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Donald Trump’s Strategy for Victory Is Clear, but Are Democrats Able to See It?

If Hillary Clinton wants to beat the Republican nominee in November, she needs to start adopting his progressive-sounding economic proposals. In other words, she needs to embody Bernie Sanders, and fast.
 

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Leaked Documents Reveal How the DNC Tried to Undermine Sanders’ Campaign

A trove of emails released by WikiLeaks show how higher-ups in the Democratic National Committee sought to boost Hillary Clinton's campaign.
 
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Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States

The great tragedy of the moment is not rooted in the Republican Party’s self-cannibalization. It’s in a Democratic Party that "successfully" suffocated responsible answers to the crises consuming our world.
 
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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with John Burton, who has decades of experience working in the California political system.

On Thursday, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team discussed the political climate with special guest and Truthdig political correspondent Bill Boyarsky.

 
 
 
 
Eggs, With a Side Order of Blood and Filth (Videos)

A graphic video released last week shows horrendous conditions for chickens supposedly housed at one of Canada’s largest egg-production facilities.

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Islamophobia Kills: German Munich Shooter Admired Anders Breivik and Killed Turks

The shooter at a Munich mall last week who killed nine and left 27 wounded was an admirer of right-wing Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and he appears to have hated Muslims.

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A Short Note to Bernie Supporters Who Equate Hillary Clinton With Donald Trump

May I have a word with those of you Bernie supporters who consider Donald Trump to be no worse than Hillary Clinton?

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Arab Nationalist Press Reacts to Erdogan’s Crackdown With Cries of ‘Dictator!’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s firing of some 50,000 educators, bureaucrats, police and military personnel in the wake of the failed July 15 coup attempt has provoked sharp criticism in Egypt, Jordan and other Arab countries.

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How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?

The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

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Ralph Nader and Omar Barghouti to Receive Gandhi Peace Award in 2017

The prize, awarded by the 64-year-old organization Promoting Enduring Peace, will be shared by the two men for their peaceful activism.

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Paris Officials Seek to Destroy Potential Evidence in Attack in Nice, France

Nice authorities believe CCTV footage could yield information in the July 14 incident that killed more than 80 people, but the Paris prosecutor’s office wants the images destroyed.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Homa Hoodfar, Expert on the World’s Muslim Women, Imprisoned in Iran

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard detained the dual Canadian-Iranian citizen for allegedly fostering a “soft feminist revolution” and are denying her her rights and even medical treatment.

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Bernie Revolutionaries, Give Your Love to Jill Stein

Given the Democratic Party’s hostility to Sanders’ progressive agenda, it’s time for the senator’s supporters to transfer their votes and enthusiasm to someone at least as deserving: Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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Humanity’s Plunder of Nature’s Resources Is Intensifying

A new U.N. report warns that a threefold increase in extraction of the earth’s primary materials over the past 40 years will intensify climate change, reduce biodiversity and raise the risk of conflict.

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Clinton Inflames Progressive Base With Choice of Tim Kaine for Vice President

“If Clinton has reached out to Bernie [Sanders] supporters, it appears that she has done so to stick triangulating thumbs in their eyes,” said Norman Solomon, national coordinator for the Bernie Delegates Network.

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Trump Blasts Clinton in a Foreign-Policy Fight Where Both Have Strayed From Their Parties

This week Donald Trump has had a lot to say about foreign policy—raising concerns within the Republican Party and bolstering arguments that Hillary Clinton is a better choice for conservatives.

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Killer Robots Pose Potential Problems for Future Policing

Removing officers in the field could reduce the danger they face and the need to use force. Then again, adding a layer of distance between officers and citizens could increase the use of force.

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Will Clinton VP Pick Be a ‘Middle Finger’ to Millions Who Voted for Bernie?

An appropriate progressive response to an inadequate choice, one Democratic delegate says, “would be expressions of outrage and nonviolent protest, from the convention floor in Philadelphia to communities across the country.”

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Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

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American Amnesia

If you’re looking for answers to our most baffling political problems (How can so much wealth go to the top 1 percent without a massive uprising? Why is the U.S. paralyzed in combating global warming?), then grab this book before amnesia on these issues becomes even more acute.

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Droughts Dry Up Amazon’s ‘Green Lungs’

Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon.

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Robert Scheer: Americans Shouldn’t Settle for Candidates ‘Who Have Created This Tremendous Mess’

In an interview on The Real News Network, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about neofascist rhetoric and how third-party candidates are preferable to Clinton or Trump.

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The Most Surprising Aspect of the GOP Platform? A Call to Revive Glass-Steagall

Donald Trump and archnemesis Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts actually agree on this banking policy proposal.

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A Lens on the GOP Convention: Protesters, Pontificators and the Surveillance State (Multimedia)

Photojournalist Michael Nigro live streamed the “Stand Together Against Trump March,” which took place in Cleveland on Day 4 of the Republican National Convention.

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