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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.]

Countries wishing to reach their Paris agreement goals should curb an overreliance on natural gas.

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The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

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The measure, which won unanimous approval Thursday, would mandate schools to teach interacting with law enforcement “in a manner marked by mutual cooperation and respect.”

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A new documentary called “Good Fortune” provides the once-homeless hair care billionaire’s primer on how the superrich can contribute to society and still be superrich.

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Reports claim American interrogators worked with UAE forces accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. (Pictured, Sen. John McCain, who also seeks a probe.)

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The firm’s technology has since been used to spy on Mexican human rights lawyers, journalists and activists.

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Iran is a paragon of human rights, democracy and social liberty compared with some of our Middle Eastern allies. But our policymakers aren’t letting that sway them.

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The news comes despite President Trump’s numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their livelihoods because of outsourcing and layoffs.

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A measure winding through the state Legislature uses language of religious freedom while proposing harsh consequences for women who have had abortions or use contraception.

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