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Chris Hedges on How the ‘Deep State’ Will Influence the Trump Presidency

Hedges sits down with comedian Lee Camp to discuss the factors behind the U.S. need to “demonize Russia.”

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How Billionaire Robert Mercer Used His ‘Political Infrastructure’ to Help Trump’s Campaign

A documentary by The Real News Network explores the relationship between “the shadowy billionaire” and other far-right figures.

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Trump’s Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

When Steven Mnuchin ran OneWest, the bank aggressively and, in some cases, wrongly foreclosed on elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages. The bank had a disproportionate share of such foreclosures.

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Noam Chomsky: The Republican Party Is Calling for the Virtual Destruction of the Species (Video)

In a recently published clip, the renowned linguist comments on Donald Trump’s consistency and the GOP’s plans for the planet.

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Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps and Our Democracy

The view at the highest reaches of the incoming administration is that the press is the enemy.

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Six Reasons Trump’s Wall Is Even Dumber Than Most of His Other Ideas

At his turbulent news event last Wednesday, the president-elect reiterated that he will build a wall along the Mexican border.

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: What the Intelligence Report About Russian Influence Really Reveals

On this week’s episode, journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton join Hedges for a wide-ranging discussion about troubling shifts they’ve noticed away from fact-based reporting and governance.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Building the Institutions for Revolt

We must form our own new structures and carry out continual mass protest and civil disobedience to wrest back power from the corporate state.

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Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women’s March Momentum

An increasing number of Democratic lawmakers say they won’t attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

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Overtime Issue Will Be Early Test of Trump’s Pledge to Help Workers

A rule that could secure overtime pay for 4 million workers is in limbo, and the president-elect will help decide whether it survives.

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Refuting Donald Trump’s Attack on Rep. John Lewis

It began when the civil rights icon announced that he will not attend Trump’s inaugural because he does not consider him a legitimate president.

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Five Ways Trump’s ‘News Conference’ Wasn’t a News Conference

Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy.

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Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

The nation’s top science panel has sketched a way to set a fair price for cutting climate risks. Some of the president-elect’s advisers say the price should be zero.

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What Is Donald Trump Aide Mike Flynn’s Relationship With Russia?

The headlines about Trump and his team and the Russian Federation are coming fast and furious, and the stories seem more than merely isolated data points.

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Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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Plan an Inaugurexit That’s Just Right for You

You can protect yourself from it, cleanse yourself of it or correct your world in the wake of it—like a skin care ad for sudden-onset inauguritis.

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The Affordable Care Act, Election Integrity and the Human Cost of a Reckless War

In this week’s episode of “Informed Rant,” host Joshua Scheer interviews three guests on an array of contemporary political issues.

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Chris Hedges on Donald Trump’s ‘Naked Kleptocracy’

The president-elect is “malleable and easily manipulated” in the face of establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle, the Truthdig contributor says.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



All the President-Elect’s Deniers

This week, we’ve seen a parade of Donald Trump’s far-right Cabinet appointees attempting to tone themselves down for the public with half-truths and evasions.

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The Insanity of a New Cold War: A Top Russian Scholar Sounds the Alarm

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with professor Sergei Plekhanov about Western misconceptions of today’s Russia.

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Donald Trump Is Creating ‘a Framework in Which Authoritarian Leaders Assert More Power’

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, analyzes the president-elect’s troubling attitude toward the media.

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30 Years Later, the Senate Should Reject Jeff Sessions Again

The arc of U.S. history is on full display as the peaceful transition of power takes place between the administrations of President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump.

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Will Donald Trump Shred the Iran Nuclear Deal?

There’s not much Congress would be able to do if the president-elect opted to quash the agreement through an executive order. 

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Samantha Bee Learns She Should Have Criticized Obama’s Record on Deportations Sooner (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host got a hard dose of reality Wednesday night when she realized Democrats have also been doing some not-so-great things to immigrants.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Why It’s Vital to Hold George W. Bush Accountable for His Crimes as Trump Is Inaugurated

We lowered the political bar to the point where even Donald Trump could clear it when we allowed Bush, Cheney and company to start an illegal war in Iraq.

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U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America

A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

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Distinguishing Two Very Different Lines of Resistance to Donald Trump

One line addresses regressive politics, and the other one deals with tyrannical acts.

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President Obama Retraces Past Eight Years in Farewell Speech, Throws In a Few Warnings (Video)

Far from the soaring hope evident in his first inaugural address, Obama’s final speech as president was filled with cautions regarding partisanship, racism and growing inequality.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Welcome to a New Form of Rule (Video)

We are now on the brink of a government undreamed of by Aristotle, who spoke of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy.

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Jeff Sessions’ Senate Confirmation Hearing, Day One: Democrats Fail to Ask Tough Questions

Sen. Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, wrapped up his first day of Senate questioning Tuesday.

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It’s Time to Wade Into the Swamp of Right-Wing Media to Understand All the Twisted ‘Truths’

Large numbers of Americans have come to accept this propaganda as a baseline for what they call reality.

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William Binney: Cybersecurity and the New Cold War Are ‘Big Swindles’ (Video and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with the veteran intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower (pictured at left) to discuss alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Transcript added.)

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Can Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Be ‘Borked’?

The need for Democrats and the public to weigh in on the reshaping of the Supreme Court in 2017 will be as important as it was during the Reagan era.

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Is the Rise of Donald Trump Obama’s Legacy? (Video)

Paul Jay of The Real News asks Truthdig contributor Paul Street if President Obama is a true progressive and whether his policies “helped set the table for the emergence of a Trump.”

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The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

An hour a day. Send a powerful message. We aren’t going away.

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Journalist Robert Fisk: We Have Always Lived With Lies

“Can we really shake our heads in disbelief at electoral lies when [journalists] have been lying to our readers and viewers for years?” Fisk asks.

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Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s Cabinet Will Be a Group of ‘Neoliberal Evangelicals’

The president-elect’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says the scholar (pictured).

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The Age of Great Expectations and the Great Void

In the present day, there is no vision to which Americans collectively adhere. For proof, we need look no further than the election of Donald Trump.

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