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World’s Largest ‘Fart-In’ Is Planned for Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech in Philadelphia

Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, announced that her group was organizing the world’s largest “fart-in” to be held on July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 READ MORE


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Making Sense of Orlando

Although mainstream media outlets and presidential candidates rushed to make sure their interpretation of the Pulse Orlando massacre prevailed, the story and significance of the tragedy are more complex and deserve careful consideration.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE

Nearly 2 Million California Ballots Remain Uncounted, and the Number Could Grow

Many counties last reported their uncounted ballots days before the June 10 cutoff, keeping alive Bernie Sanders supporters’ hopes that he will beat Hillary Clinton in the Golden State.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE

We the People™

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 ENLARGE    

Julian Assange: Next Leak of Hillary Clinton Emails Will Be Enough to Indict Her, but ...

The WikiLeaks founder says that although he plans to publish “very strong material” on the former secretary of state, the FBI will let her off the hook to gain favor should she become president.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Agree on Donald Trump Threat; Not Ready to Endorse Other’s Vision

Although Clinton won the Washington, D.C., contest as primary season came to an official end Tuesday, neither her camp nor Sanders’ shows much willingness to offer concessions to the other.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: From Tuesday’s Primaries to Sunday’s Shooting Tragedy

It’s been quite a week, one in which a single event creates “before” and “after” pictures that show a far-reaching change, even if opinions vary as to how and why the event happened.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders: End of Voting Does Not Mean End of Political Revolution

“We need a party which is prepared to take on the greed of the powerful special interests,” said the presidential candidate ahead of a meeting with Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

The Unvetted Hillary Clinton: Few Tough Questions, Fewer Answers

Doubts remain about Clinton’s record on issues beyond her use of a homebrew email server. As a result, the presumptive Democratic nominee is more vulnerable than she should be.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

This Is Not a Democracy: How the Sanders-Clinton Contest in California Failed Voters

Millions of Americans who might have voted for Bernie Sanders have been hoodwinked into thinking our election process is fair and impartial.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom of the Press

The power elites that rule America are threatening the First Amendment again—and the assault is not coming just from government agencies.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

Toe the Line

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 ENLARGE

How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Others Used Social Media to Reframe News of Orlando Shooting

The Orlando massacre apparently looked quite different depending on the positions and ambitions of the various high-profile parties doing the work of interpreting Sunday’s tragedy.

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Is Elizabeth Warren a Phony Progressive for Failing to Endorse Bernie Sanders?

Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” views the progressive senator’s behavior during the Democratic primary—which perplexed many of her supporters—as a sign of misunderstanding the tactics of power.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Hillary Clinton’s State Department Let South Sudan Use Child Soldiers

Hillary Clinton spent years vowing to defend the rights of children worldwide, but under her leadership the State Department played a central role in allowing rebel forces in southern Sudan to use child soldiers in defiance of a 2008 law forbidding it.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 READ MORE

California Election Tally May Be 3 Million Votes Shy

Expected flood of mail-in ballots means final results may not be known for up to a month. And many voters reported election-day problems.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

Big Breaks

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 ENLARGE

AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust

The Associated Press news organization became part of the electoral process by declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee on the eve of primaries in California and five other states. How the AP arrived at that conclusion remains suspect.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

Grrl Power (Video)

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 ENLARGE

Mainstream Media Didn’t Hold Back in Headlines About Clinton and Sanders

Following Hillary Clinton’s wins in most of Tuesday night’s presidential primaries, many mainstream news outlets were quick to denounce Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Nothing Left

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 ENLARGE    

Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Join the Green Party Ticket (Video)

“This would be a very exciting route to go down,” the third-party presidential candidate said.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Vows to Keep Fighting After Hillary Clinton Wins Key Primaries

“We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, D.C.,” the Vermont senator said in his concession speech. “And then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Did Hillary Clinton and The Associated Press Collude on Her ‘Secret Win’?

