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Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Trump Will Continue to Scam the White Working Class. Here’s How to Stop Him.

Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



Women’s Marches Show That People Will Stand Up to an Intolerant ‘America First’ Vision

The demonstrations around the world are a first step toward resisting Donald Trump. But there is much more to do.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 READ MORE


Checking In With Trump Supporters

By Clara Romeo

We interviewed fans of the new president to learn what drew them to the inauguration and to discover their hopes for his administration.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Puppets









Posted on Jan 19, 2017 ENLARGE



Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 READ MORE



Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy

The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s New Nuclear Instability

Trump’s finger on the nuclear trigger is a terrifying prospect. The anti-nuclear movement needs to go on high alert to make sure that trigger never gets pulled.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE



Austrians Break Far Right’s Winning Streak by Electing Independent, Green Party-Backed President

Austrian voters have sent a message that they are unwilling to allow their country to be swept up in the populist wave that has boosted far-right politicians to powerful positions in the U.S. and Europe.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE


The Next President









Posted on Nov 29, 2016 ENLARGE



Jill Stein and Legal and Computing Experts Question Election Results, Call for Action

A number of sources, including a team of computer scientists and Green Party presidential nominee Stein, are claiming that the results of the Nov. 8 election were affected by tampering tactics of various kinds.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Changes His Tune on Key Campaign-Trail Pledges

Remember how, mere weeks ago, Trump’s supporters chanted “Lock her up!” with gusto?

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



What Next for Conservatives Who Engaged in Pre-Election Hand-Wringing?

Just before the presidential election, a handful of conservative writers grappled with the extremism blooming within their party. Was it too little too late or better late than never? The author presents another question that is far more important now.

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I’m Not a Racist









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Posted on Nov 19, 2016 ENLARGE



How Election Night Felt to One Woman Living Under ‘Mixed Status’ Immigration Program

Cecilia Chavez (pictured with her mother) never imagined that the Republican candidate would be elected president.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 READ MORE



Where Celebrity- and Reality TV-Driven News Have Taken Us—and How to Change Course

To get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE



‘Love Trumps Hate’: Washington, D.C., March Focused on Trump’s Campaign Messages

A crowd of 4,000 gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday to show solidarity with communities affected by the president-elect’s comments and policy plans.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Presidential Victory Sparks Nationwide Protests

As Americans took in the news that Trump will be the nation’s 45th president, many of them apparently decided not to take it sitting down.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges, Eddie Glaude’s Democracy Now! Debate: Which Candidate Should Win Progressives’ Votes?

Should progressive voters adopt different strategies in swing states versus, say, blue states? Princeton University’s Eddie Glaude makes room for that possibility in this Democracy Now! debate with Chris Hedges, while Hedges decisively does not.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Another View of Las Vegas: Students, Activists, Green Party Supporters Speak Up on Debate Day

While mainstream media focused its cameras on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar reported on stories that might otherwise be overlooked in the hype surrounding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Leaves No Doubt That His Campaign Is a Branding Exercise Gone Mad

The Republican nominee has shown us that he is too nasty, immature and undisciplined to be president. We should believe what we see. He should not get any more passes for his actions.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE



Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?

“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Corporate Media Needs to Play Hardball in the First Debate

Will the press ever learn? By the time the media figures out that its addiction to “BREAKING NEWS” is a standing invitation to be punked, the guy who’s gaming the press may be sitting in the Oval Office.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming

The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Takes His Campaign 2016 Act to the United Nations With Anti-Trump Talk (Video)

For the presidential candidates of this election cycle, as well as for their surrogates and supporters, all the world’s a campaign stage.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE


Comparing Medals









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The Less Than One Percent









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‘Overheated’ Hillary Clinton Leaves 9/11 Event Early, Reportedly Has Pneumonia (Video)

Clinton’s doctor had diagnosed the Democratic presidential nominee with pneumonia on Friday, according to reports.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Lacks Sense or Sensibility

The Republican nominee may be the most dangerously ignorant major-party presidential candidate in history.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 READ MORE



This Election Is Hillary Clinton’s to Lose, and She’s Screwing It Up

If the United States ends up with President Trump, the Democratic nominee and her party will have no one to blame but themselves for refusing to compromise their allegiances to Wall Street and morally bankrupt, center-right, establishment positions.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Comes Predictably Prepared, Trump Swaggers but Falters at Commander-in-Chief Forum

The former secretary of state spoke haltingly but had clearly rehearsed her answers. Meanwhile, Trump initially demonstrated that it’s possible to swagger sitting down, but he came up short in his responses to crucial questions about his preparedness—and about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Updated

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Everybody Likes a Comeback

This edition features reader feedback about two big comebacks to the site: Chris Hedges, who resumed his weekly column after a summer break, and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who paid her second visit to our headquarters for another episode of “Live at Truthdig.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup Is No Game

The Brazilian Senate voted 60-21 on Wednesday to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Remarkably, most of those who voted to oust her are themselves under investigation for corruption.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE



Democratic Candidates Were Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies, Hack Reveals

Leaked memos show that candidates were also told to limit the number of Black Lives Matter activists allowed at campaign appearances.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Must Learn From Her Mistakes

Is criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee 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



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



Cast Your Vote: 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


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