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 […]
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Skewed News — “Looking forward, it seems far better to co-opt the spirit of Bernie’s message than to attack him,” David Axelrod, Obama’s old political strategist, counseled Hillary Clinton recently. “Better to be a champion for fairness and opportunity, and tackle the issue of how to raise wages in a country where they have effectively flatlined for decades, than to […]
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 — “I don’t worry about anything,” Donald Trump told a reporter en route to the second Republican debate. If only that were true. Americans don’t analyze political platform planks. They don’t study position papers. Voters in the world’s most influential democracy pick candidates for high office the same way they sort through the choices consumers face: based on […]
Skewed News — Carly Fiorina, leading some surveys in the Republican presidential race and a clear second in the polls, owes her improved fortunes less to her competent debate performance (never mind her brazen lies) than media manipulation. Jump into the Way Back When Machine to late August. Remember how the pundit class kept shouting that she deserved a […]
Skewed News — In a noble move marked by patriotism and self-sacrifice in service to the American people, Scott Walker is dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign. Walker, the right-wing Republican who drew national attention by targeting unions representing state workers and surviving a recall campaign mounted by outraged supporters of labor, appears to have undergone a radical political […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why are Donald Trump’s poll numbers constantly increasing? Because he has streamlined the electoral process.
The only way to get out of this social crisis is to cut the Gordian knot of capitalism, chuck it all and build a new economy on a new basis: one for the masses, by the masses, led by the working class, in our interests.