Ted Rall’s Latest Books:

“The Stringer”
graphic novel
by Ted Rall & Pablo G. Callejo
“Political Suicide: The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party”
by Ted Rall
“Bernie (Revised 2020 Edition)”
by Ted Rall

The Final Countdown – 5/28/24 – Trump Trial Wraps Up, Libertarians Launch Nominee, Dems Worried About Biden

On this episode of The Final Countdown, hosts Angie Wong and Ted Rall discuss topics from around the globe, including the Trump trial wrapping up and the Libertarian National Convention.  Craig “Pasta” Jardula – Political analyst, Podcast host  Steve Hayes – Tax attorney  Nebojsa Malic – RT journalist  Robert Fantina – Author, journalist and activist    The show begins with Craig “Pasta” Jardula, political analyst and podcast host, joining the show to discuss this past weekend’s Libertarian National Convention and their nomination of Chase Oliver for president.    Then, tax attorney Steve Hayes analyzes the Trump trial in NYC as it comes to a close.    The second hour starts with RT journalist Nebojsa Malic weighing in on the U.S. considering lifting a ban on Ukraine using American-supplied weapons on Russian soil.    The show closes with author, journalist, and activist Robert Fantina sharing his perspective on Israel’s massacre of 45 Palestinians in Rafah as the government faces worldwide condemnation.…
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DMZ America Podcast #148: Israel the Pariah, Alito’s False Flags, Artificial Journalism

It’s the DMZ America podcast, where political cartoonists bring their smart takes on the news to spirited, intelligent, civilized dialogue from both sides of the political aisle. Ted Rall (WhoWhatWhy, Creators Syndicate) comes from the Left, Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News) comes from the Right and sparks fly. First up: the guys react to the increasing diplomatic isolation of Israel, marked by the decision of the International Court of Justice to order Israel to stand down in the Gaza Strip, following on the heels of the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue a warrant for the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Scott, a supporter of Israel, debates Israel’s intentions and war aims with Ted, a supporter of Palestinian emancipation. Second: Scott’s expertise as a vexologist comes into play in light of Supreme Court Samuel Alito’s decision to fly flags associated with the extreme Right at his homes. How much should we make of Alito’s flag choices? Scott…
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The Final Countdown – 5/24/24 – UN Court Orders Israel to Cease Rafah Offensive

On this episode of The Final Countdown, hosts Angie Wong and Ted Rall discuss a range of topics from around the globe, including ICJ ordering Israel to halt the offense of Rafah.  Armen Kurdian – Political Commentator  Jamie Finch – Former Director at the National Transportation Safety Board  Gerald Celente – Trends journal publisher and founder of the Trends Journal Institute  Mark Sleboda – International relations and security analyst    The show begins with political commentator Armen Kurdian weighing in on Hunter Biden’s legal woes, including his upcoming trials.    Then, former National Transportation Safety Jamie Finch shares his perspective on the Norfolk Southern settlement, agreeing to pay $310 million over the Ohio train derailment in East Palestine.    The second hour starts with Trends Journal publisher Gerald Celente on Senator Schumer vying to invite Netanyahu to Congress and ICJ ordering Israel to stop its offensive on Rafah.    The show closes with international relations and security analyst Mark Sleboda…
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My Stolen Rent Check Shows Why America Is Broken

           When my landlord’s management company informed me that they hadn’t received my rent check, I was surprised. As for most Americans, housing is by far my biggest expense. So of course I noticed when the money vanished from my account. The mystery deepened when I conjured up an image of the canceled check on my bank’s website. There was my check, canceled and endorsed. I sent a screenshot to my management company.             Look closer, they responded. We didn’t cash it. That’s the signature of some random person—not us.             So it was. How could my bank clear a check for thousands of dollars made out to a company like “XYZ Management Corp.” but endorsed by a completely unrelated individual—one who doesn’t work there, natch—like “John Smith”? What were my rights in this situation? The answers to those two questions provide insight into state of a country that has lost its way.             There is a prequel to the…
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The Final Countdown – 5/22/24 – Fani Willis Wins Democratic Primary, Trump Legal Saga Continues

On this episode of The Final Countdown, hosts Angie Wong and Ted Rall discuss a variety of current events, including Trump’s legal saga and Fani Wilis winning the Democratic primary.  Scottie Nell Hughes – Veteran political commentator  Jamie Finch – Former Director at the National Transportation Safety Board Esteban Carrillo – Editor of The Cradle, Beirut-based journalist  George Szamuely – Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute    The show kicks off with political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes sharing her perspective on President Biden’s plummeting approval ratings.    Then, Jamie Finch weighs in on the flight turbulence that tragically resulted in the death of a Singapore Airlines passenger and injured 20 others.    The second hour begins with Beirut-based journalist Esteban Carrillo discussing the latest out of Gaza amid the latest ICC arrest warrants against Netanyahu and other top Israeli and Hamas officials.    The show closes with Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute George Szamuely discussing…
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