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July 3, 2015

Welcome to the Machine, President Sanders By Ted Rall

Rising in the polls, Bernie Sanders is already posing a credible threat to Hillary in the key primary state of New Hampshire. Having gone in one month from left-wing curiosity to serious contender, his confidence is soaring. He has gone from promoting himself as a mere symbolic tool to push Clinton to the left to predicting that he will win the Democratic nomination for president, and ultimately the presidency itself.

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June 29, 2015

Are Millennials the Most Ageist Generation Ever? by Ted Rall

Ever notice how those who complain about being victims are themselves at least as likely to be perpetrators of the same offense? Examples that come to mind for me include the United States and Israel, two countries that portray themselves as targets of terrorism while carrying out wars of aggression whose death tolls far exceed their own losses.

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June 22, 2015

If Rachel Dolezal Is a Crazy Liar, What Is Barack Obama? By Ted Rall

Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane leader of the NAACP who was born white but pretends to be (or "identifies as") black, is widely assumed to be a lying con artist, suffering from psychological problems, or both. Many Americans, especially blacks who suffer at the hands of systemic racial discrimination, were furious at what they saw as Dolezal's lack of -- forgive me -- skin in the game.    

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June 15, 2015

Evil Employers Can Lay You Off, But You Don't Have To Go Quietly by Ted Rall

You've seen it in movies: Gangsters are going to kill a guy. But before they do, they force him to dig his own grave. Who would go along with that? Why, during their final moments alive, doesn't the victim avail himself of the chance to die defiantly, with dignity, going to his death with the small pleasure of knowing that his assassin will at least be inconvenienced by the disposal of his body?

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June 8, 2015

Empty Symbolism: Why the Freedom Act Sucks By Ted Rall

Marketed as pro-privacy reform of the rancid Patriot Act, the USA Freedom Act is about to become law. Though nothing could be further from the truth, many Americans will believe that the NSA is being reined in, and move on another issue.

The Freedom Act has been characterized as another vindication of Edward Snowden -- and, considering the fact that we wouldn't be discussing the balance between individual privacy rights and national security if he hadn't made the NSA's spying against us public, it is.