Skewed News — Donald Trump has surged to the top of the Republican heap by saying outrageous things, issuing over-the-top insults, and making ridiculous proposals. Some of his utterances, like his sexist remarks about Carly Fiorina’s looks, are offensive. His nativist demagoguery, calling for mass arrests and deportations of Latinos and a visa ban to Muslim visitors, are outright fascist. […]
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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 […]
Skewed News — Donald Trump likes to call people “stupid.” And/or “loser.” Obviously, it’s juvenile. Also obviously, Republican primary voters are into it. They like Trump’s short declarative sentences — the secret sauce of which is namecalling. Trump’s namecalling, so loud and so short on specifics, drives the establishment political writers who dominate corporate media crazy. I suspect this is […]
Skewed News — Donald Trump is a nativist asshole. Why is he leading in the polls, and what does this say about Americans and/or Republicans? Analysts and pundits are obsessing over these questions even more now that the real estate developer billionaire candidate seemed to have jumped the political shark with his statement that he wants to ban Muslims from […]
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 […]
Post-Planned Parenthood Shooting, Liberals Should Stop Telling Pro-Lifers To Shut Up, and Start Telling Them to Stop Lying
Skewed News — Another mass shooting. Another national conversation about gun violence. Another discussion that misses the point. Liberals and supporters of gun control are blaming right-wing rhetoric — as currently uttered by the major Republican candidates for president — for creating a volatile atmosphere that sets off psychologically fragile people like the man who opened fire at a Planned […]
Skewed News — As a leftist, it makes me feel exceedingly uncomfortable to call the only major black presidential candidate stupid. It’s especially strange to be so certain that he’s a dumbass, given that he’s a brain surgeon. But there it is. It’s true, and it needs to be said. Ben Carson is stupid. For the media, it’s the gaffes. […]
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 […]
Why are Donald Trump’s poll numbers constantly increasing? Because he has streamlined the electoral process.