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What It’s Like Being a Political Cartoonist in the Age of Trump

The Truthdig team and political cartoonist Mr. Fish (Dwayne Booth) analyze contemporary satire and ways to create impactful political art in the age of Trump.
 

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Terrorizing the Vulnerable

Undocumented people are living in fear as the Trump administration accelerates arrests under a brutal policy whose “family values” call for ripping families apart.
 
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: A Harrowing Warning From a Fictional Future to a Tense Present

Ladies, hold onto your bonnets—Margaret Atwood's dystopian horror classic is done justice in Hulu's brutally vivid and uncomfortably relevant 10-part series.
 
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The acclaimed animated series lays into the Trump administration in a teaser for Sunday’s upcoming episode.

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback (pictured) discuss the demise of privacy online, safe drinking water and other topics in this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

 
 
 
 
Scientists Get Political—and It’s About Time

Recent steps toward a more considered political stance are helpful to both the scientific community and society at large.

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The Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America

Neoconservatism was born during the Cold War with an overt mission to roll back Russian/Soviet influence everywhere. That mission continues today.

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Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

In view of a relentless attack on the truth and on the ethical imagination, it’s crucial for Americans to uphold critical thinking and hold authority accountable.

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Secret Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa

While the U.S. maintains a vast empire of military installations around the world with huge, hard-to-miss complexes in Europe and Asia, bases in Africa have been far better hidden.

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Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

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Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days (Videos)

Stephen Colbert (pictured with Seth Meyers, center, and Trevor Noah, right) notes that the president “still hasn’t filled his Cabinet, he didn’t repeal Obamacare, there are still Muslims.”

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Chomsky on GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Video)

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman asks the social critic and linguist to elaborate on his views about the Republican Party, North Korea and more.

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Don’t Fall for Trump’s Corporate Tax Giveaway

The president wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent in order to “make the United States more competitive.” This is truly dumb, for five reasons.

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May Day March Planned as Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants

If the past is any predictor, millions around the United States will march May 1 in defense of immigrant rights and against the president’s increasingly draconian policies.

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Trump’s Tax Plan Draws Immediate Criticism From Progressives

The plan prompts allegations of conflicts of interest and excessive benefits to the wealthy.

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How the CIA Created a Fake Western Reality for ‘Unconventional Warfare’

In 1950, the CIA helped establish the Congress for Cultural Freedom—an anti-communist advocacy group—to neutralize political opposition to Anglo-American culture.

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Russian Explanation of the Mass Poisoning in Syria Could Be True

Evidence shows the deadly poison could have come from the bombing of an ammunition depot, not from a nerve gas attack.

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When the Word ‘Terrorism’ Is Invoked, Ask Who Benefits (Video)

Political theorist Brad Evans tells “The Trews” host Russell Brand: “[Terrorism] demands a certain form of intervention, which is heightened securitization, heightened militarization.”

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Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?

Since the election, Congressional Democrats’ silence on foreign policy questions has been deafening. It’s time for them to chart a new course.

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How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies

Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would rather we wouldn’t remember.

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