Skewed News — Sometimes you should take people at their word. Even bad people. Even weird people. Even bad weird people. On Halloween Metrojet Flight 9268 broke apart in their air after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt en route to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board. Metrojet is a Russian carrier. After the crash, the Islamic State of […]
Ahmed Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi exile who convinced the neoconservatives in the Bush Administration to invade Iraq due to Saddam’s (fictional) weapons of mass destruction, is dead at 71. What now? For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
Skewed News — Today is day one of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s questioning of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I have news for my Republican friends: nothing that happens today or later this week will change the fact that no one on the left cares about Benghazi. 35% of Americans don’t even know what Benghazi is. Liberal disinterest in assigning […]
Skewed News — Three hundred twenty-one days after the United States formally announced the end of its war against Afghanistan, President Obama announced that the war would be “prolonged” until at least 2017. The announcement follows the November 2013 announcement that thousands of American troops would remain in Afghanistan until at least 2024. “U.S. troops and their NATO allies in […]
Skewed News — I pay taxes. You pay taxes. Some of those taxes pay for good things. Some pay for bad things. One of the good things on which taxes can be spent is taking care of war refugees. Especially when the refugee crisis was caused by your country. So why is the United States government outsourcing basic care of […]
Skewed News — If elected president, Bernie Sanders would use drones to assassinate people overseas, albeit on a reduced scale. The issue of targeted assassinations came up during my interview with the presidential contender, whose surging poll numbers pose an increasing threat to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I think I would limit [President Obama’s […]
Skewed News — By any objective standard, Sunday’s story about American military policy on bases in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan is so shocking that it ought to blow everything else — Donald Trump, the Pope’s visit, everything — off the front pages and top-of-the-hour broadcast ledes. Because it points the finger at imperialist America’s sainted military class, however, even the fact that […]
Skewed News —If you were on the internet in the last two weeks, you’ve probably heard of the McWhopper. It’s Burger King’s grand plan to combine its Whopper sandwich with McDonald’s’ Big Mac breadstrosity to make a new burger for “peace.” Whatever the hell that means. To maintain a ketchup dollop of credibility in their online video, filmmaker and activist […]