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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.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE
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Democrats Have No Idea What Resistance Looks Like (Video)

For all the opposition’s criticism of Donald Trump, 14 Democrats voted for every one of his first five Cabinet nominees, and the party still doesn’t seem to have a cohesive strategy.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America


The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE

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

Jill Stein, Tim Canova and Chase Iron Eyes Trace the Path Forward for Progressives

By Donald Kaufman

At Saturday’s Inaugurate the Resistance event in Washington, D.C., the 2016 presidential candidate, the American Indian activist and the law professor discussed nonviolent action and the importance of grass-roots movements.

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

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.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE

Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton


The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 READ MORE

The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia


The declassified document is intended primarily to be a weapon for use in internal politics. If the establishment can discredit Trump, it can get rid of him.

Posted on Jan 8, 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

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

Bernie Sanders Answers Sarah Silverman’s Most Pressing Post-Election Question (Video)

The comedian sat down with the former Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the state of the union after November’s shocking (to many) election results—after which she muttered, “I wish you were president.”

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Courage and Hope in the Age of the New Authoritarianism


Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated during the election include: What measures could have been taken to prevent the United States from sliding further into a distinctive form of authoritarianism?

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 READ MORE

President Obama on His Legacy and the Future of the Democratic Party (Audio)

In an interview with political analyst David Axelrod, Obama discusses his successes and failures, as well as the challenges his party faces in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Best of Truthdig’s Ear to the Ground 2016: A Showcase of Activists’ Approaches to the Election


Our Ear to the Ground section was filled with election news this year, of course. The most-read posts, however, were less about the outcome than about activism inspired by the democratic process.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE

Best of Truthdig’s A/V Booth 2016: Some Chomsky, Some Comedy and a Whole Lot of Politics

Our list of the 10 most-viewed A/V Booth posts includes quite a variety of figures, but there’s a constant throughout: the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on Dec 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Best of Truthdig’s Live Blogs 2016: First Drafts of History Bring Shock, Sadness and Hope


Republican and Democratic conventions. Primary and presidential nominee debates. The Pulse club mass shooting. The #NoDAPL fight. Some of the stories we covered in real time this year were long-scheduled. Other news was unforeseen, unfolding—some even ongoing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 READ MORE

Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE

Did Bill Clinton’s Meeting With the Attorney General Force FBI to Issue Letter on Hillary’s Emails?


Had the former president not met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport, bureau Director James Comey “would never have felt obliged” to tell Congress just days before the election that the FBI was again looking into emails related to Hillary Clinton, Michael Daly writes at The Daily Beast.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 READ MORE

U.S. Spy Agencies Leak Intel to News Outlets but Won’t Brief Electors?


A new poll shows majority public support for delaying Monday’s Electoral College vote.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE

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In ‘SNL’ Skit, ‘Hillary Clinton’ Pleads With Electors to Vote for Anyone but Trump (Video)

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon plays Clinton in an appearance inspired by the movie “Love Actually.” She begs members of the Electoral College to consider their options before they have their final say in the presidential election.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

President Obama: ‘Not Much Happens in Russia Without Vladimir Putin’


On the same day Obama asserted that Russians were “responsible for hacking the DNC” before the election, the FBI agreed with the CIA’s conclusion that Russian hackers interfered to help Donald Trump win.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE

California Democrat Zev Yaroslavsky Tells Robert Scheer Why the State Is a Model for Progressives

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with one of the leaders of California’s Democratic Party about the state’s paradox—how progressives swept the nation’s largest state in the 2016 election while Hillary Clinton got Trumped elsewhere in the country. Transcript added.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Investigation Into ‘PropOrNot Blacklist Case’ Finds Shoddy Methods and an Ominous Potential


The shadowy group PropOrNot has accused Truthdig and more than 200 other websites of being conduits for Russian propaganda, and a Washington Post article gave those allegations wide exposure. Veteran reporter Bill Boyarsky delves into the matter. 

