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Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

Stephen Colbert (pictured with Seth Meyers, center, and Trevor Noah, right) notes that the president “still hasn’t filled his Cabinet, he didn’t repeal Obamacare, there are still Muslims.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies

Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would prefer we not remember.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?

Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



Four Scary Implications of the French Election

The first round of voting in France’s presidential election marks another step in the emergence of a new political world in the Western democracies.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver: It’s Dangerous to Think of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as a Moderating Force (Video)

The comedian points out the vagueness of the president’s daughter and son-in-law, and how this allows others to project their feelings onto them in order to believe there’s some sanity in the White House.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency

The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France

We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE


O’Reilly for President









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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?

If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 READ MORE


Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Why Trump’s Plan to Strip the IRS Is Incredibly Dumb (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump is proposing a 14.1 percent cut in the IRS budget next year. Here are four reasons that reduction should not be made. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Tech Giants Are Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin discusses how novelist Ayn Rand’s cruel libertarianism has permeated Google, Amazon, Facebook and the White House.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE


Friendly Fire









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Spicer









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Noam Chomsky: The Real Effect of the Recent U.S. Bombings in Syria and Afghanistan (Video)

The social critic and linguist comments, “In our culture and society, it’s considered very courageous to send a huge bomb somewhere”—but the consequences may not be those intended.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Learning Curve









Posted on Apr 16, 2017 ENLARGE



Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?

Democrats are still unable to blame their nominee and themselves for the 2016 election results; a writer argues that Bernie Sanders is actually a “Democratic Party company man”; a statue of a girl facing Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull becomes a topic of contention.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid for unchecked state violence here at home.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE



Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Comeback: Can We Survive Iran’s Former President and Trump at the Same Time?

If Ahmadinejad is elected next month, the stream of nonsense coming at us from both Tehran and Washington would be too much to bear.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE


Uh Oh









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Decision on Texas’ Voter ID Law Is Another Loss for Trump Administration

A federal judge once again ruled that the law is intended to discriminate against blacks and Latinos, although the Department of Justice argued otherwise.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 READ MORE



Why Russia Won’t Leave Syria

Russia has all but won the war in Syria, and it’s not going to yield the sphere of influence it has made in the region to Donald Trump or anyone else.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



A Checklist for Trump Voters

Here are some of the many things the president said during his campaign and hasn’t followed through on.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



We Need to Stop Treating Michael Hayden as an Arbiter of Truth

Making the former NSA chief and CIA director the go-to expert on Trump’s relationship with intelligence agencies is misguided; Harvard students are developing an anti-Trump “Resistance School”; why octopuses are “aliens living on earth.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 READ MORE



For One Oregon City, the American Dream Turns Into a Deportation Nightmare

Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE



Washington’s Supreme Hypocrisy on Chemical Weapons and Civilian Deaths

The use of chemical weapons in Syria is an atrocity, but American politicians’ outrage draws on myths of American exceptionalism and erosion of political memory.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 READ MORE



We Are Careening Toward the First Industrialized State of Anarchy

We are not barreling toward fascism under Donald Trump—that would require a program and unity of purpose.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver Explains Just How Complicated and Ridiculous Marijuana Laws Are (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host delves into the often contradictory regulations that make legally buying and selling weed a huge headache.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Emissions









Posted on Apr 3, 2017 ENLARGE



Has Trump Deferred to Russia in Syria?

Some see U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as suggesting that Syrians are stuck with Assad and the Trump administration doesn’t object.

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Technique for Dealing With Bad News Is to Create Confusion and Partisanship

The president has his own kind of fog machine that he cranks up whenever he wants to divert attention from an inconvenient issue—Russia entanglements, for example.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE



‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Black Community Control of the Police

President Trump’s offensive against the undocumented is inseparable from his plans to forcefully pacify black America.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE


Brainless









Posted on Mar 30, 2017 ENLARGE    



In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

Unless you are reading this column in a good old print newspaper, odds are your internet service provider knows what you are up to.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE


Qualifications









Posted on Mar 29, 2017 ENLARGE



Campaign Against Islamic State Is Halted After U.S. Airstrikes in Mosul

President Trump may have loosened the rules of engagement for the U.S. Air Force, possibly producing more casualties in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE



The Real Problem With Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Jokes

The comedian’s Netflix show is generating criticism; the president had a crash course in how government works; and economists are exploring rising mortality rates among middle-aged white Americans.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE



America Lacks an Adult in Charge

The country is rudderless and leaderless, and there’s only one way out of this crisis.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE



The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE


Picture of Hellth









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How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?

At the very time the Trump administration wants to turn its back on the world’s migrants, the globe’s worst crises are accelerating.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE


Hope









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Trump Plan Would Separate Immigrant Children From Their Parents

The Department of Homeland Security has identified 20,000 beds for the detention of asylum-seekers—“a 500 percent increase from current capacity,” according to MSNBC.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE



These Five Trump Cabinet Members Made False Statements to Congress

During nomination hearings, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (pictured) isn’t alone in making statements that are contradicted by facts.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE


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