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Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding

The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting

Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

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Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative

Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter

A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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Alternative ‘Facts’

When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.

Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

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Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk

He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

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All of Putin and Trump’s Men

Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

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We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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Flynn Scandal Spotlight Falls on What Trump Knew and When He Knew It

Democratic lawmakers demand an investigation into the former national security adviser’s talks with Russia.

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Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?

It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

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Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review

The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?

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Trump Launches ‘Blue Lives Matter Regime’ With Executive Orders on Law Enforcement

Among the orders is a directive for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prioritize fighting illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rethinking Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ in Trump’s America

For Aldous Huxley, there was hope in a pessimism that had exhausted itself; for George Orwell, optimism had to be tempered by a sense of educated hope.

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Is Trump Headed for War With China?

Sooner or later, if the president doesn’t dial down his rhetoric on China, its leaders will surely ratchet up theirs.

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community

On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

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‘On Contact’: Matt Taibbi on How an ‘Insane Clown President’ Played America’s Political System

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Elites Won’t Save Us

The danger we face does not come, in the end, from Trump and his malignant cabal. It comes from severely weakened and corrupted democratic institutions.

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Huge Counterprotests Overwhelm ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rallies

Hundreds of demonstrations in support of the beleaguered reproductive health services provider were held across the country Saturday.

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When the U.S. Feared a Real ‘Bowling Green Massacre’—Planned by a White Supremacist

The feds found assault rifles, body armor and a possible kill list when they arrested an Ohio man said to be bent on “race war” in 2012. But the case drew little attention.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle to block the controversial oil pipeline.

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Progressives Must Challenge Extreme Gerrymandering by the GOP

Redistricting schemes have given Republicans an artificial grip on power. Here’s how we can get our country back.

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Snowden: ‘Finally: Irrefutable Evidence That I Never Cooperated With Russian Intel’

Whistleblower Edward Snowden says a report suggesting Vladimir Putin is considering sending him back to the U.S. as a “gift” to President Trump proves he is not a spy.

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Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?

Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

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Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons

Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

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In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends

How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

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The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter

Democratic leaders in Congress have shown scant interest in impeaching the new president. Escalating pressure from constituents could soon change that.

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Yard Sale









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The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities

It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

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What We Do Now

Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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