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Proposed Laws Crack Down on Protest


Draconian bills are advancing at the state level under cover of Donald Trump’s “law and order” platform.

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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

Donald Trump’s Top Five Hypocrisies of the Week


Here are a few of the president’s most striking contradictions.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 READ MORE

Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing


The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and several others are denied access.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE

Watch: Trump’s CPAC Speech

The president attacked the press and riled up the crowd Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Asian-American Slain, 2nd Is Wounded in Kansas by a Man Yelling, “Get Out of My Country!”


It is speculated that the alleged shooter falsely believed the men to be Middle Eastern Muslims.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE

The Fight Against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Won’t Be Won by This White House


The Trump administration has failed to address threats of violence against Jews and Muslims in the U.S.—but Americans committed to justice can do what the president won’t.

Posted on Feb 23, 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 Power of Political Cartoons (Video)

Cartoonists from different political backgrounds discuss how current events impact their work.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Challenging Trump on Immigration

Emily Robinson and Alejandro Barajas, both of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, met with Truthdig on Thursday to discuss plans to fight the president’s new policies.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 2


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 1


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

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Sweden Becomes the New Poster Country for the U.S. Immigration Debate


Riots in a Swedish suburb Tuesday reinforced conservative arguments for stricter immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s falsehoods are getting lost in the shuffle.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies


New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

The Enemies [a cartoon from Germany]









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Posted on Feb 21, 2017 ENLARGE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants


Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

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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.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding


The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 READ MORE

PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Just to Be Clear









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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter


A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Immigration Agency Quietly Accelerates Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children


Three families are to be expelled Friday, including a 19-year-old mother and her toddler.

Posted on Feb 16, 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

Alternative ‘Facts’


When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional


Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

All of Putin and Trump’s Men


Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE

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We Must Know the Truth


An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE

Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says


We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE

Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?


It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE

Rethinking Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ in Trump’s America


For Aldous Huxley, there was hope in a pessimism that had exhausted itself; for George Orwell, optimism had to be tempered by a sense of educated hope.

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE

Snowden: ‘Finally: Irrefutable Evidence That I Never Cooperated With Russian Intel’


Whistleblower Edward Snowden says a report suggesting Vladimir Putin is considering sending him back to the U.S. as a “gift” to President Trump proves he is not a spy.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE

Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?


Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE

Why Are My Highly Educated Friends so Ignorant About Trade?


Many young people understand next to nothing about one of the most important issues the world faces.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE

In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends


How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter


Democratic leaders in Congress have shown scant interest in impeaching the new president. Escalating pressure from constituents could soon change that.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities


It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Los Angeles City Council Prepares Defenses Against Trump’s Policies


The council takes steps to protect against faith-based discrimination and provide aid to travelers detained at LAX.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE

Ethics Experts: Kellyanne Conway Broke Law by Promoting Ivanka Trump Brand


After her boss slammed Nordstrom company for dropping his daughter’s fashion line, Trump’s top aide encouraged Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE

The U.S. Is Playing With Fire on Iran


Bellicose rhetoric by Mike Flynn (pictured), U.S. national security adviser, about Tehran’s missile test points toward a potentially disastrous policy in the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

DeVos Squeaks In as Trump’s Education Secretary


The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the historic, tie-breaking vote.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

What Happens When All We Have Left Is the Pentagon?


If your military is the only well-funded, well-stocked arm of the government, it’s obvious whom you’re going to turn to in any crisis.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE

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