By Kim Nicolini, CounterPunchDec 2, 2013
What interested me more than Brand's essay in The New Statesman this October was the backlash that he and people on the Left who support his political stance received from elite Academic Leftists and insulated politically correct Secular Leftists. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 18, 2011
Women's lib hasn't made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation's policymakers. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 14, 2010
From Nigerian "millionaire" plans to "FBI agent" schemes, millions of dollars have been lost to scams on the Internet. Last year saw reported losses from Internet fraud more than double, rising from $264.6 million in 2008 to $559.7 million in 2009. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ellen Goodman / TruthdigJun 11, 2009
I can't help noting that in the Sotomayor drama, the charge of "identity politics" is leveled at relative newcomers. For that matter, identity itself seems to be exclusively a matter of race, gender and minority status. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Marie Cocco / TruthdigMay 5, 2009
In my nearly two decades of covering New York's irrepressible Alfonse M. D'Amato, agreement between us was, to put it politely, rare. Yet there was one extraordinary moment when good governance and good politics collided to bring me into alliance with the former senator. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigSep 5, 2008
Talk about role reversal. The Republican Party, which scoffs at the nonsense of "identity politics," has staked everything on the compelling life stories of its presidential and vice presidential candidates. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 6, 2006
Iraqis have been taking great pains to conceal their identities in order to avoid sectarian violence. Because personal information, such as a name and province of origin, can hint at whether they are Shiite or Sunni, the fake ID trade is booming and worried Iraqis sometimes even change their license plates. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 29, 2006
Two private elementary schools in Oakland, Calif., have adapted to a phenomenon known as gender variance?when kids identify as the opposite sex. Some grow out of it, some don't, but the schools' open attitude is meant to bolster self-esteem and avoid the kind of scars that can follow children into adulthood. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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