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Time for Progressives to Take a Stand Against Politics of Hate

The crisis over racism in America calls for something bolder and more single-minded than the laundry list of good ideas being tossed about by the Bernie Revolution.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Bernie Sanders’ Endgame Is an Opportunity for the Radical Left

The fundamental premise of Sanders’ campaign—that his “political revolution” can be accomplished within the confines of capitalism—is incorrect. That will soon be clear.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



How an Uneven Economic Recovery Drove Many Americans to Believe Donald Trump Could Save This Country

In some downtrodden American towns, the question about whether or not to vote for the Republican nominee has more to do with a “desperate survival bid” than with his racist promises. 

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



R.I.P., GOP?

Republicans who are not in the least progressive have reason to mourn what may come to pass: the transformation of the party of Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower into the party of Trump.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the GOP Convention: Dispatches From Day 1 (Photos)

By Michael Nigro

What happens outside the 2016 Republican National Convention may be more interesting than what happens inside the star-spangled halls. Truthdig provides an on-the-ground perspective from Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Force Reform in Saudi Arabia With a Thousand Cuts

Despite new evidence of Saudi complicity revealed in the 9/11 report’s “28 pages,” the Saudis keep getting a free ride from the lemmings in Congress. Here’s how to ratchet up pressure on the regime.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE


Robert Scheer to KPFA Host Philip Maldari: Trump Is a Symptom; Establishment Sellout Is the Disease

In an hour-long discussion about the presidential race, Truthdig’s editor in chief begs liberals not to let the idea of Donald Trump getting his hands on nuclear weapons scare them out of thinking critically about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert Tells Us What He Really Thinks About Clinton in This Hilarious Rap (Video)

The seemingly fed up—but inevitably comical—“Late Show” host “took [his] gloves off” in his take on the Democratic presidential candidate’s email scandal, rapping, “You’re so bad at running for president, the only person you could beat is Donald Trump.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Jul 17, 2016 ENLARGE



Why People Find Hillary Clinton Untrustworthy

It is worth noting that despite all the stories, allegations, accusations, insinuations and investigations spread over a quarter century, there has never been any finding that she engaged in illegal behavior.

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 READ MORE



Majority of Sanders Delegates Rejects Six Reported to Be on Clinton’s Running-Mate List

In a recent survey, they stated they would consider denouncing Clinton’s choice for vice president if she picked any of six individuals who have been widely mentioned in news reports as a potential running mate.

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 READ MORE


Ralph Nader on Election 2016: ‘Our Country Deserves Better’

In an interview on “America With Jorge Ramos,” legendary activist Nader talks about the issues prominent in this election season and how our political system “pushes away competent people.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Tied With Donald Trump

In The New York Times/CBS News poll, both candidates garnered 40 percent of support of those polled—and both were perceived as untrustworthy by over 60 percent.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Berned Out? Don’t Mourn—Organize

Fighting to uphold our values is a lifetime commitment and requires year-round work. If we want Bernie Sanders’ stated goals to be realized, we have to work hard to manifest them.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE


Live at Truthdig: The Future of the Progressive Movement and Confronting Police Brutality

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with special guest Melina Abdullah, one of the leaders of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, to discuss the future of the progressive movement, racial injustice and police brutality.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Listen: Bernie Sanders’ Post-Endorsement Conference Call With 1,900 Delegates

When asked if he intends “to remain as a figurehead leader for the progressive movement of the future, continuing to work to advocate and engage,” Sanders replied, “Absolutely, I will.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Is the Clinton Foundation the Greater Scandal Surrounding Hillary?

“Nobody has, I think, in American history, merged their public service as secretary of state or president with their private gains to the extent that Hillary has,” economist Michael Hudson told The Real News Network.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Not-So Revolutionary Part of Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders’ fundraising techniques made him stand out in the primaries, but there was something very conventional about his campaign; the Democratic Party may be beyond saving by progressives at this point; meanwhile, is AIPAC’s influence in D.C. fading? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jul 14, 2016 ENLARGE



New Survey Finds That 85 Percent of Bernie Sanders Supporters Now Plan to Vote for Hillary Clinton

The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center and released last week, also shows that 9 percent of Sanders supporters intend to vote for Donald Trump.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 READ MORE


Jill Stein Slams Bernie Sanders for Endorsing Clinton and Invites His Followers to Join Her (Video)

After Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein called for “broken Berning hearts” to join her in continuing the political revolution that Sanders helped to spark.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


These Are Bernie Sanders’ Seven Biggest Legacies (Video)

By Robert Reich

The Vermont senator’s presidential campaign is now officially over, but the movement that he started is still just beginning.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Et Tu, Bernie?

