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The Overseer: Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman, who more than any other politician is fulfilling the Democrat’s election promise to bring good governance and oversight back to Washington, tells Truthdig about Iraq corruption, the tragedy of post-traumatic stress disorder, and why it’s only a matter of time before Congress—Republicans included—pulls the plug on the war.

Posted on May 28, 2007 READ MORE



Save Internet Music

Internet radio has provided an eclectic and independent alternative to the mainstream hit-oriented, payola-ridden music marketplace, but industry greed now threatens to wipe out the medium. Truthdig checks in with Frannie Wellings of Free Press to find out whether Internet radio stands a chance and what music fans can do to save it.

Posted on May 22, 2007 READ MORE



Save Internet Music

Internet radio has provided an eclectic and independent alternative to the mainstream hit-oriented, payola-ridden music marketplace, but industry greed now threatens to wipe out the medium.  Truthdig checks in with Frannie Wellings of Free Press to find out whether Internet radio stands a chance and what music fans can do to save it.

Posted on May 22, 2007 READ MORE



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Collateral Damage and the Origins of Mother’s Day

Cole Miller of NoMoreVictims.Org, a group that works to find medical sponsorships for injured Iraqi children, talks about the ignored victims of Iraq and the antiwar origins of Mother’s Day.

Posted on May 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Maverick Candidate Mike Gravel

Presidential candidate Mike Gravel’s performance in the first Democratic debate took him from off the radar to Truthdigger of the week. Naturally we just had to pick his brain. The former senator from Alaska, who helped end the draft, tells Truthdig why he’s running, why there are so few mavericks in politics these days and why war makes him angry.

Posted on May 4, 2007 READ MORE


Steve Kornacki of Unity08

The community outreach director of Unity08, the online independent party, speaks with Truthdig about his organization’s vision for a third way in the coming election, why our political system is broken and how he intends to fix it.

Posted on May 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Shutting Down Guantanamo

Jumana Musa, advocacy director for domestic human rights and international justice at Amnesty International, speaks with Truthdig about the war on human rights, why conditions at Guantanamo have only gotten worse and why she has hope for the future.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


Gore Vidal
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Gore Vidal on the American Empire

Gore Vidal reads from his essay, “Hail and Farewell: the End of the American Empire.” The iconic author, historian and patriot suggests that perhaps there’s a more sinister explanation for the president’s fiascos than mere incompetence: he’s out to destroy the American empire.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdig Podcast: ‘Jesus Rode a Donkey’ Author

Linda Seger explains why Jesus’ teachings have more in common with Democrats than Republicans, how Christians have been manipulated into compromising their values and what the Bible really says about homosexuality.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 READ MORE



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‘Jesus Rode a Donkey’ Author

Linda Seger explains why Jesus had more in common with Democrats than Republicans, how Christians have been manipulated into compromising their values and what the Bible really says about homosexuality.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 READ MORE


Air America

Truthdig Podcast: Saving Air America

Mark Green, the new president of Air America, tells Truthdig why it didn’t work, what he’s going to do to fix it and what you can expect in the future from America’s largest progressive radio network. Pictured above, Al Franken, who was an Air America host.

Posted on Apr 2, 2007 READ MORE


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Saving Air America

Mark Green, the new president of Air America, tells Truthdig why it didn’t work, what he’s going to do to fix it and what you can expect in the future from America’s only progressive radio network.

Posted on Apr 2, 2007 READ MORE


Joel Hunter

Truthdig Podcast: The Consistent Christian

Former Truthdigger of the Week Dr. Joel Hunter, author of “Right Wing, Wrong Bird,” joins the podcast this week to explain why things didn’t work out with the Christian Coalition and why global warming and poverty bother him as much as gay marriage and abortion.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 READ MORE


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The Consistent Christian: Dr. Joel Hunter

Dr. Joel Hunter, author of “Right Wing, Wrong Bird,” joins the podcast this week to explain why things didn’t work out with the Christian Coalition and why global warming and poverty bother him as much as gay marriage and abortion.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 READ MORE


Bush and Olmert

But Is It Good for the Jews?

J.J. Goldberg, editor in chief of the venerable progressive Jewish daily the Forward, joins the podcast this week to talk about the complexity of Zionism, the misguided intentions of neoconservatism and why AIPAC isn’t quite as sinister as you might think.  Above, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with President Bush.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 READ MORE


California Pioneer on Public Healthcare and More

This week regular panelists James Harris and Josh Scheer are joined by California’s first gay legislator, Sheila Kuehl, for a discussion on the urgent need for public healthcare, the myths about Gov. Schwarzenegger’s plan and the details of her own proposal.

