Ted Rall

05/04/2014 - 11:40pm

    Now that the controversy over Mozilla's firing of CEO Brendan Eich over his anti-gay politics has subsided (and before something similar happens again, which it surely will), it's time for a brief tutorial on McCarthyism.

    Because, if those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, Americans -- who don't...

04/17/2014 - 4:53pm

    Everyone has a strong opinion about education. But the controversies are always about the same topics: testing, teachers unions, funding, merit pay, vouchers/school choice, charter schools. Is college a smart investment? Is affirmative action fair? Has political correctness supplanted the basics?

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04/07/2014 - 2:26am

        As I waited for the body of a man who jumped in front of my train to be cleared from the tracks -- less than a week before another train I was riding struck a suicide victim -- it occurred to me that (a) I should check whether suicide rates are increasing due to the bad economy (they are,...

03/27/2014 - 3:10am

    As usual, America's foreign correspondents are falling down on the job.

    Stories devoid of historical context cast Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a naked act of neo-Soviet aggression. Considering that the relevant history begins a mere two decades ago, its...

03/06/2014 - 2:35am

    We love computers and other electronics, but -- not unlike an addict's opinion of his dealer -- we hate the companies that sell them to us. Now our contempt for Silicon Valley is expanding to include tech workers.

    In San Francisco, where locals know the techies...

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