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Donald Trump Media Coverage Has Created a New Crisis of Credibility

Almost 50 years after former Vice President Spiro Agnew launched a conservative campaign against the press, our journalistic institutions are being challenged for being too hard on Hillary Clinton and too timid toward the right in the 2016 election.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE


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As France Lifts Municipal Burkini Ban, Let’s Ask Why We Should Care What Other People Wear

A French mayor wanted to make women wear revealing bathing suits on the grounds that they are republican and secular, whereas burkinis or loose street clothes on the beach are an ostentatious sign that a woman is pious and religious—inappropriate in the public spaces of a republic.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 READ MORE

Does Hillary Clinton Understand the Biggest Divide in American Politics?

The divide this election is not between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment, and I worry Hillary just doesn’t get it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE

Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)

It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 READ MORE

Future British Prime Minister Theresa May Is Not More Feminist Than Jeremy Corbyn by a Long Shot

The country that lived through Margaret Thatcher’s premiership should know better than to believe a female leader will protect women’s rights purely on the basis of her gender.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE

BoJo, the #Brexit Bro

Your three-minute read on the best reporting about the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson you probably missed.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE

Glenn Beck: Facebook Meeting Felt ‘Like Affirmative Action for Conservatives’

The political pundit believes the tech company is not suppressing any political viewpoints, but he sees some troubling signs with the movement he loves.

Posted on May 20, 2016 READ MORE

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Conservatives, Including Glenn Beck and a Donald Trump Adviser

The meeting, held at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, comes after allegations that employees of the tech giant have been censoring conservative news.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee on Racist, Sexist, Historically Ignorant Responses to Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill

Placing one of the most important black women in American history on the 20 dollar bill hasn’t been so popular among some conservatives, the “Full Frontal” host explains. 

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bill Moyers: Campaign Finance Reform — It’s Not Just for Liberals Anymore (Audio)

Bill Moyers

The journalist sits down with former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter to discuss why conservatives should care about the influence of money in politics—and how they can fight to get it out.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Can Bernie Sanders Win Over Conservatives?

Led by media fearmongering and unimaginative leadership to believe Americans are helplessly divided, many liberals doubt an honest, respectful and sustained appeal to our shared interests can moderate the passions of our conservative neighbors.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE

American Perceptions of Social Programs Are Result of Longtime Racist Political Strategy (Video)

The ruling class of America has been effective at labeling anti-poverty programs as a black phenomenon, even though the majority of people who benefit from government assistance are white.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Nation Books

How Clinton Democrats Killed Roosevelt’s Dream of the Affordable Home

The following excerpt from Robert Scheer’s book “The Great American Stickup” details the perversion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and is particularly relevant this election season, as it explains the connection between Clinton “progressives” and the 2008 housing meltdown that impoverished millions.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Samantha Bee’s Clips on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Keep Getting Better

In the second part of her special on the Syrian refugee crisis, the “Full Frontal” host teaches refugees what they need to know about the United States.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Here’s How Conservatives Keep ‘Dark Money’ Dark

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules are coaching their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE

The Self-Proclaimed Winners of Iowa

Overall, it was a long evening that offered too many declarations of triumph—I counted four—and too little clarity about what either party ultimately wants in a presidential nominee.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE

Fox News

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 ENLARGE

Rhetorical Terror: GOP Candidates Pledge War Crimes, Carpet-Bombing and Asian Land Wars (Video)

At the Trumpless GOP debate last week, the candidates once again promised to bankrupt us with military and intelligence spending and to commit vast war crimes—with reckless disregard for the lives of women, children and noncombatant men—of the sort not openly plotted since the demise of the Axis powers in 1943-45.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE

New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Slow Track Scalia

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEO: Robert Reich Explains How to Deal With Your Conservative Uncle Bob This Holiday Season

In preparation for the holidays, here’s a survival guide for dealing with your right-wing relatives.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Welcome Mat

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 ENLARGE

Guns N’ Refugees

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 ENLARGE

Christie Border

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEO: John Oliver Explains Why We Seriously Don’t Need to Make U.S. Refugee Vetting Any Harder

All this anti-refugee talk in America has inspired HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host to give another impassioned speech about refugees, just in time for Thanksgiving, the commemoration of the only time in American history when “the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true.”

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama Era Sees Conservatives Tighten Grip on States

During Obama’s tenure, Republicans have gained unprecedented power at the state level, doubling the number of state legislatures that they control and securing 32 governorships.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE

What I Learned During My Time in the Red States

I’ve just returned from three weeks in the Red States. It was ostensibly a book tour, but I wanted to talk with conservatives and tea partyers.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 READ MORE

Ben Carson’s Own Weapon of Mass Distraction

Ben Carson’s woe-is-me whining about media scrutiny is more than just a sorry spectacle. It shows the extent to which a culture of victimization has infected the conservative movement.

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Chris Hedges and John Ralston Saul Discuss Neoliberalism, False Populism and Donald Trump

“I think that the word ‘ideology’ has to be used very carefully. But when people come forward with rather simplistic truths—you already know you’re in trouble when they say they’ve got the truth—and they say: ‘This is what must happen. This is how things work. This is what dominates society.’ That’s an ideology.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Conservative Enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders Suggests He Can Unite a Divided Public

I spent days with fans of presidential candidate Sanders across red states. They watch Fox News, live in the heartland, and are voting for Bernie.

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Conservatives Gone Wild

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 ENLARGE

Will the U.S. Catholic Church Divest From Fossil Fuels and Buy Solar Panels Instead? (Video)

In his White House address on Wednesday, Pope Francis again brought up the urgent issue of global warming, linking climate change not only to the general welfare of people on earth but especially to the fate of the “excluded”—i.e., the poor.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Pope Debate

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 ENLARGE


Posted on Sep 21, 2015 ENLARGE

Repeal Denali

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Family Reject Council

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 ENLARGE

False Witness

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 ENLARGE

Democrats Block Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding as Group Faces One of Its Biggest Crises

Planned Parenthood and its allies are defending its practices, including the group’s fetal tissue program, after undercover videos about the tissue transfers gave conservatives a handy excuse to try and “purge” the nonprofit organization’s federal funding.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE

Your Fourth of July and My Fourth of July

Your Fourth of July is invasions and wars. Mine is the pure sunbeam of peace.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Robert Scheer: The Myth of Democrats as the Lesser Evil (Part 7 of 10)

In part seven of an interview series on The Real News Network’s “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay that America’s ruling parties are composed not of ideologues committed to particular values but of careerists fortunately susceptible to public pressure.

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Fox’s Good News

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEO: Jon Stewart Blasts Conservatives for Their ‘Arguments Against the Progress of Humankind’

After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Vanity Fair

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEOS: This ‘Daily Show’ Comparison of British and American Politics Puts U.S. Politicians to Shame

Putting into perspective just how terrible the Citizens United decision truly is, these videos will make you laugh, cry and then some.

Posted on May 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

United Kingdown

Posted on May 12, 2015 ENLARGE

How David Cameron’s Wizardry Won Him the U.K. Election

Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox: The country’s center both held and flew apart at the same time.

Posted on May 12, 2015 READ MORE

Conservative U.K.

Posted on May 10, 2015 ENLARGE

VIDEO: Amy Schumer Asks Priest, Boss Whether Birth Control ‘Is Right’ for Her

In a sketch that starts off as a spoof of pharmaceutical commercials, the feminist humorist highlights just how many hoops conservatives expect women to jump through (including going all the way to the Supreme Court) in order to exercise their reproductive rights.

Posted on May 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Pope Climate Change

Posted on May 2, 2015 ENLARGE

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