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The World’s Reefs Are Now Damaged Beyond Repair

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the wonders of the Pacific Ocean, may never fully recover from the combined effects of global warming and an El Niño year.

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Option or Medicare for Some

This has been a tumultuous time for healthcare reform.

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Chomsky: If Trump Falters With Supporters, There Could Be a ‘Staged or Alleged’ Terrorist Attack

In a recent interview with Noam Chomsky, the renowned intellectual warns of scapegoating vulnerable people: “That can turn out to be very ugly.”

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Democratic Senators Ask Jeff Sessions to Explain Preet Bharara Firing

The lawmakers cite a ProPublica report that the Trump White House removed U.S. Attorney Bharara while he was investigating Health Secretary Tom Price.

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Despite Growing Opposition, Devin Nunes Says He’ll Continue to Lead House Russia Inquiry

New reports raise questions about the relationship between the House Intelligence Committee chairman and the White House.

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some

To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

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U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq Among Deadliest in Region Since 2003

Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! and reporter Chris Woods examine recent attacks across the Middle East and the lack of mainstream media coverage.

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Live at Truthdig: What Can Skid Row Teach Us About the Future of Policing?

Longtime Los Angeles Police Officer Deon Joseph will sit down with Truthdig on Thursday to discuss homelessness, mental health, crime and policing in L.A.’s most run-down district.

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House Votes to Strip Americans of Their Internet Privacy Rights

Already approved by the Senate, a measure to repeal Obama-era broadband safeguards now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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Oil Placed in Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

The lake, which flows into the Missouri River, serves as the primary water source for numerous indigenous tribes, including the Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux.

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Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy

In one now-historic decade, civil rights organizers brilliantly identified the levers of government power they could seize, but most of those levers are out of reach today. How will modern activists achieve change?

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Inside the State Department-Sponsored Au Pair Program That Bernie Sanders Calls a ‘Scam’

“They think we are slaves,” says one Brazilian domestic worker who recounts the terrible treatment she faced while participating in the government’s program.

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How Gambling Has Become America’s Premier Form of Entertainment and Escape (Video)

Professor Natasha Dow Schüll and Chris Hedges discuss how “casino capitalism” is designed to keep people away from “a position where they [can] act as decision-making subjects.”

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Reminder to Trump: The Purpose of Government Is to Achieve the Common Good, Not to Show a Profit

It’s good to have fresh thinking about how government might function more efficiently. But it’s important to remember that government is not a business.

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The Simple Fact That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama’s Energy Policies

The president’s executive order deregulating dangerous gas emissions flies in the face of basic economics.

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Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan

Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

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Will Donald Trump Escalate the Devastating War—and Worsen the Resulting Food Shortage—in Yemen?

Without an urgent effort to find a political solution and get massive food aid into the country, almost 7 million people may face starvation.

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OC Weekly Journalists Say Trump Supporters Attacked Them at Huntington Beach Rally (Video)

By Eric Ortiz

Much of the media claimed that anti-Trump supporters were the aggressors, but the alternative newspaper has a different story.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Pleads for Action to Save Online Privacy Rules

Last week, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a measure that would repeal federal privacy requirements. The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday.

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Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies

Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

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Erdogan Hurls ‘Nazi’ Epithets as He Campaigns to Bolster His Power

Turkey’s president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.

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Campaign Against Islamic State Is Halted After U.S. Airstrikes in Mosul

President Trump may have loosened the rules of engagement for the U.S. Air Force, possibly producing more casualties in Iraq.

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Neil Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be Confirmed Until Donald Trump’s Presidential Legitimacy Is Proved (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president needs to come clean on Russia ties, financial conflicts and other key issues before his Supreme Court pick (shown with Trump) is accepted.

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A Quiet Revolution Is Helping to Save the Planet From Climate Change

The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

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How White Nationalists Win Whenever the Media Take Their Racist Bait

White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention.

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The Feuding Kleptocrats

While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.

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Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State

Despite the Supreme Court nominee’s contention that judges are politically impartial, his record indicates that he would play to the Trump administration.

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Trump Appoints Heritage Foundation Staffer to Health and Human Services Post

Roger Severino (pictured), the new head of the agency’s Office for Civil Rights, has opposed transgender patients’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.

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Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He’s ‘Bad for America’

The former “Nightline” journalist has a bone to pick with Hannity (pictured), and he’s not hesitant to do it on the Fox News anchor’s own show.

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Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)

The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

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The Real Problem With Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Jokes

The comedian’s Netflix show is generating criticism; the president had a crash course in how government works; and economists are exploring rising mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans.

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The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare

The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

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No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill

The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

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The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

As with the Standing Rock Sioux, the South Dakota tribe’s land and water supply are threatened by the controversial oil pipeline.

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Chris Hedges Explains the Importance of ‘Robust’ Public Broadcasting (Video)

The Truthdig columnist, whose talk show is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, joins correspondent Ashlee Banks to discuss why it’s vital to broadcast dissident voices.

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Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?

Advocacy groups run by the billionaire siblings may have swayed enough Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act.

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Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline

The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy

The Massachusetts senator reinforced his commitment to consumer rights this week by strongly opposing a Senate resolution to roll back internet users’ privacy.

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House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill

President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

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What Is Sex For?

In his new book, “The End of Patriarchy,” Robert Jensen says that sex plays a variety of roles, but in a just society, people should not be bought and sold for sexual services.

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Somali-Born Writer Boyah Farah Blasts Trump Ban on Refugees From His Country (Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about the president’s “tribal rhetoric” with author Boyah Farah and discusses how Farah uses nonfiction to combat refugee stereotypes. Transcript added.

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The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart

The late attorney demonstrated a lifelong commitment to defending controversial, poor, unpopular victims of injustice.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)

The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

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