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Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers whose actions in a given week are worth celebrating.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Derrick Gordon


The NCAA Division I basketball player’s coming out makes it easier to believe the next generation of Americans are more socially tolerant than their elders.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Jonathan Schell


Readings of over half a dozen commemorations of Schell and a handful of his works in the days after his death suggest that a firm orientation toward basic moral concerns was one of the gifts he gave to readers caught in a society losing faith in its own decency.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Dr. Kathryn Edin (Video)


Over decades of studying the lives of America’s poor, the Johns Hopkins sociologist has combined analytic rigor and compassion for others to defy popular prejudice and discover the hidden causes of mass behavior.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Alan Grayson (Video)


If the Democratic Party has a future in America, it lies with firebrands of populism like Alan Grayson.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Mark Udall


The Colorado senator used an open hearing in the chamber to disclose the existence of an internal CIA review that conflicts with the agency’s official assessment of its dubious interrogation program.

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Bernie Sanders (Video)


In a Truthdig exclusive, the Vermont senator and avowed socialist discusses why the super-rich should support an amendment mandating the public funding of elections.

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Unidentified Leaker of State Department Call


Someone—maybe the Russians—leaked an audio recording of a high-ranking State Department official and the American ambassador in Kiev seeming to plot a coup d’etat against the elected government of Ukraine.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Sam


The NFL hopeful could be another nail in the coffin of sexual hate in professional sports.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Lynne Stewart


Early in the Bush administration, six months after the attacks of Sept. 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced he would prosecute attorney Lynne Stewart on the grounds that she had materially aided a terrorist organization.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Vera Scroggins


Now without a doubt, the physical mobility of Americans can be limited by corporations via the power of the state.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 READ MORE

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