Maj. Danny Sjursen / TruthdigApr 7, 2018
For slaves and Native Americans, the Revolution wasn’t “radical”: It was one more colossal effort to enforce Western conservative values and preserve the privileges of whites and the rich. Dig deeper ( 16 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 15, 2016
In the movement for equality, justice and peace, we smile at trouble and gather strength from distress. We grow brave by reflection and do not shrink. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Eric Ortiz / TruthdigNov 2, 2016
We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Eric Ortiz / TruthdigMay 13, 2016
Every one of the 85,000 political posters at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics tells a story you won’t find in standard history books. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 10, 2015
On The Real News Network's "Reality Asserts Itself," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the significance of Thomas Paine, why we did not carry out an American "Revolution," and three reasons why liberals cannot "propel resistance forward." Dig deeper ( 14 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigMay 26, 2014
Paine did for the American Revolution what we must do for our present-day revolution against the corporate state: He created a political language that exposed the realities of despotic power and demanded a rational response. Paine did for the American Revolution what we must do for our revolution against the corporate state: He created a political language that exposed the realities of despotic power and demanded a rational response. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
Stanley Kutler / TruthdigAug 19, 2011
Obvious, off-the-wall politicians like Michele Bachmann were at one time deservedly dismissed as fringe candidates. But ironically, the liberal media has propelled such politicians from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates.The liberal media has propelled off-the-wall politicians such as Michele Bachmann from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being "serious" candidates. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 19, 2010
Based on this video, it seems Fox News viewers are so patriotic they don't know anything about the origins of our country During this little history lesson, Glenn Beck explains who Tom Paine was: "kind of the me " In fairness, Beck made a disgusted face as he said it -- the same one we were making. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 9, 2009
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Thomas Paine, a man who rallied the American people in the fight for independence from Britain, denounced political corruption and defended "free and rational inquiry" in the face of organized religion. He famously wrote, “The world is my country. All mankind are my brethren. To do good is my religion." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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