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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour" to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media.
 

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.
 
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Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.

Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
 
 
 
 
Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Republicans Push a Corporate Tax Plan That Could Cost  Americans a Bundle

Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”

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How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming

We offer nine tips to foil hackers, online trackers, data brokers and other menaces.

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Trump Lied About Immigrant Crime and Terror Attack on Sweden That Never Happened

It is clear that the president and his advisers despise Sweden and Germany for sheltering more than their fair share of refugees since the crisis began.

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Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist

Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding

The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

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Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting

Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

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Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative

Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter

A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Immigration Agency Quietly Accelerates Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

Three families are to be expelled Friday, including a 19-year-old mother and her toddler.

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Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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Alternative ‘Facts’

When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.

Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

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Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk

He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

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Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Republicans Launch Bicameral Salvos Against Wall Street Watchdog

Legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Ratcliffe would kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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