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Humans Cannot Simply Plant Their Way Out of Climate Change


Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Senate Republicans Are Screwed on Trumpcare and They Know It


Very soon Senate Republicans will have to decide what to do about Trumpcare. Their choice is severely limited.

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After Pat’s Birthday

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This Memorial Day weekend, Truthdig commemorates the legacy of deceased U.S. infantryman Pat Tillman by republishing our most popular piece, “After Pat’s Birthday,” written by his brother, Kevin Tillman (pictured with his arm around Pat).

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Angela Merkel Tells European Leaders They Must Depend on Themselves


The German chancellor certainly knew what she was doing when she made her otherwise cautious statement.

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The Artist as Prophet


Artists who tell the truth are the mortal enemies of despots, who seek to distort the past, the present and the future.

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‘Final Act of Bravery’: Portland, Ore., Mourns Men Fatally Stabbed Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant


The two were killed Friday on a light-rail train after intervening when another passenger allegedly began shouting hate speech at two women.

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Donald Trump’s Meaner America


Licensed by the new president, Americans now say and do things to people they disagree with that previously were unthinkable. Take Greg Gianforte as an example.

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G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord


The president’s refusal to commit to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change further isolates the U.S. as other world powers prepare to tackle the environmental crisis.

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Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons


They never disclose conflicts of interests.

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Five Questions About Jared Kushner’s Alleged ‘Back Channel’ Request to Moscow


The report that President Trump’s son-in-law sought a private, encrypted line of communication to the Kremlin is hard to fathom except as a sign of something fishy.

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