From the Left



What You Do After Work Shouldn't Cost You Your Job

From the Left / Ted Rall /

The "Central Park Karen" is suing her former employer for firing her.

I hope she wins. Karening is gross. But it's not your boss's business.

Amy Cooper became the object of an internet "two minutes hate" last year when she called 911 on a Black bird-watcher who asked her to leash her dog, per the rules, and told the police he was threatening ...Read more

Liberals' Bizarre Fear of an Unmasked Nation

From the Left / Ted Rall /

During last year's campaign, Joe Biden promised to "listen to the scientists." He repeatedly said his coronavirus-response policy would be "informed by science and by experts."

On issues from the environment to teaching evolution in public schools to the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, liberals often accuse conservatives of ...Read more

Your Opinion Doesn't Matter. Protests Matter

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Your opinion doesn't matter -- not by itself. No matter how heartfelt or important to you personally, your thoughts about Gaza or legal weed or the war on skinny jeans don't mean anything merely because they reside inside your brain.

Your opinion matters only if you express it. Expression of an opinion doesn't change anything unless it's done ...Read more

No More False Equivalence: Israel Chooses War Over Peace

From the Left / Ted Rall /

No one is blameless in the ongoing violent conflict between Israel and stateless Palestinians. Both sides target and kill civilian noncombatants. But let's put an end to false equivalence. "A pox on both houses" is not a morally or politically sound response to the one-sided war between Israel and Hamas.

Israel wants war. If it wanted peace, it...Read more

End Military Aid to Israel

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Riding in the back of a truck into Afghanistan during the 2001 U.S. invasion, a journalist colleague from Russia who served in the Red Army during the 1980s asseverated that he was happy to be back in country. "Because this time," he said, swinging his hands to indicate the swarms of refugees, bombed-out villages and nearby artillery fire, "...Read more

Burning a Police Station Led to Justice

From the Left / Ted Rall /

As people of good will celebrate or merely breathe a sigh of relief in response to the conviction of Minneapolis former police officer Derek Chauvin for the videotaped murder of George Floyd, it is worth noting that this victory likely would never have occurred had it not been for a spectacular act of property destruction.

Yes, there was that ...Read more

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: It Won't Be Like Last Time

From the Left / Ted Rall /

We've been in Afghanistan 20 years, Joe Biden's generals told him. All we need is a little more time. The president overruled them, ordering a complete withdrawal of American troops by Sept. 11.

Madiha Afzal and Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution articulate the opposition to Biden's decision to call it quits. Remove the U.S. ...Read more

My Predictions for Biden's Probably Truncated Presidency

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Beginning in March 2016, I repeatedly and almost famously warned overconfident Democrats -- who ridiculed me for saying so -- that Donald Trump would probably win the 2016 election. Days after Trump's "softly sensuous" inauguration, I accurately predicted the next four years: "Three scenarios show us what everyday life in Trumpian America will ...Read more

Demented Thinking About Joe Biden

From the Left / Ted Rall /

The president has dementia.

I'm a cartoonist and a writer, and I am most assuredly not a gerontologist. I did not go to medical school. If I am not an expert in aging and cognitive decline, how do I know President Biden has dementia? The same way you and I and everyone else know things to be true despite our lack of credentials: experience and ...Read more

I Am a Victim of Republican Cancel Culture

From the Left / Ted Rall /

The debate over cancel culture centers around how the Democratic Party, "woke" activists and politically correct "social justice warriors" expel people from social acceptability or force them into joblessness because something they said or did provoked an online mob.

But Republicans have been canceling people for much longer.

I am living proof...Read more

There Are More Socialists Than Democrats or Republicans. We Should Act Like It

From the Left / Ted Rall /

American leftists find themselves at a tactical crossroad. Will the 39% of Americans (and more than half of those under 30) who steadily oppose capitalism stand up for themselves? Will socialists, progressives, communists, leftist anarchists and leftist libertarians boldly fight to build a movement, thus inspiring other allies of the working ...Read more



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