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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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Best of Truthdig’s Ear to the Ground 2016: A Showcase of Activists’ Approaches to the Election

Our Ear to the Ground section was filled with election news this year, of course. The most-read posts, however, were less about the outcome than about activism inspired by the democratic process.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE


Letter









Posted on Dec 21, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Dec 21, 2016 ENLARGE



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.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE


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A Glimpse at How the Electoral College Will Meet on Monday (Video)

Who are the presidential electors? How do they go to vote? And must they follow the popular vote of their states? (Pictured, Polly Baca, a Democratic elector from Colorado.)

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE



Hamilton Electors Have a Message for Donald Trump: ‘You’re Fired’

The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors, slated to vote for Trump, will vote for someone else. This would leave him with 269 electoral votes or fewer—not enough to be declared president.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Disempowered Majority

For the next two—and probably four—years, Americans will be governed by Republican politicians largely elected by a minority of voters. These circumstances call for compromise, but that is unlikely to happen.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



Electoral College Members in Colorado and Texas Seek to Reject Donald Trump

Two Democratic electors in Colorado are filing suit to overturn a state law on Electoral College votes, one day after a Republican elector in Texas announced he won’t cast his vote for the president-elect.

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 5, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 ENLARGE



How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It

The strange political dominance of the Grand Old Party can be explained by 12 factors, including the neoliberal agenda of the Democratic Party, gerrymandering, the politics of fear, and mass ignorance in much of the U.S. populace.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Abolish the Electoral College

For the sixth time in our history, a candidate for president of the United States may have won the popular vote and lost the White House.

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 READ MORE



Reimagine and Rebuild Our Broken Democracy—in Time for the Nation’s 250th Anniversary

The heavy chains of “present political possibility” should be cast off. In just 10 years, it will be the 250th birthday of the United States, and it is time to create a new political system.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader on the Complicity of Bernie Sanders

“If he doesn’t go electorally in a serious way to win, then [Bernie Sanders] is setting up millions of Americans, and young Americans, for a huge morale collapse,” Nader explains.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Sen. Leahy Calls Out NRA’s LaPierre, Fox News’ Ratings Drop, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including John Kerry’s Senate replacement named and the GOP’s failing attempt to rig the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE


Nate Silver the Real Winner of Election 2012

Silver correctly predicted the results of Tuesday night’s election, as opposed to Dick Morris who was utterly wrong in predicting Mitt Romney would win in a “landslide.”

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Ann Coulter’s Lame Defense, Lena Dunham’s Controversial Obama Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Romney surrogate playing the race card and an interesting Electoral College proposal that could reshape the way presidential candidates campaign. 

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 READ MORE



Obama Goes on ‘The Daily Show,’ Ryan Mocks GOP ‘War on Women,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt’s “Romnesia,” Joe Walsh’s science fail and the possibility of a split Electoral College come Election Day.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama’s Electoral College Ph.D.

Although the Electoral College usually gives Republicans an advantage, the system is working in President Obama’s favor in 2012.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Pennsylvania Monkeys With the Electoral Vote

Pennsylvania Republicans may have found a new way to gerrymander the 2012 presidential election in the GOP’s favor with a plan involving a shift in the rules that govern how votes are awarded in the electoral college. (more)

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 READ MORE



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How Much Voting Clout Do You Have?

As you head to the polls Tuesday, keep this thought in mind: A voter in Wyoming is three and a half times more influential than a voter in Florida. Thanks to the Electoral College, it’s possible to become president with only 16 percent of the population’s support. Yay, Democracy!

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE


No Candy for You









Posted on Oct 21, 2008 ENLARGE


Fighting a Mockery of Democracy

With the 2008 presidential election on the horizon, a novel plan to circumvent a constitutional amendment and eliminate the anti-democratic Electoral College is gaining momentum in Maryland and other states.

Posted on Apr 3, 2007 READ MORE


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