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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked

These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

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Top Trump Adviser Stephen Bannon and Tiffany Trump Are Registered to Vote in Two States

Trump has called for a probe into voter fraud during the 2016 election, even as new evidence shows that one of his daughters and one of his top aides hold dual-state registration.

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Teens Report Surge in Bullying in Wake of Divisive Election Campaign

In a survey of 50,000 teens, 70 percent reported abusive behavior largely targeting race, sexual orientation and immigration status.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



The Life of the Party: Seven Truths for Democrats

The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic Party causes a serious divide.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE


Documentary by Investigative Reporter Greg Palast Builds Case for Stolen Election (Video)

“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” says millions of minority votes were discounted through a voter cross-check program. Now, Palast demands that the Justice Department investigate.

Posted on Jan 20, 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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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.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era

On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

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‘MyLetter.to’ Makes It Easy to Contact Elected Officials

A new website aims to reduce political apathy by generating personalized letters for users within minutes.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



Barack Obama’s Neoliberal Legacy: Rightward Drift and Donald Trump

The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.

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Bernie Sanders Answers Sarah Silverman’s Most Pressing Post-Election Question (Video)

The comedian sat down with the former Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the state of the union after November’s shocking (to many) election results—after which she muttered, “I wish you were president.”

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Ode to the Pundits (Video)









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Seven Wishes for President Obama’s Parting Shots

The commander in chief should take the following important actions before it’s too late.

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Courage and Hope in the Age of the New Authoritarianism

Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated during the election include: What measures could have been taken to prevent the United States from sliding further into a distinctive form of authoritarianism?

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 READ MORE


Trump’s Attack on the Freedom of the Press (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using four techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Best of Truthdig’s Reports 2016: Chris Hedges Prophesies Throughout the Election

Regular readers of Truthdig will not be surprised to learn that our Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist dominated our Report section as Americans deliberated which oligarch to empower to lead the country.

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 READ MORE



Fake News and the New McCarthyism

Charges of Russian interference in our election should be investigated but ought not to become an occasion to harass domestic critics of U.S. policy. 

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Did Bill Clinton’s Meeting With the Attorney General Force FBI to Issue Letter on Hillary’s Emails?

Had the former president not met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport, bureau Director James Comey “would never have felt obliged” to tell Congress just days before the election that the FBI was again looking into emails related to Hillary Clinton, Michael Daly writes at The Daily Beast.

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Standing Your Ground in a Trump Presidency: ‘Loss Will Always Be a Teacher’

“This is actually a time of great loss,” said the Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Now more than ever, we need to use compassion to heal the demonization and hate that have divided America.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



U.S. Spy Agencies Leak Intel to News Outlets but Won’t Brief Electors?

A new poll shows majority public support for delaying Monday’s Electoral College vote.

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Trump Is Taking On Wall Street—Literally

The next administration will have plenty of billionaires and no working-class populists.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE



Was Your Vote Counted?

Voter-suppression tactics targeted communities of color and may have led to inaccurate voting results in the 2016 election. Greg Palast, along with other voting-suppression experts, goes to Washington, D.C., to discuss the new “Jim Crow” elections.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE



Investigation Into ‘PropOrNot Blacklist Case’ Finds Shoddy Methods and an Ominous Potential

The shadowy group PropOrNot has accused Truthdig and more than 200 other websites of being conduits for Russian propaganda, and a Washington Post article gave those allegations wide exposure. Veteran reporter Bill Boyarsky delves into the matter. 

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 13, 2016 ENLARGE



Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election

What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

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William Binney, Ray McGovern and Other Intel Experts Call Russian Hacking Allegations ‘Baseless’

In a letter published on Consortium News regarding claims that Russia interfered in the recent U.S. elections, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity offered a powerful rebuke of the narrative being spread.

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Trump’s Second Gilded Age: The Rule of Billionaires and Militarists

The president-elect’s appointment of incompetent and mean-spirited billionaires and generals to top cabinet positions signals a deepening embrace of anti-intellectualism, crony capitalism and disdain for the institutions that give legitimacy to the social contract and the welfare state.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



No, America, It Wasn’t Russia: You Did This to Yourself

I don’t doubt that the Russian Federation employs hackers and PR people to influence public opinion and even election outcomes in other countries. But I am skeptical that anything the Russians did caused Donald Trump to become president.

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Continues the Manipulation of Populism by ‘Swamping Up’ His Path to Power

Beneath populist pretense and slander, the coming Trump presidency is shaping up as a great monument to the nation’s unelected dictatorship of money. The only real mystery is how far it will deliver on its reactionary promises.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



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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Samantha Bee Asks: ‘Is It OK for the President to Lie His ... Face Off 24 Hours a Day?’ (Video)

“The jury is still out on that,” says the “Full Frontal” host.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Withhold Money to Move the Democratic Party’s Needle, Writer Urges

“Who among us can say in a few sentences what the Democratic Party stands for? We can fix that,” writes Lawrence Hess at The Nation.

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Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)

Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president’s duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 READ MORE



Was 11/8 a New 9/11?

Forget Vladimir Putin and his rickety petro-state. The most dangerous nation on the planet now may be ours: belligerent, irrational, heavily armed and in possession of staggering powers to intervene, interfere, and repress.

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 READ MORE



Who’s Really to Blame for Fake News

Look in the mirror, America.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE



How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win

The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE



Journalists Decry Washington Post Story on Source That ‘Blacklisted’ Truthdig and Other Outlets

The Post published an article Nov. 24 based on an organization’s report that named more than 200 news outlets as tools of Russian propaganda. But not everyone in the media was convinced.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE



‘Professor Watchlist’ Names Progressive Academics Who Supposedly Show a Liberal Bias

Turning Point USA seeks to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students” by publishing a list of almost 200 professors who, the nonprofit organization says, promote leftist propaganda in the classroom.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE



Why ‘Professor Watchlist’ Gets My Teaching Values Completely Wrong

I have been named as one of those college professors who, according to the Watchlist’s mission statement, “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Sues Wisconsin Over Recount Method

The former presidential nominee, who launched a recount effort last week, also sued Pennsylvania to force a recount in that state.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE


The Next President









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