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Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power


Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE
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Stand With Sanders Against ‘Pro-Fracking’ Bill, Environmentalists Urge Senate Democrats


Amid Democratic silence, Sen. Bernie Sanders is winning praise for condemning what environmental groups call a “giveaway to oil and gas interests.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2017 READ MORE

Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is ‘Homegrown and Self-Actualized.’


Media critic Norman Solomon says the Democratic Party’s Russia fixation—and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything that went wrong in 2016—ignores vital messaging on important issues.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Is Losing Popularity Among Those Who Voted for Her, New Poll Shows


The sentiment of Clinton voters is said to reflect Democratic politicians’ angst about how to position themselves for 2018.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE

The New McCarthyism Is Destroying the Democratic Party


For more than a year, the U.S. ruling class, with Democratic Party and corporate media operatives in the vanguard, has frozen the national political discourse in a McCarthyite time warp.

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 READ MORE

Nurses Won’t Back Down in Fight for Single-Payer in California


The National Nurses United union’s seminal fight for California’s SB 562 reflects a national struggle for social change.

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 READ MORE

The Democratic Party Is Such a Mess—What to Do, What to Do?


A CliffsNotes version of arguments by 10 expert analysts and pundits, with a wide range of perspectives.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Notion That White Workers Elected Trump Is a Myth That Suits the Ruling Class


Saying he was put into office by blue-collar voters serves the interests of top Democrats, Republicans, the dominant media and the big-business elite.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?


While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Sabotaging Putin-Trump Diplomacy Serves U.S. War Interests and Democrats’ Electoral Strategy


Democratic leaders have positioned themselves to portray just about any concession from the U.S president in bilateral talks with the Russian president as a corrupt payoff.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE

How Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs Speeches Cost Her the 2016 Election


Between April 2013 and March 2015, she gave 91 paid speeches averaging $235,000 apiece, for a total of $21,648,000. This excerpt from “How I Lost” spotlights three of those talks.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE

Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Landed, to the Delight of the American Right


We can appreciate the full import of Gorsuch’s position on the Supreme Court only by analyzing his written orders and decisions.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE

Sanders Has His Priorities Backward; We Can’t Delay Medicare for All


Sen. Bernie Sanders (pictured, left) was on track to introduce and advocate for a Medicare-for-all bill, but now he says his priority is to improve the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 READ MORE

The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard


The Times belatedly rejects the much-repeated claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic Party emails.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America Great—or Safer


The president is slashing the U.S. domestic budget and putting money into a war machine that only continues to inflame tensions around the world.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy


Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren on ‘Conservative’ Obamacare and Why ‘the Next Step is Single-Payer’


In an interview, the Massachusetts senator explains how she’s reaching out to Trump voters and why the Democratic Party needs to follow a more progressive agenda.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

For the Left, Trump’s Obstruction Probe Is a Call to Action


Robert Mueller’s investigation is about more than ousting the president. It’s about respecting democratic institutions and protecting constitutional norms.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us


As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

Why Is the Corporate Media So Hostile Toward Bernie Sanders?


As the battle for the future of the Democratic Party gets underway, the top echelons of the corporate press promote the Clinton wing while denigrating that of the Vermont senator.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Democrats Have a Bigger Problem Than Jill Stein


The Green Party’s 2016 presidential nominee has been popping up in headlines again, drawing renewed ire from Democrats for her role in the election.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Economist Richard Wolff on Whether Bernie Sanders Should Stay in the Democratic Party (Video)

The Marxist thinker talks about whether it is best for the Vermont senator (pictured) to continue his work on his own or as a left-wing voice among Democrats.

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

Head of National Nurses United Encourages Bernie Sanders to Start a People’s Party


The nurses in RoseAnn DeMoro’s union are heavyweights in the progressive world. Can she get her organization to back a new party and leverage that to get other institutions on board?

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Condemns the Democratic Party’s Current Direction (Video)

Speaking to 4,000 at the People’s Summit in Chicago, the Vermont senator calls the Democrats’ strategy an “absolute failure” and points to a progressive way forward.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Is Rallying Supporters for a ‘Pivotal Moment’


The Vermont senator will address progressive activists at the labor-sponsored People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night.

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

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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.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

Is Hillary Clinton About to Destroy the Democratic Party?


The 2016 presidential candidate is doing more harm than anyone imagined; a journalist delves into how the Bible Belt “lost God and found Trump”; and Bernie Sanders’ U.K. speaking tour is yielding interesting results.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE

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

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

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

Why Obama’s Big Cash-In Matters


Obscene payouts to any politician after he or she leaves the public sector are hypocritical and subvert what’s left of American democracy.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE

How ‘Russiagate’ Got So Much Momentum


“The Russians did it” has become the Democratic Party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting Hillary Clinton’s lack of voter appeal in the 2016 election and how the party lost touch with average Americans.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate


As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians


The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 READ MORE

The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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

What Happened to Russiagate?


For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russiagate, the theory that Russia put Donald Trump in the White House. Now, the “scandal” has disappeared.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE

Deceivers in Chief: How Donald Trump and Barack Obama Are Alike


They promised to challenge the corrupt establishment. But after being elected president, both committed political fraud.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE

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

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

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.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

Mainstream Democrats Prevail Over Sanders Supporters in California Congressional Race


California’s 34th Congressional District went for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary, but voters overwhelmingly choose establishment Democrats over “Berniecrats” in a special election.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

MLK and Barack Obama: Diametrically Opposed Legacies


Have black people, historically the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, shed their anti-imperialist views and embraced war?

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

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