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Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Trumpism: Made in the United States by Republican Hate and Democratic Hypocrisy

Mainstream Democrats have exaggerated the extent of white working-class support for Donald Trump. They also fail to understand the sources of the white proletarian Trumpism that do exist.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Ignorance Is Not a Virtue, and Knowledge Is Not a Vice

The idea lives on: “Regular” or “everyday” Americans have been failed by out-of-touch elites and the mainstream media, who basically have screwed up the country.

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Donald Trump and the Extreme Vetting of Muslims

In an attempt at a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee got back to his fearmongering roots by focusing on the threat of Islamic State, which he depicted as a Hydra-headed menace with tentacles in a range of Western countries, including the U.S.

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Why Hillary Clinton Will Need Bernie Sanders’ ‘Political Revolution’ to Get Anything Done

It looks increasingly likely that the Democratic nominee, a self-described “progressive who likes to get things done,” will have her chance starting next January. But how much that is progressive will she actually be able to accomplish?

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Seven Reasons the U.S. Could Not Have Forestalled the Syrian Civil War

Americans are practical people, and they incorrectly believe that all problems have relatively simple solutions. 

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Con vs. Con

The remainder of the presidential campaign will be characterized by an attempt among liberals to discredit third-party and popular movements. Yet our only hope for change will come by breaking free from the tyranny of the two corporate parties.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 READ MORE



With Trump Sure to Lose, Forget About a Progressive Clinton

“What seems most plausible from the current standpoint is a landslide for Clinton, and with it the triumph of complacent neoliberal orthodoxy,” writes Thomas Frank at The Guardian.

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Maureen Dowd: ‘The Republicans Have Their Candidate’ in Hillary Clinton

Just when it seemed as if nothing could possibly come as a surprise, the New York Times mainstay comes out with a column about Hillary Clinton that veers sharply off the establishment script, and, even more startling, lands smack on the dot.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



The New Election Laws and the Suits Challenging Them

Courts are scrambling to rule on state laws in time for the November elections. We’re keeping track of their decisions.

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Glenn Greenwald: How Democrats Use ‘Russia Sympathizer’ to Smear Rivals

The Intercept journalist points out that Clinton loyalists have given Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and even Julian Assange a “turn in the Kremlin seat” and puts this form of “Red-baiting” into historical context.

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Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



‘Disappointed’ in Obama, Sanders Calls on Top Democrats to Drop Lame-Duck Push for TPP

The TPP “will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health,” Sanders said.

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

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Newly Released Emails Add to Concern About Clinton Foundation Conflict of Interest

Messages from Hillary Clinton’s former State Department staff raise questions about ties between the foundation and the government.

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Criticism of Hillary Clinton Is Not Support of Donald Trump

“It means we are still using our brains, ‘That we are not checkmated,’ ” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian.

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An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump From Michael Moore: ‘Your Dad Is Not Well’

It’s time for an intervention.

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Progressives Urge Clinton Not to Appoint a Wall Street Cabinet

The Democratic presidential nominee should tap “executive branch appointees with a documented record of fighting for the public interest,” say progressives who recognize that “personnel is policy.”

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

The Republican presidential candidate is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Accepting Green Party Presidential Nomination: ‘We Are Saying No to the Lesser Evil’

On the final day of the Green Party’s convention in Houston last weekend, Jill Stein spoke on the power of the greater good in the face of two undesirable candidates.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: What Does It Mean to Be a Powerful Woman in 2016?

Truthdig sat down with special guest Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss women, politics and social activism in the 2016 election season.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin: ‘I Believe I Can Win’

McMullin, a former CIA officer and congressional policy director, explains his stance on same-sex marriage, foreign policy and the economy.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Heated Presidential Primary Lives On as Hillary Clinton Stumps for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared beside the embattled congresswoman the same day Bernie Sanders urged supporters to donate to her progressive opponent, Tim Canova.

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Election 2016: The Greatest Show on Earth

There’s no way to sort out the issues that face this country or its citizens as the personalities onstage grow ever larger and more bizarre.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

The Arizona senator remains among the craven Republican officials who have endorsed Donald Trump for president, even though they know he is unfit to fill that office—and especially the role of commander in chief.

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Trump Appears to Threaten Clinton With ‘Second Amendment People’ (Video)

The Republican presidential nominee said Tuesday there was nothing his supporters could do if Hillary Clinton won and got “to pick her judges.” Then he amended his pessimism by making a remark that some observers have interpreted as a deadly threat against his rival.

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Brace Yourself for an Even Uglier Campaign

It may be hard to imagine, but I fear this election campaign is going to get worse—maybe a lot worse—before it gets better.

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Should Push Hard for Disability Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton and women with disabilities have something major in common: They are not seen for who they are and what they contribute.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Decay of American Politics: An Ode to Ike and Adlai

The problem is not Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, per se. It’s an identifiable set of arrangements—laws, habits, cultural predispositions—that have evolved over time and promoted the rot that now pervades American politics.

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We Have to Stop Demeaning or Ignoring Trump Voters—Elitism Won’t Defeat Trumpism

Understanding what attracts many voters to Donald Trump is important, not only to those who want to prevent him from staging a comeback but also to anyone who wants to make our democracy thrive in the long run.

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Donald Trump Says Media ‘Going Crazy’ After Week of Press Speculation About His Mental Health

As a former reality television star, the Republican presidential nominee has to know that what goes up in the realm of fame must eventually be torn down.

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Forget Clinton’s and Trump’s Plans for the Economy: It’s Time to Erase Debt and Create Jobs

More than 100 years ago, Congress surrendered the power to create money to private banks. If we take it back, we can extinguish debt, rebuild public infrastructure and propel the economy forward like a rocket.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 READ MORE


Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff Thinks Hillary Clinton Is Too Eager to Resort to War

What exactly is “the playbook,” and why does onetime George W. Bush aide Lawrence Wilkerson say Hillary Clinton comes straight out of it?

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



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?

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE


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.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Post-Convention Syndrome

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

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE


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