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Beyond Clinton vs. Trump: Green Party Convention Kicks Off

“It’s kind of funny that big politicians think ... that [they] are entitled to our vote,” said Jill Stein, the Greens’ presidential nominee. “I don’t think the American voters think that way.”

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Donald Trump Will Leave a Lasting Stain on the GOP, Even if He Loses

If Republican leaders tell us such a man should be president, should the nation ever believe anything else they say?

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Live at Truthdig: What Does the Future Hold for Donald Trump?

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team sat down with former judge and Truthdig contributor Bill Blum to analyze what’s likely to be next for the GOP’s unorthodox presidential candidate.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton and Her Hawks

Clinton’s speech accepting her party’s nomination sidestepped the deep concerns anti-war Democrats have about her hawkish foreign policy, which is already taking shape in the shadows.

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The Democratic Party Is Once Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’ With Clinton at the Helm

With “cash machine” Tim Kaine at her side, big money is pouring into the Clinton campaign after back-to-back fundraisers with the Hollywood elite and the fossil fuel industry.

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Hope Still Has Power, Even in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year

Hope about American politics is hard to come by. But because cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies, let some of the year’s progressive victories stir us to work harder than ever to make our democracy real for all Americans.

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Why the Shake-Up at the Democratic National Committee Is Doomed

The departure of three senior officials Tuesday means more headaches for the DNC, still reeling from an embarrassing breach of its email system.

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Comments of the Week: Post-Convention Syndrome

This crop of noteworthy comments was picked from stories related to the Democrats’ confab.

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Cornel West: Donald Trump Would Be a Neofascist Catastrophe, Hillary Clinton a Neoliberal Disaster

Progressive activist Dr. Cornel West is ready to turn his back on the Democratic Party.

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Why Sanders’ ‘Berners’ Kept Up the Heat

As a member of the California delegation, I could see that the Democratic convention was never going to be a harmonious melding of two campaigns. The Clintonites were fighting not a candidate but a wildfire.

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Samantha Bee Points Out Democrats Still Have No Clue How to Reach Working-Class White Voters (Video)

The answer is pretty much staring them in the face, but Democrats remain oblivious about how to reach a key demographic this election season, as illustrated by the comedian on “Full Frontal.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Don’t Fall for It: The Nader Myth and Your 2016 Vote

Once again, fear is being ramped up to manipulate progressives into voting for someone they do not want—Hillary Clinton—instead of someone who represents their values.

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Hillary Clinton and America Are Headed Toward a Larger Reckoning That Will Extend Past Election Day

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.” She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump.

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The Democratic Convention Film on Hillary Clinton Lied to America

The short movie claimed that the Children’s Defense Fund was the essence of Clinton’s early career—and avoided the ugly fact that she betrayed the beneficiaries of that fund and all children in poverty, beginning as first lady of Arkansas.

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John Oliver’s Summary of the Democrats’ Convention Is Gloriously Critical and Comical (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host takes stock of the past two “topsy-turvy” weeks of political conventions.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Russian and Iranian Press Think Hillary Clinton’s a Hawk While Israel Complains She’s a Dove

How is the international press responding to the Democratic National Convention and the formalization of Hillary Clinton’s status as the party’s standard-bearer in the presidential campaign?

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Party of Lemmings Led by a Zombie: Why We Need to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Vision Alive

Truthdig contributor and KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky argues that Democratic Party loyalists who are following Hillary Clinton’s lead are doing so at their peril.

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Disruptions by Angry Bernie Sanders Delegates Were the Best Part of the Democratic Convention

The Vermont senator’s supporters provided vital reminders of reality amid the carefully orchestrated political theater at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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‘The Simpsons’ Team’s Campaign-Ad Spoof Seriously Rips Donald Trump

When it’s go time, this cartoon Trump falters, as there are a few action items (read: personal grooming) that take priority even over an urgent summons to the White House Situation Room.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Seven Women Who Broke Glass Ceilings in U.S. Politics Before Hillary Clinton

It’s all very nice that Hillary Clinton is the first American woman to be nominated as the standard-bearer for her party’s presidential bid, but let’s take a moment to recognize a few women who helped pave this path.

