Post Tagged with: "Bernie Sanders"

What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

What Is Socialism? Neither Grim Hellhole nor Rainbow Utopia

Skewed News — There are many contending claims of what socialism is. Let’s take a whirlwind tour: There’s the Cold War propaganda version that paints it as gray block housing, billowing smokestacks and soot-smeared faces, ragged (gray) clothes, and an autocrat wielding a sharp-toothed Secret Police that comes for anyone who complains and shoots them in a basement. And it’s […]

by · November 10, 2015 · 3 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial, Politics
Democratic Debate Postmortem: Hillary Attacks, Bernie Surprised

Democratic Debate Postmortem: Hillary Attacks, Bernie Surprised

Skewed News — She came to destroy Bernie. Hillary Clinton’s polls have been sliding for months — ground she has lost mostly to the Vermont Senator’s populist attacks on “the billionaire class” he points out has scooped up most of the income resulting from productivity gains over the last 40 years. At last night’s first Democratic presidential debate, it quickly […]

by · October 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics
What to Watch for in Tonight’s First Democratic Presidential Debate

What to Watch for in Tonight’s First Democratic Presidential Debate

Skewed News — What happens in Vegas tonight will certainly not stay in Vegas — the first face-to-face meeting of Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will set the tone for the rest of the campaign, and possibly change politics for years to come. Here’s what you need to know, and look for. It’s Hillary’s to […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
It Depends on the Meaning of “Disinvited”: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Backstabs DNC Deputy for Demanding More Democracy, Resorts to Orwellian Attack on English Language

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 […]

by · October 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, Well,That Happened
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)

Exclusive: Bernie Sanders Would Continue Drone Killings

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 […]

by · October 3, 2015 · 1 comment · Politics, War
David Brooks Says You Should Vote for Joe Biden Because His Son Died

David Brooks Says You Should Vote for Joe Biden Because His Son Died

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 […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
The U.S. Presidential Election 2016: A Bunch of Clowns Stuffed into a Volkswagen

The U.S. Presidential Election 2016: A Bunch of Clowns Stuffed into a Volkswagen

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.

by · July 30, 2015 · 3 comments · Editorial, Politics
Old Candidate Takes Heat for Old Essay in Old Media

Old Candidate Takes Heat for Old Essay in Old Media

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 73, is being grilled over a controversial essay he wrote for an alternative weekly newspaper called the Vermont Freeman back in 1972: 43 years ago. If they’re going to drag stuff out of politicians’ pasts, why not focus on what’s important?

by · June 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons