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The Drastic Effects of Donald Trump’s Reversal of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

Under Trump’s policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.

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Thinking Dangerously in Dark Times

In view of a relentless attack on the truth and on the ethical imagination, it’s crucial for Americans to uphold critical thinking and hold authority accountable.

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First Hundred Days









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‘The Simpsons’ Takes On Trump’s First 100 Days (Video)

The acclaimed animated series lays into the Trump administration in a teaser for Sunday’s upcoming episode.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Tax Plan Draws Immediate Criticism From Progressives

The plan prompts allegations of conflicts of interest and excessive benefits to the wealthy.

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What It’s Like Being a Political Cartoonist in the Age of Trump

The Truthdig team and political cartoonist Mr. Fish (Dwayne Booth) analyze contemporary satire and ways to create impactful political art in the age of Trump.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Order to Strip Funds From ‘Sanctuary Cities’

A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco put the controversial order on hold, arguing it infringed on the constitutional rights of local governments.

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Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

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Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

The horrors unfolding under the Trump administration are abetted by liberals who still believe that capitalism and democracy are synonymous.

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How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The short answer: Fight it.

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Islamic State-Linked Coup Against Indonesian President Is Backed by Trump Allies, Report Says

According to The Intercept, supporters of the coup movement include Donald Trump political supporter Fadli Zon and business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo (commonly known as Hary Tanoe).

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After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’

The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

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Dennis Kucinich Questions White House’s Gas-Attack Narrative (Audio and Video)

The former U.S. House member tells Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept that, militarily and politically, it makes no sense “to engage in a chemical weapons attack.”

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Is This the ‘Worst Moment in American-Russian Relations’ Since the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Stephen Cohen (pictured, left), professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics and contributing editor at The Nation, analyzes the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Tax Day March Highlights Income Inequality (Multimedia)

Thousands across the nation rallied Saturday to demand the release of President Trump’s tax returns and protest economic and tax injustice.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Obsolete









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What Does an ‘America-First’ Foreign Policy Actually Mean?

Donald Trump’s talk of finally winning again is a recipe for prolonging wars guaranteed to create more chaos and failed states in the Middle East, and possibly beyond.

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Bridges, Not Bombs, Would Make Donald Trump Truly Presidential

As our institutions bend and buckle and approach the breaking point, the chief executive bombs Syria and is hailed by an obeisant media.

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Magic 8 Ball









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In Just Three Months, Trump Has Escalated Four Middle Eastern Wars

The president campaigned on reducing these foreign entanglements, but in office he has forgotten that commitment.

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The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux

The renowned intellectual and social activist analyzes the underlying forces of authoritarianism in the U.S. and Europe and argues the need for resistance.

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The Forgotten History of U.S. Deportations to Mexico in the 1930s (Video)

Francisco Balderrama, author and professor of American history and Chicano studies, explains why we must revisit this history in light of President Trump’s immigration policy.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Dereliction of Duty, Redux

All the evidence in Syria leads to an inescapable conclusion: The American military strike was a violation of international law.

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Trump Administration May Be Considering Cutting Funding Source for Social Security

The president is reportedly looking at a plan that would eliminate much of the payroll tax that funds the critical safety-net program.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE


Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Hedges Criticizes Mainstream Media’s ‘Cheerleading’ for Syria Strike (Video)

The Truthdig columnist explains how “the corporate media has presented precisely the narrative and the images that the deep state wants,” and the deep state in turn manipulates President Trump’s foreign policy decisions.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Bannon, Kushner and Trump’s Upside-Down Philosophy

We’re likely to be left with the worst of both worlds: Stephen Bannon’s brand of anti-establishment populism alongside Jared Kushner’s oligarchical Republicanism.

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Russia Calls U.S. Attack on Syria Illegal

President Vladimir Putin accuses the Trump administration of “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.”

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Is It Our Goal to Prolong the Syrian War?

Some see a covert U.S. policy—under both Obama and Trump—to keep the war going and then, one day, to “pick up the remnants.”

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Corporate Media and D.C. Politicians Praise Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes

Television and print journalists, along with many congressional Democrats, join neoconservatives in offering immediate praise for the bombing.

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Jimmy Dore: Television Comedians Are ‘Corporatists’ Who Are ‘Propping Up the Establishment’

In a discussion with Truthdig, the political commentator and comedian argued that “brilliant comedians” are becoming establishment mouthpieces.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Steve Bannon Is Removed From the National Security Council

The move is an abrupt change from earlier this year, when President Trump reorganized the council to include his chief strategist as a permanent member.

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Jimmy Dore on Corporate Sellouts and Why Political Comedy Is About More Than Just Ridiculing Trump

The Truthdig team sat down with comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore Thursday to discuss the intersection of humor and politics in the age of Trump.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Demobilizing America: A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade by It

For more than 15 years, the U.S. has been fighting essentially failed or failing wars—efforts that seem only to spread the terrorism they’re supposed to eradicate.

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Noam Chomsky Assesses Trump’s First 75 Days: ‘One Crazy Thing After Another’ (Video)

The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump’s Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America “into a laughingstock.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

Since Donald Trump was elected president, at least 19 states have introduced bills that attack freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.

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The Deep State, Explained

America’s Deep State is harder to find than those abroad but could get stronger under Trump.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE



Are Progressives Suffering From ‘Trump Fatigue’?

Many achievements of the past 40 years are on the president’s chopping block, but we must not allow ourselves to become too exhausted to take action.

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Canary in a Coal Mine









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A Community Terrorized: Immigration Crackdown Could Destroy the Social Fabric of the U.S. (Audio)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses the trauma of undocumented immigrants with Victor Narro, an immigration and labor attorney and project director at the UCLA Labor Center. Transcript added.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Devin Nunes’ Intelligence Information Reportedly Came From Two White House Staffers

The New York Times names Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis as the sources of the classified materials divulged by the House Intelligence Committee chairman earlier this month.

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Hillary Clinton Urges Americans to ‘Resist, Insist, Persist, Enlist’ in Fight Against Trump

In one of her first public speeches since she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton doesn’t hold back with criticisms of the president and his administration.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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