The official narrative of billionaire accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s death shifted faster than a New York subway rider when a homeless guy plops down next to them on a hot day.
Ted Rall: Progressive voters are watching. Is there room for them inside the Democratic Party? The signs are hardly encouraging.
Ted Rall: When 72% of your party’s voters are progressives and you’re not progressive yourself, you have to step gingerly if you want to avoid a revolt that topples you from power.
Ted Rall: Liberals and leftists identify many of the same problems. Only leftists understand that real solutions require serious pressure on the ruling elites.
Ted Rall: With zero youngsters coming up in the ranks and many of the most interesting artists purged, our small numbers and lack of stylistic diversity has left us as critically endangered as the wild cheetah. The death spiral is well underway.
Ted Rall: Digital evidence of intemperate language and drunk texts and obscene selfies will be so widespread that their revelation will be met with a collective shrug.
Ted Rall: Progressives should not fall for the purity-test smear. Voters have every right to demand certain standards of behavior and policy positions in exchange for their support.
Ted Rall: In the corridors of power in Washington, decision-making is not a noble struggle to determine right and wrong. It is a cynical cost-benefit analysis about which powerful people and organizations are most important to suck up to.
Ted Rall: Corporate media’s instant reversal on Assange—from rapist scum to First Amendment hero within minutes—elevates self-serving hypocrisy to high art.
Ted Rall: Progressives are still angry that the Democratic establishment cheated Bernie Sanders out of the nomination last time. News that they’re doing the same thing now has enraged them.
Ted Rall: To be a Leftist in America today is analogous to how black people felt until recently while watching TV: you don’t see anyone like you.
Ted Rall: The New Yorker and The Economist are prospering because they doubled down on their commitment to detailed long-form journalism about ongoing issues.
Ted Rall: You could watch 5 hours and read 50 pages of news every day and never learn where a top Dem stands on issues of war and peace, defense spending, assassination drones, Guantánamo, NSA surveillance of Americans, foreign adventurism or human rights.