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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity

Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

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Six Things Trump Does Not Understand About His Job

Mistaking the presidency for a personal business has delivered the Trump White House into failure.

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The Hole Truth









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How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators and Military Regimes

Critics of President Trump’s public support for authoritarian rulers generally ignore the long-standing support U.S. presidents have offered repressive regimes over the decades.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey

More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop

Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

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From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate

Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

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Fighting for Privacy as Technology Monopolies Undermine Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin joins Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman, Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the editorial team Thursday to discuss how tech giants are destroying privacy rights—and how Americans can fight back.

Posted on May 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency

The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

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Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

The horrors unfolding under the Trump administration are abetted by liberals who still believe that capitalism and democracy are synonymous.

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Islamic State-Linked Coup Against Indonesian President Is Backed by Trump Allies, Report Says

According to The Intercept, supporters of the coup movement include Donald Trump political supporter Fadli Zon and business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo (commonly known as Hary Tanoe).

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE



Could Proportional Representation Save French and American Democracies?

If he becomes president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, known as France’s Bernie Sanders, hopes to change his country’s electoral process for good. 

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A Radical Message From a Half-Century Ago

The largest mobilization for progressive politics since the Vietnam era offers an opportunity to go beyond treating symptoms and start offering cures for underlying illnesses.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE



Tech Giants Are Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin discusses how novelist Ayn Rand’s cruel libertarianism has permeated Google, Amazon, Facebook and the White House.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE



The Price of Resistance

To stand with the oppressed means being treated like the oppressed.

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Turkey’s Democracy Is in Trouble as Leader Erdogan Gains More Power With Constitutional Change

Sunday’s referendum results will move the country to a system that potentially gives Erdogan enough political longevity to eventually achieve his desired “dictatorship Lite.”

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The World According to Trump Is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous—and His Actions Are One Reason

As commander in chief, the president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own.

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A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control

To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver on How Representatives Choose Their Voters, Rather Than the Other Way Around (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out how nuts it is that the U.S. is a nation in which politicians have more sway than constituents, thanks to a five-syllable word.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Bannon, Kushner and Trump’s Upside-Down Philosophy

We’re likely to be left with the worst of both worlds: Stephen Bannon’s brand of anti-establishment populism alongside Jared Kushner’s oligarchical Republicanism.

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U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

Since Donald Trump was elected president, at least 19 states have introduced bills that attack freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Slain Mexican Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea

Known for her reporting on corruption, organized crime, femicides and human rights abuses, Breach was called the “uncomfortable” journalist for writing truths that made many in power uneasy.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE



The Deep State, Explained

America’s Deep State is harder to find than those abroad but could get stronger under Trump.

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The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart

The late attorney demonstrated a lifelong commitment to defending controversial, poor, unpopular victims of injustice.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE



The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The repressive state and market apparatus of the 19th century have returned with a vengeance, producing new levels of aggression and violence in U.S. society.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages

Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.

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Don’t Blink









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Donald Trump’s War on Truth Tellers

The president and his White House continue to attack the credibility of institutions that present facts and arguments they don’t like.

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The Naked I









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As Tyrants Take Control of Democracies, They Typically Do 7 Things (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Consider yourself warned.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Be Right Back









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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Just to Be Clear









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We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE



Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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The Elites Won’t Save Us

The danger we face does not come, in the end, from Trump and his malignant cabal. It comes from severely weakened and corrupted democratic institutions.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE


False Positive









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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked

These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE



What Are the Possible Motives Behind Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Lie?

By “propagating the myth of his stolen popular vote,” the president has attacked both the democratic process and the press, writes Amherst law professor Lawrence Douglas.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE


American Liberty [a cartoon from Jordan]









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Revolt Is the Only Barrier to a Fascist America

An unwavering noncooperation with the systems of corporate control is essential. We must not be seduced into trusting the power elites, including the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE


Good Night, America [a cartoon from Slovakia]









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Welcome to a New Form of Rule (Video)

We are now on the brink of a government undreamed of by Aristotle, who spoke of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE


After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy, Report Says

The state is an “atrophying democracy, a semi-democracy, a pseudo-democracy, a place where democracy is on the decline,” says Electoral Integrity Project founder Andrew Reynolds.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats

The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

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