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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: David Geffen

Truthdig tips its hat this week to David Geffen, the powerhouse producer who decided on principle to break ties with Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama’s bid for the White House instead. 

Posted on Feb 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Henry

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the CNN White House correspondent who has doggedly exposed the contradictions between the Bush White House and the U.S. military on Iranian involvement in Iraq. 

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Thomas Gimble
(AP / Dennis Cook)

Truthdigger of the Week: Thomas Gimble

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the Defense Department watchdog who reported that a top Pentagon official served up “inappropriate” intelligence reports to lead the country into war in Iraq.

Posted on Feb 9, 2007 READ MORE


Dr. Susan Solomon
AP / Jacques Brinon

Truthdigger of the Week: Dr. Susan Solomon

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the U.S. government scientist who braved certain backlash from the Bush White House for pushing through the most authoritative report yet on the dangers of global warming. 

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Jim Webb

Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Jim Webb

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the newly elected Democratic senator from Virginia, who delivered a blistering response to President Bush’s State of the Union address.

Posted on Jan 26, 2007 READ MORE


Ted Kennedy
boston.com

Classic: Truthdigger of the Week: Ted Kennedy

In honor of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, we’re re-posting one of his classic moral stands. This 2007 speech against the escalation of the Iraq war was so good we had to give him the Truthdigger of the Week award back then.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Ehren Watada
AP/ Courtesy attorney Eric A. Seitz

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Military Refusers

Update: Yahoo!‘s Kevin Sites interviews Watada.
We tip our hat this week to Army Lt. Ehren Watada and the dozens of uniformed military men and women like him who have publicly refused deployment to Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Stiglitz and Bilmes
Left: josephstiglitz.com / Right: harvard.edu

Truthdiggers of the Week: Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

This week Truthdig salutes Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes for uncovering the true cost of the war in Iraq. Last year Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz and Harvard budget expert Bilmes estimated the total price tag for Bush’s misadventure in Mesopotamia at $2.267 trillion—a tad higher than the $350 billion to $500 billion so often discussed.

Posted on Dec 23, 2006 READ MORE


Charles Swift
Courtesy of the ACLU of Southern California

Truthdigger of the Week: Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift

Truthdig tips its hat to the Navy lawyer who on Dec. 11 won a major ACLU award for his successful defense in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the U.S. Supreme Court case that dashed Bush administration efforts to try terror suspects in special military courts.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006 READ MORE


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northlandchurch.net

Truthdigger of the Week: The Rev. Joel Hunter

This week Truthdig salutes the Rev. Joel Hunter, who recently resigned as president of the Christian Coalition because the group was unwilling to accept his agenda on global warming, poverty and AIDS.  While we don’t endorse Hunter’s stand on choice and gay marriage, we admire the consistency of his pro-life position.  As the pastor himself says, “unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we’re not carrying out the full message of Jesus.”

Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


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