Best of Ted Rall 2020
Ted Rall. Photo credit: Creators Syndicate

It’s been one of those years when we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Thankfully we’ve come to rely each week on Ted Rall, whose unique political cartoons sometimes make us do both at the same time. Funny, trenchant, and often dark, his humor has zeroed in on the hypocrisy, mendacity, and depravity of our national “leaders.” 

In 2020, Ted’s focus has largely been on the misdeeds of President Trump and his enablers in elected office, corporate boardrooms, and the media. Whether his target was the response to the election results, the pandemic, police violence, or the impeachment trial, Ted’s mission was to do a lot more than just poke fun — it was also to illuminate.

Please enjoy some of our favorite Ted Rall cartoons from 2020.

Joe Biden, cabinet, Obama

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Biden Administration: Out With the Old, in With the Older

As President-elect Joe Biden fills out his cabinet and advisers, it’s looking like a second Obama administration. 


presidential pardon

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Trump’s Pardon Party Is Just Getting Started

President Trump is a sore loser, but he’s already made winners of Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Joe Arpaio. So much winning, but the best may be yet to come.


Donald Trump, Martial Law, COVID-19

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Talk About a Martial Plan

What’s the next shoe to drop now that President Trump’s terminated the defense secretary and forced two top officials out at Homeland Security, including the person who helped make the election the “most secure in American history”?


2020, election

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The Divided States of America

It’s all over but the shouting.


Donald Trump, COVID-19, coronavirus

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COVID Karma

It is what it is.


Ted Rall, cartoon

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A Black Eye for the Thin Blue Line

Despite occasional abuses and scandals, Americans traditionally respected and supported local police. But now, approval is waning, and it’s hard to imagine it ever coming back.


Ted Rall, cartoon

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Looters Have a Lot to Learn

Give a man a brick and he can loot one store; give a man a bank and he can loot the world. 


Ted Rall, cartoon

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From Sheltering at Home… to Homeless Shelters

The government is not protecting jobless workers; many face eviction, and there’s no way to socially distance or self-quarantine when you are homeless.


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The American Way: Call Them ‘Hero,’ Pay Them Zero

Health care workers, delivery drivers, and retail employees are members of the pantheon of heroes Americans love to lionize in the era of COVID-19. But they’re poorly paid, poorly protected, and quickly forgotten.


Ted Rall, cartoon, Fox News, COVID-19, Propaganda

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Killer Ratings: Watch Fox News and Die

Fox News has made a fortune delivering misinformation to an audience that gobbles it up. During a pandemic, however, this is a recipe for disaster — and some viewers will pay the ultimate price. 


Ted Rall, cartoon

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Time for the Boomer Remover?

Remember when Republicans made up Obamacare “death panels”? Now some of them, including President Donald Trump, seem to want to sacrifice the lives of Americans to keep Wall Street happy.


Ted Rall, cartoon

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Impeachment Trial Exposes Twisted Legal Minds

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial not only exposed the president’s wrongdoing, but also the twisted hypocrisy of Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, and others.


Ted Rall, cartoon

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Prison Gerrymandering Is Cruel and Undemocratic

Prisoners can’t vote. They have no political power. But they count in the census. And that’s exactly why lawmakers want them in their districts. 


Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Creators Syndicate.

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