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Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


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How We Fix the Mess the Democratic Party Establishment Made (Video and Transcript)

By Robert Scheer

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Thomas Frank discuss what the future of the Democratic Party looks like.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton Should Push Hard for Disability Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton and women with disabilities have something major in common: They are not seen for who they are and what they contribute.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention: Two Americas (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The Democratic and Republican conventions showed the great divide between insiders and outsiders. If what was happening inside a political convention could be merged with what was happening outside, perhaps such gatherings would be more representative of our country.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Channels Bernie to End Democratic Corporate Charade (Multimedia)

The Democratic presidential nominee has been known as a polarizing figure for most of her public life. She took a step toward being a uniter to close the convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE



How the Democratic Party Befriended Megacorporation Uber for Its Convention

It’s no mistake that the Democratic Party, which historically has claimed a stake in labor unions’ interests, has cozied up to Uber, one of the least worker-friendly businesses, to service its national convention.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 3: Neoliberals vs. Progressives (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

It’s a tug of war. Bernie Sanders let go of the rope. Elizabeth Warren, too.  And yet the “I’m With Her” crowd cannot believe that anyone on the left is not voting for Hillary Clinton. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Former Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis Speaks Out on Poverty in His City (Video)

Outside the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with the retired officer about social justice and his political activism.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Uber Gets Special Treatment in Philadelphia, Thanks to the Democratic Party (Video)

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Until two weeks prior to the Democratic National Convention, Uber was illegal in the city, but the ride-sharing company cut a deal with the parking authority and Democratic National Committee.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Nonpolitical Moment of Humanity at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia

Sometimes, we need to pause and remind ourselves what is poetic about who we are as people as compared to what we pretend to be as partisans.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Liberty Bell and the Democratic Party: A Tale of Two Fractures in Philadelphia

Cheers and applause filled the Wells Fargo Center. While thousands went wild, several hundred, well, just went.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Speak at Socialist Convergence During Democratic Convention (Video)

What should progressive-minded citizens do after everyone leaves Philadelphia? Our Truthdig columnist and the Green Party presidential candidate share their thoughts.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


A Lens on the Democratic Convention, Day 2: Legitimate Anger in Philadelphia (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

The protests on the streets are far more organized, populated and energized than anything we saw in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Insiders and Outsiders Mingle at the Democratic National Convention

This presidential election has generated exciting levels of political participation among U.S. citizens. In the long run, that can only be good for American democracy.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Convention Live Blog, Day 2: Hillary Clinton Clinches the Democratic Nomination (Video)

After Monday’s tumultuous and charged launch in Philadelphia, the second day of the Democratic National Convention began with more than a few hefty questions still unanswered. But by Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton had made history as the nation’s first female presidential nominee from a major party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE


Live From Philadelphia: Robert Scheer on Democratic Party Failures and Progressive Solutions (Video)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer reported live from Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention to explain how past economic failures have created the need for a truly progressive Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Democratic National Convention Demonstrators Led by Chris Hedges, Cornel West (Multimedia)

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, demonstrators—led by Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and the longtime activist Cornel West—marched from Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Thousands Demonstrate Outside Democratic Convention, With Some Arrests (Video)

As the Democratic National Convention began, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar joined a massive group of demonstrators just outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to record the sights and sounds of dissent against the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Protesters Take to the Streets of Philadelphia in ‘March for Our Lives’ (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar reported from the March for our Lives, organized by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Watch a speech from Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and interviews with protesters.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Truthdig Speaks With Sanders Delegates on First Day of the Democratic National Convention (Video)

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Bernie Sanders delegates on how they feel about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and how they plan to show their dissent at the convention.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Cleaning Up









Posted on Jun 22, 2016 ENLARGE



Journalist Buys AR-15 Semi-Automatic Rifle in Just Seven Minutes

Philadelphia columnist Helen Ubiñas wanted to test gun restrictions in Pennsylvania. To her shock, it took mere minutes to purchase the same type of weapon used earlier this week in the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Vows to Keep Fighting After Hillary Clinton Wins Key Primaries

“We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, D.C.,” the Vermont senator said in his concession speech. “And then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Nina Turner: ‘We’re Going All the Way to the Convention’ (Video)

The former state senator from Ohio spoke at a Bernie Sanders rally in San Francisco and urged his supporters to “fight on” after Tuesday’s California primary.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Water Departments to Change Lead-Testing Methods After Investigators Find ‘Cheats’ in 33 U.S. Cities

A Guardian investigation prompted by the toxic water crisis in Flint, Mich., found that administrators in dozens of cities, including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit, cut corners while testing drinking water for dangerous levels of lead.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



