The “Trews” host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”
A lot of viewers probably feel the same shiver that goes down comedian Kenan Thompson’s spine in a recent SNL skit when he realizes that Donald Trump will be president in just seven short weeks.
Steven Mnuchin has a long history of coming out ahead, even in questionable deals.
The American right wing has substituted hysteria about socialism with hysteria about Islam.
The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin received from Louis XVI.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to appoint the Breitbart News executive chair as chief strategist, political and media forces have clashed over whether Bannon embodies the racist ideals espoused by many of his supporters.
The president-elect has shown no interest in changing rules that for more than three decades have imposed unrelenting pressure on American companies to cut their payrolls by shipping jobs abroad or replacing them with automated machinery.
The president-elect took credit for persuading the air conditioner manufacturer to keep more than 1,000 jobs in the U.S. But there’s more to the story.
Gen. James Mattis, who has been tapped for secretary of defense, also said he was against getting involved in Syria and warned that military action can’t resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.
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The Intercept reached out to nine tech companies, including Facebook, to see where they stand on helping the Trump administration track Muslims.
In the Trump era, Americans will need to consolidate counterpower via participatory democracy and economic self-management at the local level.
Scientists show how different the world would be without a sprinkling of wind-borne fine particles from Africa that fertilize oceans and forests.
“History will absolve me,” the leader of the Cuban Revolution famously predicted. It’s a hard point to argue in light of what he achieved for his country despite incessant interference by the United States.
The groundbreaking musician sang about revolution against an unfair global system and nearly paid with his life in 1976. In the U.S., the rise of Bernie Sanders gives reason to believe Americans are becoming aware of the changes that Marley envisioned.
A Truthdig correspondent (pictured) describes a law enforcement barrage involving anti-crowd chemicals, stun grenades and water cannons that soaked marchers in subzero temperatures.
In the latest episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast “Informed Rant,” Scheer sits down with Yves Smith, founder and editor of Naked Capitalism, one of more than 200 non-mainstream news websites portrayed by a shadowy “research” group as pro-Russia propagandists.
“It doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. It is poverty that is motivating them to do it, and it is inhuman.”
In a Harvard University panel, Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri engaged in an aggressive exchange with Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.
Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
The majority of “news” items reported on Fox apparently can’t stand up to dispassionate inquiry.