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Donald Trump Blames GOP for Convention’s Lower TV Ratings

The Democratic convention had higher television ratings than the Republican convention for the first three of the four nights. But more viewers watched Trump’s acceptance speech than Hillary Clinton’s.

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Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford Recalls When the Clintons Won Over Black America

“The Clintons were not the black favorites in 1992,” he explains.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Fact Check: Trump’s Fiction, Clinton’s Spin

A lengthy fact check by The Associated Press shows that while Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech on Thursday night contained minor inaccuracies, Trump’s speech on the same day was full of numbers and assertions that were wholly incorrect.

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A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Two Americas (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The Democratic and Republican conventions showed the great divide between insiders and outsiders. If what was happening inside a political convention could be merged with what was happening outside, perhaps such gatherings would be more representative of our country.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Code Pink Activist Kicked Out of Democratic Convention (Video)

Medea Benjamin explains how Ariel Gold, a Code Pink activist, was kicked out of the convention hall for protesting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama’s Promise of ‘Continuity We Can Believe In’

The president’s exhortations on Hillary Clinton’s behalf reflect a profound change in our politics since 2008, when Obama and Clinton represented very different views of how the system works and how change happens.

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Hillary Channels Bernie to End Democratic Corporate Charade (Multimedia)

The Democratic presidential nominee has been known as a polarizing figure for most of her public life. She took a step toward being a uniter to close the convention.

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Activist Shines Light on Clinton’s Dirty Foreign Policy in Honduras (Video)

Sha Grogan Brown traveled in a caravan from the Republican convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He explains how neither of the major-party candidates represents the interests of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How the Democratic Party Befriended Megacorporation Uber for Its Convention

It’s no mistake that the Democratic Party, which historically has claimed a stake in labor unions’ interests, has cozied up to Uber, one of the least worker-friendly businesses, to service its national convention.

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Norman Solomon on the Dynamics Between Political Parties and Movements (Video)

On Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention,  the writer, activist and media critic spoke with Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Disrupted by Chants of ‘Love, Not War’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

Protesters wonder: “Why do we need to be in perpetual warfare?”

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A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 3: Neoliberals vs. Progressives (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

It’s a tug of war. Bernie Sanders let go of the rope. Elizabeth Warren, too.  And yet the “I’m With Her” crowd cannot believe that anyone on the left is not voting for Hillary Clinton. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bill Clinton’s Convention Speech About Hillary Clinton Was Filled With Inaccuracies (Video)

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) co-founder Jeff Cohen dissected the former president’s 43-minute talk and found many of the policy claims he made to be wrong.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Nonpolitical Moment of Humanity at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia

Sometimes, we need to pause and remind ourselves what is poetic about who we are as people as compared to what we pretend to be as partisans.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE


Are Progressives Failing to Put Their Ideas Into Action? (Video)

In this installment of Sonali Kolhatkar’s video series from the Democratic National Convention, she and journalist Arun Gupta consider what’s different about this Democratic nomination summit and question the direction that some among the political left are taking—or not taking, rather.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia

Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went.

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Donald Trump Unleashes More Outrages and Lies at Bizarre News Conference

Truth is irrelevant to the Republican presidential nominee. All he wanted to do is steal a few hours of media attention in the middle of the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



The DNC Email Leaks: The Gift That Keeps On Feeding Distrust

The worst of the many offenses revealed in the latest WikiLeaks case is that Bernie Sanders was undemocratically deprived of fair play in the Democratic primary.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 3: Balancing Unity, Positivity and the Threat of Trump

On Night 3 of the convention, top speakers called for party unity and optimism to combat any chance of a Trump presidency. President Obama, the keynote speaker, thrilled the audience with a captivating, eloquent speech.

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A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 2: Legitimate Anger in Philadelphia (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The protests on the streets are far more organized, populated and energized than anything we saw in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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