Truthdig is a finalist for nine Los Angeles Press Club awards, including best website.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss who is responsible for allowing Islamic State to renew its offensive in Iraq and Syria. Sen. Rand Paul blames hawkish Republicans, while Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says Iraqis lack the will to fight.
Depriving people of the right to express moral outrage through boycotts—as Canada’s Harper government intends to do with critics of Israel—increases the probability that some will resort to violence as a means of political expression, writes Robert Fisk at The Independent.
Hear the campaign launch speech of the lone openly socialist figure in the national U.S. political establishment.
Reducing the bleaching of corals by blocking the sun’s rays might buy time to keep tropical reefs alive if efforts are increased to halt global warming.
Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take—and how their strategies would make a difference.
The U.S. government is out to “ruin” people who expose official wrongoing “in every conceivable way,” says John Kiriakou in an interview with Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer. Kiriakou is a 14-year CIA veteran who was jailed for confirming that the U.S. government tortured prisoners via waterboarding.
As secretary of state, Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals—and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Clinton’s State Department did a whole lot of approving.
The Russian president has declared that all military deaths—in peacetime as well as wartime—will be classified as state secrets, with violations punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Drawing heavily on the former president’s diaries and a raft of memoirs by insiders, author H.W. Brands’ “Reagan: The Life” tells its story briskly, punctuated by doses of well-tempered historical context, occasional and always gentle corrections of Reagan’s flawed representations, and a dash of analysis.
A trusted and celebrated journalist credited with inventing the genre of the modern presidential campaign book told a close friend in a 1960 letter that all of politics is a fraud but that he felt compelled to play along.
Federal prosecutors have indicted Dennis Hastert, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for allegedly violating banking laws when he paid an unnamed person to conceal unspecified “past misconduct.”
Plans for a worldwide fleet of huge new nuclear reactors have collapsed, with the cancellation of a major project and no new orders being placed.
Facebook users who already feel a tad ambivalent about the social media behemoth’s extensive privacy issues might want to sit down for this squirm-inducing update on that front.
A damning ACLU report finds “severe,” “pervasive” and “systematic” racial disparities in arrests by Minneapolis police.
When I went to London to interview him in the embassy this week, Assange asserted his belief that this pretrial phase is serving as both punishment and deterrent, and that Sweden is acting as a surrogate for the United States, which wants him jailed to stop the work of WikiLeaks.
An unprecedented alliance of news publishers, including The Guardian, El País, Le Monde and China Daily, have announced they will allow other organizations to publish their climate change stories for free in an attempt to raise awareness in the run-up to the next United Nations climate summit.
The Kentucky senator’s filibuster against renewing the Patriot Act made the widely covered campaign speeches of the other presidential candidates—including Hillary Clinton—look shallow.
Acclaimed heterodox economist Michael Hudson tells The Real News Network that if passed, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will overturn state sovereignty, and that leading International Monetary Fund economists have described the organization as captured by private bondholders.
The killing of young Black men such as 16-year-old Kimani Gray, 12-year-old Tamir Rice and 18-year-old Michael Brown are part of a historical pattern of racial terror in which Black populations have been contained and controlled by so-called legitimate mechanisms of state violence.
Russia refuses to curtail support for armed separatists in Ukraine; China refuses to abandon its base-building endeavors in the South China Sea; the Islamic State movement refuses to capitulate in the face of U.S. airpower. What is a declining superpower supposed to do in the face of such defiance?
On Wednesday, the Cornhusker State became the 19th state in the U.S. to rid itself of one of our most archaic laws.
Trillions of dollars need to be redirected into building low-carbon economies to avoid serious climate change, the U.N. warns.
Salon’s Simon Maloy points out that while every move of Republican presidential hopefuls is reported by U.S. media, the Vermont senator’s ideas are either unreported or ridiculed, despite their apparent value in the face of growing inequality.
The Catholic country in which, on average, two children under the age of 16 give birth each day, is facing backlash after authorities ordered a 10-year-old victim of sexual abuse to carry out her pregnancy.
Corporations aren’t people, despite what the Supreme Court says, and they don’t need or deserve handouts.
Shiite militias in Iraq have changed the name of their current campaign to take Ramadi from Islamic State from “I am here, O Husayn” to “I am here, O Iraq,” since the former could have been interpreted as a sign of sectarianism.