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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



Democratic Convention Live Blog: Clinton Lovefest Ends on Uplifting Note (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


The Glass Ceiling









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


Live From Philadelphia: Thomas Frank and Robert Scheer on the Democratic Party Establishment (Video)

In their discussion, Scheer and Frank discuss how the Democratic Party has crumbled and what the future of the establishment looks like.

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



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 2: Hillary Clinton Clinches the Democratic Nomination (Video)

After Monday’s tumultuous and charged launch in Philadelphia, the second day of the Democratic National Convention began with more than a few hefty questions still unanswered. But by Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton had made history as the nation’s first female presidential nominee from a major party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


Live From Philadelphia: Robert Scheer on Democratic Party Failures and Progressive Solutions (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer reported live from Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention to explain how past economic failures have created the need for a truly progressive Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Hillary’s Balloon Drop









Posted on Jul 26, 2016 ENLARGE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Dispatches From Philadelphia on Day 1 (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

Photojournalist Michael Nigro is in Philadelphia to provide Truthdig an on-the-ground perspective from the 2016 Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



If Hillary Clinton Wins the Presidency, This Is the Most Left-Wing Thing She Will Do

For those Bernie Sanders supporters who can’t imagine a center-right Clinton presidency doing anything progressive, contemplating one prospect could help salve the injury of loss.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Delegates and Protesters Make Their Frustrated Presence Known on the DNC’s Opening Day

The soldiers in Bernie Sanders’ political revolution took to the streets of Philadelphia by the thousands on Monday as swaths of his 1,850 delegates inside the Democratic Convention hall also made their displeasure known on the first night of the party’s national convention.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


Thousands Demonstrate Outside Democratic Convention, With Some Arrests (Video)

As the Democratic National Convention began, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar joined a massive group of demonstrators just outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to record the sights and sounds of dissent against the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Protesters Take to the Streets of Philadelphia in ‘March for Our Lives’ (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar reported from the March for our Lives, organized by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Watch a speech from Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and interviews with protesters.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Truthdig Speaks With Sanders Delegates on First Day of the Democratic National Convention (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Bernie Sanders delegates on how they feel about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and how they plan to show their dissent at the convention.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed Off the Podium While Addressing Florida Delegation (Video)

Wasserman Schultz is in the process of resigning as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after thousands of leaked emails revealed the DNC tried to hinder Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From the DNC, but Progressives Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

Just after Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton did something ironic, seemingly without irony.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE


DNC









Posted on Jul 20, 2016 ENLARGE



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


The Importance of Protesting Inequality at the Democratic National Convention (Video)

On this week’s episode of “On Contact,” Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with two Philadelphia organizers to discuss why people should take to the streets to bring Democratic leaders’ attention to poverty and homelessness.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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


These Are Bernie Sanders’ Seven Biggest Legacies (Video)

By Robert Reich

The Vermont senator’s presidential campaign is now officially over, but the movement that he started is still just beginning.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders Loses on Trade but Wins Hillary Clinton’s Support on Health Care

Clinton, seeking to win over her rival’s supporters, proposes to invest more in community health care centers; Sanders fails to turn the Democratic platform against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE



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



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


Thomas Frank: The U.S. Economy Will Get Worse Under Hillary Clinton

As Clinton exploit fears of a Trump presidency to gain the favor of American voters, author Thomas Frank reminds “Democracy Now!” audiences of the “class solidarity between the kind of people that fill Democratic administrations these days” and “the people on Wall Street.”

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Cleaning Up









Posted on Jun 22, 2016 ENLARGE



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



Bernie Sanders: End of Voting Does Not Mean End of Political Revolution

“We need a party which is prepared to take on the greed of the powerful special interests,” said the presidential candidate ahead of a meeting with Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Join the Green Party Ticket (Video)

“This would be a very exciting route to go down,” the third-party presidential candidate said.

Posted on Jun 8, 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



Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

Corporate Democrats rigged the primary elections. They sold us out to Wall Street. They stripped us of our civil liberties. And now they want us to be mute props in their political theater. Democracy will only come from the streets.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE



The Escalating Fight Between Barney Frank and Bernie Sanders

Tensions flared this week between the former Massachusetts congressman and Sanders’ campaign manager over Sanders’ attempts to replace Frank on the Democratic National Committee, but this is not the first time the two sides have come to blows.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE



Former Bill Clinton Adviser Thinks Hillary Won’t Be the Democratic Nominee

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Douglas Schoen argues that there is more than “a theoretical chance” that Hillary will not get the nomination.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE


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