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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 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Trump Tees Up a New Type of Coup: In Plain Sight
Donald Trump is laying the groundwork for a coup attempt in plain sight. Defying tradition, Trump is still refusing to concede the election since the Associated Press and other media organizations called the race in favor of Joe Biden on Saturday, November 7.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2020 President Trump Neither Needs Nor Deserves Our Thoughts and Prayers
Republicans, members of the self-proclaimed Party of Personal Responsibility, ought to acknowledge that this man has been asking for this. I'm not talking about karmic retribution for the 200,000+ Americans who died on his watch while he plainly didn't much care. Trump has been cruising for COVID-19 spring, summer and fall. Trump wanted this virus and he got it.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 17, 2020 If Biden Loses, This Will Be Why
Two crazy old white men with bad hair are in a dead heat in key battleground states like Florida. As one would expect during a normal year -- when the president had not just killed a bunch of voters and made a bunch of others jobless -- the race is tightening.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 3, 2020 Immunity From Prosecution or Sentenced to Death
How would you feel if getting fired would mean that you would spend the rest of your life in prison? You would do anything to keep working. That's the position in which Donald Trump finds himself.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 11, 2020 We Need a Centralized Medical System Too
We can't pretend to be a first world country until we join the rest of the world by abolishing corporate for-profit healthcare and decouple insurance benefits from employment. But reform without centralization would be incomplete.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Save America, Throw the Landlords Under the Bus
26.5 million Americans have lost their jobs to the national lock-down necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to those who were unemployed before the coronavirus crisis, we will soon face jobless numbers equivalent to or greater than those at the height of the Great Depression. What's going to happen to them? More specifically, where will they live?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 25, 2020 Don't Worry, Everything Will Get Back to "Normal"
The economic lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mass unemployment shock, forced countless businesses into bankruptcy and is driving many Americans crazy. But this shall pass. The good old days will be back.
SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Ruling Classes and Covid-19
The ruling classes will not meet the minimum standard to which we are entitled. Our rulers' failures should be placed in the sharpest possible relief so we can judge them accordingly and take the next logical step, getting rid of them.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 30, 2020 The Speech Trump Must but Cannot Give
The ruling classes will not meet the minimum standard to which we are entitled. I want our rulers' failures to be placed in the sharpest possible relief so we can judge them accordingly and take the next logical step, getting rid of them.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 27, 2020 Three Things Government Must Do to Avoid Total Collapse
Americans don't expect much from their government. But even by the standards of a nation with one of the flimsiest social safety nets in the Western world, the inability and unwillingness of both major political parties to manage and solve the crisis caused by the Corona virus pandemic is shocking.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 20, 2020 Think, Don't Hoard: How to Survive the End Times
It feels like the end times. A mysterious invisible killer stalks the land. Wild rumors abound. The government is useless. There's no sense that anyone knows anything, much less is in charge. Could America become a failed state?
SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 A Premature Postmortem of the Bernie Sanders Campaign
Bernie Sanders has an underlying vulnerability and warmth that his tendency to bellow often covered up. The media had a field day portraying him as a guy who likes to yell a lot. The biggest mistake Sanders made may not have been a mistake at all. He ran inside the Democratic Party. They were never going to let him have the nomination.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 27, 2020 Don't Worry, Centrists. Bernie Isn't Radical.
Centrist/moderate/Third Way Dems are afraid of Bernie, not because he would lose to Trump or inverse-coattail down-ballot candidates, but because they would lose their longstanding minority control of the party apparatus.