Post Tagged with: "Bernie Sanders"

I Dunno If Hillary is Evil, But She Sure is Dumb

I Dunno If Hillary is Evil, But She Sure is Dumb

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 […]

by · March 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
For Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Politics is Personal

For Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Politics is Personal

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 […]

by · February 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Bernie Can Pay For His Agenda by Cutting Defense

Bernie Can Pay For His Agenda by Cutting Defense

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 […]

by · February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Economy, Politics, War
For months, Hillary Clinton has refused to apologize for using a private email server to handle her State Department emails. Now, after party officials alarmed at her fall in the polls and the ascent of Bernie Sanders pressured her, she has finally taken responsibility. Could her vote for Bush's Iraq War be next? Nah.

My Critique of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

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 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics
My Critique of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign

My Critique of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign

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 […]

by · January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics
Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Skewed News — The independent senator from Vermont says the economic system is rigged against working-class Americans. He’s right. The electoral political system is a subsidiary of those who rule the economy. Which is why Bernie Sanders never stood a chance. The political system was rigged against him. And yet, despite the formidable institutional obstacles stacked against him, Sanders is […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, 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
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
Hey Democrats: It’s OK to be Apathetic. Hillary Has Already Won

Hey Democrats: It’s OK to be Apathetic. Hillary Has Already Won

Skewed News —  It’s over. Hillary has won the Democratic nomination for president. Before a single Iowa caucusgoer or New Hampshire voter or any American voter all weighed in, she has it all wrapped up. It doesn’t matter how many Democrats “feel the Bern” — despite the tens of thousands of young people filling sports arenas all over the country […]

by · November 17, 2015 · 7 comments · Editorial, Politics
Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Skewed News — Yesterday I tweeted that last night’s Democratic debate — inexplicably held on a Saturday when few Americans could be expected to watch it — would be a “do or die” moment for Bernie Sanders. Bernie did. But he couldn’t have done it without a major assist by former Maryland Martin O’Malley, aka That Other Guy. Bernie, who […]

by · November 15, 2015 · 2 comments · Economy, Media, Politics, War