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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.

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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, Cali. as they aimed to send a message about climate change to the current U.S. president.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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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A Shared Dream









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How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The short answer: Fight it.

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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.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE



A Radical Message From a Half-Century Ago

The largest mobilization for progressive politics since the Vietnam era offers an opportunity to go beyond treating symptoms and start offering cures for underlying illnesses.

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Spicer









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Trump Is Hiring Former Lobbyists for Roles in Related Agencies, Sparking Ethics Concerns

In one case, an official working on energy regulation had recently lobbied for oil and coal companies—and the White House won’t say whether he was granted an ethics waiver.

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Playing the Fiddle









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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


Obsolete









Posted on Apr 14, 2017 ENLARGE



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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The Financial Diaries

A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.

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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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Dickplomacy









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U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast—or MOAB—weapon was developed during the Iraq War but previously wasn’t used in combat. It’s the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

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Pentagon Admits Killing 18 U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters in ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident

The incident occurred days after President Trump took unilateral military action and bombed a Syrian government air base.

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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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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.

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Covering Immigration Stories in the Age of Trump

Claudia Núñez, digital director at Hoy, the Los Angeles Times’ Spanish-language newspaper, met with Truthdig to discuss reporting on immigration and ways to humanize the issue.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

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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



Trump’s FCC and FTC Leaders Rush to Defend Big Telco’s Assault on Internet Privacy

It’s hard to defend legislation that undermines essential privacy rights. But that hasn’t stopped the broadband industry and its many friends in Washington from trying.

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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


Jared Kushner in Charge









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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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Immigration Agency Will Lose Millions Because It Can’t Process Visas Fast Enough

Fees to expedite worker visas pay for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ efforts to digitize. But the agency can’t keep up with demand, forcing it to suspend its cash cow.

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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.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE


Immigrant Scapegoating Didn’t Start Under Trump—It Was ‘Greatly Accelerated’ Under Clinton

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Bill Blum discuss the history of scapegoating immigrants for crimes, as well as former President Bill Clinton’s role in Donald Trump’s immigration policies.   

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE


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



Financial Reports Reveal Extent of Trump Team’s Wealth

News organizations join forces to publish White House staffers’ income and holdings, exposing potential conflicts of interest.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE



The Deep State, Explained

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

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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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Veteran Washington Attorney Calls the Trump-Russia Allegations a ‘Hall of Mirrors’

By Emma Niles

International finance lawyer Jack Blum analyzes why President Trump has “doubled down on denials” of Russian influence.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE



U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley’s Tough Stance on International Relations: ‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the U.N. General Assembly’s nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE


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



Despite Growing Opposition, Devin Nunes Says He’ll Continue to Lead House Russia Inquiry

New reports raise questions about the relationship between the House Intelligence Committee chairman and the White House.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE


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