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Police Killings Won’t Stop

The corporate state, which has destroyed traditional forms of social control such as stable employment and cohesive communities, has no intention of curbing police violence. Militarized police who can kill with impunity are all that lies between the corporate state and revolt.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE


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The Corporate Media Needs to Play Hardball in the First Debate

Will the press ever learn? By the time the media figures out that its addiction to “BREAKING NEWS” is a standing invitation to be punked, the guy who’s gaming the press may be sitting in the Oval Office.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



All We Want Is Dignity, Respect and a Job

The presidential candidates are not talking about the issues that matter to millions of working-class Americans, including students at Los Angeles Trade Tech. The community college centered on vocational education is a place of second chances and has no time for empty campaign rhetoric.

Posted on Sep 24, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and Journalist David Cay Johnston Discuss the Duplicity of Trump

Donald Trump’s success is not an accident. It’s the result of a corrupt capitalist system. The author of “The Making of Donald Trump” explains in a conversation with the Truthdig editor in chief.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming

The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Justice for Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden

A radical defense of the human and political rights of Manning and Snowden should not be limited to only the known views and statements of such whistleblowers.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton Powers Through Bizarre Interview With Zach Galifianakis

The Democratic presidential nominee follows in the footsteps of President Obama, who appeared on “Between Two Ferns” in 2014.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Walkable Utopian City on the U.S.-Mexico Border

While Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada, Hillary Clinton wants to build bridges—and Mexican architect Fernando Romero has envisioned one.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges on the Role of the Media in Perpetuating ‘Endless War in the Middle East’

In a new interview, the Truthdig columnist explains how both political parties and the media are accountable for radical terrorism in America—and how it can be stopped.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Green Party’s Jill Stein Ramps Up Criticism of Opponents

In the past few days, the party’s presidential nominee has asserted that Donald Trump has cognitive problems and argued that a Clinton presidency poses a greater threat to America than a Trump presidency.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Takes His Campaign 2016 Act to the United Nations With Anti-Trump Talk (Video)

For the presidential candidates of this election cycle, as well as for their surrogates and supporters, all the world’s a campaign stage.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



A Vote for Trump Is a Vote to Undo Vital Progress on Climate Change

The scientific evidence for global warming has never been clearer, yet the Republican presidential nominee boasts that he can’t wait to tear down President Obama’s positive environmental actions.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



The Computer Specialist Involved in Clinton Email Deletion May Have Asked Reddit Users for Help

Threads by a user asking for advice on how to “strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email” on the popular website may point to Paul Combetta, the tech specialist involved in the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Should President Obama Pardon Whistleblowers?

The current presidential candidates have expressed opinions about the punishment of whistleblowers, with ideas ranging from execution to full pardons. In light of renewed debate over the cases of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, we want to hear what you think.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



There’s No Debate

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better—and there’s still time for a change.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Media Coverage Has Created a New Crisis of Credibility

Almost 50 years after former Vice President Spiro Agnew launched a conservative campaign against the press, our journalistic institutions are being challenged for being too hard on Hillary Clinton and too timid toward the right in the 2016 election.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary Clinton—Now

Election Day is less than two months away. Please read my response to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Clinton.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



The Courtiers and the Tyrants

We must not confuse the political elites who function as courtiers to corporate power with the tyrannical leaders who actually drive corporatism. Our real enemy, lurking behind the curtain, is usually faceless and anonymous.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE


Discouraging Protest Votes, Bernie Sanders Says: Elect Hillary Clinton—Then Mobilize

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams

The former presidential candidate reiterated his argument that the only way the progressive agenda has a shot at being implemented is with Clinton at the helm and the grass-roots force as her guide.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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New York City on High Alert After Explosion Injures 29

Authorities are investigating after explosions in Manhattan and in New Jersey near a Marine Corps charity race. No one was killed, and the injured have been released from hospitals. An undetonated pressure-cooker explosive was found in Manhattan.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE



Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media

A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump and the Politics of ‘Huh?’

The Census Bureau’s latest report on incomes suggests that the vast majority of Americans have a great deal to lose if the Republican nominee wins the presidency.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE



To Stop Donald Trump, Democrats Need to Focus on the Fundamentals—and Get to Work

Hillary Clinton’s big lead in national polls following the party conventions has shrunk, and the recent trend line is not in her favor.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE



Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux

The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE



In Hacked Emails, Colin Powell Asks Hillary Clinton to Leave Him Out of Email Scandal

Messages leaked from Colin Powell’s Gmail account show the former secretary of state attempting to discourage Clinton from using him as an excuse for her private email-server problems.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump’s Call for a Flood of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Taking Aim at Goliath

Many articles posted on Truthdig point out the myriad pressing issues needing the public’s attention at any given moment, and we frequently hear feedback to the tune of “Right, so now what?”

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Problem With Samantha Bee

By turning Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein into a nonperson, comedian Samantha Bee encourages her audience to choose only from the mainstream parties, Democratic and Republican.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE


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VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



Words, Actions and This Election’s Faith-Based Candidate

One presidential nominee is religious, has thought about what the Scriptures teach and was heavily influenced by Martin Luther King Jr. Guess which one.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee: Have We Come to Demand ‘Meaningless Campaign Coverage’ From Our Media? (Video)

A furious “Full Frontal” host returned from a break to rail against NBC’s Matt Lauer and the rest of the members of the mass media who are failing to ask tough questions during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Black Lives Don’t Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

The carnage in many minority neighborhoods across America remains unacceptable. Yet both major-party presidential candidates have chosen to snub and malign the Black Lives Matter movement and the cause it represents.

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 READ MORE



Fooled Again

We have once more been baited and hooked by the corporate elites who look upon the electorate as malleable and disposable.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



‘Overheated’ Hillary Clinton Leaves 9/11 Event Early, Reportedly Has Pneumonia (Video)

Clinton’s doctor had diagnosed the Democratic presidential nominee with pneumonia on Friday, according to reports.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE


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Cast Your Vote: Which Topic Most Needs to Be Addressed in the First Presidential Debate?

This week gave Americans a sneak peek at the upcoming presidential debate, and Truthdig wants to know what you think is being left out of the political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE


Photo of the Week: A Tense Look Between President Obama and Vladimir Putin

Even with the U.S. and Russia agreeing on a temporary cease-fire in Syria, trust between the nations’ leaders appears to be in short supply.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Nearly 500 More U.S. Troops Sent to Iraq for Mosul Attack in Advance of Election Day

If Islamic State loses Mosul before Americans go to the polls Nov. 8, it will undermine a key talking point of the Republican right: that Obama is weak on terrorism.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Lacks Sense or Sensibility

The Republican nominee may be the most dangerously ignorant major-party presidential candidate in history.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump, a Gold Medalist in Playing America’s ‘Broken System’

Hillary Clinton has had ethical lapses, but when it comes to sleaze and cutting corners, the Republican candidate is No. 1.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 READ MORE



Commander-in-Chief Forum Panned as Colossal Failure of Journalism

NBC hosted a presidential spectacle aboard a retired aircraft carrier on Wednesday night. It did not go well.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



This Election Is Hillary Clinton’s to Lose, and She’s Screwing It Up

If the United States ends up with President Trump, the Democratic nominee and her party will have no one to blame but themselves for refusing to compromise their allegiances to Wall Street and morally bankrupt, center-right, establishment positions.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE


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