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TED RALL
For TED RALL's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2020
Why Democrats lost and will keep losing elections
When you expected to pick up tons of seats in the House and take back the Senate, and none of that happens and you just barely win the presidency, you basically got your a-- kicked.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 11, 2020
High crimes against journalism and decency
Jeffrey Goldbergu2019s insane 'Trump called troops suckers' piece is a new low.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 4, 2020
Trump and Biden: Equally awful
The progressive case for voting third party or boycotting the election
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 4, 2020
Delay the election? U.S. presidents often do things they can’t do
The stock response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the general election might be delayed because voting during a pandemic would involve a record number of mail-in ballots, a format he argues is unreliable and susceptible to fraud, is that he doesn’t have that power.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 29, 2020
A coup could easily happen in the U.S., and soon
Trump has set the stage for a too-dangerous-to-vote argument.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2020
On foreign policy, Biden is worse than Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump is terrible. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is just as bad. In some ways he is worse. You shouldn’t vote for either one.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 12, 2020
The U.S. also needs a centralized medical system
Millions of Americans have been fired over the last two months; now they find themselves uninsured during a global health emergency.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 21, 2020
Don’t worry, everything will get back to ‘normal’ in America
Once the hazard of coronavirus is gone, the inequities of daily will return with a vengeance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 23, 2020
How to avoid the end times
It feels like the end times. A mysterious invisible killer stocks the land. Wild rumors abound. The government is useless. There’s no sense that anyone knows anything, much less is in charge. Could the United States become a failed state?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 22, 2020
Corporate bailouts need strings attached
Americans shouldn't allow themselves to be conned by big corporations once again.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 11, 2020
Biden obviously has dementia and should withdraw from the race
It's anti-American and unpatriotic to vote for someone suffering from dementia for a position with exclusive control over nuclear launch codes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 25, 2020
Democrat centrists shouldn't worry — Sanders isn't radical
He's a classic liberal Democrat.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 19, 2020
Bernie should own the socialist label
Even if he loses, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can rehabilitate socialism as an acceptable economic alternative. I
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 4, 2020
Democrats' wimpy impeachment has made Trump stronger than ever
The U.S. president goes into his reelection campaign stronger than ever thanks to the Democrats' poor timing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 21, 2020
U.S. has long been a master at meddling in Russia
When the U.S. worries about Russia messing with its internal politics it sounds a lot like psychological projection. Or just desserts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 7, 2020
Iran is not the country most people think it is
No other people in the world are more temperamentally similar to Americans than Iranians, but thanks to Trump the religious government will probably remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 17, 2019
The U.S. media is in the gutter with Trump
American journalism used to adhere to strict standards, then the U.S. media declared war on Donald Trump.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 4, 2019
The killing of al-Baghdadi: Illegal, disgusting and degenerate
The assassination of the Islamic State leader by U.S. special forces operating under orders from President Donald Trump reminds us that America is a nation in moral decline.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 29, 2019
Generation X faces a bleak future
As Gen Xers passed through each stage of life, they have been living through the worst possible time to be whatever age they happened to be.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 15, 2019
The first thing to do is fire all the cops
Warrior cops don't make us safer. They're loose cannons who need psychiatric counseling, not guns.

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