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‘Left, Right & Center’: Gay Marriage: State or Civil Right?

President Obama says he thinks gay marriage should be legal, but isn’t looking to legislate. JPMorgan Chase, the “best of the banks,” loses a $2 billion bet and reignites the debate over bank regulation. The French election has austerity hawks worrying about a resocialized euro, and Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar’s primary loss could usher in a new era of ideological warfare.

Posted on May 12, 2012 READ MORE


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Bill O’Reilly Braves ‘The Daily Show’

Is America really a “center-right” nation? Is “The Daily Show” secretly a left-wing commune? These questions and more are answered in these clips from “Fox News” superstar Bill O’Reilly’s visit to Jon Stewart’s studio Thursday.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: The Bailout Deal and the VP Debate

In the latest edition of “Left, Right & Center,” co-commentators Matt Miller, Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley (Arianna Huffington is still at large) give their expert analyses of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, inspecting Sarah Palin’s and Joe Biden’s arguments and self-presentation styles down to the smallest detail.

Posted on Oct 4, 2008 READ MORE


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Bush Visits Wounded Vets

It’s really hard to look at these photos of President Bush meeting with severely wounded veterans at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio without just saying “wow” over and over.  We’re hard pressed to imagine what Bush might’ve been thinking as he saw the effects of his foreign policy on these young soldiers.

Posted on Nov 9, 2007 READ MORE


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9/11 Video Tribute

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


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9/11 Video Tribute

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: The Smoldering Legacy of the World Trade Center

After five years, we must ask: How did the path from Ground Zero somehow lead us to Abu Ghraib? Where did the elemental goodness that inspired us in those first days and weeks after the attacks on New York and the Pentagon go?

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Campaign Kickoff and Labor Day Blues.

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Lawrence O’Donnell for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Plan B, for Lebanon, Iraq and America’s women; a look back at a decade of welfare reform; Republican Congressman Christopher Shays says “let’s get out” of Iraq.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


Immigrants Don’t Hurt U.S. Jobs, Says Study

In what could be tantamount to dropping a neutron bomb on xenophobes like Lou Dobbs, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that high levels of immigration in the past 15 years do not appear to have hurt employment opportunities for American workers. But some economists question the study’s technique.

  • Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper on the myths of America’s immigration debate.

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    ?World Trade Center? Shuns Politics, Controversy

    The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    Left, Right, and Center

    On this week’s episode: Iraq Civil War?; Will Israel Fighting Ever Stop?; Fidel; Mel Gibson; Min-wage, Death-Tax Debates Die.

    Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Pregnancy Centers Giving False Info on Abortion

    From the Wash Po: “Federally funded ‘pregnancy resource centers’ are incorrectly telling women that abortion results in an increased risk of breast cancer, infertility and deep psychological trauma….”
    Surprise, surprise.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Eating at Lobbyists’ Troughs, Congress Votes Itself a Pay Raise

    House and Senate lawmakers embraced a $3,300 pay raise that would increase their salaries to $168,500. Meanwhile, it’s been reported that members of the House’s own ethics committee took over $1 million in privately funded (read: lobbyist-funded) trips last year.

    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE


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