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SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering

The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE



‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era

Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE



Will Trump Repeat the Historic Chinese Exclusion Act Mistake?

The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE



Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit to Be Attorney General

In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he’s probably just getting started.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 READ MORE


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A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control

To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

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New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In

The 113th justice could make an immediate impact on cases dealing with religious freedom, gun rights and immigration.

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Senate Republicans ‘Go Nuclear’ Over Neil Gorsuch

A historic rule change clears the way for the Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed Friday.

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Bernie Sanders Attacks Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Standoff Approaches

“We need a Supreme Court justice who will protect workers’ rights, not just corporate profits,” the Vermont senator says.

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Neil Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be Confirmed Until Donald Trump’s Presidential Legitimacy Is Proved (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president needs to come clean on Russia ties, financial conflicts and other key issues before his Supreme Court pick (shown with Trump) is accepted.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State

Despite the Supreme Court nominee’s contention that judges are politically impartial, his record indicates that he would play to the Trump administration.

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Senate Minority Leader Sets Stage for Gorsuch Filibuster

After weeks of outcry and calls for Senate Democrats to “grow a spine” and filibuster Donald Trump’s right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Democrats, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (pictured), appear to be listening.

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Gorsuch’s Convenient Untruth

Judge Neil Gorsuch made a statement Tuesday at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing that even he couldn’t have believed.

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Why Neil Gorsuch Is a Dream Choice for Right-Wingers

Born into the conservative movement, the Supreme Court nominee has been well trained in its ideological orthodoxy.

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Cenk Uygur Tells Democrats How to Fight Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination (Video)

The host of The Young Turks has some advice for the opposition on aggressively questioning President Trump’s Supreme Court pick about money in politics.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Questions Arise About Gorsuch’s Views on Torture and Executive Power

Critics are concerned that the Supreme Court nominee won’t offer an adequate check on Donald Trump’s agenda.

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Trump’s War on Immigrants Has Already Reached the Supreme Court

A series of cases on the current docket—not the president’s “Muslim ban”—has brought the contentious issue of immigration to the nation’s top court.

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The Democratic National Committee Needs a Hero

The next DNC chair has an important job: protect the rights of citizens and stand up for the rule of law.

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Court Takes Trump to the Woodshed for a Lesson on Judicial Review

The “Muslim ban” has been addressed under a time-honored scrutiny. But with the president’s team sending mixed signals, the question is: Has the administration learned anything?

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Don’t Focus on Gorsuch, Focus on Trump

There should be no vote on Neil Gorsuch’s nomination until Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president is established.

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Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia

President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

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How the Hyde Amendment and HR 7 Punish America’s Poor Women (Video)

For 40 years, the crusade against abortion has affected women on Medicaid in particular, and a new bill will extend restrictions to all American women.

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 READ MORE



Supreme Court Ruling in Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct Case Could Spell Trouble for Trump

As president, Donald Trump may be required to testify in a defamation suit brought by one of the women who allege he assaulted them.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE



Can Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Be ‘Borked’?

The need for Democrats and the public to weigh in on the reshaping of the Supreme Court in 2017 will be as important as it was during the Reagan era.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE



What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Seven Wishes for President Obama’s Parting Shots

The commander in chief should take the following important actions before it’s too late.

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Will Political Chaos in North Carolina Lead to a ‘Third Reconstruction’?

The Rev. William Barber has hope: “[Republicans] are afraid. ... They know that if we have policy movement along with this kind of moral movement, it will not only energize North Carolina, but it could energize the rest of the South.”

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE



Obama and the Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer

Government agents can now use warrants obtained from a single judge to hack computers in multiple jurisdictions rather than having to get a warrant for each jurisdiction.

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Five Things Obama Should Do Before Leaving Office (but Probably Won’t)

Knowing what may be ahead after his successor’s inauguration, it is the president’s duty to take what actions he still can to protect Americans from the coming “Trumpocalypse.”

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Will Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Make America White Again?

He and his supporters may have whitewashed his record, but the Alabama senator’s past statements and actions can be described in a single word: racist.

Posted on Nov 22, 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



Jill Stein Would Be a Blessing for the Supreme Court; Gary Johnson Would Be a Disaster

Of all the candidates, the Green Party nominee would move the judicial branch in the most progressive direction as president. But the sobering reality is that she has the least prospect of doing so.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE



Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



A Crippled Supreme Court Awaits an Election in Which Hillary Clinton Is the Lesser Evil

The next president of the United States will have the power to reshape the nation’s ultimate judicial body—and redefine the meaning and application of the Constitution for a generation or more.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Shameful Spectacle of Denying People Their Vote

The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

Long before the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporate forces carried out a slow-motion coup d’état. Now the coup is over. We lost.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today

The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Voting Rights Act, 2.0

This new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



In a Victory Over Privatization, a Montana City Wins the Right to Control Its Own Water Supply

Missoula “desired to own the water system that serves its residents because city officials believe a community’s water system is a public asset best owned and operated by the public,” the state’s supreme court wrote.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



If Hillary Clinton Wins the Presidency, This Is the Most Left-Wing Thing She Will Do

For those Bernie Sanders supporters who can’t imagine a center-right Clinton presidency doing anything progressive, contemplating one prospect could help salve the injury of loss.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Endgame Is an Opportunity for the Radical Left

The fundamental premise of Sanders’ campaign—that his “political revolution” can be accomplished within the confines of capitalism—is incorrect. That will soon be clear.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Abortion Rights Find Strong Champions Among the Clergy

The news media are not presenting a complete picture. For generations, many ministers have stood with people making difficult choices about their reproductive lives.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE


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