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Paul Cummins: The Elephant in the Classroom

In this excerpt from his new book, “Two Americas, Two Educations,” the co-founder of the trailblazing Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., argues that America contradicts its purported belief in the value of education by egregiously underfunding it.

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Biloxi Blues (and Reds)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), above, raised the ire of not a few Mississippi residents, including Rep. Charles Pickering (R-Miss.), for telling the N.Y. Times on Nov. 8, “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?” Who, indeed? Truthdig takes you beneath the headlines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Architects of Nov. 7

Truthdig salutes the individuals and organizations that swept the Democrats to victory: the members of the Democratic leadership, and the progressive netroots. Kudos all around.

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Andy Borowitz: Dems, GOP’ers Agree to Take Two Years Off

The political satirist reports on an ingenious plan by the leadership of both parties to rest up for negative campaigning in 2008.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


On Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, read the compelling essays of Ron Kovic, Kevin Tillman and Stan Goff—all of whom have served in the United States military. 

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Rep. Kucinich: America Needs Iraq War Hearings

In an original Truthdig interview, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the potential next chair of a key national security subcommittee, calls for congressional hearings into how and why America invaded Iraq, and demands “accountability” for those who led America into a “war based on lies.”

  • Kucinich: “Rumsfeld may no longer be secretary of defense, but he made decisions based on lies that took people to their deaths. He has to be held accountable—secretary or not.”

  • Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    It’s Not Just the War, Stupid

    A 13-year veteran of the Gallup Poll presents some counterintuitive conclusions about the real motivations underlying Americans’ votes on Tuesday—and also teases out some unexpected data about the youth vote.

    Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: Even in Defeat, Bush Is Myopic

    Bush still doesn’t seem to realize that millions of Americans voted to signal their displeasure with the GOP for abandoning the poor and middle class.

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Why They Deserved Defeat

    The sleaziest campaign tactic to emanate from this year’s GOP playbook was the use and abuse of “robo-calls,” which harassed and intimidated Democratic voters.

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: The New ‘Values’ Voters

    This year, voters valued their ability to shoot down draconian abortion laws, to raise the minimum wage and to send an unequivocal message to the warmongers in the White House.

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


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