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Tag: Inauguration Day


Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise

Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

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President Donald Trump Is Ushered In With Pomp and Protest

As he becomes the 45th chief executive of the United States, Trump promises prosperity, “winning” and order—and demonstrators exercise their rights.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


How Can We Effectively Evaluate the New Trump Administration?

The Truthdig team discusses Donald Trump’s looming swearing-in, tensions in Congress and how decades of politics brought us to this unprecedented moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘MyLetter.to’ Makes It Easy to Contact Elected Officials

A new website aims to reduce political apathy by generating personalized letters for users within minutes.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



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The American Lockdown State

This Inauguration Day, Washington was in a lockdown mode unmatched by any inauguration from another era—not even Lincoln’s second inaugural in the midst of the Civil War, or Franklin Roosevelt’s during World War II, or John F. Kennedy’s at the height of the Cold War. Yet the subject got remarkably little attention during the ensuing media blitz.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE



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The State of Obama

President Obama seems to grasp that he has a lot more power to move public opinion than he used in his first term. He also understands that most of the GOP’s positions on the issues are unpopular with the public, divisive within the Republican Party and just plain bad policy. So will he maximize his advantage?

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE


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Inauguration 2013: Obama Stumbles Over Presidential Oath Again

For the second time in as many inaugurations, the president flubbed the oath (albeit just slightly this time), getting tripped up over—of all portions—the “office of the President of the United States” part. 

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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