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If Biden loses, this will be why

From the Left / Ted Rall /

It would be a stretch to say that Joe Biden is in trouble. He is ahead in the polls, including in states where Donald Trump won last time. Unlike Trump, whose campaign is apparently nearly broke, Biden's campaign is raking in corporate donations.

Of course, Democrats couldn't have asked for a weaker incumbent: nearly 200,000 Americans dead of ...Read more

Jeffrey Goldberg's insane 'Trump called troops suckers' piece is a new low

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote an article for The Atlantic that could harm President Donald Trump's chance to win reelection. Setting aside the controversial content of the remarks attributed to the president, it is important to note that this is an atrocious example of journalism.

You could almost call it "fake news."

And corporate media is taking it...Read more

My progressive case for voting third party or boycotting the election

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Front and center in the raging debate between liberals and progressives over whether they should support Joe Biden or opt out of the two-party trap by voting third party or not at all is the assumption that Biden would do less harm both to the world and to American leftism than Donald Trump.

Even many hardcore Bernie-or-Busters accept the ...Read more

The only wasted vote is a vote not for a third party

From the Left / Ted Rall /

"Jesus, Ted. All you ever do," some people tell me, "is complain. We get it -- you hate both the Republicans and the Democrats. We don't like them either. But those are the only two parties that have a chance of winning an election. Stop telling us what not to do. Tell us what you think we should do instead."

That criticism is...Read more

The progressive case for voting third party or boycotting the election

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Republicans will vote for President Donald Trump no matter what. Democrats will vote for Joe Biden no matter what. This column is for progressives weighing the pros and cons of succumbing to the two-party trap and voting for Biden.

Unless you've been sucking through a ventilator in a COVID-19 ward for the last few months, you know the argument ...Read more

It could easily happen here, and soon

From the Left / Ted Rall /

You don't want to lose your job. How would you feel if getting fired would mean that you would spend the rest of your life in prison? You would do anything to keep working.


That's the position in which Donald Trump finds himself.

The president is the target of a myriad of congressional, state and federal investigations into...Read more

Delay the election? Presidents often do things they can't do

From the Left / Ted Rall /

The stock response to President Donald Trump's suggestion that the general election might be delayed because voting during a pandemic would involve a record number of mail-in ballots, a format he argues is unreliable and susceptible to fraud, is that he doesn't have that power.

NBC News is typical: "The president has no power to delay ...Read more

Trump tries to end the Afghanistan war while Democrats want to keep killing

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Pollsters have observed a consistent enthusiasm gap between supporters of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Any factor that dampens Democratic turnout could contribute to a second come-from-behind victory for the GOP.

Adding to liberal voters' ambivalence over Biden is a rarely discussed aspect of Trump's presidency. ...Read more

10 reasons I won't vote for Biden

From the Left / Ted Rall /

1. My vote is a personal endorsement. It says, "I, citizen Ted Rall, approve of Joe Biden's career in public office." I do not. Voting for Biden would be a retroactive endorsement of his vote to invade Iraq, which killed over 1 million innocent people. Voting for Biden would be a retroactive endorsement of his long history of racism, beginning ...Read more

Like Trump, Biden would be a right-wing president

From the Left / Ted Rall /

What would President Joe Biden do? His supporters are making it hard to read the tealeaves.

They say he'd appoint a great Cabinet. But he won't tell us who would be in it.

They say he'd be progressive. Yet his "unity platform" doesn't include a single major policy position endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

As they warn in those investment ...Read more

On foreign policy, Biden is worse than Trump

From the Left / Ted Rall /

President Donald Trump is terrible. Joe Biden is just as bad. In some ways, the Democrat is worse.

You shouldn't vote for either one.

Trump is erratic and unpredictable, which is dangerous. Even so, Biden is worse than Trump on international relations.

At the center of the president's worldview is a deep, admirable and prescient skepticism ...Read more

The data is clear: Progressives should boycott Biden

From the Left / Ted Rall /

Once again, the Democratic Party is asking progressives to vote for a presidential nominee who says he disagrees with it about every major issue. This is presented as an offer it cannot refuse. If it casts a protest vote for a third-party candidate like the unionist and environmentalist Howie Hawkins of the Green Party or stays home on that key ...Read more



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