Hillary Rodham Clinton’s quest for the Democratic nomination appears doomed, and I can’t say she didn’t deserve it after voting for the Iran war resolution (an act that proves she didn’t learn anything from her vote to invade Iraq). Still, one can’t help but feel sad about the message this sends to women.
Part of why American democracy is so fucked up: Even when people vote the right way, they do it for the wrong reasons. This week’s example: John Edwards is by far the best candidate. But some of his supporters are oh so wrong.
Oprah’s nefarious influence on the book business–directing millions of new sales to mass-market tripe that needs no help whatsoever while deserving indie-press types get no help–is irritating enough. Now we have to listen to her unoriginal political opinions, too?
Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.