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For Ted Rall's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

No excuse for tolerating torture

Dec 16, 2014

No excuse for tolerating torture

Already "torture" is fading from the headlines. Anti-torture Americans have been way too polite the past 12 years. They should have shouted down the torturers and apologists, ridiculed them, locked them away.

Why are Americans such cowards?

Dec 12, 2014

Why are Americans such cowards?

From the outside, the U.S. looks like a nation happy to inflict all manner of mayhem on people all over the world via aerial killer robot warfare, yet unwilling to put its own precious skins in the game.

Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

Nov 3, 2014

Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

Refusing to succumb to panic is laudable and rational, and when the infection rate numbers in the single digits here in the United States, there’s no reason to freak out. But mainstream media organizations and the government are diminishing their already scant credibility when ...

Moderate defense of what they call extremism

Oct 26, 2014

Moderate defense of what they call extremism

Few words are less meaningless in political discourse than "extremism," as people are extremists only in comparison to what is mainstream at the moment. Today's extremism becomes tomorrow's moderation under a different system.

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

Oct 7, 2014

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

When it comes to killing members of the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama is anything but a reluctant warrrior. To the contrary, he makes former President George W. Bush look like a dirty peace hippie.

Oct 6, 2014

Emergency rooms live for gunshot wounds

It was clear from the tone of the coverage in the U.S. that media gatekeepers expected people to be surprised by a Dallas hospital's decision to turn away the nation's first Ebola patient from the emergency room.

Obama is getting 'trolled' by the Islamic State

Sep 16, 2014

Obama is getting 'trolled' by the Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama's over-reaction to the videos of two American journalists getting beheaded gives one the uncomfortable feeling that the war-weary American people are again getting the bum's rush into playing the bad guy in the Mideast.