Stories by Ted Rall

Ted Rall is a syndicated writer and the cartoonist for and His new book "Bernie," about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, comes out January 12 and is available for pre-order.  subscribe to Ted Rall's feed

Posted on: Apr 16, 2017, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Even the IRS is more popular than the airlines these days.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2016, Source: CounterPunch

Americans only begin to get serious about a problem after it’s too late to solve it.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: CounterPunch

Except when it involves the LAPD.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015, Source: Seven Stories Press

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

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 "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.