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What Can Skid Row Teach Us About the Future of Policing?

Longtime Los Angeles Police Officer Deon Joseph sat down with Truthdig to discuss homelessness, mental health, crime and policing in L.A.’s most run-down district.
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The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate

In the frenzy over the Trump team's talks with Russians, a darker story may be getting missed: how "deep state" surveillance powers control American leaders.
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Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies

Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.
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Taking a Closer Look at Immigration (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer hosts a discussion on immigration policy and its effect on human rights.

How Gambling Has Become America’s Premier Form of Entertainment and Escape (Video)

Professor Natasha Dow Schüll and Chris Hedges discuss how “casino capitalism” is designed to keep people away from “a position where they [can] act as decision-making subjects.”

“[L]eading news networks went out of their way to craft some of the most euphemistic headlines imaginable,” writes Ben Norton about the recent U.S.-led attacks that killed hundreds of Iraqis.

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The New York Times names Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ sources for the classified materials he divulged earlier this month.

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the U.N. General Assembly’s nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U.N. Human Rights Council.

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Unless you are reading this column in a good old print newspaper, odds are your internet service provider knows what you are up to.

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The interests of the working class were supposed to be the focus of the Trump administration, but the president has no coherent approach for lifting up blue-collar Americans.

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In one of her first public speeches since she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton doesn’t hold back with criticisms of the president and his administration.

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Evidence suggests aggressive sweeps are being aimed at jurisdictions that limit collaboration with federal immigration authorities.

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Are we in an era of a “new peace”? Think again.

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American commanders have said that their military may bear some responsibility for Thursday’s errant airstrike, but the Iraqi prime minister disagrees.

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