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Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers whose actions in a given week are worth celebrating.

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Truthdigger of the Week:  Gen. Antonio M. Taguba

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, whose 2004 report about prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was damningly thorough and truthful—and who thus found himself contradicted and chastised by Pentagon and Bush administration officials for doing his job right.

Posted on Jun 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Mary Tillman

Truthdig honors Mary Tillman this week, on behalf of all the mothers whose children have been lost or are risking their lives at war.  Her brave search for the truth about the fate of her son and others sacrificed in the Iraq or Afghanistan war underscores the true significance of Mother’s Day.

Posted on May 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Baron Davis

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Baron Davis, not just because he played a crucial role in steering the Golden State Warriors to their first NBA playoff victory in 16 years, but, more important, because he has used his celebrity status to draw attention to key issues such as the underrepresentation of African-Americans at top-notch universities.

Posted on May 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Mike Gravel

Truthdig tips its hat this week to former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, who commanded the stage at Thursday’s presidential debate with a fiery and candid performance, taking other Democratic candidates to task for their positions and policies and maintaining a fiercely antiwar stance throughout.  Loud and clear, Mr. Gravel.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Sen. Patrick Leahy

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who proved to be one of the most forceful, and appropriately relentless, interrogators of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales during his grilling (or perhaps broiling is a better word) by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. 

Posted on Apr 21, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Nancy Pelosi

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who drew criticism from the Bush administration for meeting with Middle Eastern officials, including Syria’s president and members of Saudi Arabia’s advisory council.

Posted on Apr 7, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: The Late César E. Chávez

Truthdig tips its hat this week to César E. Chávez, the Mexican-American labor organizer and activist who fought for more than 40 years for the rights of farm workers, Latinos and other disenfranchised groups.  Happy César Chávez Day!

Posted on Mar 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Valerie Plame Wilson

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Valerie Plame Wilson, who packed quite a punch Friday during her first public testimony since her 2003 outing as a covert CIA operative.  The ex-agent proved she was no slouch when it comes to speaking truth to power with her strong words about the Bush administration’s role in leaking her identity in 2003. 

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Patrick J. Fitzgerald

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose talent for tackling high-stakes court cases without flinching or yielding to partisan pressures made him the ideal prosecutor for the I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial.

Posted on Mar 10, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: Dana Priest and Anne Hull

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Dana Priest and Anne Hull, the Washington Post reporters who revealed the shameful treatment of wounded military veterans and shoddy conditions at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center. 

Posted on Mar 2, 2007 READ MORE


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