Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Left Masthead
August 26, 2016
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed






Truthdig Bazaar more items

 

Tag: Washington Dc


The Mousai House—A Grass-Roots Model of a Cooperative Economy

Facing eviction from one of the last places for independent artists in Washington, D.C., a community banded together in a struggle against developers.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE


Advertisement

Square, Category Page


Worshipping Money in Washington, D.C.

The “must-read crib sheet for Washington’s influence class” represents the constantly unfolding tale of power for hire, told always with a discreet sympathy for the man on top.

Posted on Jun 30, 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



Washington Just Can’t Help Itself

It’s as if every time our representatives look into the closet marked “solutions,” the only thing they see is a hulking, over-armed soldier whom they obsessively let loose.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE



In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home

American drones not only terrorize the populations living under their constant surveillance, they also psychologically wound their own operators, leaving victims with post-traumatic stress disorder on opposite sides of the globe.

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 READ MORE



Mysterious, Powerful Lobbying Group Won’t Say Whom It Works For

The Commercial Energy Working Group is one of Washington’s many lobbying organizations working to make government friendlier to business, but who it represents is a secret.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Era Sees Conservatives Tighten Grip on States

During Obama’s tenure, Republicans have gained unprecedented power at the state level, doubling the number of state legislatures that they control and securing 32 governorships.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE



Saudi Arabia Continues Hiring Spree of U.S. Lobbyists and Public Relations Experts

Foreign lobbying disclosure documents reveal that the government of Saudi Arabia, known for its grotesque human rights abuses, is aggressively seeking to expand its influence in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Pope Met Gay Student in Washington; Kim Davis Meeting Was Arranged by Anti-Gay Cleric

Pope Francis’ meeting with the anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk was arranged by an archbishop with known anti-gay sentiments, the Vatican said, and occurred one day after the pontiff met with a gay former student and his boyfriend.

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 READ MORE



Pope Francis Elevates the Discourse on Capitol Hill

“God bless America” sounds banal coming from politicians but profound when spoken by the shepherd of 1.2 billion souls. In his historic address to Congress, Pope Francis delivered a blessing of encouragement, not admonition—and spoke powerfully about the hot-button issues that keep our political leaders mired in bitter gridlock.

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: John Oliver and a Group of Children Explain in Song How Congress Constantly Screws D.C.

The fact that Washington, D.C., lacks full representational voting rights in Congress is not only absurd, it’s extremely dangerous and detrimental to the well-being of our capital city’s inhabitants, as HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host pointed out in a fabulous segment Sunday night.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Russia or China: Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List?

Lacking consensus about who constitutes the United States’ principal great-power adversary, it has become increasingly difficult for Washington policymakers to forge long-term strategic plans. And yet, there is no reason to assume that the anointment of a common enemy—a new Soviet Union—will make this country and the world any safer than it is today.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE



Visiting the Torture Museum: Barbarism Then and Now

Someday, at an official U.S. torture museum, our children may wonder how we ever adopted the worst traditions of terror in the Age of Barbarism Lite.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 READ MORE



The New American Order

Political campaigns and elections; the privatization of Washington; the de-legitimization of traditional governance; the national security state as an untouchable fourth branch of government; the demobilization of “we the people.” These are five areas in which the outlines of the new U.S. order are emerging.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 READ MORE



Rationalizing Lunacy: The Intellectual as Servant of the State

Let me propose an experiment: Put our policy intellectuals on furlough. Not permanently—just until the last of the winter snow finally melts in New England. Let’s see if we are able to make do without them for a month or two.

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: CPAC, Bibi, Pot in D.C.

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the applause that Israel received at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a “clean” funding bill that keeps the Department of Homeland Security open without picking a fight over immigration rules, and the announcement that marijuana is now legal in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘More’ and ‘War’: The Tao of Washington

In a sense, there are only two operative words in twenty-first-century Washington: more and war. In this context, there really is just one well-policed party of thought in town.

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Election Postmortem

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists sort through the Republican victory in a rare live show out of Washington, D.C. The Atlantic’s David Frum says voters signaled the economy continues to disappoint; Scheer says Obama was responsible for ignoring the party base; and host Matt Miller suggests we institute mandatory voting.

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



ISIS in Washington

Two Saturdays ago, a friend of a friend mentioned that “given ISIS, maybe neither” New York City nor Washington, D.C. “is such a great place to be right now.” Moments after she left, I had the urge to bolt down the stairs, catch up to her, and say: “Whatever you do, don’t step off the curb. That’s where danger lies in American life. ISIS, not so much.”

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 READ MORE



Entering the Intelligence Labyrinth

In a capital riven by fierce political disagreements, just about everyone agrees on the absolute, total and ultimate importance of the “U.S. Intelligence Community” and whatever its top officials might decide in order to keep this country safe and secure.

