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GOP Suspends Rules as Finance Committee Approves Nominees Without Democrats

Democrats also boycotted Wednesday’s committee vote on EPA nominee Scott Pruitt. 

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Senate Democrats Delay Sessions’ Confirmation Amid Concerns Rule of Trump Will Trump Rule of Law

Legislators worry that as attorney general, Sessions will act as a rubber stamp for the president and his policies.

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 READ MORE



‘We Can Beat This Guy’: Bernie Sanders Urges Mass Mobilization Against Donald Trump’s Agenda

“It’s not a question of us working with Trump. It’s a question of Trump working with us.”

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



What Next for Conservatives Who Engaged in Pre-Election Hand-Wringing?

Just before the presidential election, a handful of conservative writers grappled with the extremism blooming within their party. Was it too little too late or better late than never? The author presents another question that is far more important now.

Posted on Nov 20, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Assembling Team of ‘Swamp Creatures,’ Says Democratic Lawmaker Keith Ellison

The progressive congressman said it’s clear the president-elect is “not doing what he’s said he’s gonna do for average working Americans.”

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Bernie Sanders Continues His Political Revolution

The man who might have been our next president, currently on a book tour, weighs in on the 2016 election and how to pave a way forward in the age of Trump.

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE



Revenge of the ‘Deplorables’

Make no mistake about it: This is a crisis of confidence for America’s ruling elite.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



Nov. 8 Is (Finally) Here: An Abridged Election-Day Resource Guide

Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot? And what to do if your access is denied?

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Elections Are Being Stolen, but Not in the Way You Might Think

There’s been a good deal of chatter about a “rigged election” in recent months, and that’s not simply trumped-up spin. Corruption of the voting process involves broad restrictions on the power of citizens to choose their leaders.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



Defying the Politics of Fear

The major political parties offer us nothing but continued corruption and oppression. A simple act of citizen defiance can be a first step on a road to profound change.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



Battles for Senate Lead to ‘Precipitous Rise’ in Cloaked Money Spending

Top 10 Senate races see record spending from outside groups, which are free to accept unlimited donations and sometimes are able to conceal their funders from the public.

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As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

A slew of bipartisan reports are hoping to push the former secretary of state to increased military action in the Middle East, particularly Syria.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A ‘VotePact’ Dialogue

A fictional conversation between two friends shows how disenchanted voters can team up “to vote their actual preference” instead of voting for “the lesser evil.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?

What we do after Nov. 8 may be even more important than the ballots we cast.

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Comments of the Week: Taking Aim at Goliath

Many articles posted on Truthdig point out the myriad pressing issues needing the public’s attention at any given moment, and we frequently hear feedback to the tune of “Right, so now what?”

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



‘Overheated’ Hillary Clinton Leaves 9/11 Event Early, Reportedly Has Pneumonia (Video)

Clinton’s doctor had diagnosed the Democratic presidential nominee with pneumonia on Friday, according to reports.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald to Paul Krugman: ‘The Last Thing Required to ... Defend Hillary Clinton Is Bravery’

At first glance, this may look like another case of media infighting in which journalists jostle for prominence, not to mention headlines and clicks. But a closer look at Greenwald’s text suggests higher stakes are in play.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Candidates Were Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies, Hack Reveals

Leaked memos show that candidates were also told to limit the number of Black Lives Matter activists allowed at campaign appearances.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE



Democrats Zero In on Districts Made Vulnerable by Donald Trump

The term “down-ballot” is taking on added significance when it comes to the potential outcomes of battles over congressional seats in what used to be reliably Republican districts.

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE



The World After Trump

So what will happen to the Trump voters after he loses big? They will be madder than hell, poisoned with Trump’s venom. They will be a ready-made constituency for the next demagogue.

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Transition Team Headed by Anti-Climate ‘Power Broker’ Ken Salazar

The former secretary of the interior has claimed that “there’s not a single case where hydraulic fracking has created an environmental problem for anyone.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Maureen Dowd: ‘The Republicans Have Their Candidate’ in Hillary Clinton

Just when it seemed as if nothing could possibly come as a surprise, the New York Times mainstay comes out with a column about Hillary Clinton that veers sharply off the establishment script, and, even more startling, lands smack on the dot.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



Heated Presidential Primary Lives On as Hillary Clinton Stumps for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared beside the embattled congresswoman the same day Bernie Sanders urged supporters to donate to her progressive opponent, Tim Canova.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Are Progressives Failing to Put Their Ideas Into Action? (Video)

In this installment of Sonali Kolhatkar’s video series from the Democratic National Convention, she and journalist Arun Gupta consider what’s different about this Democratic nomination summit and question the direction that some among the political left are taking—or not taking, rather.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Democrats Ignore the 500-Pound Lobbyist in the Room

In all of the 35 single-spaced pages of the Democratic Party’s platform draft, there is just one mention of lobbying.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE



Grass-Roots Group Launches Plan to Take Back the House of Representatives

San Francisco Bay Area activists want to raise funds to put Democrats in 37 contestable—and winnable—congressional districts nationwide.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE



Reports: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, Julián Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP Short List

Although the Democratic presidential candidate does not have her party’s nomination officially in the bag, she is said to be busy sizing up prospects for her running mate.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Agree on Donald Trump Threat; Not Ready to Endorse Other’s Vision

Although Clinton won the Washington, D.C., contest as primary season came to an official end Tuesday, neither her camp nor Sanders’ shows much willingness to offer concessions to the other.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE



Media Slammed for Preemptively Crowning Hillary Clinton

“Shame on you AP! Superdelegates don’t vote until the convention,” tweeted documentary filmmaker Josh Fox. “Story of [Clinton nomination] is false and aims to suppress voters.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE



The Racial Divide Between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

“In the year 2016, the American people will not accept a bigoted president,” the Democratic presidential candidate said of his Republican rival.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump in Foreign Policy Speech (Video)

The Democratic presidential candidate delivered a stinging rebuke of the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday in San Diego, and explained why he is unfit to be president.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Guess Which Presidential Candidate Top CEOs Prefer? Hint: It’s Not Donald Trump

More than half of Fortune 500 executives said they’d choose Hillary Clinton over Trump in a hypothetical general election.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



‘Rigged’ 2016 Election Has Voters Feeling Helpless and Unheard

A new poll found that 90 percent of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system.

Posted on May 31, 2016 READ MORE



Can Hillary Clinton Renounce Henry Kissinger?

As Californians prepare for a historic opportunity to choose the Democratic presidential candidate, here’s some background on why Clinton’s admiration for Kissinger should give them pause.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hating the Media Could Make the Difference in November

The winning candidate may be the one who most successfully stirs the public’s mistrust of journalists and journalism.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE


‘I Will Be the Nominee for My Party,’ Hillary Clinton Declares (Video)

In an interview with CNN, the former secretary of state also discussed party unification and noted that she and Bernie Sanders have followed “the same rules.”

Posted on May 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Does Democratic Party Discord Portend Disaster at the National Convention?

Harping on the Nevada State Democratic Convention controversy fuels Bernie Sanders’ challenge to the mainstream establishment.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE



Poll: Donald Trump Closing In on Hillary Clinton; Bernie Sanders Remains Formidable

Clinton now leads Trump nationally 48 to 45 percent, an unsettling development as the candidates enter their final stretch of primaries.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



Tensions Flare, State Chairwoman Flees in Delegate Dispute at Nevada Democratic Convention (Video)

As if the protocol for assigning delegates to presidential candidates wasn’t confusing enough.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary—and No, It’s Not Inconsequential

“Regardless of what the mainstream media would like you to believe, these victories matter.”

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE


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