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Russell Brand: Bill O’Reilly’s Whole Economic Argument Is ‘Rubbish’ and ‘Based on Bigotry’

“Bill, you’re not even an efficient racist anymore,” a bemused Russell Brand tells an image of the Fox News host in his latest episode of “The Trews.”

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The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

More Americans than ever believe the economy is rigged in favor of Wall Street and big business and their enablers in Washington.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Russell Brand

In his recent print and television appearances, British comedian Russell Brand, one of the freest men on Earth, has given the left a priceless opportunity.

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Chris Hedges: ‘The Left Has Been Destroyed’

“In 2008, in a piece you wrote, ‘Why am I a socialist?’ you wrote this: ‘The inability to articulate a viable socialism has been our gravest mistake,” host Paul Jay says to the Truthdig columnist during the latest installment of an interview on The Real News Network’s “Reality Inserts Itself.” He then asks: “Do you still believe that?”

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Next Stop, Pedophilia

According to Rush Limbaugh, since the left has normalized gay marriage, now it will do the same with pedophilia; the U.K. government has found a way to take British citizenship away from certain people who were then mysteriously killed by drones; meanwhile, a computer programmer in India may make teachers redundant as he shows how children can and should teach themselves. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Gay Marriage: State or Civil Right?

President Obama says he thinks gay marriage should be legal, but isn’t looking to legislate. JPMorgan Chase, the “best of the banks,” loses a $2 billion bet and reignites the debate over bank regulation. The French election has austerity hawks worrying about a resocialized euro, and Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar’s primary loss could usher in a new era of ideological warfare.

Posted on May 12, 2012 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Mideast and the Midwest

More strife in Libya, the Wisconsin Assembly passes a bill barring collective bargaining rights, the death of DOMA and a budget standoff in Washington. Buckle in for “Left, Right & Center.”

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Building a Powerful Left in the United States (Update)

Where is the tea party of the left? Pacifica Radio is running a weeklong investigation into America’s missing movement. Truthdig is pleased to have collaborated on a special episode, which will air on Pacifica stations Tuesday morning. Be sure to catch it and other installments of this important series. More details here.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 READ MORE



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President Obama to the Whiny Left: ‘Wake Up’

President Obama apparently blames the enthusiasm gap—the lack of support from his dispirited base—on the unenthused. Speaking at a fundraiser, Obama said Democrats who are displeased with his watered down legislation need to “wake up.”

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Laying Bare the Myth of ‘The Left’

If progressive groups were anything but shills for the Democrats, they would be protesting President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and demanding the firing of his interior secretary.

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Lefty Parties Celebrate Victory in Germany

Angela Merkel has reason to make the Bush-back-rub face: Her ruling coalition just suffered a major loss in a regional election with national implications. The Green Party, the Left Party and, by extension, the Social Democrats were all big winners.

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To Each His Own Obama

President Barack Obama intends to use conservative values for progressive ends, and in doing so he will confuse a lot of people.

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Our Dear Leader

Judging by the proliferation of capital letters in the e-mail correspondence I receive, many seem worried that Barack Obama may not deliver the promised “change we can believe in.”

Posted on Nov 28, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Postelection Live Show

Just in time for the (post-)election, KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center” panelists Matt Miller, Tony Blankley, Arianna Huffington and Robert Scheer appeared together for a live show at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Sunday, braving a packed house as they took stock of the state of the union and discussed what might come next.