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE

Hamilton Electors Have a Message for Donald Trump: ‘You’re Fired’


The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors, slated to vote for Trump, will vote for someone else. This would leave him with 269 electoral votes or fewer—not enough to be declared president.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE

Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election


What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

William Binney, Ray McGovern and Other Intel Experts Call Russian Hacking Allegations ‘Baseless’


In a letter published on Consortium News regarding claims that Russia interfered in the recent U.S. elections, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity offered a powerful rebuke of the narrative being spread.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee: Democrats, Don’t Let Panic Make You Abandon Principles or the People Who Voted for You

The “Full Frontal” host thinks that the Democratic Party should “invite working-class white people to the party,” but it shouldn’t necessarily try to do so by following the Republican Party’s lead.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE

No, America, It Wasn’t Russia: You Did This to Yourself


I don’t doubt that the Russian Federation employs hackers and PR people to influence public opinion and even election outcomes in other countries. But I am skeptical that anything the Russians did caused Donald Trump to become president.

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald: MSNBC Intelligence Analyst Perpetuated ‘Fake News’ to Discredit WikiLeaks


Greenwald writes that the network disputed the Podesta emails based on false information from a Hillary Clinton supporter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE

Hints of Ukrainian Fascism and CIA Spying Rise From Blacklist Case


A writer with considerable expertise about Russian and Ukrainian politics connects the dots after scrutinizing the shadowy PropOrNot and a controversial Washington Post article.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE

The Disempowered Majority


For the next two—and probably four—years, Americans will be governed by Republican politicians largely elected by a minority of voters. These circumstances call for compromise, but that is unlikely to happen.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Continues the Manipulation of Populism by ‘Swamping Up’ His Path to Power


Beneath populist pretense and slander, the coming Trump presidency is shaping up as a great monument to the nation’s unelected dictatorship of money. The only real mystery is how far it will deliver on its reactionary promises.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE

These 15 Election Takeaways Reveal the Electorate That Gave the U.S. President-Elect Trump


To start, a small percentage of Americans in both parties nominated the presidential candidates—who were disliked by a majority of the country.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE

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

Did Trump Adviser Stephen Bannon and Breitbart News Inspire Pizzeria Gunman?


This year, under Bannon’s editorship, Breitbart tweeted a bizarre and patently false conspiracy theory that a neighborhood pizzeria in Washington, D.C., was the site of a child-trafficking ring to which Hillary Clinton was connected. 

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE

Break Free and Lead, or Resign: A Letter to Bernie Sanders


“Your continued support of a two-party system, a lesser-evil mentality and for the reform of a party that humiliated you and continues to shame your core constituency legitimizes the corruption in Washington and is highly detrimental to the causes you claim to champion.”

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 READ MORE

Electoral College Members in Colorado and Texas Seek to Reject Donald Trump


Two Democratic electors in Colorado are filing suit to overturn a state law on Electoral College votes, one day after a Republican elector in Texas announced he won’t cast his vote for the president-elect.

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 READ MORE

Clinton Aide Accuses Trump Camp of Winning by ‘Providing a Platform for White Supremacists’


In a Harvard University panel, Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri engaged in an aggressive exchange with Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 READ MORE

How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win


The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE

Green Party’s Jill Stein Sues Wisconsin Over Recount Method


The former presidential nominee, who launched a recount effort last week, also sued Pennsylvania to force a recount in that state.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE

Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government’s Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working


We’re seeing martial law sold to the public as a necessity for keeping the peace in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE

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Conspiracy Theorist in Chief: Trump Lie About 2 Million Illegal Votes Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg


Americans have given the nuclear codes to that crazy uncle you have to sit through Thanksgiving with, who watches the likes of Alex Jones and red-facedly proclaims that FEMA is keeping Americans in concentration camps.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as the Greater Evil Made ‘a Bad Mistake’


The renowned leftist scholar says voters did not need to ignore Hillary Clinton’s serious shortcomings to recognize her rival as the much more serious threat.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE

I’m Done Trying to Empathize With Poor White Trump Voters


Amid all the calls for compassion for this pro-Trump demographic, an important point gets lost: Study after study shows that no matter how wealthy or educated nonwhites might be, whites fare better in life—even the poor ones.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE

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