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The Other 43 Percent

Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.)
 

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Historian Juan Cole Warns Against Strongmen at Home and Abroad

In an interview by Truthdig's Robert Scheer, the Middle East scholar also says that Islamic terrorism is overreported in the U.S. and criticizes the linking of violence and religion.
 

Watch: Democratic National Committee Chooses Tom Perez as New Chair

In his first move, the former labor secretary appointed opponent Keith Ellison as deputy chair.
 
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Hudson, author of “J Is for Junk Economics,” talks about the now-discarded Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and the president’s first hundred hours.

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.

 
 
 
 
Truthdigger of the Week: José Santos Sevilla, Slain Champion of Indigenous Hondurans

Tolupans are struggling to save ancestral lands from miners and loggers since a U.S.-supported junta took control of the country.

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Why Did Establishment Democrats Nominate Tom Perez for Party Chair?

According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, the move satisfies Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban (pictured) and other party benefactors.

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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.”

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Donald Trump’s Top Five Hypocrisies of the Week

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

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Conservative Pundit David Brooks Wants to Make America Great Again

Despite his aura of ideological balance, the columnist fails to acknowledge that Donald Trump’s election was a consequence of policies Brooks enthusiastically promoted.

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Battery Research Boosts Prospects of Renewable Energy Sources

Scientists have moved one step closer to the industry’s dream: batteries that can store large amounts of energy cheaply for long periods.

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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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Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing

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

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Watch: Trump’s CPAC Speech

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

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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.

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Hell No

A posthumously published book by political activist Tom Hayden offers lessons from the Vietnam era for our own time.

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Steve Bannon Says ‘Deconstruction of Administrative State’ Is Trump’s Plan

The president’s chief strategist describes plans to roll back taxes, regulations and trade agreements.

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The North Atlantic Might Cool Sooner and Faster Than Predicted

Climatologists posit an almost 50 percent chance that the water temperature in the Labrador Sea will drop rapidly within the next decade.

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