Columns

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Democrats Should Run on Impeachment

Democrats are already counting their electoral chickens for the midterms — but their unwillingness to lay out a clear agenda may be about to hand the party their second devastating defeat in two years. Everyone is playing the Special Election Game. Tealeaf readers are obsessed. Does last November’s Democratic win in the Virginia governor’s race […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Divide and Conquer — Why Does the U.S. Hate Peace?

Give peace a chance, the song urges. But the United States won’t have it. Olympic diplomacy seems to be working on the Korean peninsula. After a pair of South Korean envoys visited Pyongyang, they issued a promising communiqué. “The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize,” the statement said. Considering that the Korean […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Here’s How Democrats Could Win This Fall and the One After That and the One After That

Democrats are optimistic about their prospects for this November’s Congressional midterm elections. But, as I argued in The Wall Street Journal last week, the party’s growing (and increasingly powerful) progressive base may well decide to sit on their hands, staying home on Election Day — just as a determinative number of Bernie Sanders’ supporters did […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Never Mind Millennial Apathy, Here’s Generation Z

            Like many other Americans this week, I have been impressed with the poise, passion and guts of the Florida teenagers who survived the latest big school shooting, as well as that of their student allies in other cities who walked out of class, took to the streets and/or confronted government officials to demand that […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: On the One Hand, Gun Violence. On the Other Hand, Gun Control. It Never Ends.

On the one hand, the news that another psychologically damaged man shot 17 schoolchildren to death with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle is not news. Put it on page 27 below the fold, maybe? On the other hand, you have to be shocked because these are kids and who do we become if we stop being […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Why Do the Democrats Take Trump’s Trolling Lying Down?

This is advice for the Democrats. Democrats never take my advice. So why do I keep giving it to them? These “what Democrats ought to do” columns aren’t really for the Democratic Party leadership. They’re for you, dear left-of-center reader. I’m explaining what the Dems should be doing and comparing it to what they’re actually […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Democrats Could Lose Again in 2018

You’re reading this, so you probably follow political punditry. And if you follow political punditry, you’ve been hearing the usual corporate suspects predict that one of two things will happen in this fall’s midterm elections: either the Democrats will win big (win back the Senate), or they’ll win really big (the House too). Outta the […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Democrats Have Hijacked the Anti-Trump Resistance

Leftists want to change the world. They want peace, equal income, equal wealth, equal rights for everybody. Democrats are not part of the Left. If Democrats have their way, the fundamental inequality of American capitalism, a system in which 1% of the people “earn” 82% of the income, will never change. Democrats apply identity politics […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: The Grey Wall of Silence: Trump Is Right About Newspaper Libel Laws

“We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts,” Donald Trump said recently. “And if somebody says something that’s totally false and knowingly false, that the person that has […]

Meet Ted Rall and Harmon Leon Live in Philadelphia: 3 Dates This Weekend!

Genius stand-up comic Harmon Leon and I will be presenting our new book “Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America” at three dates — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights — this coming weekend in Philadelphia. Come and hang out, and buy the new book! Paperback is $22, Hardback is $28. Friday, January 19, 2018, Time 7-9 […]