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The New Election Laws and the Suits Challenging Them

Courts are scrambling to rule on state laws in time for the November elections. We’re keeping track of their decisions.

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Obama Did Not Found Islamic State, Mr. Trump—the GOP Did (Video)

In his daily free-association exercise, the Republican presidential nominee accused the president of creating the terrorist organization by withdrawing troops from Iraq in 2011. But the timetable for withdrawal was set by the Bush administration.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



Number of Islamic State Fighters Falls to 15,000

Islamic State as a territorial power is slowly coming to an end, but as a source of terrorism it will have a long run.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump and His Words, Words, Words

“Sacrifice” and “sarcastic” are the most egregious examples of the Republican presidential nominee’s blatant misuse of words. It’s high time the media called his bluff.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: The Refugee Olympic Team

The 10 athletes competing without a flag or anthem at the Rio Olympics are challenging conceptions of nationalism, as well as reminding the world that the growing refugee crisis must be addressed.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



‘Disappointed’ in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Democrats to Drop Lame-Duck Push for TPP

The TPP “will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health,” Sanders said.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Why It’s So Hard for Members of the Military to Speak Out

Assuming that many privates and generals have complicated, often highly critical feelings about various crises of war-making, why don’t they ever express them publicly?

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Nine FOIA Requests Seek to Find the Extent of Government Spying on Climate Protesters

The Intercept revealed last month that federal agents went undercover at a fossil fuel auction protest.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE



The Olympics Are a Colossal Waste and a Shameful Distraction

Like most global sporting events, the international games divert us from the real work of solving societal ills, channel far too many resources away from human needs and amplify nationalist fervor and existing divides.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE


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