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Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Republicans Push a Corporate Tax Plan That Could Cost Americans a Bundle

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming

We offer nine tips to foil hackers, online trackers, data brokers and other menaces.

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Trump Lied About Immigrant Crime and Terror Attack on Sweden That Never Happened

It is clear that the president and his advisers despise Sweden and Germany for sheltering more than their fair share of refugees since the crisis began.

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Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings

Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist

Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

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Santa Monica, Calif., Dumps Wells Fargo Over DAPL Funding

The city’s progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.

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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting

Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

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Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative

Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter

A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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Two States [a cartoon from Jordan]









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Immigration Agency Quietly Accelerates Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

Three families are to be expelled Friday, including a 19-year-old mother and her toddler.

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Cenk Uygur and the Truthdig Team Question the Future of Progressive Politics

Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.

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Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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Alternative ‘Facts’

When the president spreads false propagandist narratives, journalists and their sources must forcefully embrace their role as the Fourth Estate.

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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.

Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

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Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk

He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

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Whether it’s Donald Trump urging people to buy L.L. Bean products (since a member of the Bean family gave Trump a generous campaign contribution) or Kellyanne Conway’s sales pitch for the Ivanka Trump brand, these people are in a selling mood.
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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

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Resistance Proves Effective as Andrew Puzder, Michael Flynn Are Forced Out

“When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” These oft-quoted words attributed to Gandhi played out in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Republicans Launch Bicameral Salvos Against Wall Street Watchdog

Legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Ratcliffe would kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations in the U.S. Escalates

Moves to suppress American Muslim groups so far haven’t ignited the outraged protests inspired by President Trump’s travel ban.

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All of Putin and Trump’s Men

Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

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We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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Flynn Scandal Spotlight Falls on What Trump Knew and When He Knew It

Democratic lawmakers demand an investigation into the former national security adviser’s talks with Russia.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Proceeds as Emergency Request Is Denied

As the Sioux tribes run out of legal routes to halt the pipeline, military veterans travel to North Dakota to support the water protectors’ final stand.

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Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy, Scholar Says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like ours before, according to a Yale professor.

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Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?

It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

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Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review

The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?

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Chelsea Manning Pens Thank-You to Fellow Inmates

“When I was afraid, you taught me how to keep going,” the whistleblower wrote. “When I was lost, you showed me the way.”

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Trump Launches ‘Blue Lives Matter Regime’ With Executive Orders on Law Enforcement

Among the orders is a directive for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prioritize fighting illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violent crime.

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Rethinking Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ in Trump’s America

For Aldous Huxley, there was hope in a pessimism that had exhausted itself; for George Orwell, optimism had to be tempered by a sense of educated hope.

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Is Trump Headed for War With China?

Sooner or later, if the president doesn’t dial down his rhetoric on China, its leaders will surely ratchet up theirs.

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European Trains Go the Renewable Route

Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on green energy since Jan. 1, and now the U.K. and Belgium are following in their tracks.

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community

On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

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The Ghosts Within: A Journalist’s Struggle With PTSD

After 13 years covering the U.S. war on drugs in Colombia, an investigative reporter begins a new journey with his family—learning how to live with an invisible illness.

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‘On Contact’: Matt Taibbi on How an ‘Insane Clown President’ Played America’s Political System

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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