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Joe Scarborough: GOP Is Going to be Judged for 50 Years on How It Responds to Trump (Video)

On Tuesday’s episode of the “Late Show,” the conservative “Morning Joe” host told Stephen Colbert that it’s “incumbent upon [his] party especially to stand up right now and speak out.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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As Tyrants Take Control of Democracies, They Typically Do 7 Things (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Consider yourself warned.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

By Hunting Down the Law-Abiding Undocumented, Trump Harms Us All (Video)


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s ramping up of deportation measures contains many hidden dangers.

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Welcome to the Police State of America for Immigrants


Donald Trump’s new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law.

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Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 2


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

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Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 1


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

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Sweden Becomes the New Poster Country for the U.S. Immigration Debate


Riots in a Swedish suburb Tuesday reinforced conservative arguments for stricter immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s falsehoods are getting lost in the shuffle.

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Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies


New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

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The Enemies [a cartoon from Germany]









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Coping With Donald Trump: Four Dangerous Syndromes (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

With Trump as president, many Americans may be tempted to succumb to syndromes such as cynicism and helplessness. Please don’t.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Should Bannon Resign? He and Yiannopoulos Falsely Linked Hillary Clinton to Pedophilia.


Steve Bannon’s choice of protégés tells us all we need to know about him and his agenda in the Trump White House. (Pictured, Milo Yiannopoulos.)

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The Lies Donald Trump Told in His First Month as President

“What is clear is that we have a serial liar in the White House. And that one month in, it’s only getting murkier,” The Guardian says in a video.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Why Trumponomics Fails


Donald Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery.

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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness


At this frightening moment in American history—with a racist in the White House and amid rising levels of racial hatred—there is no more important writer than Baldwin.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far


The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants


Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding


The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting


Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

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Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative


Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter


A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare


Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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Alternative ‘Facts’


When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.


Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

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Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk


He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever


The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional


Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

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All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

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China Policy [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









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We Must Know the Truth


An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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Flynn Scandal Spotlight Falls on What Trump Knew and When He Knew It


Democratic lawmakers demand an investigation into the former national security adviser’s talks with Russia.

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Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says


We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?


It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE

Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review


The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?

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Trump Launches ‘Blue Lives Matter Regime’ With Executive Orders on Law Enforcement

Among the orders is a directive for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prioritize fighting illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Rethinking Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ in Trump’s America


For Aldous Huxley, there was hope in a pessimism that had exhausted itself; for George Orwell, optimism had to be tempered by a sense of educated hope.

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Is Trump Headed for War With China?


Sooner or later, if the president doesn’t dial down his rhetoric on China, its leaders will surely ratchet up theirs.

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community


On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

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‘On Contact’: Matt Taibbi on How an ‘Insane Clown President’ Played America’s Political System

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Elites Won’t Save Us


The danger we face does not come, in the end, from Trump and his malignant cabal. It comes from severely weakened and corrupted democratic institutions.

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Huge Counterprotests Overwhelm ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rallies


Hundreds of demonstrations in support of the beleaguered reproductive health services provider were held across the country Saturday.

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