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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
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
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
In Defense of Donald Trump’s Namecalling

In Defense of Donald Trump’s Namecalling

Skewed News — Donald Trump likes to call people “stupid.” And/or “loser.” Obviously, it’s juvenile. Also obviously, Republican primary voters are into it. They like Trump’s short declarative sentences — the secret sauce of which is namecalling. Trump’s namecalling, so loud and so short on specifics, drives the establishment political writers who dominate corporate media crazy. I suspect this is […]

by · December 14, 2015 · 1 comment · Media, Politics
Donald Trumpism Explained: It’s Free Trade, Stupid

Donald Trumpism Explained: It’s Free Trade, Stupid

Skewed News — Donald Trump is a nativist asshole. Why is he leading in the polls, and what does this say about Americans and/or Republicans? Analysts and pundits are obsessing over these questions even more now that the real estate developer billionaire candidate seemed to have jumped the political shark with his statement that he wants to ban Muslims from […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Economy, Media, Politics
Feminists Celebrate Women’s Hard-Won Right To Invade and Slaughter Alongside Men in U.S. Military

Feminists Celebrate Women’s Hard-Won Right To Invade and Slaughter Alongside Men in U.S. Military

Skewed News — If women ruled the world, we’ve been told for years, it would be a more peaceful planet. Now that there’s a real possibility of a first woman president, it is no longer impossible to imagine ladies in charge. Thanks to a new Pentagon rule change, however, there is now less danger of a women-led Earth disintegrating into […]

by · December 6, 2015 · 0 comments · 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