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A Plan for Senate Democrats: Block All Trump Supreme Court Nominees

We don’t need a Trump-nominated Supreme Court justice. And there is no reason to have one.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 READ MORE


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Why Do GOP Presidents Get to Go Hard Right While Democrats Are Just GOP Lite?

When Bill Clinton and Barack Obama came to power (and both were very popular and had true voter mandates), they did not go left in the way George W. Bush went right and now Donald Trump is going.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE



Sorry, Garrison Keillor. Keith Ellison Could Have Beaten Trump, and Still Can (Video)

The “Prairie Home Companion” creator, deep in depression over the advent of the Trump Gilded Age, blasts the idea of the prominent liberal congressman (pictured) becoming the Democratic National Committee chairman.

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Samantha Bee: Democrats, Don’t Let Panic Make You Abandon Principles or the People Who Voted for You

The “Full Frontal” host thinks that the Democratic Party should “invite working-class white people to the party,” but it shouldn’t necessarily try to do so by following the Republican Party’s lead.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Why Liberal States Won America’s Tax Experiment (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy, business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations and low wages. Are they right?

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



These 15 Election Takeaways Reveal the Electorate That Gave the U.S. President-Elect Trump

To start, a small percentage of Americans in both parties nominated the presidential candidates—who were disliked by a majority of the country.

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‘Enough to Make Me Gag’: Warren and Sanders Decry Latest Big Pharma Giveaway (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to fight the 21st Century Cures Act “because I know the difference between compromise and extortion.”

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The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul. It’s Time to Win It Back.

Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It

The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



None of Them Has Ever Been My President

If the black movement was afraid of the likes of Donald Trump, it never would have gone up against the militarized police that occupy black communities. You can’t scare people with a specter if they’ve already fought the real thing.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Is ‘Deeply Humiliated’ That Democrats Can’t Appeal to the White Working Class (Video)

The Vermont senator gives his take on the presidential election and demands a shakeup of the Democratic Party as the Hillary Clinton campaign attempts to shift responsibility for her defeat onto third parties.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Right on Cue, Media Begins to Normalize Trump

There is no “law of journalism” requiring the press—or Democrats—to treat a far-right demagogue like any other politician.

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Hillary Clinton and Democrats’ Fatal Error: Writing Off White Workers in the Rust Belt

“No one that’s voting knows all the facts,” an Ohio voter said before the presidential election. “It’s a shame. They keep us so fucking busy and poor that we don’t have the time.”

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE



Why We Need a New Democratic Party

The party that once represented the working class has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of monied interests.

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Insensitivity to Inequality Among Women Played a Crucial Role in Clinton’s Defeat

“[P]rofessional-class women, who have reaped a disproportionate share of feminism’s gains, have dominated the feminist movement, and the social distance between them and their less privileged sisters is wide and growing wider,” writes Kathleen Geier at The Nation.

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We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast

The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?”

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Donald Trump Got Elected President and This Is How It Happened (Multimedia)

Take a look at commentary about the night Trump won the White House by Truthdig staff including Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and contributors Bill Boyarsky and Bill Blum.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



This Could Be Democracy’s Last Stop. Vote.

Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the last days of the campaign has led even the most equable of journalists to the end of his rope.

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 READ MORE



Why Is the Plight of Palestine a Total Non-Issue This Election?

There is little serious criticism of the Israeli state, including from Hillary Clinton’s camp.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 READ MORE


Political Economist Michael Hudson on Why Trump Is the ‘Lesser Evil’

If Hillary Clinton is more capable of wielding U.S. military and financial dominance to endanger lives at home and abroad, does that make Trump the better choice in 2016? Hudson weighs in during an interview with Renegade Inc.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Simply Too Dangerous ‘to Sit This One Out,’ Sanders Says

“I’ve got seven grandchildren. I’ve got four kids. I worry about the future of this planet. I’m not sitting it out. And I hope that my fellow Americans will not sit it out,” the Vermont senator told voters over the weekend.

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Jill Stein: ‘Voters Being Intimidated Into Voting for a Corruption Queen or a Proto-Fascist’ (Video)

Just days before Tuesday’s election, the Green Party presidential nominee expresses her solidarity with an angry electorate looking for alternatives to the failing two-party system at this crucial point in United States history.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Enablers Who Helped Donald Trump Do Incalculable Damage to America

The Republican candidate couldn’t have eroded the trust and social cohesion the nation depends on without three sets of enablers. They must be held accountable, too.

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17 Ballot Initiatives to Watch if You Care About Inequality

Voters in many states will have the opportunity Tuesday to weigh in on a wide variety of inequality-related issues, from taxing the wealthy to tackling price-gouging on drugs.

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 READ MORE



Save America From Donald Trump to Fix America, or, Did Your Mother Drop You on Your Head?

America is drowning, and voting for Hillary Clinton is the equivalent of rescuing it. It is the stiff arm to deal with a hysteria that will otherwise sink us.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE


Russell Brand’s Back on ‘The Trews’ and He’s Got Quite a Bit to Say About the U.S. Elections (Video)

The British comedian and political activist reveals his views on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, neither of whom he thinks should be president, and posits that both campaigns, with their ultimately meaningless slogans, are nothing but reality TV.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Mainstream Presidential Polls Fuel Illusion That Voters Are Stuck With Only Two Choices

A voter revolt could be happening right under our noses, but the establishment and its pollster apparatchiks show bias against independent, young and third-party supporters.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE



Will Hillary Clinton Get America Back on Track?

The vile election of 2016 doesn’t seem to offer much hope. But future historians looking back on the tumult might see the start of another era of fundamental reform.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



Like a Halloween Nightmare, This Election Keeps Scaring Us to Death

Groping, sexting and “undead”  emails: In the 2016 campaign, dark deeds of the past are resurrected and ogres return to haunt our daily lives.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE


Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky Have Their First Public Conversation (Video)

The renowned activists discuss America’s current “electoral extravaganza,” climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and several other topics.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How Deep Will the Blue Wave Be on Nov. 8?

As the election closes, progressives are pushing candidates and issues up and down the political ladder and heeding the rallying cry by Democrats to sweep Republicans out of office.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Start WWIII With Russia, but Moscow Disagrees (Video)

Despite the “Chicken Little” hysteria of the Republican presidential candidate about world war and nuclear exchanges, many in the Kremlin see him as less pragmatic than his Democratic counterpart and are expecting to work with her.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE


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GOP May Seem in Historic Disarray, but It Will Perpetuate Gridlock for Years to Come

Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races: Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE


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The Incalculable Damage of Doing Whatever It Takes to Win

By stretching the boundaries of what’s acceptable, Donald Trump, John McCain and others like them have undermined prevailing norms and weakened the tacit rules of the game—trapping us in a vicious cycle of public distrust.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 READ MORE


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