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Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: The Bailout Deal and the VP Debate

In the latest edition of “Left, Right & Center,” co-commentators Matt Miller, Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley (Arianna Huffington is still at large) give their expert analyses of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, inspecting Sarah Palin’s and Joe Biden’s arguments and self-presentation styles down to the smallest detail.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Are Dems Doomed? Also: China’s Close-Up

In the latest “Left, Right & Center,” Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller give their takes on the latest events from the campaign trail, the Beijing Olympic Games and who’s getting it right (if anyone) about the mounting energy crisis and how to handle it.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008 READ MORE


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Tom Hayden Strikes Back

Chris Hedges is wrong. The left hasn’t lost its nerve, it has found a voice capable of rallying millions. Progressives shouldn’t turn their noses up at that kind of movement just because it isn’t perfect.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008 READ MORE


Reality: America Isn’t Conservative

As Karl Rove exits stage right with his ruined dreams of rightist hegemony, all the political signs and portents tell us that America is turning the other way.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007 READ MORE


More Young Americans Lean Left

A new poll finds that more young Americans (ages 17 to 29) are favoring liberal politics and Democratic candidates than ever before. The percentage of young Americans who support issues such as abortion, the legalization of gay marriage, and universal healthcare is significantly higher than the figure for the general public, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


Respect the Left

On issues as far-ranging as the Iraq war, healthcare and economic disparity, America has moved decidedly to the left. Isn’t it time we stop fretting about words like “liberal”?

Posted on Jun 22, 2007 READ MORE


The French Bellwether

Is Europe moving right? Is the democratic left in trouble? The decisive victory of Nicolas Sarkozy over Socialist Segolene Royal in France’s presidential elections on Sunday was the most recent example of the battering that moderate-left parties are taking from the forces of globalization and discontent over immigration.

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE


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Colbert Forces Conservative Author to Stand By His Title

While out on the warm and fuzzy interview circuit, right-wing authors far too often get away with making an outrageous claim without so much as a legitimate follow-up question. In this clip, Stephen Colbert refuses to let his guest, Dinesh D’Souza, back away from the assertion that tolerance and liberals are in some way responsible for 9/11.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Campaign Kickoff and Labor Day Blues.

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Limbaugh: ‘The Government Is Killing the Poor…With Too Much Food.’

Rush Limbaugh, pioneer of inane babble, has accused the left, the government and the United Nations of exacerbating the obesity epidemic in America by attempting to feed the hungry.  Limbaugh, in a trail of thought Magellan couldn’t have navigated, used as his inspiration a recent study which noted the prevalence of obesity-related health problems in poor communities.  (audio & transcript)

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Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Lawrence O’Donnell for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Plan B, for Lebanon, Iraq and America’s women; a look back at a decade of welfare reform; Republican Congressman Christopher Shays says “let’s get out” of Iraq.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Left, Right, and Center

On this week’s episode: Iraq Civil War?; Will Israel Fighting Ever Stop?; Fidel; Mel Gibson; Min-wage, Death-Tax Debates Die.

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Religious Left Leader: Jesus Was Mum on Gays, Abortion

“Jesus never said one word about homosexuality, never said one word about civil marriage or abortion,” said a prominent religious left leader in an article about religious progressives trying to regain the political ground they lost after the MLK Jr. era. (h/t: Huff Po)

  • The mixing of religion and politics is a bad idea regardless of the ideological slant. But until Sam Harris wins that argument… (more)

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    Blogs and the Left: An Emerging Symbiosis

    Veteran N.Y. Times political reporter Adam Nagourney, reporting from the blog conference in Las Vegas, writes that “the blogosphere has become for the left what talk radio has been for the right: a way of organizing and communicating to supporters.”

    Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE



    From Talk2action.org

    The Purpose-Driven Life Takers

    Christian fundamentalist Tim LaHaye’s series of “Left Behind” books has been made into a Grand Theft Auto-style video game. Preview: The main character says “Praise the Lord” after blowing away a heathen. (Talk2action has more.)
    Let’s see: We’ve got a deputy undersecretary of defense who sees the war on terror as a fight between Judeo-Christians and Satan; a president who has called the war on terror a “crusade” and, now, video game makers encouraging preteens to kill heathens. If those are the people being saved, Leave Me Behind.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    The Religious Left Rises Again

    The Washington Post charts the resurgence of religious liberals, who emphasize issues like poverty, affordable healthcare and global warming. Some observers worry that this will create an even more polarized environment in 2006 than during the 2004 election.

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