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‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy

Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The "winning issue" of Russia is a losing issue.
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We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast

The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, "How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?" [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]
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Truthdig Wins Los Angeles Press Club Awards for Commentary, Reporting and an Editorial Cartoon

The work of Sonali Kolhatkar, Amelia Pang and cartoonist Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish) is honored with first-place prizes at the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
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Mr. Fish’s TED Talk: On Scratching Itches, Ditching Decorum and Reimagining the Role of the Artist

The award-winning cartoonist came prepared with images of Jesus in compromised positions and an array of ideas about the role of the rabble-rousing artist in contemporary culture. Watch and learn.

America’s Incarceration Crisis: Are We Doomed to Repeat the Same Failed Policies? (Transcript Added)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and law professor James Forman Jr. (pictured) discuss the mass incarceration of black men and the issue of drug decriminalization. [Transcript added.]

Democrats would be wise to seize the moment. They shouldn’t merely defend the Affordable Care Act. They should also go on the offensive.

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A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

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Let’s face it. There is no way the US government is ever going to pay back a $20 trillion federal debt.

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Statement advises Assad he would “pay a heavy price” for using chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

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Ukraine and Russia appear hardest hit by the ransomware, with Poland, Italy and Germany following in order of countries most affected.

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The president is slashing the U.S. domestic budget and putting money into a war machine that only continues to inflame tensions around the world.

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The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

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With her early Cabinet picks, Ana Brnabic sends a strong message about her alliances with other nations. She also has made headlines as Serbia’s first female and first openly gay leader.

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On a panel moderated by Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer (far right), Goodman explains why he blew the whistle on corruption in the Central Intelligence Agency.

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