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Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes

Is criticism of Hillary Clinton over her emails and her family’s foundation too harsh? Perhaps. But the Clintons invite such scrutiny and suspicion.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Why Hillary Clinton Republicans Matter

The Democratic nominee is making an appeal to GOP members opposed to Donald Trump. Her unspoken message: The stakes for the party’s dissenters are too high for halfway measures and bet hedging.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 READ MORE



The World After Trump

So what will happen to the Trump voters after he loses big? They will be madder than hell, poisoned with Trump’s venom. They will be a ready-made constituency for the next demagogue.

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 READ MORE



Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Transition Team Headed by Anti-Climate ‘Power Broker’ Ken Salazar

The former secretary of the interior has claimed that “there’s not a single case where hydraulic fracking has created an environmental problem for anyone.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Maureen Dowd: ‘The Republicans Have Their Candidate’ in Hillary Clinton

Just when it seemed as if nothing could possibly come as a surprise, the New York Times mainstay comes out with a column about Hillary Clinton that veers sharply off the establishment script, and, even more startling, lands smack on the dot.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump From Michael Moore: ‘Your Dad Is Not Well’

It’s time for an intervention.

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 READ MORE



Heated Presidential Primary Lives On as Hillary Clinton Stumps for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic presidential nominee appeared beside the embattled congresswoman the same day Bernie Sanders urged supporters to donate to her progressive opponent, Tim Canova.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



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



Donald Trump Says Media ‘Going Crazy’ After Week of Press Speculation About His Mental Health

As a former reality television star, the Republican presidential nominee has to know that what goes up in the realm of fame must eventually be torn down.

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Disruptions by Angry Bernie Sanders Delegates Were the Best Part of the Democratic Convention

The Vermont senator’s supporters provided vital reminders of reality amid the carefully orchestrated political theater at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE


‘The Simpsons’ Team’s Campaign-Ad Spoof Seriously Rips Donald Trump

When it’s go time, this cartoon Trump falters, as there are a few action items (read: personal grooming) that take priority even over an urgent summons to the White House Situation Room.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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



Ex-CIA Chief’s Speech Disrupted by Chants of ‘Love, Not War’ at Democratic Convention (Video)

Protesters wonder: “Why do we need to be in perpetual warfare?”

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 READ MORE


Are Progressives Failing to Put Their Ideas Into Action? (Video)

In this installment of Sonali Kolhatkar’s video series from the Democratic National Convention, she and journalist Arun Gupta consider what’s different about this Democratic nomination summit and question the direction that some among the political left are taking—or not taking, rather.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Refuting Donald Trump’s Lies About the United States

AP’s Fact Check found that the candidate’s statistics in his GOP acceptance speech are way beyond the “damned lies” level.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE



Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States

The great tragedy of the moment is not rooted in the Republican Party’s self-cannibalization. It’s in a Democratic Party that “successfully” suffocated responsible answers to the crises consuming our world.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Reimagine and Rebuild Our Broken Democracy—in Time for the Nation’s 250th Anniversary

The heavy chains of “present political possibility” should be cast off. In just 10 years, it will be the 250th birthday of the United States, and it is time to create a new political system.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

The long-imprisoned revolutionary and author, who disdains the current political theater, says the broken, racist American system “has to be torn up, root and branch,” to halt the war waged on the poor by the corporate state.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 READ MORE



Ron Kovic Questions Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ‘Need to Go to War’

“What are you going to do, send troops to Syria? What’s going to be the result of that?” asks the Vietnam War veteran and activist.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



7 in 10 Americans Believe the Economy Is Rigged

Most feel they have less financial security than their parents had, a new poll reveals. And they fear the economic situation will only get worse.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE



Reports: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Kaine, Julián Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP Short List

Although the Democratic presidential candidate does not have her party’s nomination officially in the bag, she is said to be busy sizing up prospects for her running mate.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



That Time Musician Anthony D’Amato Went to a Donald Trump Rally and Wrote a Song About It

And now for a Tuesday musical interlude, featuring the tuneful stylings of singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato, who used his experience at a recent Trump rally in Long Island, N.Y., as research for his new song, “If You’re Gonna Build A Wall.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders: Join the Green Party Ticket (Video)

“This would be a very exciting route to go down,” the third-party presidential candidate said.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Shut Down the Democratic National Convention

Corporate Democrats rigged the primary elections. They sold us out to Wall Street. They stripped us of our civil liberties. And now they want us to be mute props in their political theater. Democracy will only come from the streets.

