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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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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


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Former Republican Officials Are Proposing a Carbon Tax—and It’s a Good Idea

A GOP-conceived tax is win-win: less carbon in the atmosphere and more equal distribution of income.

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Progressives Must Challenge Extreme Gerrymandering by the GOP

Redistricting schemes have given Republicans an artificial grip on power. Here’s how we can get our country back.

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Snowden: ‘Finally: Irrefutable Evidence That I Never Cooperated With Russian Intel’

Whistleblower Edward Snowden says a report suggesting Vladimir Putin is considering sending him back to the U.S. as a “gift” to President Trump proves he is not a spy.

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Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?

Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

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Why Are My Highly Educated Friends so Ignorant About Trade?

Many young people understand next to nothing about one of the most important issues the world faces.

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Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons

Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

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In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends

How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

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The Long Road to Impeaching Trump Just Got Shorter

Democratic leaders in Congress have shown scant interest in impeaching the new president. Escalating pressure from constituents could soon change that.

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The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities

It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

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What We Do Now

Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Los Angeles City Council Prepares Defenses Against Trump’s Policies

The council takes steps to protect against faith-based discrimination and provide aid to travelers detained at LAX.

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Ethics Experts: Kellyanne Conway Broke Law by Promoting Ivanka Trump Brand

After her boss slammed Nordstrom company for dropping his daughter’s fashion line, Trump’s top aide encouraged Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”

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Silenced Twice by the Senate, Coretta Scott King’s Words Live On

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made history Tuesday by quoting another history-making woman’s 1986 letter to a Senate segregationist.

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Standing Rock Tribe Calls for Action in Face of Impending Pipeline Construction

The fight over the Dakota Access pipeline is reaching a boiling point as peaceful demonstrators seek to halt imminent drilling.

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The Coretta Scott King Letter the GOP Wouldn’t Let Sen. Warren Read

Before the confirmation vote for attorney general, Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Republicans when she sought to highlight Jeff Sessions’ racism.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Can Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell?

If Chuck Schumer of New York and his fellow Senate Democrats choose to obstruct President Trump’s agenda, they will have learned from the best.

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What the Streets of Los Angeles Can Teach Us About Policing in America

The Truthdig team spoke with author Wellford (Buzz) Wilms about the complex relationship between urban neighborhoods and law enforcement.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The U.S. Is Playing With Fire on Iran

Bellicose rhetoric by Mike Flynn (pictured), U.S. national security adviser, about Tehran’s missile test points toward a potentially disastrous policy in the Trump administration.

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Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State

The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

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DeVos Squeaks In as Trump’s Education Secretary

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the appointment of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the historic, tie-breaking vote.

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House of Commons Speaker Says He Won’t Invite Trump to Address U.K. Parliament (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

Prime Minister Theresa May faces stark resistance from the British public and her fellow parliamentarians for asking the president to visit. (Pictured, Speaker John Bercow.)

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Last Bastions of Resistance to Donald Trump

With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Trying to ‘Ram’ Betsy DeVos Down America’s Throat (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Massachusetts senator took the floor ahead of a 24-hour, Democrat-led protest to enumerate the reasons the president’s pick for secretary of education is unfit for the position.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Is Mistaken About Media Coverage, but Here’s What’s Wrong With Terrorism Reporting

The president alleged Monday that the media is not covering terrorist attacks. He means terrorist attacks by Muslims in non-fundamentalist countries, of course.

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How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding in Alabama

As Alabama’s attorney general, Sessions passionately fought the effort to fund poor black school districts as fairly as wealthy white schools.

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Democrats Have No Idea What Resistance Looks Like (Video)

For all the opposition’s criticism of Donald Trump, 14 Democrats voted for every one of his first five Cabinet nominees, and the party still doesn’t seem to have a cohesive strategy.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl

By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

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Politics at the Super Bowl: Commercials Play on Immigration Theme, Lady Gaga Plays It Low-Key

By Kasia Anderson

Despite rumors that there would be a politically charged halftime show and an ensuing boycott from the right, main act Lady Gaga delivered a tame performance, while corporate sponsors took bigger risks.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Court Rejects Appeal on Travel Ban

Despite the president promising a “win” on the “Muslim ban,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies a request for an immediate reinstatement.

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Russell Brand: Donald Trump Represents the End of the Illusion That Politics Is Inoffensive (Video)

Speaking of the president’s travel ban, “The Trews” host says Trump’s “grotesqueness” reveals long-concealed truths.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Yes, Mr. Trump, You Bear Blame for Cultivating White Supremacists

I don’t have any way of knowing whether Mr. Putin has ordered anyone to be rubbed out. But we do know who murders in the United States.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Help Block Potential Rollback of LGBT Rights

The couple reportedly also influenced President Trump to release a statement Tuesday affirming the White House’s commitment to upholding LGBT protections.

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Family Ties Leave Taxpayers on Hook for Eric Trump’s Business Trip

Conflict-of-interest concerns surfaced Saturday after it was revealed that a recent business trip by Donald Trump’s son cost taxpayers nearly $100,000.

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