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Campaign Against Islamic State Is Halted After U.S. Airstrikes in Mosul


President Trump may have loosened the rules of engagement for the U.S. Air Force, possibly producing more casualties in Iraq.

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The Real Problem With Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Jokes


The comedian’s Netflix show is generating criticism; the president had a crash course in how government works; and economists are exploring rising mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans.

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America Lacks an Adult in Charge


The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels


The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?


At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

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Trump Plan Would Separate Immigrant Children From Their Parents


The Department of Homeland Security has identified 20,000 beds for the detention of asylum-seekers—“a 500 percent increase from current capacity,” according to MSNBC.

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These Five Trump Cabinet Members Made False Statements to Congress


During nomination hearings, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (pictured) isn’t alone in making statements that are contradicted by facts.

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The Deep State’s Hatred of Trump Is Not the Same as Yours


Do committed progressives really want to lie down in the same warmongering and pro-surveillance bed as the CIA and the Pentagon?

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Trump Says New York Contracts Brought Him $21 Million. It Was Actually Much Less.


The president’s financial disclosure forms reveal that he earned no more than half of what he claimed.

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Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Issues in the Age of Trump (Video)

The Vermont senator and the “Science Guy” take to Facebook Live to discuss the president’s disavowal of climate change.

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Would Trump Let Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali Back Into the Country? (Video)


The “Moonlight” actor is the first Muslim to win an Oscar since the Academy Awards began in 1929. This comes just as Muslims are being “othered” by the president’s cronies.

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The Five Best Anti-Trump Statements From the Oscars (Videos)


The president’s ongoing feud with the media was on display as stars and presenters shared spirited reflections on the new administration’s first month. (Pictured, Viola Davis.)

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Big Pharma Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-a-Day Drugs


As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from top universities.

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How to Be Both a Political Activist and a Consumer Activist (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Let’s make it unprofitable to work with Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Hidden Consequences of Hiring 15,000 Border Patrol and Immigration Agents


Instead of making U.S. borders more secure, Donald Trump’s new policies could create security gaps.

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The U.S. Rejected Would-Be Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make a Similar Error Now


What words of wisdom might Anne Frank offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban?

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Should Bannon Resign? He and Yiannopoulos Falsely Linked Hillary Clinton to Pedophilia.


Steve Bannon’s choice of protégés tells us all we need to know about him and his agenda in the Trump White House. (Pictured, Milo Yiannopoulos.)

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Why Trumponomics Fails


Donald Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery.

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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

Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk


He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever


The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community


On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

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Silenced Twice by the Senate, Coretta Scott King’s Words Live On


Sen. Elizabeth Warren made history Tuesday by quoting another history-making woman’s 1986 letter to a Senate segregationist.

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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

‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl


By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

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Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience


Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

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ACLU Lawyer Lee Gelernt Joins Samantha Bee to Discuss the ‘Muslim Ban’ (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host talks with the attorney who argued against Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’


It will take more than the stroke of the president’s pen to quash the vigorous resistance to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

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Naomi Klein: Expect ‘First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism’


The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.

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Chris Hedges, at the Women’s March on Washington, Talks About Building Movements and Coalitions

While participating in Saturday’s event, the Truthdig columnist paused to give his views on how mass movements take shape and how to build common ground between opposing groups.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Translating Trump’s Inaugural Speech From the Original German (Video)


Much of the content in the speech seemed borrowed from the mass politics of the 1930s in central and southern Europe.

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Greater Expectations: Anti-Trump Forces Should Aspire to Much More


The movement emerging postelection must set its sights far beyond Donald Trump and his hideous behavior if it is to succeed.

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Five Ways Trump’s ‘News Conference’ Wasn’t a News Conference


Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy.

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Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?


The nation’s top science panel has sketched a way to set a fair price for cutting climate risks. Some of the president-elect’s advisers say the price should be zero.

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U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America


A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

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