daughter”

Carly Fiorina’s Sleazy, Revealing Lie About Her Dead “Daughter”

Skewed News — David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and Ur of conventional wisdom in corporate media, says Carly Fiorina came out of Wednesday’s gruelingly long Republican presidential debate as “the most impressive candidate,” though “her spotty record at Hewlett-Packard” makes her a better prospect for vice president. The standout moment in Fiorina’s performance was the revelation that she’d […]

by · September 19, 2015 · 16 comments · Editorial, Politics
David Brooks Says You Should Vote for Joe Biden Because His Son Died

David Brooks Says You Should Vote for Joe Biden Because His Son Died

Skewed News — One month ago, influential New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks said Vice President Joe Biden shouldn’t run for president. After watching Biden talk to Stephen Colbert about the recent death of his son Beau, however, he thinks America should give him a shot at his own personal set of launch codes. The way Biden talked about […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Dear Capitalist, Leave Me the Hell Alone on My Day Off

Dear Capitalist, Leave Me the Hell Alone on My Day Off

Skewed News — It’s apparently not enough that you consume all our hours and energy, squeezing us so hard that we turn into miserable wrecks just so you can stuff your face with gourmet food and pay your golf club membership. It’s not enough that we that we work so hard at your crappy jobs that we become dry exhausted […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Wham, Bam! Seizer Augustus and the New (Iran Nuclear) Deal of 2015

Wham, Bam! Seizer Augustus and the New (Iran Nuclear) Deal of 2015

Because putting off a possible global nuclear conflagration ‘til tomorrow makes everyone sleep more soundly at night right now. Like, you know, putting off paying the bills so you can buy stuff you can’t afford now.

by · September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Buck Up, Revolutionary Soldier

Buck Up, Revolutionary Soldier

Skewed News — Last week an alcoholic stood up in a sweltering meeting hall and promised his fellow workers that he’d stop drinking, so he could participate more effectively in the class struggle. He asked them to hold him to account, and they agreed to do so. The pain of living under capitalism is bad. The eviction notice, the shocking […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 6 comments · Cartoons, Editorial, Politics
Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Robots, Step Aside: The Gravediggers of Capitalism are Still Flesh and Blood Workers

Skewed News —When they’re not terrifyingly militarized Terminator-style, robots are marketed as amazing and cool, even cute and cuddly. The prevailing myth was that they’d perform tasks and chores we don’t enjoy while we’d sit by the pool sipping margaritas. But what no one told us was that our lives of leisure would be spent without any money to pay […]

by · August 31, 2015 · 1 comment · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial