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Director John Scheinfeld on the Spiritual Journey of Jazz Icon John Coltrane (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the documentarian about his latest film and how Coltrane's journey parallels that of other music legends.
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Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock

In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.
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Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost

Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.
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Trump Admonishes NATO Member Countries in Speech (Video)

The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for “not paying what they should be paying.”

Director Laura Poitras: Julian Assange Is an ‘Equal-Opportunity’ Leaker (Audio)

In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about Assange’s rights as the publisher of WikiLeaks. Transcript added.

The president’s budget won’t get through Congress, but it defines the term “deviancy downward” in three respects.

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As we process the suicide bombing in England, we should brace for another wave of innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

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Protest is illegal in the kingdom. It’s also against the law to “distort the reputation of the kingdom” or “break allegiance with the ruler.”

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The Nobel Prize-winning economist joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president’s $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.

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She has represented the American Chemistry Council, an industry group whose members include Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil. Now Nancy Beck has moved to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

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The recent focus on the viability of news stories has overshadowed another method of spreading false political information.

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Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

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Can a boycott movement to damage President Trump financially change the political landscape?

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