Democracy Spring Activists Take Capitol Rotunda to Demand an End to Voter Suppression

Many Americans are fed up with a congressional majority bought and paid for by wealthy special interests. Fifteen protesters were arrested Friday in Washington, D.C., after voicing their disapproval.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE


Bill Clinton, Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash Over Hillary’s Then-Support of 1994 Crime Bill

The former president verbally takes on protesters at a Philadelphia campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, who as first lady had expressed support for the crime bill he signed during his first term.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Papal Liberty









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Truthdigger of the Week: Vera Scroggins

Now without a doubt, the physical mobility of Americans can be limited by corporations via the power of the state.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 READ MORE



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Are We a Nation of Cheaters and Liars?

I was surprised to see two long stories in last Thursday’s New York Times about the same subject: cheating.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Broken Promise: Bankruptcy Judge Says Detroit Can Cut Pension Payments

In a perverse case of making the victim pay for the crime, a federal bankruptcy judge says the city of Detroit can renege on pension promises. Experts say the decision could be a template for other governments seeking to get out from under obligations.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Banjo-Playing Veteran Arrested While Protesting Syria Attack (Video)

Emily Yates, a former soldier who served in Iraq, was taken into custody Saturday after using music to peacefully speak out against proposed U.S. intervention in Syria. Although she says she was not doing anything illegal, she was pinned to a bench by federal park policemen and then arrested.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE



It's Our City (CC BY 2.0)

Philadelphia Takes a Loan to Open Its Schools

In a jarring example of the institutional failure sweeping the country, the former manufacturing behemoth agreed to borrow $50 million so it could open its public schools on time this fall.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 READ MORE


Riley Cooper









Posted on Aug 2, 2013 ENLARGE


Philly Collapse









Posted on Jun 7, 2013 ENLARGE



AP/Dino Hazell

Victims Sought After Philadelphia Building Collapse

Rescuers are scrambling to pry people from the rubble of a multistory building that collapsed in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday. As of 1 p.m. EST, 12 people had been transferred to hospitals.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE


Philly Judges









Posted on Apr 6, 2013 ENLARGE


Santa









Posted on Dec 25, 2012 ENLARGE



Nothing Great About the ‘Grand Bargain’

The president and Congress reaching a “grand bargain” would mean significant cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; some Republican senators believe Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique on American citizens; meanwhile, millions showed up to the largest coordinated strike Europe has ever seen. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 READ MORE



Texting Instead of Driving?

It seems young people are more interested in buying iPhones than automobiles these days; Central American families with links to death squads helped Mitt Romney fund Bain Capital; and Jill Stein, the presidential nominee for the Green Party, went to jail for protesting home foreclosures. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 READ MORE


Joe Sestak’s Witching Hour

If there is one candidate who truly wishes that Christine O’Donnell had not won the Republican senatorial nomination in Delaware, it is the Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE


Michael Vick
1010wins.com

Vick Signs With the Eagles

Disgraced quarterback Michael Vick, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, has found a new job with the Philadelphia Eagles. It seems that the once-superstar athlete, jailed for two years for his involvement in a dog-fighting circuit, will be back in the NFL, much to the dismay of animal rights activists.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 READ MORE


Jackson and Timberlake
guardian.co.uk

High Court Still Sizing Up Ms. Jackson’s Assets

It was the “wardrobe malfunction” seen around the world, and for most it’s really old news by now, but Janet Jackson’s famous mammary flash from the 2004 Super Bowl has once again come to the attention of the top U.S. court.

Posted on May 4, 2009 READ MORE


Specter Comes Full Circle

When Arlen Specter ran for Philadelphia district attorney in 1965, he proudly proclaimed himself a “Kennedy Democrat,” but said he was running as a Republican to take on what he saw as the corruption of the city’s then-legendary Democratic machine. Forty-four years later, Arlen Specter has come full circle.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009 READ MORE



Flickr / Presidential Inaugural Committee

Thousands Join Obamas for Day of Service

It looks like Barack Obama’s national community service day was a big hit. Reports of thousands of volunteers are appearing in newspaper pages from New York to Philadelphia to San Francisco. Did you participate in your own community? Let us know in the comments.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009 READ MORE



Flickr / toprankonlinemarketing

Should Obama Be Worried About Pennsylvania?

Real Clear Politics has Barack Obama leading in Pennsylvania by an average of 11 points, so why is John McCain betting on an upset there, of all swing states? It seems that Gov. Ed Rendell is among the Democrats who are nervous: He has asked the Obama campaign to send its big guns back to the Keystone State.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008 READ MORE


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