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How an Uneven Economic Recovery Drove Many Americans to Believe Donald Trump Could Save This Country

In some downtrodden American towns, the question about whether or not to vote for the Republican nominee has more to do with a “desperate survival bid” than with his racist promises. 

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Sanders Delegation Plotting in Public and Secretly to Shake Up Democratic Convention

Different camps inside Bernie Sanders’ 1,900-member delegation to the Democratic National Convention next week are anticipating varying degrees of protests—some telegraphing their intentions now, others planning in secret—if Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party do not make additional major concessions.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Top 4 Republican Plagiarisms of the Democrats

The scandal over Melania Trump’s stealing Michelle Obama’s lines for her convention speech should make us recall the ways in which GOP strategists have on many occasions stolen a Democratic line but put it to the opposite purpose.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer to KPFA Host Philip Maldari: Trump Is a Symptom; Establishment Sellout Is the Disease

In an hour-long discussion about the presidential race, Truthdig’s editor in chief begs liberals not to let the idea of Donald Trump getting his hands on nuclear weapons scare them out of thinking critically about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Why People Find Hillary Clinton Untrustworthy

It is worth noting that despite all the stories, allegations, accusations, insinuations and investigations spread over a quarter century, there has never been any finding that she engaged in illegal behavior.

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Barack Obama Helped Us Peer Into the Racial Divide

It may take years to fully appreciate how dramatically this presidency has bent the arc of history toward justice.

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The Uniter









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Why Are Republicans and Democrats Even Bothering With Conventions Anymore?

Our two major political parties no longer nominate people to be president. The parties have instead become giant machines for producing infomercials, raising big money and rewarding top sales reps with big bashes every four years.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Slams Bernie Sanders for Endorsing Clinton and Invites His Followers to Join Her (Video)

After Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein called for “broken Berning hearts” to join her in continuing the political revolution that Sanders helped to spark.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Clintonites in Democratic Party Support Settler Colonialism (Not a 1905 Headline)

The Clinton loyalists debating the Democratic Party platform have defeated an amendment that would have called for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and condemned Israeli squatter settlements as illegal.

Posted on Jul 10, 2016 READ MORE



House Democrats and Republicans Continue to Square Off Over Gun Control Legislation

Despite growing national attention on gun violence, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives cannot seem to find common ground on gun control measures.

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Essentially Confirms That He Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Democratic presidential candidate Sanders explains his collaboration with the Clinton campaign and addresses the reports that he was booed by House Democrats.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton and Edward Snowden: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Clinton has repeatedly attacked Snowden for being careless with government information. So it is ironic that she has been found guilty of being careless with government information.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat

Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE


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Worshipping Money in Washington, D.C.

The “must-read crib sheet for Washington’s influence class” represents the constantly unfolding tale of power for hire, told always with a discreet sympathy for the man on top.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Is Making His Goodbye Count

Though Sanders may have failed to achieve victory in a presidential contest, he will have an influence on where American politics moves next.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Frees Us to Vote as We Wish

Federal Election Commission filings suggest that the Republican presidential candidate is a paper-tiger candidate without a real campaign. So let’s vote for the future we want.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. John Lewis, Hero of the Capitol Sit-In for Gun Control

The civil rights leader inspired an unprecedented protest with fellow Democrats against legislative indifference to America’s long and tragic epidemic of gun violence.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 READ MORE



C-SPAN Defies Paul Ryan’s Sit-In Blackout With Streaming App

The House speaker’s move to shut the public out of the Democratic gun control protest backfired when the public interest cable channel began broadcasting live footage from the House chamber. Meanwhile, social media are adding fuel to the fire.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


Cleaning Up









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Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Senate Fails to Pass Four New Gun Safety Bills, Even After the Mass Killing in Orlando

It was business as usual on gun legislation in Washington on Monday. But some lawmakers remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached to provide common-sense gun laws in America.

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Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even the most fervently held dogma is not immune to reality and logic. The collapse of the opposition to reasonable steps toward making us a safer country may not happen all at once. But it is in sight.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE



I Have a Big Idea for Hillary

Hillary Clinton needs a big idea that gives her presidential candidacy a purpose and rationale—and, if she’s elected, a mandate to get something hugely important done.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE


Thoughts and Prayers (Video)









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We the People™









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A Public Note to My Friend, Bernie Sanders

I don’t know what you’re going to do from here on, and I’m not going to advise you. But let me tell you this: You’ve already succeeded.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE


Grrl Power (Video)









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Glenn Greenwald Rips The Associated Press for Prematurely Announcing Hillary Clinton’s Victory

“This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary,” wrote the Intercept journalist on Tuesday. “The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization— incredibly— conceals.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Discovers the Magical Bipartisan Bill We’ve All Been Waiting For (Video)

Turns out Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rand Paul and even Ted Cruz can all agree on one thing.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Won’t End at the Polls

Tuesday’s primaries represent a historic opportunity as well as another big moment in Sanders’ movement, which will continue well beyond the 2016 presidential contest.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE


‘It’s Not Over Until It’s Over’: Robert Reich Interviews Bernie Sanders (Video)

By Robert Reich

Saturday morning I heard from an old friend here in California who said, “I’m for Bernie, but he doesn’t really have a chance anymore. So isn’t my vote for him in the California primary just prolonging the agony, and indirectly helping Trump?”

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Huge Majority of Americans Are Frustrated, Angry, Helpless—You Name It—Due to 2016 Elections

Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as particularly receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership, according to a recent poll.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



Trump: A Fool and a Fraud

The Republican presidential candidate’s act is getting harder to pull off because now his words, often chosen for their shock value, have real consequences.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE


In the Pink









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‘That Is Unbelievable’: Bernie Shocked by California’s Water Woes, Compares Crisis to Flint (Video)

Sanders joins a growing outrage over a crisis that is forcing people to buy bottled water.

Posted on May 31, 2016 READ MORE


Split









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Server Troubles









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Suggestions for Both Clinton and Sanders Supporters That Neither Will Like

With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have some advice for divided Democrats.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE


Future Scope (Video)









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John Oliver: Primary System Is a Broken, Counterintuitive ‘Cluster- - - - ’

The “Last Week Tonight” host lays out an idea to reform the convoluted primary and caucus system that is damaging America’s democracy.

Posted on May 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Why Donald Trump Might Win

A new poll finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. Polls this far before an election don’t tell us much, but in this case they do raise a serious question.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE


On ‘SNL,’ ‘Hillary’ Admits to ‘Bernie’ the System Is Rigged as They Toast Wasserman Schultz (Video)

While the most recent “Saturday Night Live” clip featuring Larry David as Bernie Sanders and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton is full of nuggets of truth, it also shows some bias toward the former secretary of state—much like the head of the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on May 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



This Could Be Make-or-Break Monday for Bernie Sanders

Young voters are signing up in record numbers for the California presidential primary, and Sanders is hoping for a final surge on Monday—the registration deadline in the delegate-rich state.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE


Infighting









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