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Ted Rall: NSA, Rand Paul and Missing the Point on Purpose

In this political cartoon for, our Ted Rall points out what point the media is missing on the Rand Paul vs. the NSA issue. Commentary. — United States Senator Rand Paul is filing a class-action lawsuit against President Obama and James Clapper over the NSA’s phone metadata spying program.

But the reactions to this news all focus on questioning Paul’s motivations and libertarian politics, rather than on examining the big issue at hand: NSA spying on Americans.


With this political cartoon exclusive to, I’m Ted Rall.

Based in New York, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+

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Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Ted Rall is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, writer and occasional war correspondent best known for his coverage of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. A Pulitzer finalist and twice the winner of the RFK Journalism Award, Ted is the author of 17 books including "Revenge of the Latchkey Kids," about Gen Xers, "To Afghanistan and Back," the noted comix journalism work, and, most recently, "Snowden" (about the NSA whistleblower. His comix biography of Bernie Sanders appears January 19, 2016.

  • Whimsical

    Actually, the point is that Rand apparently plagiarized the lawsuit.

    • HiddenRoad

      Missed the point.