An image shared with Clinton’s supporters appears to have been created well before the news agency declared her the Democratic presidential nominee Monday.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald Rips The Associated Press for Prematurely Announcing Hillary Clinton’s Victory

“This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary,” wrote the Intercept journalist on Tuesday. “The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization— incredibly— conceals.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Welcome to the Party, America! Here Are 11 Muslim Women Who Have Already Been National Leaders

Hillary Clinton gave a victory speech Tuesday night positioning her achievement as the logical outcome of the first women’s rights meeting at Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. But the U.S. is late to the party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Claims Democratic Crown; Bernie Sanders Vows ‘the Struggle Continues’

Tuesday, June 7, was one of the most momentous and turbulent days in recent American political history.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Media Slammed for Preemptively Crowning Hillary Clinton

“Shame on you AP! Superdelegates don’t vote until the convention,” tweeted documentary filmmaker Josh Fox. “Story of [Clinton nomination] is false and aims to suppress voters.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE

Live Blog: The Last ‘Super Tuesday’ Round of Presidential Primaries

Voters headed to the polls in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Take a look at the final results and watch Sanders’ and Clinton’s speeches.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE

Some Notes on ‘Coastal Liberalism’ in This Presidential Election Year

The all-too-common liberal reflex is out of touch and threatens to exacerbate the very intolerance and bigotry its practitioners oppose.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

Did the Democratic Party Commit Election Fraud in Puerto Rico?

Days before Hillary Clinton won the primary in the U.S. territory, the party reduced polling locations from 1,510 to 432.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

If Hillary Clinton Gets a Pass on Espionage From President Obama, so Should Whistleblowers

Either the country has a policy of filing felony charges against people who reveal classified information, or it doesn’t. We all should be prosecuted, or none of us should be.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?

Donald Trump has been opportunistic in his approach to religion. By some measures, he’s running the most secular Republican campaign since the 1970s.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

Ken Starr

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 ENLARGE

Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Won’t End at the Polls

Tuesday’s primaries represent a historic opportunity as well as another big moment in Sanders’ movement, which will continue well beyond the 2016 presidential contest.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

Corporate Democrats rigged the primary elections. They sold us out to Wall Street. They stripped us of our civil liberties. And now they want us to be mute props in their political theater. Democracy will only come from the streets.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE

Crooked Hillary

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 ENLARGE

Latinos, Millennials Lead California Voter Tsunami

A record-shattering 18 million are registered to vote ahead of Tuesday’s high-stakes primary.

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton: Yes, Trump’s Foreign Policy Ideas Are Scary. But So Are Yours

“We need a foreign policy based on building coalitions ... [not] perpetual warfare in the Middle East,” Sanders said in a statement.

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: A Movement for Peace

By Robert Scheer

Should Hillary Clinton be behaving as the Democratic nominee for president? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer doesn’t think so and wants her to listen more to the progressive side of the party.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump in Foreign Policy Speech (Video)

The Democratic presidential candidate delivered a stinging rebuke of the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday in San Diego, and explained why he is unfit to be president.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Escalating Fight Between Barney Frank and Bernie Sanders

Tensions flared this week between the former Massachusetts congressman and Sanders’ campaign manager over Sanders’ attempts to replace Frank on the Democratic National Committee, but this is not the first time the two sides have come to blows.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdig to Host Green Party’s Jill Stein on California Primary Night

The party’s presumptive presidential nominee will join Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team for a “Facebook Live” chat at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE

Paul Ryan at Last Says Donald Trump Has His Support

House Speaker Paul Ryan apparently felt he had drawn out his highly public waiting game long enough, surprising precisely no one with his announcement on Thursday that he was throwing his support behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE

Huge Majority of Americans Are Frustrated, Angry, Helpless—You Name It—Due to 2016 Elections

Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as particularly receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership, according to a recent poll.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE

Why California Now Matters So Much to Bernie Sanders and the Entire Democratic Party

Sanders is not just campaigning hard to win California, but to try to change the party’s nominating process.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE

AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Nomi Prins About the Connection Between Washington and Wall Street

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence”—the Truthdig editor in chief’s podcast on KCRW—author, journalist and former investment banker Nomi Prins explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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