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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.

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Rising Above Racism Is Imperative for Human Societies


Scapegoating immigrants absolves the true culprits—neoliberal capitalism and corporate greed—from blame. But this is too simplistic.

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Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn’t White and American Babies Aren’t ‘Other’


Rep. Steve King of Iowa goes full-on racist again, supporting hate-speech master Geert Wilders in the Dutchman’s quest to reverse globalization and ban Muslim immigration.

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Barack Obama Helped Us Peer Into the Racial Divide


It may take years to fully appreciate how dramatically this presidency has bent the arc of history toward justice.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Is There a Deal in Sight?

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists spend a full hour discussing the prospects for progress in Washington as the government shutdown remains in place.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Whom to Blame for the Shutdown? How About Ourselves?


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With a political process skewed to ensure the re-election of incumbents, and low voter turnout in midterm congressional primaries and elections, we have a system ripe for exploitation. And so it has been. Yet we do nothing to try to change it.

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Obama Delivers Major Economic Speech, Congress Hits Historic Low, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 READ MORE

Obama and Romney to Meet Again, Ricks Calls Fox News Statement ‘Horseshit,’ and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including Rick Perry’s announcement about a major announcement and Gennifer Flowers’ latest allegation about Bill Clinton.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE

GOP Backs Off Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge, Fox News Dissed on Fox News, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including another legal challenge to President Obama’s health care law and billionaire Warren Buffet discusses what Congress should do about taxing the wealthy.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE

Romney Unedited, GOP Lawmaker Loses It on TV, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including a former president’s connection to the leaked video footage of Mitt Romney and an update on the controversial voter ID law in Pennsylvania.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE

Lawmaker Reiterates Akin Remarks, Romney Feels the Power of the Press, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including the GOP’s staunch anti-abortion platform and a CNN appearance by Todd Akin’s, er, chair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE

A Ridiculous Obama Rumor, Romney’s Tax Increases, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including another GOP lawmaker goes birther and Jon Stewart mocks the Romney campaign’s latest international gaffe.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 READ MORE

Racism as a National Default Mechanism


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In a speech regarding the Pigford lawsuit, Rep. Steve King implied that Obama supported the farmers because he is “very, very urban” and not because the USDA admitted its historical practice of discriminating against African-American farmers.

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