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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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We Are All Deplorables

Liberals have no moral authority to preach to a dispossessed white working class about racism, multiculturalism, identity politics or diversity. The abject failure by liberals to fight for economic justice triggered the protofascist backlash embodied by Donald Trump’s election victory.

Posted on Nov 20, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Continues His Political Revolution

The man who might have been our next president, currently on a book tour, weighs in on the 2016 election and how to pave a way forward in the age of Trump.

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE



Investigative Reporter Greg Palast: GOP Stole 2016 Election Using Voter Suppression, Purging Ploys

“It was stolen in Florida, it was stolen in Arizona, it was stolen in North Carolina, Pennsylvania. Possibly Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan,” Palast told Truthdig.

Posted on Nov 16, 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



Nov. 8 Is (Finally) Here: An Abridged Election-Day Resource Guide

Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot? And what to do if your access is denied?

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Elections Are Being Stolen, but Not in the Way You Might Think

There’s been a good deal of chatter about a “rigged election” in recent months, and that’s not simply trumped-up spin. Corruption of the voting process involves broad restrictions on the power of citizens to choose their leaders.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



Defying the Politics of Fear

The major political parties offer us nothing but continued corruption and oppression. A simple act of citizen defiance can be a first step on a road to profound change.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



Battles for Senate Lead to ‘Precipitous Rise’ in Cloaked Money Spending

Top 10 Senate races see record spending from outside groups, which are free to accept unlimited donations and sometimes are able to conceal their funders from the public.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously

Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the nation. While all men need to be held to high standards when it comes to sexual assault, those who run for president deserve the utmost scrutiny.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 READ MORE



As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War

A slew of bipartisan reports are hoping to push the former secretary of state to increased military action in the Middle East, particularly Syria.

Posted on Oct 23, 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



A ‘VotePact’ Dialogue

A fictional conversation between two friends shows how disenchanted voters can team up “to vote their actual preference” instead of voting for “the lesser evil.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE



Women Blockade Donald Trump Campaign Offices Nationwide

“We are putting all politicians on notice: Get ready to be held accountable to our priorities and demands.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



Michael Moore Reveals His Own October Surprise: New Donald Trump Documentary Drops Tuesday

The outspoken Trump critic has been working on a secret movie about the heart of Trumpland.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE



Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?

What we do after Nov. 8 may be even more important than the ballots we cast.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Is at War With Establishment Republicans

Donald Trump made it clear Tuesday that he wouldn’t sit idly by after several high-ranking Republicans publicly broke rank with their party’s presidential nominee in recent days.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE


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‘Bombshell’: Thanks to Loopholes, Donald Trump May Have Avoided Paying Taxes for 18 Years

The Republican nominee posted a staggering $916 million loss in 1995, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

Posted on Oct 2, 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


Fact-Checking Clinton and Trump’s Statements From the First Presidential Debate (Video)

The Washington Post verifies the veracity of some of the Democrat and Republican claims in a must-see clip.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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



Comments of the Week: Taking Aim at Goliath

Many articles posted on Truthdig point out the myriad pressing issues needing the public’s attention at any given moment, and we frequently hear feedback to the tune of “Right, so now what?”

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Media Elites, Here’s How You Have Donald Trump Completely Wrong

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it’s not new in our country.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



With ‘Sully,’ Clint Eastwood Skillfully Traffics in the Gray Zone Once Again

The off-screen politics of Eastwood the celebrity have made headlines in his later years, but as a storyteller, he has a knack for nuance and moral complexity.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald to Paul Krugman: ‘The Last Thing Required to ... Defend Hillary Clinton Is Bravery’

At first glance, this may look like another case of media infighting in which journalists jostle for prominence, not to mention headlines and clicks. But a closer look at Greenwald’s text suggests higher stakes are in play.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE


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Democrats Zero In on Districts Made Vulnerable by Donald Trump

The term “down-ballot” is taking on added significance when it comes to the potential outcomes of battles over congressional seats in what used to be reliably Republican districts.

Posted on Aug 28, 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



Obama Provokes Progressive Outrage With All-Out TPP Push

Groups warn that President Obama will help Donald Trump in November with nationwide events promoting the unpopular trade deal.

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



The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Grass-Roots Group Launches Plan to Take Back the House of Representatives

San Francisco Bay Area activists want to raise funds to put Democrats in 37 contestable—and winnable—congressional districts nationwide.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE


Politicon 2016: Sarah Palin Hails the Rise of ‘Golden Wrecking Ball’ Donald Trump (Video)

Palin knows the publicity game, and she knows how to work the spotlight to her political advantage. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A House Divided on Gun Control Cannot Vacation

“Give us a vote. Let us vote. We came here to do our jobs. We came here to work. The American people are demanding action.”

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



#NoBillNoBreak: Democrats Occupy the House to Demand Gun Reform

Their sit-in comes just days after the Senate rejected four gun control measures.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Agree on Donald Trump Threat; Not Ready to Endorse Other’s Vision

Although Clinton won the Washington, D.C., contest as primary season came to an official end Tuesday, neither her camp nor Sanders’ shows much willingness to offer concessions to the other.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE


Perdue’s Prayers









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Posted on Jun 9, 2016 ENLARGE



BuzzFeed Dumps Ad Deal With Republican National Committee Over Donald Trump

Jonah Peretti, the media company’s CEO, said Trump’s presidential campaign is akin to cigarette ads—“hazardous to our health.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE


McCain Endorses Trump









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The Racial Divide Between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

“In the year 2016, the American people will not accept a bigoted president,” the Democratic presidential candidate said of his Republican rival.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE


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