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Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit to Be Attorney General


In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he’s probably just getting started.

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A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control


To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

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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.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry


If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s War on Immigrants Has Already Reached the Supreme Court


A series of cases on the current docket—not the president’s “Muslim ban”—has brought the contentious issue of immigration to the nation’s top court.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE

Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia


President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE

Can Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Be ‘Borked’?


The need for Democrats and the public to weigh in on the reshaping of the Supreme Court in 2017 will be as important as it was during the Reagan era.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE

The 2016 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Year That Was


It’s time for Truthdig’s annual—and only partially tongue-in-cheek—review of the highlights, lowlights, pratfalls and pitfalls of the Supreme Court over the past 12 months.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 READ MORE

Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, but Its Time Will Come


As the Trump era unfolds and the mad tea party he has assembled to staff his Cabinet grabs the reins of policy, his administration is certain to unleash a groundswell of opposition and resistance.

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Empty Bluster Reveals a Narcissist Who Can’t Fathom Defeat


The candidate’s pre-emptive refusal to recognize the election’s outcome is an incendiary mix of personal pathology and magical thinking, racism and xenophobia, facts and legal distortion.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

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