By Nadia Prupis / Common DreamsAug 11, 2016
The Democratic presidential nominee should tap "executive branch appointees with a documented record of fighting for the public interest," say progressives who recognize that "personnel is policy." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigOct 6, 2012
The bloated Pentagon budget, the mounting ravages of climate change and governmental threats to civil liberties were among the issues that were missing from the presidential debate this week. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 18, 2011
Numbers from a recent Pew Research Center study contradict the conventional thinking on independent voters Independents are not moderates who can be swayed to the right or left with appeals to moderation and centrism, but "disaffected political partisans" (more). Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 15, 2011
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Where there's a conservative video sting allegedly capturing a liberal target saying something controversial, there's highly manipulative editing. As Mark Sumner on the Daily Kos puts it, "The ACORN video was a fake. The Shirley Sherrod video was a fake. So why should anyone be surprised to find that the NPR video is also a fake?" (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 14, 2011
Daily Kos blogger Jed Lewison plugged the president and Sarah Palin's respective speeches about the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., into a word cloud generator to create a visual representation of the rhetoric. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 16, 2007
It's really only a matter of time, after a member of the current administration steps down, before he or she re-emerges on the political and/or cultural scene. Take Karl Rove, for example, who, not to be relegated to some contrived yet lucrative "consulting" position (not yet, at any rate), will write about the upcoming elections for Newsweek. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 17, 2007
DailyKos proprietor Markos Moulitsas joins Stephen Colbert to defend his super popular blog, which "Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly compared to the work of the KKK and the Nazis. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ellen Goodman / TruthdigAug 9, 2007
Yes, there are women bloggers out there -- a lot of them, in fact. But when it comes to who gets heard and who sets the agenda, the netroots feel like a "new boys' club." Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 6, 2007
If you can't get enough of Democrats fighting over who is least Bush-like, check out the Largest Minority's roundup and critique of the YearlyKos debate. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigAug 3, 2007
Perhaps you missed it, but Wednesday was the 19th anniversary of Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Limbaugh was celebrating his ripe old age, in media years, on the same week that liberal blog fans were trekking to Chicago for the YearlyKos convention. Therein lies one of the most important stories in American politics. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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