Ted Rall Comics

Brittle: It’s Like the Nazis Are Still Killing My Mother

Americans often downplay the long-term effects of traumatic experiences, expecting victims to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and move on after a disaster. But as my mother’s experience as an elderly French-American shows, often the negative effects never go completely away.

If Politicians Don’t Promise Anything, They Can’t Be Accused of Breaking Their Promises

Some of the major Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination still haven’t bothered to articulate cohesive policy promises, yet are receiving significant support and campaign contributions. Remember the old days, when politicians had enough respect for voters to lie to them?

How Dare Iran Renege on a Deal We Reneged On a Year Ago?

America’s brazen hypocrisy reached stunning new heights when the Trump Administration began threatening Iran with new sanctions and military action because it is scaling back its adherence to the Iran Nuclear Deal…the deal that Trump pulled the U.S. out of a year ago.

Reparations to Blacks for Slavery Could Really Really Mess Up White America (And That’s OK)

White commentators, even on the left, have a variety of objections to paying compensation to the descendants of slaves. What they all boil down to is that it will be very hard. Not unlike, you know, human bondage.

The American Left Moves on from One Great Struggle to Another

We used to fight for great things. Noble things. Now look at us. What Democrats want these days is a look at Trump’s tax returns and the unredacted version of the Robert Mueller Report. Not that there’s anything wrong with trying to get those documents. Transparency is important. But they’re hardly talking about the great issues of our time like poverty, the retirement crisis or ecocide.

Seems Like Everyone is Running for the 2020 Democratic President

There are now 22 formally announced candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Since very few have a chance of winning, the real reason many are running is to raise their profile. But how will such a big field of contenders dilute the chances of the most viable candidate?

DNC to Joe Biden: Don’t Worry, The Fix is In. Where Have We Heard This Before?

The Democratic Party establishment has assured former Vice President Joe Biden that they can deliver the nomination to him in order to deny progressives a place inside the party. They did the same thing last time; how did that work out for them?

Official Rhetoric About Leakers and Whistleblowers, Translated

Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg: all whistleblowers and leakers of government secrets, all characterized by the US government and its media allies as “arrogant” and/or possibly insane.