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Why Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech Is So Important in the Trump Era

In moments of national crisis, some stars feel a need to speak out.

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The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare

Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

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GOP Tries to ‘Rush Through’ Appointees Not Yet Vetted, Ethics Office Warns

The Office of Government Ethics has not received initial draft financial disclosure reports for some of the Trump Cabinet picks scheduled for hearings.

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Protest Stopped the ‘Predators,’ but They Will Be Back

The public outcry after the GOP tried to quash an ethics watchdog is the kind of citizen action we’ll need to survive the next four years.

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Democrats Gear Up for Fight Against Future GOP Health Care Proposals

Republican lawmakers took the first step in unraveling the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, prompting President Obama to urge fellow Democrats to fight any “Trumpcare” replacement.

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How George W. Bush Dissed the U.S. Intelligence Community

Although the former commander in chief and his vice president had a rule that they did not trash talk people in public, they displayed the utmost disrespect for intelligence professionals who would not tell them (and the public) what they wanted to hear.

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Will Climate Change Information on the Web Become an Endangered Species Under the GOP?

A recent reworking of language on a Wisconsin government website concerning climate change could be replicated under a Trump administration.

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Mass Movements Can Curb Regressive Politics in 2017

The Truthdig team sat down Thursday with longtime contributor and former judge Bill Blum to analyze predictions about the new year and discuss how to combat threats to democracy.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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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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The 15 Warning Signs of Impending Tyranny

As tyrants take control of democracies, this is what they typically do.

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Preparing for the Normalization of Donald Trump’s White House (Video)

Despite all the hand-wringing from the left, Trump will be normalized by the same corporate media that virtually boycotted Bernie Sanders.

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Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat

The president-elect, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

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A New Year’s Wish for Donald Trump

A president is supposed to represent all Americans, including those who voted against him and may continue to oppose him.

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America’s Major Challenges in Middle East Policy in 2017

The incoming Trump administration is riven by a profound division between those determined to avoid deep entanglements in the Middle East—such as the president-elect himself—and many he is putting in key positions, who want to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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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


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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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Crony Capitalism Made Rick Perry Our Energy Secretary

The former Texas governor’s only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

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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.

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A Plan for Senate Democrats: Block All Trump Supreme Court Nominees

We don’t need a Trump-nominated Supreme Court justice. And there is no reason to have one.

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Samantha Bee: Democrats, Stop Focusing on the National Election and Start Working on Local Elections

While many Democrats were preoccupied with attempts to get Donald Trump unelected, Republicans in North Carolina were passing laws to curtail the powers of their democratically elected incoming governor.

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Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretary Wrote a Deregulatory Manifesto

Andrew Puzder’s co-author said, “He’ll put in place everything we laid out in the book.”

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Why Donald Trump Will Continue to Hold Rallies as President

The president-elect has just finished the last of his nine post-election “thank you tour” rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he takes office?

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Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Is an Invitation to Terrorism

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank is a severe security problem for the United States. Now the president-elect is planning to ratchet up tensions even further. (Pictured, Trump and his choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.)

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In ‘SNL’ Skit, ‘Hillary Clinton’ Pleads With Electors to Vote for Anyone but Trump (Video)

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon plays Clinton in an appearance inspired by the movie “Love Actually.” She begs members of the Electoral College to consider their options before they have their final say in the presidential election.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Sorry, Donald Trump, You Can’t Bring Back Coal When Solar Costs Half as Much

Bloomberg recently released a report with some startling findings about solar energy.

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Trump Is Taking On Wall Street—Literally

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

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Donald Trump’s Pick for Commerce Secretary May Have the Biggest Conflicts of Them All

Wilbur Ross has amassed a fortune in steel—and the Department of Commerce soon will make decisions that affect his firms.

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Four Dangerous Signs of Passivity in the Face of Trump Tyranny

As the era of a Donald Trump presidency approaches, some of you are succumbing to these syndromes.

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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.

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