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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.

Posted on May 28, 2017 READ MORE
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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments


Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.

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If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We


While American politicians debate how to finance needed fixes and which fixes to implement, the Chinese have funded massive projects across their country.

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FCC Votes to Start Dismantling Net Neutrality


Despite grass-roots objections, the agency acts to begin the process of undoing open internet protections.

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Lawmakers to Trump: Turn Over Any Transcript of Meeting With Russians


Demands intensified Tuesday after Trump seemed to acknowledge on Twitter that he had shared information on a critical source of intelligence on Islamic State.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE

Beyond the Madness of King Donald


The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

When Will Enough Republicans Put Loyalty to America Ahead of Loyalty to Party?


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump but when GOP House members will do the right thing.

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Are There 22 Patriotic House Republicans?


The question now is whether there exist 22 House Republicans who would join with House Democrats to make a majority in seeking a bill of impeachment.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, but Wants It to Be in Public’


Questions continue to swirl after FBI Director James Comey was unexpectedly fired by Donald Trump this week.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

Senators Speak Out for Net Neutrality


In the past week, 25 senators have signed letters denouncing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap rules that allow equal access to internet content. Among them are Maggie Hassan (pictured left) and Maria Cantwell.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

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

‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era


Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

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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

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

Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars


The American way of recalling war has led to the populist nationalisms of today.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE

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No Anti-Immigrant Victory for Trump—So Far


The president lost big in Congress this week as Republicans and Democrats rejected his budget cuts for now, including those directed at immigrants.

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Rep. Mo Brooks Faces Backlash Over Health Care Comment


After the Alabama Republican (pictured on right, with CNN’s Jake Tapper) refers to healthy people as those who have “led good lives,” angry and passionate responses erupt online.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Our Political Reality Is the Stuff of Nightmares


It’s become the new abnormal: Trump’s decrees, accusations and posturing; his transparent lies, threats and reversals. Then comes the cleanup crew, the White House propagandists, pretending he’s serious.

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Will Trump Repeat the Historic Chinese Exclusion Act Mistake?


The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.

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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.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

The World According to Trump Is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous—and His Actions Are One Reason


As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own.

Posted on Apr 17, 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

The U.S. May Be Pushing Australia Into War With China


No one wants to bomb or occupy the U.S. ally. But that could change if America’s military-industrial establishment continues to assert its global dominance with force.

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Dereliction of Duty, Redux


All the evidence in Syria leads to an inescapable conclusion: The American military strike was a violation of international law.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE

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U.S. Made Syrians’ Airstrike Another ‘Tonkin Gulf,’ Expert on Foreign Policy Says (Video)

Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, believes the Syrian government may not be responsible for last week’s chemical attack and that the U.S. response violated international law.

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.

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John Oliver on How Representatives Choose Their Voters, Rather Than the Other Way Around (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out how nuts it is that the U.S. is a nation in which politicians have more sway than constituents, thanks to a five-syllable word.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Medicare-for-All Advocates Rally Nationwide


The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, a coalition that believes access to health care is “basic to human dignity,” coordinates events.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

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The Grounds for Impeaching Donald Trump (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

By my count, there are now four solid reasons to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be emerging.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

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Conflict-of-Interest Questions Dog Chief of Health and Human Services


While in Congress, HHS Secretary Tom Price acquired up to $90,000 of pharmaceutical stock the same day he intervened on a rule that would hurt drug profits.

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The Deep State, Explained


America’s Deep State is harder to find than those abroad but could get stronger under Trump.

Posted on Apr 1, 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

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

Electronic Frontier Foundation Pleads for Action to Save Online Privacy Rules


Last week, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a measure that would repeal federal privacy requirements. The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

The Real Problem With Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Jokes


The comedian’s Netflix show is generating criticism; the president had a crash course in how government works; and economists are exploring rising mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare


The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill


The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

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