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A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.

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Year 2015 in Review









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2015 in Review: Truthdig’s Best Columns of the Year

At the start of 2016, Truthdig takes a look at some of the columns we published last year that were our favorites.

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What Could Go Wrong in 2016?

You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it’s a brand new year—a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE


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2015 in Review: The Best Ear to the Ground Posts of the Year

As the countdown to the new year begins, we take a look at 2015’s most popular stories.

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The Most Important Neglected Middle East Stories of 2015

The past 12 months saw enormous political, economic and military shifts in the Middle East, changing its geopolitics for the foreseeable future.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE



A Year of Sharpening Contradictions

Despite the hype about Islamic State, other al-Qaida offshoots remain very dangerous.

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 READ MORE



2015: The Year Police Killings in America Were Counted

Heightened visibility alone, however, has not effectively ended such slayings or brought justice to victims.

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 READ MORE


2015 in Review: The Best of Truthdig’s A/V Booth Posts

From comedic clips about Edward Snowden and Donald Trump to illuminating interviews featuring Robert Scheer, Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges and Jimmy Carter, here are Truthdig readers’ favorite audiovisual posts from 2015.

Posted on Dec 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The Year in Movies: Superheroines, Superheroes, Singers and Sex

When it came to the silver screen, 2015 was a curious and contradictory year in many ways. It featured the success of both the legacy franchise and the original script, and it brought together both warrior babes and geriatric macho men.

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEOS: Stephen Colbert on Hanukkah and Christmas

“The Late Show” host put out a series of eight videos, one for each night of the Jewish holiday, featuring various comedians, as well as a comical clip on Christmas party apologies. 

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, from the ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis to the bombings in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino and the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



The Best Truthdig Cartoons of 2015

Here are some of the top cartoons that tickled Truthdig readers’ funny bones this year.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: The 2015 ‘Daily Show’ Year in Review

After rattling off a list of the many terrible mass shootings that took place this year, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah declared that 2015 was a “shit year, really.” But for those of us who don’t want to end the year only on a gloomy note, Noah then highlights the “fun” events that also occurred.

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The Best Truthdig Poetry of 2015

Here are the 10 poems that readers liked best from our very own original political poetry series, inaugurated this year.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE


Mother’s Day









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Britain’s Election 2015









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On Offense









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SOTU Preview: Obama to Pitch Plan to Raise Taxes on the Wealthy

President Obama appears as though he’s not about to take the whole lame-duck thing (not to mention the Republican-lockdown-on-Congress thing) sitting down, given his outline for Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 READ MORE


New Ear









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2015 Tea









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We Made Progress in 2014, but There’s Far More to Do in 2015 (Video)

We’ve made progress this past year — raising the minimum wage in dozens of states and cities, providing equal marriage rights in a majority of states, limiting carbon emissions.

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 READ MORE


New Year Reflections









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The Year in Crazy: 2014









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Obama’s New Year









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2015 Prediction









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The Year in Review in ‘Daily Show’ Clips

It’s been a bit of a crazy year for news, but thankfully Jon Stewart and the Best F#@king News Team Ever helped us get in a few laughs as we came to terms with the world as it was in 2014.

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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U.N.’s Poverty Goals









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