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Trump’s Cruel and Deviant Budget


The president’s budget won’t get through Congress, but it defines the term “deviancy downward” in three respects.

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Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent


The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities for the Better


The cars will change urban planning as we know it; Democrats keep blaming Donald Trump for their own shortcomings; meanwhile, Mexico’s war on drugs is one of the world’s most lethal conflicts.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Michael Flynn’s Turkey Connection Is Worth Pursuing


Flynn reportedly barred an attack on Islamic State after receiving more than $500,000 from a Turkish source. The implications could be key to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

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Trump Doesn’t Understand the Concept of ‘Classified’


By bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, right) and others, the president may have endangered a spy who courageously penetrated Islamic State.

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Noam Chomsky: The Most Remarkable Thing About 2016 Election Was Bernie Sanders, Not Trump (Video)

In a BBC “Newsnight” interview, the renowned linguist (pictured) talks about the Democrats’ betrayal of the working class and Sanders’ incredible feat of breaking with “a century of U.S. history.”

Posted on May 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

James Clapper May Be Right About Trump, but He’s the Wrong Messenger


The former director of National Intelligence has issues of his own and should not be the poster boy for objections to the president’s assault on U.S. institutions.

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Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on James Comey’s Firing (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The former FBI head thought he was being “pranked” when news broke that he had been fired, but Stephen Colbert points out he’d actually been “Trump’d.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Which Middle East Authoritarian Leader Is Trump Most Like?


Trump’s firing of James Comey raises the question of whether he and his fellow neofascists intend to lead the U.S. down the path being taken by Egypt’s and Turkey’s presidents (pictured).

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Is Embarking on an Orgy of Cruelty for No Good Reason (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

A budget that punishes the poor, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a ban on Syrian refugees and the war on immigrants—it’s all immoral, and it’s incumbent on us to stop it.

Posted on May 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Trump Seems to Think Americans Have Forgotten What They Lost in 2008 (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president has ordered a rollback of Wall Street regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010 to prevent another too-big-to-fail banking crisis.

Posted on May 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Our Political Reality Is the Stuff of Nightmares


It’s become the new abnormal: Trump’s decrees, accusations and posturing; his transparent lies, threats and reversals. Then comes the cleanup crew, the White House propagandists, pretending he’s serious.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

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Trump Sends Troops to the Turkish-Syrian Border


The president is in the position of trying to separate—and make peace between—a major military power and a band of leftist Kurds.

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Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary


One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this.

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s First 99 Days in 99 Seconds (Video)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” gives viewers a rapid-fire look at what it calls “the 99-day dumpster fire you just lived through.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

Stephen Colbert (pictured with Seth Meyers, center, and Trevor Noah, right) notes that the president “still hasn’t filled his Cabinet, he didn’t repeal Obamacare, there are still Muslims.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies


Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would prefer we not remember.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?


Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

Four Scary Implications of the French Election


The first round of voting in France’s presidential election marks another step in the emergence of a new political world in the Western democracies.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

John Oliver: It’s Dangerous to Think of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as a Moderating Force (Video)

The comedian points out the vagueness of the president’s daughter and son-in-law, and how this allows others to project their feelings onto them in order to believe there’s some sanity in the White House.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency


The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

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For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France


We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?


If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 READ MORE

Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Trump’s Plan to Strip the IRS Is Incredibly Dumb (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump is proposing a 14.1 percent cut in the IRS budget next year. Here are four reasons that reduction should not be made. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Tech Giants Are Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy


Author Jonathan Taplin discusses how novelist Ayn Rand’s cruel libertarianism has permeated Google, Amazon, Facebook and the White House.

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Noam Chomsky: The Real Effect of the Recent U.S. Bombings in Syria and Afghanistan (Video)

The social critic and linguist comments, “In our culture and society, it’s considered very courageous to send a huge bomb somewhere”—but the consequences may not be those intended.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?


Democrats are still unable to blame their nominee and themselves for the 2016 election results; a writer argues that Bernie Sanders is actually a “Democratic Party company man”; a statue of a girl facing Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull becomes a topic of contention.

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Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power


As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid for unchecked state violence here at home.

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Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Comeback: Can We Survive Iran’s Former President and Trump at the Same Time?


If Ahmadinejad is elected next month, the stream of nonsense coming at us from both Tehran and Washington would be too much to bear.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE

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