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Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

Posted on Jun 22, 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



The Dangerous Insecurity of Donald Trump

The presumptive Republican nominee has built a career on bluster, branding and relentless self-promotion. These are useful traits for a vainglorious mogul. For a president of the United States, they could be catastrophic.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Clinton, Trump and Kasich Are Called Winners, Rubio Calls It Quits on Super Tuesday III

How many more Super Tuesdays can there be? After this third go-round, the rally for the GOP nomination may be all but over as Donald Trump claims victory in Marco Rubio’s native Florida, pushing the senator past the breaking point. Also: Kasich and Clinton take big states. Updated: With most of the final results in, Missouri is still too close to call.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Debate ‘Civil’? Not With Rubio Extolling Egypt’s Military Junta and Israel’s Stand on Palestine

The headlines Friday about the GOP debate in Miami stressed how relatively civil it was, with less name-calling and pissing matches among the remaining candidates. Those editors have a weird definition of civility.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Policies, Not Personalities, Take Center Stage in 12th GOP Debate

Thursday’s subdued debate in Miami focused on ideas for change, but Donald Trump’s competitors failed to pose a substantial challenge even as they played to their strengths and kept things civil.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE


The Waterboy









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Women in Politics









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Candidates Upped the Ante at Latest GOP Debate, Promising 4 Ground Wars and the Murder of Innocents

At yet another GOP debate, there was a foreign policy section, which Fox News predictably put under the heading of “terrorism.”

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Live-Blog: Donald Trump Remains Atop Republican Party in 11th GOP Debate

The Trump Show continues. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich met in the 11th debate of this year’s Republican presidential primary. Trump won again.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Mitt Romney Denounces Donald Trump as a ‘Fraud’; Trump Immediately Fires Back

“Donald Trump says he is very very smart. I’m afraid to say that he is very very not smart.”

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Marco Rubio Is Running Out of Time to Deliver Middle East Return on Investment for Big Donors

Can Marco Rubio win Florida to stay in the presidential race? Three billionaire supporters with hard-line views on Israel hope so.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE


Super Tuesday









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Trump and Lincoln









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Trump and Christie









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Trump Dominates Super Tuesday as Sanders Disrupts the Night Clinton Was Supposed to Own

Donald Trump scored big victories across the map on Super Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders came through in states that raise electability questions about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Super Tuesday Live-Blog: A Super-Sized Day of Reckoning for Candidates in 12 States (Updated)

Sen. Ted Cruz may have a lock on Texas, but will Donald Trump be the big winner in the Super Tuesday contests? How are things looking on the Democrats’ side? Update: The results are in, showing some unexpected victories and losses. Take a look at the numbers and watch some of the candidates’ victory speeches.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP’s Schoolyard Scuffle

The race for the Republican presidential nomination couldn’t possibly get any more bizarre, appalling, puerile, embarrassing, self-destructive or—hold on, this just in: It did.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE



How Dixie Rules the GOP

The Super Tuesday primaries underscore how super Southern our presidential nominating process has become.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE


AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Donald Plays His Trump Card

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists talk Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president. Also, should Apple assent to the Justice Department’s demand to hack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone?

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



VIDEO: 10 Reasons Marco Rubio Is No Moderate

Marco Rubio is being positioned as a moderate alternative to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE



10 Reasons Marco Rubio Is No Moderate (Video)

The Florida senator is being positioned as a moderate alternative to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: What Does Chris Christie Have to Gain by Endorsing Donald Trump?

It’s hard to imagine Christie being anyone’s vice president. So is he angling to be attorney general in a Trump administration?

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Rubio’s Seven Fallacies on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

To please corrupt casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and other GOP donors of his ilk, Rubio immediately jumped into Thursday night’s Republican debate to make a series of completely false and contradictory pronouncements on the Palestinians, about whom he knows nothing at all.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



To Beat Trump, Stoop to His Level

Refusing to descend to his level is a grave mistake. You have to get down and dirty, get under his skin, call him names. You have to worry less about running a campaign the nation can be proud of and more about running a campaign that wins, even if it wins ugly.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



Live-Blog: The 10th GOP Debate: Somebody Stop the Trump Train (Updated)

Donald Trump was the one to beat, and the other four candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson—knew it all too well. Update: Rubio momentarily took control in a rat-a-tat series of attacks that simultaneously painted Trump as a hypocrite and made light of Rubio’s prior debate stumbles.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Notches Another Win as Nevada Caucus Concludes

Donald Trump has done it again.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



Jeb Bush Is Out of the Running—Discuss

He came, he became bewildered, he didn’t conquer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Wins South Carolina Republican Primary, Securing Status as GOP Front-Runner

Trump has now claimed two of the first three nominating contests, meaning that his campaign is on track to win the nomination.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE



‘Díselo Ahora’: Why a Sentence Spoken in Spanish Matters

The recent sparring in Spanish between GOP presidential rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz offers a glimpse into Americans’ shifting and sometimes conflicted views on heritage and language use in the U.S.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE



See Marco Run

If the young senator from Florida is their savior, Republicans should be very worried.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy

“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE


Rubio Bot









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Marco Robio









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Trump’s Impeachable Offense

GOP presidential candidates are endorsing torture again.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEOS: Watch Sanders’ and Trump’s New Hampshire Victory Speeches and Get a Rundown of the Results

With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary

This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: GOP Candidates’ Fates on the Line in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush brought his mom and brother out to rally for his cause during the lead-up to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but will their combined dynastic powers be enough to keep him in the running for the 2016 presidential contest?

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Eighth GOP Debate Roundup: Marco Rubio Shaken but Not Taken, Donald Trump Dials It Down

Viewers who tuned in Saturday night to the eighth GOP debate caught a subtler side of Donald Trump, who showed up for the occasion but mostly let his rivals take swipes at one another.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Missed the Eighth GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the Republican debate Saturday night, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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