It is one thing to hold one’s nose and vote for Hillary Clinton as the lesser evil. It is quite another to suddenly absolve the Clintons, who have, as Bernie Sanders repeatedly pointed out, contributed so much to the national crisis.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE



Reactions to Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement Range From Anger to Optimism

Although his endorsement of Hillary Clinton was anticipated, many of his avid supporters argue that he “sold out.” Others are still determined to revolutionize the political system.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton: ‘I Am Proud to Stand With Her’ (Video)

The Vermont senator pledged to “be in every corner of this country” to ensure “a Hillary Clinton presidency.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie, Don’t Endorse Hillary Before the Convention!

If you stay true to the political revolution, you will get that army outside the White House supporting your proposals.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Pro-Fracking, Pro-Colonialism, Anti-Single Payer: The Democrats’ Platform Sucks

Progressives vow to “take the fight to Philadelphia” and battle for a stronger platform at the Democratic Party convention.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Clintonites in Democratic Party Support Settler Colonialism (Not a 1905 Headline)

The Clinton loyalists debating the Democratic Party platform have defeated an amendment that would have called for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and condemned Israeli squatter settlements as illegal.

Posted on Jul 10, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Loses on Trade but Wins Hillary Clinton’s Support on Health Care

Clinton, seeking to win over her rival’s supporters, proposes to invest more in community health care centers; Sanders fails to turn the Democratic platform against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Shows Inherent Unfairness in U.S. Justice System

The next time someone faces charges related to blowing the whistle, the defendant should ask for the Hillary Clinton/David Petraeus special treatment.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE


Josh Scheer and Bill Blum Discuss Hillary Clinton’s Email Misconduct (Audio)

On this week’s episode of the podcast “The Josh Scheer Show,” host Scheer sits down with legal expert Bill Blum and also interviews Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro, journalist Sasha Abramsky and filmmaker Andrea B. Scott.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Public Education Advocates Are Wary of the Democratic Establishment, and Here’s Why

“How about signaling a new direction for federal education policy, one that promises to support schools and educators, not to punish them?” a leading public education campaigner asks.

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Essentially Confirms That He Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Democratic presidential candidate Sanders explains his collaboration with the Clinton campaign and addresses the reports that he was booed by House Democrats.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Jul 7, 2016 ENLARGE



Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein’s Green New Deal Deserves to Be Heard by Widest Audience Possible

The prospective Green Party presidential candidate is moving up in the polls with progressive ideas to reinvigorate the American economy, save the environment and give power to the people instead of corporations.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and Edward Snowden: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Clinton has repeatedly attacked Snowden for being careless with government information. So it is ironic that she has been found guilty of being careless with government information.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



In a Rigged System, Hillary Clinton Is Too Big to Indict

A few years ago, some banks were bailed out because they were too big to fail, and now the presumptive Democratic nominee has been given a pass in her “extremely careless” handling of classified information.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



How Brexit Will Affect U.S. Foreign Policy

The decision of British voters to leave the European Union signaled the end of politics as usual in the U.K. Americans will have to wait until 2020 or later for a chance at real change.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



FBI Declares ‘No Charges Are Appropriate’ in Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that although Clinton and her team were “extremely careless” in their use of a personal email server, his agency recommends that no criminal charges be brought against her.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat

Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

The long-imprisoned revolutionary and author, who disdains the current political theater, says the broken, racist American system “has to be torn up, root and branch,” to halt the war waged on the poor by the corporate state.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 READ MORE



Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s Airport Chat: Chance Encounter or Another Scandal?

Accusations began to fly after the attorney general had a brief conversation with the former president in Phoenix earlier this week.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE



Americans Truly Don’t Like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Poll Finds

A new Gallup Poll shows the two contenders as among the worst-rated presidential candidates in more than half a century. Trump fared the worst of anyone in seven decades, but Clinton has nothing to brag about either.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE



Ron Kovic Questions Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ‘Need to Go to War’

“What are you going to do, send troops to Syria? What’s going to be the result of that?” asks the Vietnam War veteran and activist.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Conflicts of Interest Between Clinton Foundation and Donors Are Nothing New

Recent reports only add to the questionable relationship already noted between Hillary Clinton’s role in government and the foundation that bears the Democratic presidential candidate’s name.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Is Making His Goodbye Count

Though Sanders may have failed to achieve victory in a presidential contest, he will have an influence on where American politics moves next.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE


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