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June 27, 2016
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Eric Garcetti

The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump's portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.
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Akashic Books

Fighting for Peace at ‘Hurricane Street’

Ron Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans movement picks up where "Born on the Fourth of July" leaves off.
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2008 All Over Again

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union presages perhaps another global financial meltdown. Banks will again demand massive bailouts. We will be forced to again swallow austerity measures, and there will be a continued decline in living standards.
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Actor Jesse Williams Gave a Thrilling Speech on Racial Justice at the BET Awards

The activist and Grey’s Anatomy star accepted BET’s Humanitarian Award Sunday night by defying everyone listening to join the ongoing struggle for black liberation from systemic oppression.

Brexit Mayhem Continues: MPs Attempt to Oust Corbyn as Tories Try to Reassure Markets (Multimedia)

As Tories try to pick up the pieces of their party, keep the pound from falling any further, and find an alternative to Boris Johnson, Labour Party politicians are turning against leader Jeremy Corbyn in a terribly timed coup. (Updated throughout the day)

Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton may have had their differences in the past, but the two now share one common cause: Never Trump.


The Haaretz correspondent for the occupied territories and author of “Drinking the Sea at Gaza” has angered Israeli and Palestinian leadership with her uncompromising honesty.


Women’s health advocates rejoiced Monday as controversial abortion restrictions were overturned because they pose an unconstitutional burden.


The British multinational security services company could help tie up some loose ends in the Omar Mateen story. But don’t expect much transparency or further explanation.

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Follow along as Natasha Hakimi Zapata, a Truthdig assistant editor, joins Corbyn’s grass-roots followers as members of his party try force his resignation after the Brexit vote.


The NSA whistleblower called the law moving through Russia’s Legislature an “unworkable, unjustifiable violation of rights” that would “take money and liberty from every Russian without improving safety.”


Secret spending at the local level in the United States rose from 24 percent in 2006 to 71 percent in 2014, a landmark survey finds.


Spaniards were given another opportunity to choose their leaders on Sunday after a general election six months ago resulted in a deadlock. And yet, the results feel a bit like déjà vu.


The real nightmare is likely to emerge in 2020 or thereafter, if and when a far more capable politician than Donald Trump embraces retrograde positions and rides an angry, wounded America into Washington.