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 […]
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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 […]
Skewed News — Hillary Clinton’s campaign believes it has a “firewall” against insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders in the form of African-American voters in Southern states where President Bill Clinton is remembered fondly. Do blacks really want to be her firewall? We’ll see soon. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
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 […]
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 […]
Skewed News — In an aggressive move that recalled the Bush campaign in its Florida 2000 judicial coup d’etat, Hillary Clinton declared victory in the incredibly tight Iowa Caucus a full day before the state officially announced the results and before any TV network issued a projection. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.
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 — 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 […]
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 […]