33 posts categorized "Cartoon"

April 13, 2017

Can’t We All Just Overbook? BY TED RALL

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can't the rest of us do the same thing?

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can’t the rest of us do the same thing?

 

April 06, 2017

DEMOCRATS: BORN TO LOSE — BY TED RALL

Democrats aren't used to fighting so they're understandably nervous about taking on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster. The good news for them is, it won't work.Democrats aren’t used to fighting so they’re understandably nervous about taking on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster. The good news for them is, it won’t work.

November 09, 2016

What Do We Do Now? By Ted Rall

Not for me: I always said Donald Trump had a strong chance to win the presidency in a country where tens of millions of people are economically insecure, racist and/or sexist. The far right impulse has always been strong in American politics. But Trump has shocked the media and political establishment by pulling a come-from-behind victory over the deeply flawed right-wing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Now we, and the world, must brace for the arrival of protofascism in the Oval Office, enabled by Republican rule over both houses of Congress.

Not for me: I always said Donald Trump had a strong chance to win the presidency in a country where tens of millions of people are economically insecure, racist and/or sexist. The far right impulse has always been strong in American politics. But Trump has shocked the media and political establishment by pulling a come-from-behind victory over the deeply flawed right-wing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Now we, and the world, must brace for the arrival of protofascism in the Oval Office, enabled by Republican rule over both houses of Congress.

November 07, 2016

THE BEST SYSTEM IN THE WORLD BY TED RALL

They tell us we live in a country that serves as a shining beacon on a hill, a model for democracies around the world. If that's true, how the hell did we end up with two candidates who are the #1 and #2 most unpopular candidates in the history of polling, either one of which could lead to disaster?

They tell us we live in a country that serves as a shining beacon on a hill, a model for democracies around the world. If that’s true, how the hell did we end up with two candidates who are the #1 and #2 most unpopular candidates in the history of polling, either one of which could lead to disaster?

September 23, 2016

AT HOME WITH THE WHITES BY TED RALL

Another police shooting of a civilian with shifting narratives, another popular uprising, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Once again, white Americans are tsk-tsking that African-American rioters are making themselves look bad. The thing is, peaceful protests don't attract national attention.Another police shooting of a civilian with shifting narratives, another popular uprising, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Once again, white Americans are tsk-tsking that African-American rioters are making themselves look bad. The thing is, peaceful protests don’t attract national attention.

September 18, 2016

Anonymous by TED RALL

Hillary Clinton won't show her speeches. Donald Trump won't release his taxes. Neither of them come forward about their health. What's next in the secrecy obsessed world of American presidential candidates?Hillary Clinton won’t show her speeches. Donald Trump won’t release his taxes. Neither of them come forward about their health. What’s next in the secrecy obsessed world of American presidential candidates?

September 09, 2016

They Have So Much Due Process in Common by TED RALL

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, is the villainous violent thug who campaigned on a promise to murder 100,000 criminals. He has already started on his program of genocide by having the police shoot hundreds of street-level drug dealers. Now he is scheduled to meet with Barack Obama, who plans to lecture him on human rights and extrajudicial killings. The problem is, Obama doesn't have the moral authority to do so.

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, is the villainous violent thug who campaigned on a promise to murder 100,000 criminals. He has already started on his program of genocide by having the police shoot hundreds of street-level drug dealers. Now he is scheduled to meet with Barack Obama, who plans to lecture him on human rights and extrajudicial killings. The problem is, Obama doesn’t have the moral authority to do so.

September 06, 2016

Hillary’s Big Media Dump

On the Friday before Labor Day weekend, the New York Times broke news that might have ended the candidacy of Hillary Clinton – if it had been released at a time when people might be paying attention. As it happens, the house organ of the Hillary Clinton campaign released a classic media dump that exposed her as corrupt and wallowing in criminal behavior. If a scandal falls in the woods, does it make a sound?On the Friday before Labor Day weekend, the New York Times broke news that might have ended the candidacy of Hillary Clinton€“ if it had been released at a time when people might be paying attention. As it happens, the house organ of the Hillary Clinton campaign released a classic media dump that exposed her as corrupt and wallowing in criminal behavior. If a scandal falls in the woods, does it make a sound?

August 26, 2016

If We Did Other Things The Way That We Vote by TED RALL

A lot of people don't want to vote for a third-party candidate like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson because they believe their vote will be "wasted." But they don't apply the same logic to most other things in life, many of which involve setting yourself apart from the herd.

A lot of people don’t want to vote for a third-party candidate like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson because they believe their vote will be “wasted.” But they don’t apply the same logic to most other things in life, many of which involve setting yourself apart from the herd.

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