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The Pentagon Reportedly Concealed Internal Study Revealing It Wasted $125 Billion

A new investigative report by The Washington Post shows that leaders within the Pentagon buried evidence that it was wasting billions over concerns that Congress would make budget cuts.

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American Alarm Over Supposed Russian Propaganda Is ‘Only the Old Panic in a New Guise’

Jack Shafer of Politico Magazine explores the history of propaganda in the United States and explains why it is crucial that Americans remember that it “has always been with us and always will be.”

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The Art of the Trump Deal Is to Use Sticks and Carrots to Get Big Corporations to Do What He Wants

Don’t be fooled into thinking Trump is being guided by anything other than his own random, autocratic whims.

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Automation, Climate Change and Donald Trump: What Kind of Future Are We In For?

Author Peter Frase combines science fiction and Marxist theory to imagine possible outcomes, for better and for worse.

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Samantha Bee Asks: ‘Is It OK for the President to Lie His ... Face Off 24 Hours a Day?’ (Video)

“The jury is still out on that,” says the “Full Frontal” host.

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Break Free and Lead, or Resign: A Letter to Bernie Sanders

“Your continued support of a two-party system, a lesser-evil mentality and for the reform of a party that humiliated you and continues to shame your core constituency legitimizes the corruption in Washington and is highly detrimental to the causes you claim to champion.”

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#NoDAPL Live Blog: Energy Transfer Partners Gearing Up for Legal Battle Over Pipeline Construction

Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

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Electoral College Members in Colorado and Texas Seek to Reject Donald Trump

Two Democratic electors in Colorado are filing suit to overturn a state law on Electoral College votes, one day after a Republican elector in Texas announced he won’t cast his vote for the president-elect.

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Katie Couric Asks Edward Snowden ‘Every Tough Question Critics Come Up With’ (Video)

Responding to a 2014 comment by Donald Trump in which he called the whistleblower a “traitor,” Snowden says, “I wonder when it was that he thinks America was great, because ... we’re a country that was born from an act of treason against a government that had run out of control.”

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, but Its Time Will Come

As the Trump era unfolds and the mad tea party he has assembled to staff his Cabinet grabs the reins of policy, his administration is certain to unleash a groundswell of opposition and resistance.

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In the Shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests Against Fossil Fuels

In the age of Trump, peaceful protests will likely increasingly be branded a form of terrorism.

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Surprise: Trump’s Adviser on Wall Street Regulations Is a Longtime Swamp Dweller

Trump’s transition adviser for financial regulations works for a firm that is emblematic of Washington’s revolving door.

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Russell Brand Sees ‘Snoopers Charter’ as Proof the ‘State Sees Us as Its Enemy’ (Video)

The “Trews” host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Pick Is a Lucky Man. Very Lucky.

Steven Mnuchin has a long history of coming out ahead, even in questionable deals.

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Trump’s Cabinet Members Want Jihad Against Political Islam, but Their Efforts Will Fail

The American right wing has substituted hysteria about socialism with hysteria about Islam.

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Trump Almost Certainly Will Violate the Constitution if He Continues to Own His Businesses

The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin received from Louis XVI.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Journalists Who Ripped Washington Post, PropOrNot for McCarthyite Hogwash

Many reporters rallied around Truthdig and other news sites that were erroneously tarred as pro-Russian propagandists by a dubious blacklist that had been given undeserved credence by the Post.

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Is Stephen Bannon a White Supremacist, or Is He Just ‘Using the Alt-Right’?

In the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to appoint the Breitbart News executive chair as chief strategist, political and media forces have clashed over whether Bannon embodies the racist ideals espoused by many of his supporters.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

The president-elect has shown no interest in changing rules that for more than three decades have imposed unrelenting pressure on American companies to cut their payrolls by shipping jobs abroad or replacing them with automated machinery.

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In 2013, Trump’s Defense Nominee Compared Israeli Occupation With Apartheid

Gen. James Mattis, who has been tapped for secretary of defense, also said he was against getting involved in Syria and warned that military action can’t resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

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Dinner Date









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Clinton Aide Accuses Trump Camp of Winning by ‘Providing a Platform for White Supremacists’

In a Harvard University panel, Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri engaged in an aggressive exchange with Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.

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How Rupert Murdoch and Fox Created the Fake News Industry

The majority of “news” items reported on Fox apparently can’t stand up to dispassionate inquiry.

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#NoDAPL Live Blog: 13 Sioux Officials Pen Letter to President Obama

Follow along as Truthdig provides live updates from the demonstrations taking place at and near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



United Kingdom Passes ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ Giving Tremendous Surveillance Power to Agencies

The law also requires internet and phone companies to hold on to user data for at least a year and to make it easily searchable by law enforcement.

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Why Corporate-Owned News Is ‘the Biggest Fake News That Helped Elect Trump’

The Real News Network’s Paul Jay sits down with journalist Abby Martin to discuss Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Jill Stein’s recount effort and why mainstream media conflates “against-the-grain” investigative journalism with Russian propaganda.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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California Versus Trumpland

California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it will be a nation within the nation starting in January when the federal government goes dark.

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Why Russia and the Assad Regime Want All of Aleppo Before Donald Trump Is Sworn In

Russia and Bashar al-Assad are not willing to risk Donald Trump changing his mind, what with all the hawks milling around him and on his new cabinet.

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Despite Hundreds of Arrests, Striking Workers Remain Undaunted in Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

The strike, organized by the Fight for $15 collective, is the first of its kind since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. The nationwide action has inspired observers who see the workers’ solidarity and commitment to their cause as a lesson for progressives facing an extreme right-wing administration.

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Preserving Independent Journalism and Fighting the New McCarthyism

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team discussed the recent Washington Post story that relied heavily on an unsubstantiated source that claims Truthdig and other news outlets are spreading “Russian propaganda.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Green Party’s Jill Stein Sues Wisconsin Over Recount Method

The former presidential nominee, who launched a recount effort last week, also sued Pennsylvania to force a recount in that state.

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Pilot to Navigator









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The Next President









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It’s Safe Now









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Jimmy Carter Calls on Barack Obama to Recognize Palestine

In a New York Times op-ed, the former president also urges Obama to let the United Nations condemn Israeli presence on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days

Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

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In Donald Trump’s Shadow, Will East Aleppo Fall to the Assad Regime and Its Russian Backer?

Since Trump’s election, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin have thrown caution to the wind.

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