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 […]
Jeb Bush says he’d murder Hitler as a baby. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
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 […]
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. […]
SKEWEDNews – I recently received a message from a guy named Quinn Whitehead. He wrote to me that he knows I’m “always on the lookout for unique products and men’s interest stories, and I thought you’d be interested in a product I’ve developed. My company manufactures a consumer flamethrower called the X15. We are based in Ohio and our X15 […]
It Depends on the Meaning of “Disinvited”: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Backstabs DNC Deputy for Demanding More Democracy, Resorts to Orwellian Attack on English Language
Skewed News — Remember when words meant what they mean? Yeah, me neither. Still, it’d be nice to live in such a country. Leading today’s political news is a story that would define the word “banal” (if it meant banal) if not for its role in further unmasking the thoroughly undemocratic Democratic Party in our undemocratic system. The vice chairman […]
Skewed News — Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon running second in the Republican race for the presidency behind Donald Trump, says so many weirdly stupid things that one must draw two conclusions: The gaffe is dead. Voters have become so cynical and/or stupid that it is no longer possible any one thing a candidate says to torpedo his or her chances […]
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 […]
Austin Beutner’s Way Off: Is the Disgraced Publisher of the LA Times Spending Millions on His Bizarre Revenge Fantasy?
Skewed News — On September 8th billionaire money man Austin Beutner was fired as publisher of The Los Angeles Times by the paper’s parent company, Tribune Publishing. It was a humiliating comedown for the former L.A. deputy mayor. He was escorted from the building carrying his belongings in the ritual banker’s box. They immediately turned off his latimes.com email account, […]
Skewed News — Another mass shooting at a school, this time at a community college in southeastern Oregon. One thing you can count on: another call for controls on certain kinds of guns. Another thing you can count on: it’ll never happen. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.