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Ben Carson Picks Up Steam

Donald Trump may be talking tough while aboard vintage battleships these days, but he’s going to need more than macho swagger and vague generalities to keep his lead over other GOP presidential contenders for another year.

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE

On the Angst Over the ‘Big One’ Reportedly Headed for Seattle

That New Yorker article about the apocalyptic earthquake looming in the Pacific Northwest’s near future has driven many in the region to unusual levels of anxiety, writes Emma Brockes at The Guardian.

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A Curious Bit of Backstory Behind the NYT’s Review of Chris Hedges’ New Book

Chris Hedges’ latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” was given top placement in this weekend’s New York Times Book Review section, and although a high profile doesn’t always guarantee high praise, it turns out there’s a story behind this media story.

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Iraq Is Coming Apart at the Seams — Here’s an Essential Reader

Confused about what’s going on in Iraq? Wondering how the situation became so grim?

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 READ MORE

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Obama Sounds Off on Marijuana vs. Alcohol, Legalization

According to President Obama, smoking pot isn’t a more perilous prospect, health-wise, than drinking alcohol. Of course, Obama, in an interview with The New Yorker, couched this statement by issuing a series of responsible-sounding disclaimers. 

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 READ MORE

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian

In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE

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Pirates in Uniform Are Terrorizing the U.S.

Local governments nationwide are invoking powers of civil forfeiture to pluck people who have committed no crime from highways and elsewhere and take their money and property.

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE

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The Care and Feeding of a Corporate Propagandist

Over the last decade, New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell has managed to metamorphose from a trained shill for Big Tobacco, Big Pharma and the deregulatory movement into an intellectual darling of mainstream “liberal” America. How did he do it?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 READ MORE

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Time to Remake the Climate

Scientists are telling us we can engineer our way out of the climate crisis, and with the intellectual property behind most of the solutions sitting in the public domain, any person or country with a few billion dollars could do it.

Posted on May 31, 2012 READ MORE

‘Democracy Now!’: Seymour Hersh on the IAEA’s Racket in Iran

Last week, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency expressed “serious concerns” over Iran’s nuclear program in a strongly worded report that claimed that there is evidence that Iran might be developing an atomic weapon. This is the stuff of “fantasyland,” according to The New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 READ MORE

Big Webby News for Truthdig

We’re ever so happy and humbled to announce that Truthdig has once again been picked as one of the five finalists for the Webby Award in the “Blog - Political” category! This year, the competition is formidable, with some serious heavy hitters ...

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 READ MORE

Journalism’s Parasites

It’s time to shame by name the access traders, double agents and watchdog turncoats destroying journalism for their own personal gain.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE

‘I’m Not Going to the Back of the Bus’

America has come a long way, says Democratic strategist and CNN personality Donna Brazile, so if Americans don’t vote for Barack Obama, it had better be because of his policies.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 READ MORE

Hersh on Iran

Hersh: Cheney & Co. Discussed How to Trigger War With Iran

You may have already seen this, but it bears re-posting far and wide: The inimitable Seymour Hersh gave truly disturbing details, during the Campus Progress journalism conference in July, expounding upon his article from that month’s New Yorker about the Bush administration’s attempts to find a cause for war against Iran in late 2007.

Posted on Aug 2, 2008 READ MORE

Something Stinks

Posted on Jul 27, 2008 READ MORE    

5 Approved Obama Jokes

Saying he is “sympathetic to late night comedians’ struggle to find jokes to make about me,” Sen. Barack Obama today issued a list of official campaign-approved Barack Obama jokes.

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The Next Cover

Posted on Jul 20, 2008 READ MORE

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Obama Humor 101

We all know about this week’s Controversial Satire Attempt by that wicked, bad New Yorker magazine, which critics can now bash for being wicked instead of just elitist. (Boring!) That particular faux pas rocked the ever-intertwined worlds of politics and publishing and seemed to prove that poking fun at a certain presumptive presidential nominee can be a precarious enterprise, if not an absolute no-no.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008 READ MORE


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This Is Satire

Posted on Jul 17, 2008 READ MORE    

Not Funny

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE

Cartoonists Have Their Say

As their medium comes under fire, some political cartoonists have responded to the New Yorker controversy with illustrations of their own. We’ve collected a handful of examples from around the world.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE

They Must Be Joking

An expression of outrage is the highest compliment that politicians can bestow upon a satirist. So when spokesmen for Barack Obama and John McCain echo each other and many another stuffed shirt in complaining about the current cover of The New Yorker, the magazine’s editors and cartoonist Barry Blitt should accept such remarks in precisely that spirit.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE

Insulting the Prophet

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Contextual Cover Art

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Mad Magazine

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE

Dropping Bombs

Posted on Jul 15, 2008 READ MORE    

New Yorker Fist Bump

Posted on Jul 15, 2008 READ MORE

Obama Camp Denounces New Yorker Cover

The latest New Yorker cover features a satirical cartoon of a Muslim Barack Obama fist-pumping his terrorist wife in front of a portrait of Osama bin Laden and a burning flag. The image was intended “to hold up a mirror to prejudice, the hateful, and the absurd,” says the magazine. When 10 percent or more of Americans still think Obama is a Muslim, there’s apparently no room for humor—tasteless, offensive or otherwise.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008 READ MORE

Ahmadinejad and Bush

Hersh:  Next Stop, Iran

The New Yorker’s ever-tenacious Seymour Hersh is once again on the case of the Bush administration’s Mideast agenda, giving President Bush’s “Mission Evolving” speech from last month a more concrete evolutionary end point:  Iran. 

Posted on Oct 1, 2007 READ MORE

Looking Beyond the ‘Surge’

This week’s highly anticipated Iraq progress report will no doubt be highly predictable, says The New Yorker’s George Packer, who’s more concerned about the longer view than America’s current leadership, whom he considers to be “trapped in the eternal present” in ways that can only spell trouble for Iraqis.

Posted on Sep 8, 2007 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert Confronts the ‘New Atheism’

How do you spot an atheist?  According to Stephen Colbert, one sure-fire sign of the godless naysayer comes in the telling form of a New Yorker subscription.  “The Colbert Report’s” pseudo-pundit has some strong advice for how New Atheists might run their own anti-religion.

Posted on May 4, 2007 READ MORE

Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE

    Revving Up for Airstrikes on Iran?

    Contrary to the official “diplomatic solution” line, Seymour Hersh reports that Washington is stepping up plans for a possible airstrike on Iran. According to Reuters, Hersh’s story in the April 17 issue of The New Yorker reports that a former senior defense official said the planning was, in Hersh’s words, “based on the belief that a bombing campaign against Iran would humiliate the leadership and lead the Iranian public to overthrow it.”  The ex-official reportedly added that he was shocked to hear the strategy.

    Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


    The Abu Ghraib Files

    Salon presents a horrifying new gallery of 279 photos and 19 videos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib.

    Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE

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