Ted Rall

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2:15pm
No, Everything Is Not Going to Be Alright
After president-elect Donald Trump’s 10-15 minute scheduled get -to-know-you with lame-duck president Barack Obama ran an hour and a half , too many of my friends who ought to know better contacted me with some variant of “maybe everything really is going to be OK after all.” No. It really isn’t...
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 8:15am
Do Not Be Impressed by Mark Zuckerberg's Phony Generosity
CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises to give 99% of his Facebook shares to charity — eventually. Exact phrasing: the stock, currently worth $45 billion, will be donated "during [he and his wife's] lives." He's 31 and she's 30, so actuarial tables being what they are, by approximately the year 2065. If...
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:45am
14 Years Ago, A Woman Vindicated Me Now
A woman walking down the street in West Hollywood saw a police officer roughing up and handcuffing a man, whom he accused of jaywalking. Appalled, she challenged the officer. “Take off his handcuffs!” she demanded. Noticing the commotion, more passersby approached. Soon a small crowd of people had...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:45am
In Defense of Donald Trump’s Slam on John McCain
John McCain is a prick. It’s true. We have to acknowledge that out of the gate because media coverage of the controversy over Donald Trump’s slam on McCain omits the fact that McCain baited Trump. McCain started it. McCain always starts it. First McCain went after Trump’s anti-immigration...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:15am
Scott Walker: An Idiot, Ready to Serve on Day 900
Imagine you're running for president. Of the United States of America. The campaign has begun. Then something unsettling happens: you realize that you're not qualified for the job. That you're in way over your head becomes evident when voters and reporters on the campaign trail ask you questions...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
Obama Destroyed Libya
Barack Obama destroyed Libya. What he did to Libya is as bad as what Bush did to Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn't deserve a historical pass. When Obama took office in 2009, Libya was under the clutches of longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But things were looking up. Bush and Gaddafi had...
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Friday, December 26, 2014 - 9:15am
Still No National Healthcare for Mental Illness? That's Crazy
The sister of the 28-year-old man who shot his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore the same morning he killed two New York police officers as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn said her brother had long suffered from mental illness, but hadn't received treatment. "He was an emotionally troubled young...
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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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