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Ted Rall, a political cartoonist, is the author of "The Anti-American Manifesto." He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963, raised in Kettering, Ohio and graduated from Fairmont West High School in 1981. His first cartoons were published in the Kettering-Oakwood (OH) Times.
He majored in physics at Columbia University's School of Engineering from 1981 until 1984, where he drew cartoons for the Columbia Daily Spectator, Barnard Bulletin and The Jester humor magazine. He was expelled in 1984, between his junior and senior years, for academic and disciplinary reasons. Ted Rall is the author of "Bernie," a biography written with the cooperation of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. "Bernie" is now on sale online and at all good bookstores.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 5, 2022 Here's What a Progressive Platform Looks Like
We're not the world's policeman. We're its deranged serial killer. The U.S. squanders $800 billion a year to invade, occupy, assassinate, intimidate, and bomb people, who mean us no harm, and destroy their infrastructure.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 23, 2022 What's Worse Than Inflation? - Fighting Inflation
It is, of course impossible to brush away the cynical conclusion that crushing workers and their economic power was and remains a feature of the capitalist system and its stewards in government and finance.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 9, 2022 Want Abortion Back? First, Women Have to Die
A 2021 study estimates that 140 additional women will die each year in the U.S. due to complications from pregnancies that otherwise would have been terminated in abortions.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 3, 2022 Supreme Court To Progressives - Wake U
Whether or not the right-wing majority of the Supreme Court is mean and stupid is less important than the fundamental truth that has been revealed - the separation of powers is broken.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 3, 2022 Our Culture of Violence Comes from the White House
Political leaders who normalize violence, especially extrajudicial violence, as acceptable, entertaining and amusing shouldn't be surprised when impressionable young men follow their example and resort to violence themselves.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, May 6, 2022 Better a Pretend Fight Than None at All
There's only one way to campaign, tell people that you get it, you understand their pain, and you're going to fight like hell to make them feel better.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 26, 2022 Ukraine War Lies Debunked
It is entirely reasonable to look at the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and decide that it's simply not our business, that neither side is worthy of support.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Colin Powell, Moral Weakling
When you join a gang you're required to prove your loyalty. "You've got high poll ratings," Vice President Dick Cheney told Powell as he ordered him to support the push for war. "You can afford to lose a few points."
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Who Lost Afghanistan? H.R.
We spent 20 years fighting people who meant us no harm and couldn't have hurt us even if they had wanted to. What Pentagon leaders don't seem to understand, is why.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 18, 2021 Democrats Share the Blame for Afghanistan
The 'Democrats - political leaders and voters alike - went far beyond tacit consent. They were actively complicit with the Republicans' war at the time of the invasion and throughout the decades-long occupation of Afghanistan'.
(13 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 3, 2021 9/11 Had Nothing to Do with Afghanistan
Better late than never: most Americans now believe that invading Afghanistan was a mistake. But what good does it do to recognize a screw-up unless you learn from it?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Abandon Afghanistan and Don't Look Back
The invasion was a mistake, the occupation was a mistake and so was our propping up of our corrupt puppet regime. We never should have been there in the first place and it has taken 20 years too long to get out.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 8, 2021 What You Do after Work Shouldn't Cost You Your Job
The viral video was viewed more than 45 million times. Cooper was internationally shamed as an emblematic wielder of white privilege used to oppress people of color. She was charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, May 17, 2021 End Military Aid to Israel
The only way we can hold Israel accountable for repeated escalations, land grabs, and ongoing brutality is to stop sending the gravy train.
SHARE Saturday, May 1, 2021 Biden's Left Feint
If you don't dig deep Joe Biden appears to be governing as the most liberal president since LBJ. But conservatives needn't worry. Biden is no progressive in centrist's clothing.