Every U.S. president deploys violence on a vast scale. How on Earth can they act surprised when ordinary citizens follow their example?
For Ted Rall's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
However you assess Kavanaugh's tears, they marked a giant leap for public emotionalism and a major political moment for malekind.
Only a strong, strident, unapologetically articulated left vision can counter the energized GOP base and its far-right agenda.
The Democrats' decision to ignore Kavanaugh's extreme positions on critical U.S. policies such as torture suggests they tacitly endorse them.
Trump isn't a root cause of American crisis. He is a symptom of pre-existing conditions.
Trump shouldn't be president. Why is the Times breaking its ethics guidelines to tell us what everyone already knows?
First: No. It's not too early to discuss the 2020 election. The Iowa caucuses are only a year and a half away. Any presidential hopeful who hasn't begun chatting up donors by now will find it nearly impossible to mount a viable campaign. At this ...
All too often major media outlets shield one another from public scrutiny and accountability.
Business is booming for America's vast, secretive, politically connected $5 billion private-prison industry.
For the most part, #MeToo targets who stand accused in the court of public opinion for criminal acts will never face them in a court of law.