Posted on Mar 13, 2007 READ MORE


Mike Farrell

Podcast: ‘M*A*S*H’ Star Mike Farrell on the Engine That Drives His Activism

Actor, activist and author Mike Farrell joins regular panelists James Harris and Josh Scheer to talk about his new book “Just Call Me Mike,” why it took so long for Americans to wake up to George W. Bush and more.

Posted on Mar 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Podcast: Robert Greenwald on Fox News and More

Documentarian Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed,” “Iraq for Sale”) joins regular panelists James Harris and Joshua Scheer to talk about Fox News’ latest shenanigans, his effort to create an online Iraq war memorial and more.

Posted on Feb 26, 2007 READ MORE


Amaechi and Hardaway

Podcast: Outsports on Gay Athletes, Hardaway’s Homophobia and More

Truthdig contributors James Harris and Joshua Scheer are joined by special guest Cyd Zeigler Jr. of outsports.com. Zeigler sounds off on athletes in the closet, the myth that keeps them there and why the homophobic tirade of Tim Hardaway (right) was a good thing.  At left is John Amaechi, whose disclosure prompted Hardaway’s remark.

Posted on Feb 20, 2007 READ MORE


US v George Bush

Podcast: Elizabeth de la Vega and the Case for Impeachment

Regular panelists Robert Scheer, James Harris and Joshua Scheer are joined by special guest Elizabeth de la Vega, a federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience and author of the book “United States v. George W. Bush et al.,” which lays out the case against the president.
UPDATE: Full transcript available

Posted on Feb 9, 2007 READ MORE


Smith and Dungy

Podcast: Super Bowl Edition

Former All-America linebacker and author Dave Meggysey joins James Harris, Robert Scheer and Joshua Scheer for a discussion on the NFL’s racist history, the black coach milestone and more in this special Super Bowl edition of the Truthdig podcast. Above, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith (at left) and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.

Posted on Feb 3, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Podcast: Alternative Energy, the State of the Union and More

Robert Scheer joins Truthdig contributors James Harris and Joshua Scheer for a conversation on the State of the Union, alternative energy, Nancy Pelosi, Iraq and more.

Posted on Jan 26, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Podcast: the Democratic Spine, MLK Day, Oakland and More

Is Pelosi too soft on Bush? Is there more to Martin Luther King Day than shopping? How do you save Oakland? Plus: crossing party lines to oppose the war and more, all on this week’s podcast with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and James Harris.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer and James Harris on the Democratic Spine, MLK Day, Oakland and More

Is Pelosi too soft on Bush? Is there more to Martin Luther King Day than shopping? How do you save Oakland? Plus: crossing party lines to oppose the war and more, all on this week’s podcast with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and James Harris.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Podcast: Escalating the War, Schwarzenegger and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer joins James Harris for a conversation on the Vietnamization of Iraq, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the plight of Oakland and more.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Gates, ‘Losing’ at War, Race and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and contributor James Harris discuss Robert Gates, the virtues of “losing” at war, race in America and more.

Posted on Dec 23, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer

Holiday Podcast: Scheer on Gates, Iraq, and More

Robert Scheer joins Truthdig contributor James Harris for a lively discussion on the devolution of Robert Gates, exiting Iraq, the politics of race and more in this special audio edition of the Truthdig podcast. (Now includes transcript)

Posted on Dec 22, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: The Hadley Memo, Healthcare, Truthdig’s Birthday and More

Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: House Politics, Traitor Joe, Education and O.J.

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer breaks down the race for speaker, Lieberman’s threats, the reason the education system is broken and O.J.‘s revolting hypothetical.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on House Politics, Traitor Joe, Education and O.J.

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer breaks down the race for speaker, Lieberman’s threats, the reason the education system is broken and O.J.‘s revolting hypothetical.

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Pelosi, Rummy, Sanders and the L.A. Times

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, Rumsfeld’s resignation, Bernie Sanders in the Senate and the fiasco at the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Maher delivering the best analogy about America’s presence in Iraq that we’ve ever heard; a race-baiting ad leveled against Rep. Harold Ford; and President Bush ludicrously trying to convince America that he never said the words “stay the course.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Electronic Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on Iraq After America and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after US withdrawal and Stan Goff’s “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on nukes, Iraq after America, and Rumsfeld

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer looks at Elbaradei’s nuclear prophecy, Iraq after withdrawal and Stan Goff’s “Reflecting on Rumsfeld.”

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on North Korean Nukes, Iran and More

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on North Korea’s nuclear test, Iran, diplomacy, Democratic prospects and much more.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Robert Scheer on Lies, Foley and Fascism

In the latest installment of the Truthdig Podcast, Robert Scheer offers his take on Condoleezza’s lies, Foley’s fiasco, American fascism and more.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Kucinich on the State of the Union

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast.

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


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Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


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