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Hamilton Fish: Democrats Have Failed to Provide a ‘Viable Vision for the American Voters’

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the publisher of the New Republic and The Washington Spectator to discuss the future of journalism and politics. (Fish is pictured.)
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Time to Reassess the Roles Played by Guccifer 2.0 and Russia in the DNC ‘Hack’

The questions raised by the latest memo from a group of intelligence veterans are well-founded and demand a full investigation.

James Cromwell on Citizen-Led Climate Action and the Current ‘Revolution of Love’

The actor and activist tells Truthdig Deputy Editor Kasia Anderson about his fight against power plants fueled by fracked gas, and he explains why capitalism is a broken system.
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Puryear (right), two-time vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, sits down with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges to discuss mass imprisonment, capitalism and grass-roots activism.

The Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director sat down with Truthdig’s editor in chief to discuss Stone’s Showtime series and book, “The Putin Interviews.”

The War on Drugs Is a Failure, So Jeff Sessions Is All for It

To some critics, the attorney general’s new policies look a lot like an effort to wrap more chain around people of color and the poor.

Senate Rejects Scaled-Down Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The “skinny repeal” bill would have repealed Obamacare’s individual and employer coverage mandates and halted federal funds for Planned Parenthood for a year.

The Gospel of Self

A disturbing inside look at conservative evangelicals by Terry Heaton, a key player of the religious right and former right-hand man to Pat Robertson (pictured). 

Interior Secretary Accused of Engaging in ‘Political Blackmail’ After Senator’s Trumpcare Vote

Critics chastise Ryan Zinke for allegedly targeting Sen. Lisa Murkowski as payback for her refusal to go along with the GOP’s health care plan.



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Burning Raqqa: Inside the U.S. War Against Civilians in Syria

The United States is focusing its energies—and warplanes—in areas of eastern Syria occupied by Islamic State. This U.S. offensive is dubbed “Wrath of the Euphrates.”

Department of Justice Says It’s Not Illegal to Discriminate Against ‘Homosexuals’ in the Workplace

The timing of the statement was conspicuous, given President Trump’s recently tweeted stance on transgender members of the military, and the DOJ’s comments set a dangerous precedent.

Critics Argue ‘Skinny Repeal’ of Obamacare Would Have Dire Effects

Senate Republicans plan to finalize details of a bill that would roll back part of the Affordable Care Act, but opponents, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, call the bill disastrous.

Wheelchair Warriors Lead the Fight Against Obamacare Repeal

Resistance to the Senate’s attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act is, literally, rolling.

Transgender People Cannot Serve in ‘Any Capacity’ in the U.S. Military, Trump Declares

The president announces via Twitter that those individuals will be barred because of “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”



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Senate Republicans Fail to Pass Two of Three Obamacare Repeal Options

Tuesday’s progress gives way to Wednesday’s quagmire for Senate Republicans in their repeal-and-replace quest. (Pictured, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.)

‘Detroit’: It Looks Like Vietnam, but It’s the USA

Director Kathryn Bigelow turns the tragic events of July 1967 in Detroit into a tense suspense film—while illuminating how the central conflicts of that time remain highly volatile.

Justice Department Announces New Funding Rules in Attempt to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities

The news came the same day President Trump called undocumented immigrant gang members “animals” in a xenophobic speech in Ohio.

Amid the Blaring Headlines, Routine Reports of Hate-Fueled Violence

Documenting Hate, a project by a coalition of news organizations, is sustaining a focus on incidents of racial, religious or sexual prejudice. (Pictured, malevolent graffiti is removed.)

‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Helps Bring Awareness of Climate Change to a New Generation

The follow-up documentary to the surprise 2006 hit is half environmental update and half celebration of all things Al Gore.