Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines


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April 28, 2016
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An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s platform is all about job creation through a green infrastructure plan, resuscitating trade unions, fostering worker cooperatives and slashing defense spending. Is it a pipe dream or simply the future?
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Seymour Hersh on Sanders and Clinton: ‘Something … Amazing Is Happening in This Country’

The veteran progressive journalist acknowledged on "Democracy Now!" that “it’s going to be very hard for a lot of the people who support Sanders to support Hillary Clinton" and explained why he's excited about what's ahead in American politics.
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The Endgame of 2016’s Anti-establishment Politics

Will Bernie Sanders’ supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the Republican nod?
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Sanders May Endorse Clinton, but He Won’t Campaign for Her Unless She Does This One Thing (Video)

If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders’ support and that of his voters may depend on her doing the one thing that her track record shows she’s been most unwilling to do all along.

‘Left, Right & Center’: Time for the Candidates to Pivot to the Center?

On KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center” on Friday, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the other panelists ask whether we’re seeing a new, moderate Trump and where the presidential candidates stand after the New York primary.

There is a hunger for authentic voices—not the same handful of pundits circulating through all the media networks who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong.

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The leading Republican presidential candidate called out the massive ruin caused by the “dangerous idea” that the U.S. “could make Western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interest in becoming a Western democracy.”

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Scientists warn that the current pleasures of warmer weather will pale for Americans as climate change brings extreme temperature increases and unhealthy levels of atmospheric ozone.

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The filmmaker and activist calls the president’s upcoming visit to the beleaguered Michigan town “too little too late.”

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The “Democracy Now!” host explains why pundits are getting coverage “so wrong” and outlines what needs to change.

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“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

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The humor and video site provides an overview of the presidential election process and shows why candidates can’t be honest.

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Watching the seemingly endless series of Republican debates this election season, one might wonder why so many candidates hung in there well past the point when it was clear they had no real chance of winning. Well, wonder no more.

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Despite spending a record-breaking $12 million of his own money to win a House seat, Trone lost Tuesday’s primary race.

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