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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
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Rising Political Star Tulsi Gabbard Wins Some Local Love at Hawaii Town Hall (Video)

More than 600 people showed up at Waiakea High School in Hilo to hear the Democratic congresswoman speak about homelessness, decriminalizing marijuana, health care, Syria, North Korea and other topics.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump’s Syria Attack Tramples Many Laws


President Trump’s assault on Syria was illegal under both U.S. and international law, and the American mainstream media’s celebration of his rush to judgment sent him a frightening message: Bombing makes you popular.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE

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

The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate


In the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, a darker story may be getting missed: how “deep state” surveillance powers control American leaders.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

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‘A Day Without a Woman’ Strike Shuts Down Schools in Alexandria, Va.


More than 300 teachers and staff members in Virginia requested leave to show solidarity with the International Women’s Day protest.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far


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

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

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

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

Checking In With Trump Supporters

By Clara Romeo

We interviewed fans of the new president to learn what drew them to the inauguration and to discover their hopes for his administration.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Jan 19, 2017 ENLARGE

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

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

Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability


Trump’s finger on the nuclear trigger is a terrifying prospect. The anti-nuclear movement needs to go on high alert to make sure that trigger never gets pulled.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE

Austrians Break Far Right’s Winning Streak by Electing Independent, Green Party-Backed President


Austrian voters have sent a message that they are unwilling to allow their country to be swept up in the populist wave that has boosted far-right politicians to powerful positions in the U.S. and Europe.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Nov 29, 2016 ENLARGE

Jill Stein and Legal and Computing Experts Question Election Results, Call for Action


A number of sources, including a team of computer scientists and Green Party presidential nominee Stein, are claiming that the results of the Nov. 8 election were affected by tampering tactics of various kinds.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Changes His Tune on Key Campaign-Trail Pledges


Remember how, mere weeks ago, Trump’s supporters chanted “Lock her up!” with gusto?

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE

What Next for Conservatives Who Engaged in Pre-Election Hand-Wringing?


Just before the presidential election, a handful of conservative writers grappled with the extremism blooming within their party. Was it too little too late or better late than never? The author presents another question that is far more important now.

Posted on Nov 20, 2016 READ MORE

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How Election Night Felt to One Woman Living Under ‘Mixed Status’ Immigration Program


Cecilia Chavez (pictured with her mother) never imagined that the Republican candidate would be elected president.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 READ MORE

Where Celebrity- and Reality TV-Driven News Have Taken Us—and How to Change Course


To get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

‘Love Trumps Hate’: Washington, D.C., March Focused on Trump’s Campaign Messages


A crowd of 4,000 gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to show solidarity with communities affected by the president-elect’s comments and policy plans.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Presidential Victory Sparks Nationwide Protests


As Americans took in the news that Trump will be the nation’s 45th president, many of them apparently decided not to take it sitting down.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE

Turkish Government Arrests Opposition Parliament Members in Further Descent Into Dictatorship


This step is intended to give Recep Tayyip Erdogan the majority in parliament he needs to make himself president for life, and to give Turkey (currently a parliamentary government) an imperial presidency on the Egyptian model.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE

Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Another View of Las Vegas: Students, Activists, Green Party Supporters Speak Up on Debate Day

While mainstream media focused its cameras on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar reported on stories that might otherwise be overlooked in the hype surrounding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump Leaves No Doubt That His Campaign Is a Branding Exercise Gone Mad


The Republican nominee has shown us that he is too nasty, immature and undisciplined to be president. We should believe what we see. He should not get any more passes for his actions.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE

Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?


“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

The Corporate Media Needs to Play Hardball in the First Debate


Will the press ever learn? By the time the media figures out that its addiction to “BREAKING NEWS” is a standing invitation to be punked, the guy who’s gaming the press may be sitting in the Oval Office.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE

Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming


The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE

Obama Takes His Campaign 2016 Act to the United Nations With Anti-Trump Talk (Video)


For the presidential candidates of this election cycle, as well as for their surrogates and supporters, all the world’s a campaign stage.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE

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‘Overheated’ Hillary Clinton Leaves 9/11 Event Early, Reportedly Has Pneumonia (Video)


Clinton’s doctor had diagnosed the Democratic presidential nominee with pneumonia on Friday, according to reports.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Lacks Sense or Sensibility


The Republican nominee may be the most dangerously ignorant major-party presidential candidate in history.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 READ MORE

This Election Is Hillary Clinton’s to Lose, and She’s Screwing It Up


If the United States ends up with President Trump, the Democratic nominee and her party will have no one to blame but themselves for refusing to compromise their allegiances to Wall Street and morally bankrupt, center-right, establishment positions.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Comes Predictably Prepared, Trump Swaggers but Falters at Commander-in-Chief Forum


The former secretary of state spoke haltingly but had clearly rehearsed her answers. Meanwhile, Trump initially demonstrated that it’s possible to swagger sitting down, but he came up short in his responses to crucial questions about his preparedness—and about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Updated

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Everybody Likes a Comeback


This edition features reader feedback about two big comebacks to the site: Chris Hedges, who resumed his weekly column after a summer break, and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who paid her second visit to our headquarters for another episode of “Live at Truthdig.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE

In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game


The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE

Democratic Candidates Were Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies, Hack Reveals


Leaked memos show that candidates were also told to limit the number of Black Lives Matter activists allowed at campaign appearances.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes


Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE

Why Hillary Clinton Republicans Matter


The Democratic nominee is making an appeal to GOP members opposed to Donald Trump. Her unspoken message: The stakes for the party’s dissenters are too high for halfway measures and bet hedging.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 READ MORE

The World After Trump


So what will happen to the Trump voters after he loses big? They will be madder than hell, poisoned with Trump’s venom. They will be a ready-made constituency for the next demagogue.

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE

Cast Your Vote: Who Is Your Choice for President?


Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE

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