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Donald Trump’s Supporters Are Poorly Paid, Distrustful and Convinced They’re Anything but Racist

The candidate is leading in voter support in the Republican presidential primary race because he appeals to a statistically significant bloc of frustrated whites who “reject the stories offered to them” by established sources “and admire leaders who do the same.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 READ MORE


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Ending the Gun Lobby’s Con Game

The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Consultant for a Day

The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don’t usually ask me for mine. Nonetheless, the GOP’s presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in years. It’s about to hit full stride, and I can’t resist kibitzing.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE


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Robert Reich Is Petitioning the DNC for More Presidential Debates

The former Clinton labor secretary, “one of the most respected independent progressive figures within the Democratic orbit,” is circulating a petition calling for the Democratic National Committee, led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (pictured), to schedule additional Democratic debates—and during times of the week when Americans are likely to watch.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE



Radical Group Uses Donald Trump in Recruiting Video; Muslim Preachers Denounce Him and Islamic State

The foremost academic expert on Islamic State and Muslim radical thought, Will McCants at Brookings, tweeted out late Friday: “Shabab uses Trump’s anti-Muslim statement in new recruitment video. ...”

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



2015 in Review: Truthdig’s Best Columns of the Year

At the start of 2016, Truthdig takes a look at some of the columns we published last year that were our favorites.

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 READ MORE



Kshama Sawant: For Many Millennials, the Dirty Word Is ‘Capitalism,’ Not ‘Socialism’

“In 2013, many people voted for me in spite of the fact I was a socialist,” the Seattle city councilwoman writes in The Guardian. “In this year’s election [2015], many more people voted consciously for socialist politics.”

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What Could Go Wrong in 2016?

You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it’s a brand new year—a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE



A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo

As the clock counts down to the new year, another clock will continue ticking, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since May 23, 2013, the day President Barack Obama promised to free all those prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared for release.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE


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The GOP Candidates Know Nothing about Syria

Ending this imbroglio requires robust diplomacy.

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 READ MORE


Trump the Laughingstock









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Cruz’s Daughters









Posted on Dec 28, 2015 ENLARGE


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A Donald Trump Translation Dictionary (Video)

Here’s what the Republican front-runner really means when he uses words like “Constitution,” “journalists” or “kill.”

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 READ MORE



The Best Truthdig Cartoons of 2015

Here are some of the top cartoons that tickled Truthdig readers’ funny bones this year.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



Are the Media Hyping the Threat From Islamic State?

President Obama is clearly frustrated that conservative radio and cable television—and even mainstream cable television—have cooperated with the more belligerent GOP presidential candidates to project Islamic State as some sort of evil superpower and an existential threat to the United States.

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 READ MORE



Is Hillary Clinton Right That Donald Trump Is Helping Islamic State?

During Saturday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton at one point alleged that Islamic State is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.” Trump on Sunday denied that any such Islamic State video exists, and said of Clinton, “she lies like crazy.”

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE



Clinton: Trump Is Islamic State’s Chief Recruiter. Sanders: Get Islamic State First, Assad Later

The latest Democratic debate had a lot of discussion on foreign policy. It’s a shame the Democratic National Convention put it on a Saturday night, when the audience was much lower.

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Missed Saturday’s Democratic Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

For those of you who had prior engagements on Saturday night, here’s a short clip to get you caught up on the standout moments from ABC’s Democratic debate.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Read Truthdig’s Tweets From Saturday Night’s Democratic Debate

All of our tweets from the ABC Democratic debate in one place for your enjoyment.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



41 Percent of Donald Trump Supporters Want to Bomb Aladdin and Jasmine (Video)

Public Policy Polling asked U.S. voters if they favored bombing “Agraba.” Some 30 percent of Republicans said “Yes!” What do they have against the fictional Disney city?

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Robert Reich Explains How to Deal With Your Conservative Uncle Bob This Holiday Season

In preparation for the holidays, here’s a survival guide for dealing with your right-wing relatives.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



The Third Democratic Debate: The Gloves Come Off

Two issues dominated the opening of the third and last Democratic presidential debate of 2015: the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton data breach controversy, and foreign policy—namely how to deal with Islamic State. (Updated)

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bill Nye the Science Guy Schools Republican Presidential Candidates on Biology

In addition to being a campaigner on the issue of climate change, Bill Nye the Science Guy also has a message about abortion for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Trevor Noah: It’s Almost Like Republican Candidates Are Trying to Scare Their Way Into Office

“The Daily Show” host weighs in on Republicans’ fear-mongering tactics at Tuesday night’s debate.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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No, GOP, You Can’t Win by Carpet-Bombing (Video)

At the debate Tuesday night, Ted Cruz came out swinging wildly. But while the Republican candidate has impressive educational degrees and is a wily if not a smart man, he most often is ignorant about the things of which he speaks.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 READ MORE



Playing TV Tough Guys

It was billed as a foreign policy debate, but Tuesday’s encounter among Republican presidential candidates was in large part an acting competition over who could convey the impression of being the baddest, meanest foe of the terrorists—and of Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Missed Tuesday’s GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch CNN’s Republican debate, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence

What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the U.S. Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here. Pictured right, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state’s gun laws.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



Has the Falling Price of Oil Just Won the Democrats the Presidency?

The price of petroleum fell Monday to levels not seen since the crash of 2008, at one point hitting $35 a barrel in New York. But will low gasoline prices help the Democratic nominee?

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



Would Cruz Be Any Better Than Trump?

If Ted Cruz is the Republican Party’s cure for Donald Trump, the antidote may be worse than the poison.

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE


Trump’s Tentacles









Posted on Dec 14, 2015 ENLARGE



No, Donald Trump, Real Muslims Haven’t Applauded Your Fascist Plan to Ban Them

Some in the Arabic press reported with a straight face Trump’s assertions that he has lots of Muslim friends and that they are calling to say how pleased they are that the GOP presidential contender wants to bar them from entering the U.S. In the real world, how have Muslims responded?

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE



Is Corporate Media a Danger to Society? Coverage of Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders (Video)

“ABC World News Tonight” has given one minute to Bernie Sanders this year (actually, just 20 seconds). It has given 81 minutes to Donald Trump.

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE


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The Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 5 Possible Outcomes

If onetime University of Texas aspirant Abigail Fisher prevails on all of her claims, the last tepid vestiges of race-conscious affirmative action will end at public colleges and universities throughout the land.

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 9, 2015 ENLARGE


Trump Fashion









Posted on Dec 9, 2015 ENLARGE


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