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 […]
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 […]
Skewed News — The Republican Party establishment has dithered for months, hoping against hope that they could stop the insurgent candidacy of real estate magnate Donald J. Trump. Now Trump appears headed for a sweep of Super Tuesday, which would all but assure him the nomination. Yet his GOP opponents can’t seem to unite forces against him. For Skewed News, […]
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 […]
Skewed News — Hillary Clinton’s campaign believes it has a “firewall” against insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders in the form of African-American voters in Southern states where President Bill Clinton is remembered fondly. Do blacks really want to be her firewall? We’ll see soon. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
Skewed News — Late last year, I interviewed Bernie Sanders while working on my biography “Bernie.” I asked him if he planned to reduce the defense budget if elected president. “We will take a hard look at that,” he told me, agreeing that there’s an awful lot of bloat in America’s military spending that ought to be cut. Why doesn’t […]
Skewed News — Last week, I handicapped the Bernie Sanders campaign. He since pulled off an upset in the Iowa Caucus, where he overcame a 40-point lead by Hillary Clinton (the day before, polls said he’d lose by two or three points) to a virtual tie so even that coin tosses and bureaucratic incompetence may have made a difference. It’s […]
Skewed News — In an aggressive move that recalled the Bush campaign in its Florida 2000 judicial coup d’etat, Hillary Clinton declared victory in the incredibly tight Iowa Caucus a full day before the state officially announced the results and before any TV network issued a projection. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
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 […]