The final Republican presidential debate before New Hampshire voters head to the primary polls will air at 8 p.m. EST. Here, learn how to tune in—and check back later for coverage by Truthdig.
After a decade-long legal battle, the Department of Defense releases 198 photos of detainee abuse at two dozen U.S. military sites across Iraq and Afghanistan.
Given his victory this week in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz’s ultra-conservative views can no longer be ignored as mainstream and progressive pundits busy themselves dissecting the bombast of the far-less-scary Donald Trump.
Tensions in the dispute over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to store and exchange classified information while secretary of state have risen as U.S. intelligence agencies have sought to block the State Department from releasing emails on the basis of their “top secret” classification.
A United Nations panel this week officially concluded that the WikiLeaks founder has been “arbitrarily detained” and should be allowed to walk free.
Results in at least one precinct in the Iowa caucus Monday night were unilaterally changed by the Democratic Party to favor Hillary Clinton, leading to questions about the party’s management of the first-in-the-nation vote.
UNICEF reveals that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries.
America’s racial disparity won’t disappear if we simply ignore it.
Ian Haney Lopez, the book’s author, writes that many white Americans no longer see themselves as racist. It is, however, these people who are manipulated by dog whistle politics—coded racial language that “operates on two levels: inaudible and easily denied in one range, yet stimulating strong reactions in another.”
A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday finds that Bernie Sanders has dramatically cut into the nationwide lead of rival Hillary Clinton.
Scientists believe that record average temperatures may be helping to create an environment that has led to big increases in the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Bernie Sanders’ youth-powered bid for the presidency is more than just a campaign: It’s a reflection of a rising passion among Americans for a new political life.
The Coen brothers’ new movie—a backstage drawing-room Western musical biblical (with a splash of synchronized swimming)—pays tribute to midcentury escapism while dispensing barbs sharp enough to nick both Tinseltown denizens and ordinary folk.
A growing list of black supporters could be key to running a campaign that will take Sanders to July’s Democratic National Convention.
The panel is expected to announce Friday a finding that the WikiLeaks founder’s long stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is the result of improper actions by Sweden and Britain.
Zephyr Teachout of New York, John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Lucy Flores of Nevada want to take on Wall Street, big oil and the military-industrial complex—and they’re all mounting bids for Congress.
Hillary Clinton defends her whopping speaking fees from Goldman Sachs by saying, “That’s what they offered.”
Embattled Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli apparently did not show up for his hearing Thursday before the House Oversight Committee with a mind to shift public opinion in his favor or convince attendant legislators that he held anything resembling respect for the proceedings.
Jeff Cohen, media scholar at Ithaca College and founder of the watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, reviews Clinton’s history of “progressivism” and laughs.
The Boston Globe presented its recent decision to contract out its delivery service as a clean, technical move to deliver newspapers at lower cost. But that deceptively simple task is in fact provided by some of society’s most exploited and marginalized workers, many of them immigrants and undocumented.
With investment in renewable electricity sources now outstripping polluting fossil fuels, a new study sees signs of change in global attitudes toward climate risks.
Aggrieved Flint residents and their allies are demanding immediate action to ensure safe, clean water to the people of Flint. Many are calling for Michigan Gov. Snyder to resign or even to be arrested.