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.
Regular readers of Truthdig will not be surprised to learn that our Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist dominated our Report section as Americans deliberated which oligarch to empower to lead the country.
Our list of the 10 most-viewed A/V Booth posts includes quite a variety of figures, but there's a constant throughout: the 2016 presidential election.
If the Romans taught us anything, it is that their republic was built on excluding the many.
The entire "Last Week Tonight" episode was dedicated to making sense of Donald Trump's election by analyzing the roles of media and social media in our society, as well as asking viewers not to let an extremely abnormal situation become normalized. And then the host and many others yelled expletives at a terrible, good for nothing year: 2016.
The players wanted to win the World Series for their fans as much as for themselves. Their success means the days of being “lovable losers”—and having the comfort of baseball fans' pity—are over.
After 108 years, Chicago’s lovable losers are World Series champions. Maybe, just maybe, anything is possible.
A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.
The Vermont senator returns to the political stage to take up a difficult challenge: keeping alive the national grass-roots momentum that led millions to support him in the presidential nominating contests.
A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.