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What We Expect to See in 2017

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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.

The Dangerous Insecurity of Donald Trump

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The presumptive Republican nominee has built a career on bluster, branding and relentless self-promotion. These are useful traits for a vainglorious mogul. For a president of the United States, they could be catastrophic.

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On Thursday former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told the crowd at the Iowa State Fair that "corporations are people, my friend." The Democratic National Committee took those words and turned them into advertising gold.

John and Elizabeth Edwards Spill the Beans

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As North Carolinians head to the polls, John Edwards, their former senator, has disclosed that after months of being politically courted he will not endorse any candidate in the Democratic primaries. The two-time presidential contender and his wife, Elizabeth, recently sat down with People magazine to explain what they like -- and don't like -- about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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"Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action. It can start after Pat's birthday." -- Kevin Tillman

Three Little Words

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Blogger "Surfeited" has a novel suggestion: "Whenever a neoconservative says something should be done you can finish the thought for him by adding three little words: by killing people" Skeptical? Check out the samples.

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