The Las Vegas massacre underscores the intellectual dishonesty of the "gun rights" lobby, which has falsified history to serve its agenda.
The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy -- regardless of legal status.The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy—regardless of legal status.
During the last such convention in 1787, legislators threw out the entire government and started from scratch. A 21st-century repeat would be an intensely partisan constitutional crisis, experts warn.
The Founding Fathers thought keeping a standing army was a danger to democracy The great wars of the 20th century appear to have left the United States with a permanent standing army -- a state of affairs only reinforced by the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 The great wars of the 20th century appear to have left the United States with a permanent standing army—a state of affairs only reinforced by the attacks of Sept.
The heavy chains of “present political possibility” should be cast off. In just 10 years, it will be the 250th birthday of the United States, and it is time to create a new political system.
The rise of Donald Trump to the presumptive Republican standard bearer for president in 2016 is an indictment of—and a profound danger to—the American republic.
In his never-ending trolling of the American public, Donald Trump has now called for the banning of Muslim immigration into -- and even entrance into -- the United States.
Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.
In the fifth installment of Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges’ interview with Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer about Scheer’s new book, Hedges challenges him on his reverence for the wealthy, male elites who created the United States.
Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer continue their conversation for The Real News Network about Scheer's latest book, "They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy." In this segment, they discuss whether there is room for optimism vis-à-vis the surveillance of American citizens and the plunder of personal data by the fused corporate-political state.