RUSSELL CONTRERAS / The Associated PressFeb 10, 2019
At the time Virginia's future political leaders wore black makeup in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too—in the comedy "Trading Places." Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Gore Vidal / TruthdigSep 27, 2016
Let us accept that we are no longer a republic governed by laws—only by armed men and force. This is just like the days of Billy the Kid. You have an armed man going down a dusty street, and that is authority. And it has come to this for us. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Gore Vidal / TruthdigAug 2, 2012
Truthdig was proud to be the home of Gore Vidal's essays over the last six years In a tribute to his legacy, we'll be rerunning his great works In this essay, written in 2009, Vidal wants us to accept that the US is no longer a republic, no longer governed by laws -- only by armed men and force . Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigAug 3, 2009
The most prominent faces of color, such as President Obama or Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr., mask an insidious new racism that, in essence, tells blacks they have enough, that progress has been made and that it is up to them to take advantage of what society offers them.The new racism tells blacks that progress has been made and it's their fault if they don't succeed. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 25, 2009
So we won't have a solution to the health care conundrum before summer's end -- and maybe not before the end of 2009, either -- but for millions of Americans, this issue is a top priority. Who's going to pay? Bob Scheer, Matt Miller and Tony Blankley cast their votes on this week's show. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 25, 2009
The strange saga involving an African-American Harvard professor, a white Cambridge, Mass., police officer and a crash course in racial politics may have reached a (somewhat) happy ending -- or at least an interesting one -- now that President Obama has invited Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley to the White House to try to work it all out together. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 22, 2009
Looks like Harvard professor and race scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. won't face criminal charges after last Thursday's unfortunate confrontation with a Cambridge, Mass., police officer, but the incident definitely touched off some reactions well beyond Harvard Square. Meanwhile, Gates has given his account of what happened and has called for an apology from the officer in question. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 21, 2009
One Sgt. James Crowley may have thought he was stopping a break-in when he showed up at a house near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., last Thursday, but the man he eventually arrested there happened to be professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., chair of the Afro-American studies department and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, who just happened to be in his own home. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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