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Comments of the Week: Here Comes Trouble

As is to be expected, the closer we come to the Nov. 8 election, the more debates and divisions have appeared in discussions about the headlines of the moment.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE


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Comments of the Week: Everybody Likes a Comeback

This edition features reader feedback about two big comebacks to the site: Chris Hedges, who resumed his weekly column after a summer break, and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who paid her second visit to our headquarters for another episode of “Live at Truthdig.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Monsters, Inc.

From the costly—in many senses of that word—spectacle that is the Rio Olympics to the chaos unleashed by the notorious Powell memo, the Truthdig comment boards were host to a virtual phantasmagoria this week.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Post-Convention Syndrome

This crop of noteworthy comments was picked from stories related to the Democrats’ confab.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines

We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: From Tuesday’s Primaries to Sunday’s Shooting Tragedy

It’s been quite a week, one in which a single event creates “before” and “after” pictures that show a far-reaching change, even if opinions vary as to how and why the event happened.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Packing a Punch

This week’s roundup includes a snappy take on the legal and ideological battle between tech leader Peter Thiel and Gawker, a pointed comparison referring to the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal and a tribute to the late, great—actually, make that “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE



Tom Hayden Article Endorsing Hillary Clinton Produces a Flood of Angry Responses

The progressive activist declared himself “a Bernie supporter” in September, but now he’s backing the former secretary of state in the California Democratic primary.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver: ‘Protecting Net Neutrality’ Should Be Called ‘Preventing Cable Company Fuckery’

“The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America,” explained the “Last Week Tonight” host Sunday. “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.” Oliver then went on to give a hysterically funny call to arms to all Internet trolls to comment on the FCC’s website in order to save Net neutrality.

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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Why Did Popular Science Can Its Comments Section?

The editors of the science magazine’s website last month announced they would no longer accept readers’ comments under new articles. Why? Because studies suggest Internet “trolls” don’t just spoil the chance for intellectual debate, they create doubt where there should be none.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Lessons of JoePa, in Case the Next Witch We Hunt Doesn’t Drop Dead

Unfortunately, most people will insist they were the ones insisting this was a witch hunt all along, and believe it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Note to Readers

We are currently recovering from what we believe thought was an attack on the site. We were down for over an hour. In restoring the site, we appear to have lost a number of comments. We deeply regret this. We appreciate the time and thought you put into your comments and we will do our best to retrieve them. Update after the jump.

Posted on May 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Clinton Regrets ‘White Americans’ Remark

Hillary Clinton tells Wolf Blitzer that Rep. Charles Rangel was “probably right” about her recent comment to USA Today. Clinton had argued that white voters seemed to prefer her lately. Rangel called that statement “the dumbest thing.”

Posted on May 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Obama: ?Shame on Her?

In another response to the controversy over his “bitter” comments, Barack Obama ridicules rival Hillary Clinton. He says “it sounds like there’s some politics being played,” and he goes on to jab at Clinton’s recent attempt to portray herself as pro-gun: “She’s running around talking about ... how she values the Second Amendment, she’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley! Hillary Clinton’s out there like she’s on the duck blind every Sunday, she’s packin’ a six-shooter! C’mon! She knows better.”

Posted on Apr 13, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Arianna Debunks Smear Against Progressive Blogs

Arrianna Huffington responds to the suggestion that progressives on the Internet are disproportionately hostile and nasty.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Civilizing the Blogosphere

A couple of leading Internet personalities, including the creator of Wikipedia, have proposed a set of voluntary guidelines to help rein in the nastiness and abuse that can thrive in the blogosphere. Critics say the proposal would limit free expression, while supporters argue that “free speech is enhanced by civility.”

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 READ MORE


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New Comment System

We have some exciting news for our readers: A new community comment system is active. You’ll now have to register in order to comment on articles, but you’ll be able to post right away. If you see something inappropriate, be sure to report it.

Posted on Apr 5, 2007 READ MORE


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McCain Hates Blogs

Sen. John McCain has launched an assault against the independent blogosphere by introducing legislation that would, among other things, make bloggers responsible for comments and copyrighted material posted on their sites, with fines of up to $300,000.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


Editor’s Note: Comments Deleted

To our readers: Due to an editing error, we accidentally deleted about 15 comments that were pending publication around 12:40 a.m. Friday morning (PST). Our sincerest apologies for consigning those thoughts to the ether.
—the Truthdig team

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


More to Come From Marc Cooper

Posted on Dec 14, 2005 READ MORE


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