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 READ MORE



Guess Which Presidential Candidate Top CEOs Prefer? Hint: It’s Not Donald Trump

More than half of Fortune 500 executives said they’d choose Hillary Clinton over Trump in a hypothetical general election.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



‘Rigged’ 2016 Election Has Voters Feeling Helpless and Unheard

A new poll found that 90 percent of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system.

Posted on May 31, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Reality Check Edition

Several of this week’s picks were of the straight-and-to-the-point variety.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE



Can Hillary Clinton Renounce Henry Kissinger?

As Californians prepare for a historic opportunity to choose the Democratic presidential candidate, here’s some background on why Clinton’s admiration for Kissinger should give them pause.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Endorses DNC Chairwoman’s Progressive Challenger

In his endorsement of Tim Canova for Congress, Sanders also said that Wasserman Schultz “would not be reappointed chair of the DNC” if he were elected president.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hating the Media Could Make the Difference in November

The winning candidate may be the one who most successfully stirs the public’s mistrust of journalists and journalism.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE



Does Democratic Party Discord Portend Disaster at the National Convention?

Harping on the Nevada State Democratic Convention controversy fuels Bernie Sanders’ challenge to the mainstream establishment.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE



Poll: Donald Trump Closing In on Hillary Clinton; Bernie Sanders Remains Formidable

Clinton now leads Trump nationally 48 to 45 percent, an unsettling development as the candidates enter their final stretch of primaries.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



Tensions Flare, State Chairwoman Flees in Delegate Dispute at Nevada Democratic Convention (Video)

As if the protocol for assigning delegates to presidential candidates wasn’t confusing enough.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Sanders Wins West Virginia Primary—and No, It’s Not Inconsequential

“Regardless of what the mainstream media would like you to believe, these victories matter.”

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE


Scenes From a Protest: When Activists Joined Forces at Trump’s Orange County Stump Speech (Photos)

Throngs of protesters from various groups and backgrounds—feminists, anarchists, Mexican activists and peace advocates among them—turned up to make their presence known and face off with Donald Trump supporters at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Posted on May 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



So Much for #StopTrump: John Kasich to Follow Ted Cruz out of Presidential Race

By all indications, Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination sewn up.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump, the Emperor of Social Media

As FDR mastered radio and JFK conquered TV, Donald Trump rules the Internet like no other candidate.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Socialist Alternative

Seattle’s socialist City Council member, Kshama Sawant, has called on Bernie Sanders to break with the Democratic Party and run as an independent. If he refuses, she says, his supporters must build a third party without him.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Camp Says She’s Been Forced to the Left Enough Already

Clinton ally tells The Hill, “I don’t know what’s left to extract.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE


The Math of Democracy









Posted on Apr 28, 2016 ENLARGE



14 Races to Go: Sanders Set on ‘Transforming a Nation’

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



Report: Ted Cruz Pre-emptively Picking Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Watching the seemingly endless series of Republican debates this election season, one might wonder why so many candidates hung in there well past the point when it was clear they had no real chance of winning. Well, wonder no more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



Let’s Be Clear About Andrew Jackson (and Lord Jeffery Amherst)

The decision to remove the seventh U.S. president from the $20 bill is long overdue. So is the movement to remove the name of Lord Jeffery Amherst from that college town in western Massachusetts.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE



Calling Corporate-Backed Deals an ‘Indisputable’ Good, Obama Makes Pitch for TTIP

Sitting next to Chancellor Angela Merkel during a summit in Germany, the U.S. president continued to ignore opponents as he defended the controversial agreement with European nations.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE


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