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Can the U.S.-Russia Cease-Fire Agreement in Syria Stick?


While alleged 2016 election interference grabs headlines, the bigger test may be whether the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin accord made at the G-20 summit holds.

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Trump’s Man With a Plan ... to Suppress the Vote Nationwide


Kris Kobach, Kansas’ anti-immigrant secretary of state, is the operational leader of the president’s newly launched commission to investigate fraudulent voting.

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A Rising Tide of Alarmist Assumptions About Russia in Hacking Inquiries


Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, and this ugly reality is being exploited to foist blame on the Kremlin and fuel hysteria.

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NBC’s Megyn Kelly Pushes Intelligence Groupthink in Vladimir Putin Interview


The journalist says all “17 intelligence agencies” of the U.S. government agreed on Russian guilt in alleged 2016 election hacking. Former intelligence officials claim that statement is incorrect, but it keeps getting repeated.

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A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

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As His Defenses to Obstruction Charges Fail, Donald Trump May Fall Back on Pleading the Fifth


It could be the president’s only option if he ends up entangled by his own incriminating statements, and by evidence from others.

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Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration


The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

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Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case


The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

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A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood


Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

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‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues


The desire to resist President Trump has many people blaming our political predicament more on a foreign “enemy” than on powerful corporate forces at home.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Take Responsibility for Every Decision I Made, but That’s Not Why I Lost’

The 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee speaks at the annual Code Conference in California and discusses the lessons she learned from the election.

Posted on May 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?


Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

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American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell


This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

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Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power


Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

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Trump Is Hiring Former Lobbyists for Roles in Related Agencies, Sparking Ethics Concerns


In one case, an official working on energy regulation had recently lobbied for oil and coal companies—and the White House won’t say whether he was granted an ethics waiver.

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Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump


The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE

The Russians Aren’t Coming—the Deep State Is (Audio)

On KPFA’s “Sunday Show” this week, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer explains why he isn’t buying the foreign interference talk surrounding Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia


The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

Posted on Mar 20, 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.

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We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now


For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Four Dangerous Signs of Passivity in the Face of Trump Tyranny


As the era of a Donald Trump presidency approaches, some of you are succumbing to these syndromes.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE

The CIA’s Absence of Conviction


The CIA’s claims about Russian involvement in Clinton’s leaked emails are unsubstantiated. Yet the mainstream media continues the narrative, signaling a total abnegation of all journalistic standards.

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Bernie Sanders Urges Students to Demand That Progressive Voices Be Heard

In light of recent stories claiming that fake news rigged the election, the former Democratic presidential candidate encourages using the internet as a means to “get good information out to people.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

LeBron James, Other Cavaliers Excused From Staying at a Trump-Branded Hotel


Some members of Cleveland’s NBA team elected to pass on plans to stay at the Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan before playing the New York Knicks.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE

Searching for a Remedy in This Day of Malaise? Start With a Little Kindness


The American people need time to heal after this election, and we should be looking to human compassion, not our president, for a cure.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE

Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Among Ancient Rome, Mexico During the Conquest and the U.S. Today


If the Romans taught us anything, it is that their republic was built on excluding the many.

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Navigating the Trump Crisis: Both ‘Anti-Trump’ and ‘Give Him a Chance’ Are Wrong


Progressives must go beyond protesting Donald Trump’s election or waiting to see what he does. Bernie Sanders has it right: We need a left-right coalition.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE

A Dying Mule Always Kicks Hardest


We have some difficult days ahead. But our forebears were up against more with less. Donald Trump’s election means “we must work together for a third Reconstruction in America.”

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 READ MORE

With Bernie Sanders’ Support, Millennials Seek Representation in Politics

Some young Americans feel let down by the Constitution’s age requirements for those seeking office in the federal government. Now, a thousand of them have signed a petition to allow for a president under age 35.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Mainstream Presidential Polls Fuel Illusion That Voters Are Stuck With Only Two Choices


A voter revolt could be happening right under our noses, but the establishment and its pollster apparatchiks show bias against independent, young and third-party supporters.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE

Former Death Row Inmate Gary Tyler Backing California Anti-Death Penalty Measure

After serving 41 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary for a crime he says he didn’t commit, Tyler is supporting Proposition 62 on the November ballot.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?


The vile election of 2016 doesn’t seem to offer much hope. But future historians looking back on the tumult might see the start of another era of fundamental reform.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE

Gary Tyler on the American Justice System: ‘Truth Is Going to Stand Out No Matter What’

The former death row inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary spent 42 years in prison for a crime he says did not commit. Now he is speaking out on behalf of America’s prison population and calling for more rehabilitative programs.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Millennials ‘Search for Truth’ on Election and Distrust Media, Intelligence Firm Reports


Young voters are using critical thinking, research and social media engagement to decide whom they want as their next president. The big question is whether they will be motivated to vote for candidates that anger and disappoint them.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE

Project Urges Native American Political Involvement and Representation Beyond Standing Rock


Now that the Dakota Access pipeline protest has galvanized the Native American community, the Advance Native Political Leadership group wants to build a pathway to more government inclusion.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE

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Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote


Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE

Why People Find Hillary Clinton Untrustworthy


It is worth noting that despite all the stories, allegations, accusations, insinuations and investigations spread over a quarter century, there has never been any finding that she engaged in illegal behavior.

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 READ MORE

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On the Fourth of July, None of Us Has Inalienable Rights if American Muslims Don’t


On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.

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The Palmer Raids: When Trump’s Grandfather and Wives Could Have Been Profiled (Video)


Marx said that every great event in history happens twice, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE

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