Ted Rall, cartoon

Nobody Likes a Bully

Reading Time: 1 minute While President Donald Trump likes to pal around with some of the world’s dictators and strongmen, the rest of his foreign policy resembles that of many past presidents. It’s just one reason why the US is increasingly unpopular across the globe.

How Do You Support Your Troops—Regular, Special or Super?

Reading Time: 7 minutes On Memorial Day, there’s a lot of talk about “supporting our troops” and “honoring our dead.” But one thing is left out of the discussion—the real story behind why they die.

Getting Granular With Afghanistan: Deadly Mistakes Ignored

Reading Time: 3 minutes With all the talk about what to do with Afghanistan now that Osama is no more, this article from UK’s The Independent deserves more attention: Amid growing calls for US Special Operations Forces to take the lead in Afghanistan after the successful strike against Osama bin Laden, a new report has warned that systemic failures Read More

Want Intelligence? Try the Media

Reading Time: 1 minute The standard justification for the continued existence of the mysterious and unaccountable $55 billion-plus juggernaut called “the intelligence community” is that it gathers important information for decision-makers, and presents it to them in hush-hush circumstances. There’s an alternative to this proposition: people could try supporting the news media. In a May 5 New York Times Read More