Stories by Ted Rall

Ted Rall is a syndicated cartoonist and freelance writer based in New York City. Subscribe to him at Beacon. subscribe to Ted Rall's feed

Posted on: Jul 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. ranks lower than Oman, Saudi Arabia and Barbados for infrastructure.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time to get out of this abusive relationship.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Smirking Chimp

"One way to reduce the suicide rate would be to get rid of capitalism."

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: Seven Stories Press

A call to arms from Ted Rall's new book, "Anti-American Manifesto."

Posted on: May 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The war has meant the end of a unified Iraq and the beginning of chaos throughout the Middle East.

Posted on: May 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Recent suicide bombings in Riyadh and Casablanca proved with bloody eloquence that al-Qaeda and similar groups are anything but "on the run," as George W. Bush puts it.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

With corporate vultures swooping into the killing fields, OPEC facing a death blow and Shi'ites partying like its 1979, Iraq is a mess only terrorists and greedheads could love.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Why should Iraqis run into the streets to salute the American flag at staged events when they are beset by roving gangs of looters and rapists?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If America loves its troops so much, why don't we pay them a living wage?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Nothing would earn the U.S. more respect around the world than rebuilding Iraq, allowing an anti-American president to be elected, and then withdrawing our occupation troops.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new executive order means that American citizens, if declared "enemy combantants," can be executed without lawyer, judge, or jury.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

With the Total Information Awareness Act, the right to privacy dies with a whimper.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration wants to topple Saddam, but has no idea what to do if it succeeds. The result may be a violent, chaotic post-war Iraq that looks a lot like Afghanistan today.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Ultimately, bombs make war too easy. Leaders are less likely to engage in military aggression if going to war will cost the lives of their own people.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Americans need a full, open, publicly televised investigation into 9/11, and we needed it last October. We deserve honest answers to the following still-unanswered questions.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Post-9/11 detainees are in prison not for what they have done, but for whom they know and what they may do in the future.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Islamists don't want to impose Islam on America; they want to make Muslim countries more radically Muslim. They also want us to stop messing with them.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The treatment of U.S. citizen Jose Padilla is turning into a Kafkaesque spectacle that should make all Americans nervous.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Spam and online identity theft are all too common on the wild, wild Web. And upcoming legislation won't do much to stop the madness.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

American reporters covering the war in Afghanistan were often ignorant, lazy, and self-indulgent. And it showed in the stories they filed.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

An American-backed coup against Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez went from fait accompli to farcical footnote in a matter of hours.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The more we go after Islamist extremists, the more they'll go after us, breeding a perpetual war that Bush hopes will usher him in another term come November 2004.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

As confirmation of Danny Pearl's gruesome murder hit the news, my friends called. "That could have been you," one said. "No," I replied, "it couldn't."

Posted on: Jan 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

When it suits their immediate aims, the Bushies wield the law like a club. As soon as the law proves inconvenient, however, they chuck it out the window like a gum wrapper.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Some skeptics say that the Afghan war is about oil, not terrorism. By appointing an oil industry insider as "special envoy to Afghanistan," Bush is fueling their theory.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2001, Source: AlterNet

When you spend just a few weeks living the same toxic lifestyles as these poor and unlucky souls, you find it's amazing that they live as long as they do.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Despite living in one of the harshest and most embattled regions on earth, Afghanis find many ways to help each other out.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2001, Source: AlterNet

From ground zero in Afghanistan, Ted Rall reports on the chaos, violence, crime and fear that defines the power vacuum left by the retreating Taliban.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2001, Source: AlterNet

An intelligent middle ground between mindless war and mindless pacifism can be found through simple common sense -- hunt down bin Laden, pump up Afghanistan and stop bombing.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The shortest route for a pipeline from oil-rich Kazakhstan out to sea would be through Afghanistan, which is why the U.S. is set on toppling the Taliban regime, argues this author.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2001, Source: Mother Jones Online

If international bodies keep leaning on the U.S. to do the right thing, liberals might learn to love globalization after all.