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Truthdig Staff Discusses Developing News in Anticipation of California’s Primary (Video)

Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman, Managing Editor Eric Ortiz, Editorial Assistant Emma Niles and Communications Coordinator Sarah Wesley discuss the week’s political news.

Posted on May 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Place Your Bets









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The Apprentice









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Future Scope (Video)









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Sanders Calls for Kentucky Vote Review, Clinton Nixes California Debate

With the Golden State’s presidential primary less than a week away, tension is ratcheting up in the Democratic campaigns.

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Coddling Extremists









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‘Big Stink, Necessary Evil’: A Poem That Will Change Your Perspective on the Atomic Bombings (Audio)

Jill McDonough’s poem on the planes that followed and photographed the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II is a harrowing depiction of the justifications that follow mass destruction.

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Great Trump









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What College Graduates Can Expect as They Enter the New World of Work (Video)

By Robert Reich

What do you need to know—about the new world of work, but also about yourself—as you graduate and launch yourself into the world of work?

Posted on May 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How the Water Crisis in the West Renewed the Debate About the Effectiveness of Major Dams

In the midst of drought after drought, some are pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE


Into the Stretch!









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Report Finds Top NFL Officials Tried to Influence Government Funding on Football Brain Injury Study

The report, conducted by congressional investigators, reveals how the National Football League put pressure on the National Institutes of Health to take funds from an independent researcher and give it to the NFL’s committee on brain injuries. 

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE


Trump for President









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Bernie Sanders Draws Thousands at ‘A Future to Believe In’ Rally

The Democratic presidential candidate is on a tour of California. Truthdig has photos and videos from his visit to Santa Monica High School on Monday.

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Viet Con









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Chris Hedges: Taxpayers Pay for Primaries, but DNC Determines Rules in Order to Steal Votes (Video)

“It is our job to make the powerful frightened of us,” the Truthdig columnist said at the Left Forum in New York City. “That is what movements do. Movements keep power in check, and as any good anarchist will tell you, power is always the problem, no matter who holds it.”

Posted on May 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Why a Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

Charles Ortel is examining the Clinton Foundation, an organization he calls the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted”; tracing donations to the Clintons as well as their speaking fees can give us an idea of who the two are most likely to protect during another Clinton presidency; meanwhile, pop singer Taylor Swift has become a Nazi idol. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Centcom Commander in Syria to Coordinate Kurds and Arabs Against Islamic State

The head of the U.S. Middle East Command, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, was there to assess American progress in training the Syrian Democratic Forces division.

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE



Los Angeles Press Club Nominates Truthdig for 20 Southern California Journalism Awards

Journalists from press clubs around the United States selected the finalists, and winners will be announced June 26 in downtown Los Angeles. 

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Child Protective Services









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Trump-Rendell









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John Oliver: Primary System Is a Broken, Counterintuitive ‘Cluster- - - - ’

The “Last Week Tonight” host lays out an idea to reform the convoluted primary and caucus system that is damaging America’s democracy.

Posted on May 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Egyptians Are Shocked by Netanyahu Appointment, Note Former Israeli PM’s Accusation of Fascism

Neighbor Egypt has reason to be dismayed by the political earthquake that rocked Israel’s Cabinet last week when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named far-right extremist Avigdor Lieberman defense minister.

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Believe It or Not, Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Always This One-Sided on Israel

The former secretary of state used to hold a more nuanced view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in contrast to the fact that she now seems to blindly support Benjamin Netanyahu’s increasingly right-wing regime.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE


On ‘SNL,’ ‘Hillary’ Admits to ‘Bernie’ the System Is Rigged as They Toast Wasserman Schultz (Video)

While the most recent “Saturday Night Live” clip featuring Larry David as Bernie Sanders and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton is full of nuggets of truth, it also shows some bias toward the former secretary of state—much like the head of the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on May 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



This Could Be Make-or-Break Monday for Bernie Sanders

Young voters are signing up in record numbers for the California presidential primary, and Sanders is hoping for a final surge on Monday—the registration deadline in the delegate-rich state.

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Don’t Judge









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Trump Women









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Infighting









Posted on May 22, 2016 ENLARGE



Baghdad on Lockdown, Not in Fear of Islamic State but of Poor Protesters

Baghdad was a ghost town on Saturday as security forces fanned out, blocking key roads into the Green Zone, the area downtown, closed off by blast walls, that houses Parliament and foreign embassies.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE



Employee Wearing ‘America Was Never Great’ Hat Receives Death Threats

Krystal Lake, a Home Depot worker, was fed up with Donald Trump’s slogan—so she made her own hat in response.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



Will Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Have Her Husband Fix the Economy Hurt Her at the Polls?

The intense scrutiny of Bill Clinton’s economic record may not give her the boost she is expecting.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE


Batman and Robin









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Trump and Kim Jong Un









Posted on May 20, 2016 ENLARGE


‘I Will Be the Nominee for My Party,’ Hillary Clinton Declares (Video)

In an interview with CNN, the former secretary of state also discussed party unification and noted that she and Bernie Sanders have followed “the same rules.”

Posted on May 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Hillary Clinton Blasts Donald Trump’s Supreme Court List

Trump’s potential picks could threaten a wide range of American rights, Clinton’s campaign says.

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Obama Administration to Resume Mass Deportations

The commander in chief has already deported more people than any president before him. Now his administration is planning its largest deportation operation of 2016.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE


New Members









Posted on May 19, 2016 ENLARGE


Trevor Noah: Megyn Kelly’s Interview With Donald Trump Was Really Just ‘Couples Therapy’ (Video)

“[The] interview didn’t seem to be about journalism or the Republican party or even the election,” says the befuddled “Daily Show” host.

Posted on May 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



American CEOs Make 335 Times More Than Their Workers

And Verizon’s CEO makes even more than that.

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Baghdad Takes Rutba From Islamic State; Jordan-Iraq Commercial Route to Reopen (Video)

Iraqi forces have taken Rutba in al-Anbar province, nearly 200 miles west of the provincial capital, Ramadi, which is also now in government hands (though much of its population is displaced).

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE


Rainbow









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Reluctant GOP









Posted on May 18, 2016 ENLARGE


Samantha Bee Proves Even Super PAC Donors Are Sick of This Messed-Up Campaign Finance System (Video)

In a comical interview with a real-life Republican Super PAC donor, the “Full Frontal” host highlights how dysfunctional our democracy has become.

Posted on May 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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