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California Rep. Ro Khanna Joins Justice Democrats

A wing of the Democratic Party inspired by Bernie Sanders’ political ideals, the group opposes corporate influence in politics. Critics note that Khanna gets campaign money from Wall Street.

Posted on May 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Criticized for Signing Pro-Israel Senate Letter


The Vermont senator (pictured, right) is facing criticism from progressives for his stance on Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism


Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance


The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?


Since the election, Congressional Democrats’ silence on foreign policy questions has been deafening. It’s time for them to chart a new course.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms


Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?


Democrats are still unable to blame their nominee and themselves for the 2016 election results; a writer argues that Bernie Sanders is actually a “Democratic Party company man”; a statue of a girl facing Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull becomes a topic of contention.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 READ MORE

Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

As French Election Nears, a Bernie Sanders-Style Candidate Rises in the Polls


The threat of proto-fascist Marine Le Pen continuing the trend started by Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory is tempered by the possibility that a socialist—Jean-Luc Melenchon—could prevail.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Decision to Attack Syria Increases the Risk of World War III


Russia-baiting has given the president huge incentives to prove he is not Vladimir Putin’s flunky and boosted the odds of a showdown between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Attacks Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Standoff Approaches


“We need a Supreme Court justice who will protect workers’ rights, not just corporate profits,” the Vermont senator says.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE

Inside the Campaign of Green Party Congressional Candidate Kenneth Mejia

Truthdig sits down with the 26-year-old to discuss his grass-roots effort to represent California’s 34th Congressional District.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some


To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

Inside the State Department-Sponsored Au Pair Program That Bernie Sanders Calls a ‘Scam’


“They think we are slaves,” says one Brazilian domestic worker who recounts the terrible treatment she faced while participating in the government’s program.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan


Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

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

Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)


The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

Why Does the Democratic Party Insist on Marginalizing Bernie Sanders?


Despite polls that show he is the most popular politician in the U.S., Sanders’ party continues to thwart him; and to understand Trump’s rise, a good place to look is Iraq. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country


In rural West Virginia, supporters of Donald Trump cheer the progressive senator’s call for universal health care.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

Is It Fair to Label the President a Liar?


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has done just that on Twitter, responds to a journalist’s challenge on the subject.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Civil Rights Leaders Demand Workers’ Rights at Nissan Factory


If corporations can “stop workers in Mississippi from forming a union, they can keep wages down in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania,” Sanders tweets.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites


The moral bankruptcy of the liberal class, which despite the staggering election defeat is unable or unwilling to engage in genuine self-reflection, ensures the steady march toward an American fascism.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE

Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?


From Sen. Bernie Sanders to comedian Asef Harel (pictured), common-sense statements on Israel continue to cause controversy.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE

All the President’s Omissions: Bernie Sanders Shreds Trump’s Speech to Congress

The Vermont senator details Trump’s failure to address some of his major campaign promises and urges continued resistance against the administration.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Takes On Drug Pricing (Again), This Time With Help From ‘Big-Pharma Dems’


Lawmakers call on President Trump to honor his campaign promises and back their bill when he addresses Congress Tuesday night.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Issues in the Age of Trump (Video)

The Vermont senator and the “Science Guy” take to Facebook Live to discuss the president’s disavowal of climate change.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Democratic National Committee Needs a Hero


The next DNC chair has an important job: protect the rights of citizens and stand up for the rule of law.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE

Cenk Uygur and the Truthdig Team Question the Future of Progressive Politics

Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Co-Creates ‘Justice Democrats’ to Revamp the Democratic Party (Video)

In a segment of Monday’s show, host Cenk Uygur explains the need for a modern progressive wing in the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise


Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE

Women’s Marches Show That People Will Stand Up to an Intolerant ‘America First’ Vision


The demonstrations around the world are a first step toward resisting Donald Trump. But there is much more to do.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 READ MORE

Women’s March Speeches From Across the U.S. Go Viral

Activist-scholar Angela Davis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and actress America Ferrera are among the figures from varied backgrounds whose addresses have been making the rounds online.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Life of the Party: Seven Truths for Democrats


The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party causes a serious divide.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE

Watch Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren School Trump’s Education Secretary Pick (Video)

Sanders asked about Betsy DeVos’ stance on tuition-free colleges and her family’s donations to the GOP, while Warren pointed out that the billionaire has absolutely no experience with public education and student loans.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Big Pharma-Backed Democrats Join GOP to Block Bernie Sanders’ Effort to End Drug Price Gouging


Sen. Cory Booker and others drew sharp rebuke from observers who pointed out that many who voted “no” receive substantial contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era


On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

Posted on Jan 10, 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

Is the Rise of Donald Trump Obama’s Legacy? (Video)

Paul Jay of The Real News asks Truthdig contributor Paul Street if President Obama is a true progressive and whether his policies “helped set the table for the emergence of a Trump.”

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders: Trump Has to Preserve Health Care or Admit He’s a Liar


The president-elect might have forgotten his campaign promises. But we won’t.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE

Democrats Gear Up for Fight Against Future GOP Health Care Proposals


Republican lawmakers took the first step in unraveling the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, prompting President Obama to urge fellow Democrats to fight any “Trumpcare” replacement.

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE

Why Big Organizing Works


What we learned from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and many other movements is that far more people are willing to step up if you ask them to do something big to win something big.

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE

Alongside Bernie Sanders, N.Y.’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces First-in-Nation Free Tuition Plan


“Our job is to encourage every person in this country to get all of the education they can, not to punish them for getting that education,” Sanders says at the announcement with Cuomo, pictured at right.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE

Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: Rightward Drift and Donald Trump


The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE

Preparing for the Normalization of Donald Trump’s White House (Video)


Despite all the hand-wringing from the left, Trump will be normalized by the same corporate media that virtually boycotted Bernie Sanders.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE

As 2017 Begins, the Right Is Emboldened but Not Ascendant


The right took power in Britain and the United States in 2016 because those who represent the left in electoral arenas failed to provide a compelling vision of a better world, according to Gary Younge at The Guardian.

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 READ MORE

Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy


The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 READ MORE

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