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Did Russia Interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election?

The answer to that question is “no,” Andrew Cockburn writes after examining “what few facts are known about the hack”—an examination that was closer than that of The Washington Post.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE


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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



Recount! Recount!

I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

Posted on Nov 24, 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.”

Posted on Nov 20, 2016 READ MORE



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



Why Every Person at the DNC Should Be Fired

Voters can’t stand the establishment. But the Democratic National Committee of Hillary Clinton and Evan Bayh will never learn that lesson, because they are the establishment.

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE



In Wake of Donald Trump’s Victory, Progressives Urge a Democratic Party Overhaul

Many want sweeping changes throughout the party’s leadership, installing new officials who represent grass-roots, not corporate, interests. Keith Ellison, pictured, could soon be one of them: The Minnesota representative is being pushed to head the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 READ MORE



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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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Emerges as Progressive Antidote to Trump

Led by Bernie Sanders, liberal Democrats are pressing for the first Muslim elected to Congress to take the reins of the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on Nov 12, 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



Update: CNN Announces Donna Brazile’s Resignation in Light of New WikiLeaks Revelations

The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE


Thomas Frank on Why Hillary Clinton Won’t Protect Americans From Wall Street (Video and Transcript)

By Alexander Reed Kelly

Clinton “really believes” that “Wall Street banks are in fact run by fine, upstanding individuals who are opening up the doors of possibility for the poor people of the world,” the author of “Listen, Liberal” told Truthdig at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



WikiLeaks’ ‘Podesta Emails’ Reveal the Power Behind the Clinton Campaign

Thousands of documents have exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton’s team and the symbiotic relationship it shares with some members of the press.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE



Rather Than Scold Millennials for Not Supporting Hillary Clinton ‘Enough,’ Democrats Should Listen

Without the threat of Donald Trump to blackmail young voters into choosing Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party leaders “will either need to embrace a platform significantly to the left of their current orthodoxy, or they will lose,” argues writer Emmett Rensin.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Lobbyist Offers Reward in Murder of DNC Staffer After a Storm of Rumors

Seth Rich was shot to death in early July, and speculation about his connection to Democratic National Committee emails leaked soon afterward have prompted both outrage and serious speculation.

Posted on Sep 19, 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


Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova Debate Fracking, Israel, Marijuana and More (Video)

The former head of the Democratic National Committee and her challenger in Florida’s 23rd District primary clash in an illuminating debate broadcast by a Miami TV station.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Challenger Claims She Illegally Used DNC Resources Against Him

Tim Canova explains why he complained to the Federal Election Commission over information found in DNC emails and says Depression-era types of public investment could bring general prosperity to Americans.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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



Hillary Clinton Should Push Hard for Disability Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton and women with disabilities have something major in common: They are not seen for who they are and what they contribute.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



Why the Shake-Up at the Democratic National Committee Is Doomed

The departure of three senior officials Tuesday means more headaches for the DNC, still reeling from an embarrassing breach of its email system.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Post-Convention Syndrome

This crop of noteworthy comments was picked from stories related to the Democrats’ confab.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Trumpists: Khizr Khan Is Not ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ and It Wouldn’t Matter if He Were

A Trump adviser is trying to smear Khizr Khan, the Pakistani-American who lost a son who fought for the U.S. in the Iraq War and spoke at the Democratic convention, as a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.”

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Why Sanders’ ‘Berners’ Kept Up the Heat

As a member of the California delegation, I could see that the Democratic convention was never going to be a harmonious melding of two campaigns. The Clintonites were fighting not a candidate but a wildfire.

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Points Out Democrats Still Have No Clue How to Reach Working-Class White Voters (Video)

The answer is pretty much staring them in the face, but Democrats remain oblivious about how to reach a key demographic this election season, as illustrated by the comedian on “Full Frontal.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver’s Summary of the Democrats’ Convention Is Gloriously Critical and Comical (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host takes stock of the past two “topsy-turvy” weeks of political conventions.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Party of Lemmings Led by a Zombie: Why We Need to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Vision Alive

Truthdig contributor and KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky argues that Democratic Party loyalists who are following Hillary Clinton’s lead are doing so at their peril.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE



Disruptions by Angry Bernie Sanders Delegates Were the Best Part of the Democratic Convention

The Vermont senator’s supporters provided vital reminders of reality amid the carefully orchestrated political theater at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Are These Muslim Parents Better Americans Than Donald Trump?

Trump lashed out Saturday against Ghazala and Khizr Khan, whose son was killed in action in Iraq, over their speech Thursday night at the Democratic convention in which they criticized the GOP’s presidential nominee for his unconstitutional tirades.

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Donald Trump Blames GOP for Convention’s Lower TV Ratings

The Democratic convention had higher television ratings than the Republican convention for the first three of the four nights. But more viewers watched Trump’s acceptance speech than Hillary Clinton’s.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE



Obama’s Promise of ‘Continuity We Can Believe In’

The president’s exhortations on Hillary Clinton’s behalf reflect a profound change in our politics since 2008, when Obama and Clinton represented very different views of how the system works and how change happens.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Channels Bernie to End Democratic Corporate Show in Philadelphia (Multimedia)

The Democratic presidential nominee has been known as a polarizing figure for most of her public life. She took a step toward being a uniter to close the convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


Activist Shines Light on Clinton’s Dirty Foreign Policy in Honduras (Video)

Sha Grogan Brown traveled in a caravan from the Republican convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He explains how neither of the major-party candidates represents the interests of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How the Democratic Party Befriended Megacorporation Uber for Its Convention

It’s no mistake that the Democratic Party, which historically has claimed a stake in labor unions’ interests, has cozied up to Uber, one of the least worker-friendly businesses, to service its national convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


A Working-Class Fisherman Travels to Philly, Rooting For Bernie (Video)

Inspired by the Sanders political revolution, John Ainsworth left his home in Rhode Island to protest at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Norman Solomon on the Dynamics Between Political Parties and Movements (Video)

On Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention,  the writer, activist and media critic spoke with Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Disrupted by Chants of ‘Love, Not War’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

Protesters wonder: “Why do we need to be in perpetual warfare?”

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jul 28, 2016 ENLARGE


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 Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia

Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



The DNC Email Leaks: The Gift That Keeps On Feeding Distrust

The worst of the many offenses revealed in the latest WikiLeaks case is that Bernie Sanders was undemocratically deprived of fair play in the Democratic primary.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 3: Balancing Unity, Positivity and the Threat of Trump

On Night 3 of the convention, top speakers called for party unity and optimism to combat any chance of a Trump presidency. President Obama, the keynote speaker, thrilled the audience with a captivating, eloquent speech.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein: ‘The Floodgates Opened Into Our Campaign’ After Sanders Endorsed Clinton (Video)

On Tuesday, Truthdig’s Sonali Kolhatkar caught up with the Green Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, who managed to gain entry to the Democratic National Convention—and gain a significant security detail—on Day 2 of the political confab in Philadelphia.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Sanders Inspires Millennials Who Now Refuse to Go Along With the Party Line (Video)

On Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews a young Bernie Sanders delegate while attending the California delegates meeting.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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