The only thing surprising about mass shootings is that they don't happen more frequently.
For Ted Rall's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In America all it takes to ruin your life is one bad decision. Even if you're just a kid.
In the United States, political cartooning as we know it is dead.
The "crime" of which Julian Assange stands accused pales next to the wrongdoing he helped to expose. Whistleblowers should never be prosecuted.
Only one thing can defeat Trump: A unified, enthusiastic and progressive front.
"Creative destruction" will erase the dinosaurs and in their place will arise a new generation of print outlets dedicated to long-form analysis and commentary.
The nanny media we have now cannot be trusted and feeds into the demagogic framing of "fake news."
Whatever credibility U.S. media still had after pimping those imaginary Iraqi WMDs and "experts" repeatedly reporting that Trump had no chance of winning, now lies in tatters.
Why did it take the U.S. 17 years to realize it had lost the Afghanistan War?
The DIY society will probably win, but we shouldn't go out without a fight.