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 READ MORE



Are Think Tanks Selling Influence to Foreign Powers?

More than a dozen D.C. think tanks on which experts rely for independent research and policy analysis “have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities,” a New York Times investigation found.

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 READ MORE



S Street Rising

A gritty street-level portrait of a dark chapter in the history of Washington, D.C., reflected in the mirror of the author’s own crack addiction.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: In Ukraine, Washington Uses Fake Evidence as Usual

“There is, as with any government, an official narrative that they seek to disseminate to the public and get the press to adopt,” the Truthdig columnist told RT host Sophie Shevardnadze.

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Watch: Livestream of D.C. Protest Against Mass Surveillance

On the 12th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Patriot Act, a group of whistle-blowers, activists and politicians from across the political spectrum are participating in the “largest rally yet” against unchecked NSA spying.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Raymond Bryson (CC BY 2.0)

A World Where No One Listens to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

Ever fewer countries, allies, or enemies, are paying attention, much less kowtowing, to the once-formidable power of the world’s last superpower. The list of defiant figures—from Egyptian generals to Saudi princes, Iraqi Shiite leaders to Israeli politicians—is lengthening.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE


At Least 12 Dead in Naval Shooting (Update 2)

At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a U.S. naval facility in Washington, D.C., on Monday morning.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE



Abode of Chaos (CC BY 2.0)

UAV Industry to Journalists: Don’t Call Them ‘Drones’

Leaders of the unmanned aerial vehicle industry instructed journalists at a conference this week in Washington, D.C., to stop using the word “drone” to refer to the terrifying flying robots the government uses to monitor and kill people.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 READ MORE



jontintinjordan (CC BY 2.0)

K Street’s Deceptive Dive

According to figures reported under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, money spent to influence politicians decreased in 2011 and 2012. So did the total number of registered lobbyists. Does that mean the business is on the decline?

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE


The Washington Monument









Posted on Jan 26, 2013 ENLARGE



pixelasso (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The New Extremism

The debate in both Washington and the mainstream media over austerity measures, the alleged fiscal cliff and the looming debt crisis not only function to render anti-democratic pressures invisible, but also produce what the late sociologist C. Wright Mills once called “a politics of organized irresponsibility.”

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 READ MORE



Photo by Paul Weiskel (rights reserved)

One Year Later: Lessons Learned From Occupy Wall Street

Occupiers say the movement is about building connections, creating alternative media sources and learning to cope without government.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 READ MORE



jrodmanjr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Mortgage Debt Relief? Not on His Watch

The Federal Reserve announced last week that it would launch no new stimulus programs to jump-start the economy, and editors at The Washington Post applauded Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, for refusing to refinance mortgages for struggling homeowners.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 READ MORE



Mark Coggins (CC BY 2.0)

The Roots of Gore Vidal’s Discontent

Gore Vidal, the high-born author and activist who died Tuesday at the age of 86, was a man who had grand, democratic ambitions for his country—a nation that became a pale, mocking imitation of the place he knew during his pre-World War II boyhood—says his longtime friend Bob Carr, the current Australian minister of foreign affairs.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 READ MORE



thisisbossi (CC-BY)

A Look at the New ‘Anti-Occupy’ Bill

The radical corners of the Internet have been ringing loudly over a piece of legislation passed with near unanimous support last week that protesters are calling the “anti-Occupy” bill. The new law mostly updates a set of rules already in place, however.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 READ MORE


DC Disasters









Posted on Aug 27, 2011 ENLARGE


Truth in Architecture









Posted on Jul 10, 2011 ENLARGE


Watch Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

For y’all who couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C., and don’t subscribe to cable, Comedy Central’s website has provided a live video stream of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Enjoy.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



Flickr / cosen

D.C. Upgrades Its Free Condom Program

It may just be an extraordinary guerrilla marketing tactic, but after complaints that the condoms given out by D.C. schools are too small and flimsy and awkward to receive, officials have announced they are stocking up on Trojan brand condoms—including the super-size Magnum variety in a shiny gold wrapper.

Posted on May 21, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / samirluther

Congress Has a Snow Day

Thanks to the lousy weather pummeling the nation’s capital, Congress is taking some time off. The House canceled all business pending bluer skies, while the Senate convened for a whole five minutes Monday. As of this posting, there is a 100 percent chance of snow in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE



flickr.com

District of Corruption

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of AIDS in the country, and millions of federal dollars are spent trying to alleviate it. But a new investigative piece uncovers a corrupt system where books were cooked, corners cut, and $400,000 lost to a nonprofit launched by the leader of a cocaine ring.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009 READ MORE


View the most popular tags overall?

View all tags?

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network