Ted Rall

Ted Rall is the author of the new books "Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?," and "The Anti-American Manifesto" . His website is tedrall.com.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 7:30am
Obama Isn't Half the Man of Richard Nixon
Forty years ago, President Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign effective the next day. At the time, aside from a tiny minority of dead-enders and a few desultory Congressional Republicans, an exhausted nation had arrived at a consensus that Nixon had to go. Politics had become too toxic...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 5:45pm
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin
You can tell a lot about the state of a country by comparing the state of its public and private infrastructure. Take a look, if you can sneak past the gated community guard shack and peek through the privets without getting tackled by a rented goon, at the homes of the wealthy. Note the manicured...
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Supporters of ousted Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya clash with soldiers near the presidential residency Tegucigalpa, Monday, June 29. 2009. Police fired tear gas to hold back thousands of Hondurans outside the occupied presidential residency as world leaders appealed to Honduras to reverse a coup that ousted the president. (AP) Views
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
Those Kids Crossing the Border From Mexico Wouldn't Be There If Obama Hadn't Supported a Coup the Media Doesn't Talk About
If you're reading this, you probably follow the news. So you've probably heard of the latest iteration of the "crisis at the border": tens of thousands of children, many of them unaccompanied by an adult, crossing the desert from Mexico into the United States , where they surrender to the Border...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:00am
The Drone Memo's Hack Author Should Be In Prison. Instead, He'll Be a Judge.
Conservatives say, and this is one of their more successful memes, that poor people are immoral. The proles have sex and kids out of wedlock and expect us (i.e., upstanding middle- and upper-class patriots) to pay for them. They steal Medicare and cheat on welfare. They don't follow The Rules (...
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:14am
What the US Media Won't Tell You About Ukraine
As usual, America's foreign correspondents are falling down on the job.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:00am
Why Are Americans So Passive? Get Pissed Off and Break Things
There's a reason "Keep Calm and Carry On" is everywhere. When people lose everything — their economic aspirations, their their freedom, their privacy — when there's nothing they can do to restore what they've lost — all they have left is dignity.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:10pm
Hillary Clinton's One-Woman Affirmative Action Program
The last few weeks have seen a full-court press by MSNBC and other Democratic media organs to either — one can't be sure which, but it's definitely one or the other – promote Hillary Clinton as the Party's 2016 standard bearer or run her up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 6:59am
As Hurricane Victims Freeze, Billionaire Mayor Gives Away $1 Billion to Wealthy Med School
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines over the weekend with his announcement that he has donated $345 million to Johns Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 9:33am
Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats
After the election Kerry Eleveld wrote a piece for The Atlantic titled “ Why Barack Obama Will Be a More Effective Liberal in His Second Term .” “In response to their initial disappointment with the president’s early performance, many progressives speculated that Obama was just waiting for a second term to be more liberal,” he said. That was true. They were.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 8:53am
Will Obama Have a Legacy?
In "The Book of Obama" I argue that Obama is America's Mikhael Gorbachev. Like Gorby, The One (Oprah's phrase) is the most progressive, decent and intelligent leader his system is willing and able to allow to rise to power; like the reformist of perestroika, Obama's fundamental not-so-badness—coupled with his… ineffectiveness? cluelessness? conservatism? exposes the fact that the system is the problem.
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