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Rachel Corrie’s (Posthumous) Day in Court

An unusual trial begins in Israel this week, and people around the world will be watching closely. It involves the tragic death of a 23-year-old American student named Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, she was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer.

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 READ MORE


Adrienne Kinne
democracynow.org

Truthdigger of the Week: Adrienne Kinne

Truthdig tips its hat this week to former Army Sgt. Adrienne Kinne, who has defied her one-time higher-ups by speaking out about how military officials knew that a target list in April 2003 contained the name of Baghdad’s Palestine Hotel, which was shelled by a U.S. tank on April 8 even though embedded reporters were staying there. Two journalists were killed in the attack; one of them even filmed his own death.

Posted on May 18, 2008 READ MORE



Democrats Wage Air War in Pennsylvania

A few months ago columnist Amy Goodman argued that the principal beneficiaries of our current campaign finance system are the media conglomerates that rake in all those advertising dollars. That’s especially true this week as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama bombard Pennsylvania with commercials.

Posted on Apr 8, 2008 READ MORE


turkey pardoning
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A Thanksgiving Reality Check

Along with family gatherings and counting one’s blessings, Thanksgiving has come to signify a rather rosy view of the unity of American society.  This weekend, however, two largely overlooked news items—one about unexpected financial issues that some wounded American veterans face and another about hunger in New York City—tell a different story.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 READ MORE


Lord of the Sighs

When they write the cultural history of childhood in 21st-century America, I hope they leave room for a few unkind words about “Kid Nation.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2007 READ MORE


Global Consensus, Not Global Conquest

As world leaders gather this week to address the United Nations General Assembly, President Bush’s refusal to negotiate on the two key issues of our day—war and global warming—has been stunning. And the media haven’t helped.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007 READ MORE


Prairie Justice

Warren Jeffs, a polygamist prophet, is on trial for aiding in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl he married off to her cousin. It’s a sad story featuring an abhorrent man, but something about the case just doesn’t feel right to Ellen Goodman.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Fox in the Henhouse

President Bush has done it again, appointing a doctor who opposes family planning to run the nation’s family planning program.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Bob the Un-Builder

Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli’s golden parachute doesn’t just speak to the inequality of income in America, appalling as it may be, but raises another issue just as troubling: the inequality of risk.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Sy Hersh on Defense Secretary Gates

Veteran journalist and Bush administration critic Seymour Hersh speaks to Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now” about what to expect from Robert Gates as defense secretary: “The reality is Gates is a fresh face and there’s a lot of people, [Brent] Scowcroft and James Baker among them, who are very worried about what’s going to happen in ‘08.” Watch it

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Men Are From Mars, Women Want to ‘Make Things Better’

Post-election polls show that while men were angry at Bush, women cast their votes seeking real improvement.  But will the Democrats be able to deliver on women’s expectations?

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: The Poster Boy of Self-Hate

Though Ted Haggard and others find the “sin” of homosexuality repulsive, Americans are slowly becoming more tolerant of themselves and each other.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: A Seat at the Table

Nancy Pelosi can stand the political heat, and so can a raft of women candidates slugging their way to Election Day. 

Posted on Nov 2, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Conflation of Church and State

The equation between “values voters” and conservative evangelical Christians has become so automatic that no one even noticed that the Values Voters Summit was held on Rosh Hashanah, a high holy day on the Jewish calendar.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: The Not-So-Constant Gardener

As I close up my house in Maine and begin to direct my attention back to the world, I wonder: How do we pay the full coin of attention to danger and death without being overwhelmed?

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: A Lousy Way to Win Back Congress

I would have preferred the Democrats to end up ascendant in November based on the strength of their ideas, but if it takes Mark Foley to bring down the GOP house, so be it.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Speak of the Devil

In the same week, both Hillary Clinton and President Bush were labeled the devil. Have we gotten perhaps a bit too literal in the demonization of our enemies?

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Horror or Hope in Vegetative Patient Study?

British researchers reported that a totally unresponsive 23-year-old woman showed signs of awareness on a brain-imaging test. What we can’t know, however, is whether someone actually wants to keep living like that.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Failures of Imagination

Here is something I never imagined five years ago: that America would lose its status as the good guy in the struggle against terrorism.

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Greenwald: Bush Acting Like a Monarch

In an interview with Democracy Now!, constitutional lawyer and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald explains how a federal judge rejected the president’s monarchial leanings when she ordered a halt to his warrantless eavesdropping program.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Popping the Cork Halfway on Plan B

With the FDA set to restrict over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after pill” to people over 18, right-wingers are sending the message to young girls that motherhood is their punishment for having sex.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Juan Cole on ‘Democracy Now’

On Friday’s “Democracy Now,” the radio program’s host, Amy Goodman, spoke with Mideast expert and Truthdig contributor Juan Cole, whom she asked about the recent protests in Iraq over Israel’s incursion into Lebanon.

Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Wedding Bells Only for Breeders?

Washington state’s Supreme Court says it limited marriage to heterosexual couples in order to encourage procreation. OK, so what about straight couples that can’t or don’t want to have kids? Are they banned from marriage, too?

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


Britney Spears pregnant
From Harper's Bazaar

Ellen Goodman: The Baby Bump Fixation

“How did this fixation on celebrity babies, this upbeat bump beat, happen just as we are being told that parenthood is onerous and grueling and that parents are overworked and overwhelmed?”

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: What’s Eating Us About Eating Lobster?

The arguments for banning the cooking of live lobsters may have their merits, but by making lobster meat just another shrink-wrapped commodity we further disconnect ourselves from the food chain that sustains us.

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer on Democracy Now!
From Democracy Now!

Robert Scheer: Why I Wasn’t Prepared for George W. Bush

In an interview with Democracy Now!, Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer explains how, after he had spent decades covering U.S. presidents, Bush threw him for a loop: “At least the other [presidents] knew a lot about the world, had experience, had brains about this, cared. This guy had the platinum American Express card and didn?t even want to see Paris or London.”

  • Read the whole story in Robert Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

  • Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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