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Don’t Tread On Us









Posted on Mar 28, 2017 ENLARGE

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

Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?


Advocacy groups run by the billionaire siblings may have swayed enough Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE

Why Neil Gorsuch Is a Dream Choice for Right-Wingers


Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been well trained in its ideological orthodoxy.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE

What’s the Matter With Iowa? Dark News From Red-State America


A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

International Women’s Day Live Blog: What ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Looks Like

Women around the world are protesting Wednesday for equal pay and on other crucial issues affecting their lives. Follow along with Truthdig for live updates on global activities.

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

GOP Plan Would Dismantle Much of Obamacare and Cut Taxes for the Rich


The proposed American Health Care Act abandons many of President Trump’s campaign commitments while unraveling key aspects of the existing law.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE

How David Horowitz and Fellow Conservative Intellectuals Were Conned by Trump


Author Sol Stern analyzes how Horowitz (pictured)—his friend and a former New Left radical—succumbed to the president’s “totalitarian temptation.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 READ MORE

Betsy DeVos’ Conflicting Positions on States’ Rights


The education secretary labeled Obama-era civil rights measures federal “overreach” but urged protection of free speech in colleges.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

The Democratic National Committee Needs a Hero


The next DNC chair has an important job: protect the rights of citizens and stand up for the rule of law.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE

Joe Scarborough: GOP Will Be Judged for 50 Years on How It Responds to Trump (Video)

On “The Late Show” on Tuesday, the conservative “Morning Joe” host told Stephen Colbert that it’s incumbent upon the party “to stand up right now and speak out.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

Cenk Uygur and the Truthdig Team Question the Future of Progressive Politics

Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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

GOP Oversight









Posted on Feb 15, 2017 ENLARGE

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.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Feb 2, 2017 ENLARGE

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Co-Creates ‘Justice Democrats’ to Revamp the Democratic Party (Video)

In a segment of Monday’s show, host Cenk Uygur explains the need for a modern progressive wing in the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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

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

On Verge of Trump Era, Republicans Push New Laws to Clamp Down on Protest


GOP legislators are proposing laws that would criminalize nonviolent protest in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington and Iowa.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: The Republican Party Is Calling for the Virtual Destruction of the Species (Video)

In a recently published clip, the renowned linguist comments on Donald Trump’s consistency and the GOP’s plans for the planet.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Affordable Care Act Wreckers









Posted on Jan 15, 2017 ENLARGE

Chris Hedges on Donald Trump’s ‘Naked Kleptocracy’

The president-elect is “malleable and easily manipulated” in the face of establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle, the Truthdig contributor says.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Shift of Power in State Capitols Buoys Conservatives


Advocates promise that growing GOP dominance in statehouses will unleash a wave of laws to cut business taxes, restrict unions and expand school privatization.

Posted on Jan 7, 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

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

What We Expect to See in 2017


2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE

International Relations









Posted on Dec 30, 2016 ENLARGE

Best of Truthdig’s Reports 2016: Chris Hedges Prophesies Throughout the Election


Regular readers of Truthdig will not be surprised to learn that our Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist dominated our Report section as Americans deliberated which oligarch to empower to lead the country.

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 READ MORE

Mr. Trump’s Friends









Posted on Dec 23, 2016 ENLARGE

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

Jack-in-the-Box









Posted on Dec 21, 2016 ENLARGE

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 ENLARGE

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

Media, Morality and the Neighbor’s Cow


The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility. We must fight against what we’ve wrought.

Posted on Dec 9, 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

How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It


The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE

Will Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Make America White Again?


He and his supporters may have whitewashed his record, but the Alabama senator’s past statements and actions can be described in a single word: racist.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE

A Blueprint for a Party That Is Truly for the Working Class


Such a party, writes Seth Ackerman at Jacobin magazine, “must be independent—determining its own platform and educating around it. It should actually contest elections. And its candidates for public office should be members of the party, accountable to the membership, and pledged to respect the platform.”

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 READ MORE

To Save the United States, Progressives Must Dispel the Economic Pain That Enabled Donald Trump


That begins with understanding how Democrats failed to address the mass trauma wrought by deindustrialization and its resulting racism.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE

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

Pro-Trump PAC Spokesman Cites Japanese-American Internment as Precedent for a Muslim Registry

“We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion ... We did it during World War II with [the] Japanese,” Carl Higbie tells Fox News.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Greg Palast: ‘We Need to Protect the Remnants of the Voting Rights Act’ (Video)

The Truthdig team sat down with investigative journalist Greg Palast to discuss “rigged” elections and voter difficulties. (Transcript added)

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Through a Looking Glass, Darkly


In the interest of forcing our collective faces back to the instructive commentary offered by the deep, dark, truthful mirror, I present this cartoon as a battle cry, calling to action the hearts and minds of better men and women poised and ready to fight peaceably for a kinder and more tolerant future.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 READ MORE    

We Are One GOP-Controlled Statehouse Away From a Convention to Rewrite the Constitution


During the last such convention in 1787, legislators threw out the entire government and started from scratch. A 21st-century repeat would be an intensely partisan constitutional crisis, experts warn.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 READ MORE

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for President Trump


The election of the Republican candidate, who made fear and xenophobia a central part of his campaign, has spurred advocates to pledge to fight for the dignity of all families.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

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