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You Can Call Him Jeb!

Substituting an exclamation point for his inconvenient last name, Jeb Bush has officially entered the presidential race. Why isn’t everyone else quaking in fe...   [ continue reading...]

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The Cold War Heats Up as the U.S. and Poland Discuss Weapons Deployment in Eastern Europe

    U.S. soldiers attend the opening ceremony for a military exercise in Lithuania last week. (Mindaugas Kulbis / AP) In yet another dramatic break from th...   [ continue reading...]

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Speech: A Study in Whiplash-Inducing Contrasts

ABC News She took a page from Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first major campaign speech, but Hillary Clinton is still Wall Street’s woman, a point that w...   [ continue reading...]

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The Evil That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Israel’s Apartheid

A perverted decorum bans the use of the term, but a writer’s trip to the West Bank finds that the conditions imposed on Palestinians by Israelis amply justify...   [ continue reading...]

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VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Tavis Smiley: Change Will Come Through Organizations of Mass Resistance

In a clip from an appearance on Tavis Smiley’s talk show on PBS, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges holds forth on topics covered in his new book, “Wages of Re...   [ continue reading...]

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Australia Faces Stormy Future as Temperatures Soar

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Destructive storms and sudden floods are set to intensify across Australia as global warming plays havoc with rainfall patt...   [ continue reading...]

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Truthdigger of the Week: Juan Felipe Herrera, the Next U.S. Poet Laureate

The Californian has been a powerful voice in telling the Latino story, but his reach is not limited by culture. In his new post he wants to use poetry as a forc...   [ continue reading...]

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Witness Statements Contradict Account of Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice

    A sign from a march in New York City against police violence against black Americans. (The All-Nite Images / CC BY-SA 2.0) A prosecutor’s comprehensi...   [ continue reading...]

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Has America Changed Since Edward Snowden’s Disclosures?

On the second anniversary of Snowden’s historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed—and what has not.   [ continue reading...]

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The Rise of a New Left in Turkey?

The rise of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) made waves in socially conservative Turkey by championing gay rights, women’s rights and leftist causes like...   [ continue reading...]

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VIDEO: Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.

A video roundtable hosted by Truthdig Assistant Editor Alexander Reed Kelly explains why the IMF, Europe, and Western corporations don’t have the country’s...   [ continue reading...]

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AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Shame, Speedboats and Trade

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss Jeb Bush’s 1995 lament that society no longer stigmatize...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Controls Iraq: President Obama or Islamic State?

Don’t feel bad if you’re confused about what the United States is trying to accomplish in Iraq. President Obama doesn’t seem to know, either—or else he...   [ continue reading...]

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New Emails Reveal Friendship of Koch Lobbyists and Financial Regulators

  Charles and David Koch—the Koch brothers. (DonkeyHotkey / CC BY 2.0) Recent emails, released to the public Friday, have revealed the close bond be...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Organic Farmers Are Angry With Whole Foods

Paul Swansen / CC BY 2.0 Bourgeois supermarket chain Whole Foods has drawn the wrath of a number of its faithful organic suppliers. The multibillion-dollar co...   [ continue reading...]

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Fast-Track Would Hand the Money Monopoly to Private Banks—Permanently

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt If successful, the rush to “fast track” a trio of controversial trade deals would nip attempts to implement public banking and o...   [ continue reading...]

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Robert Scheer: Plundering Our Freedom With Abandon (Part 2 of 3)

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay discuss the inherent contradictions in Silicon Valley’s ideology a...   [ continue reading...]

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VIDEO: The IMF Walks Out of Greece Bailout Talks

The International Monetary Fund pulled out of negotiations with Greece on Thursday after it accused Athens of refusing to compromise over labor market and pensi...   [ continue reading...]

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Iceland Jailed Bankers and Rejected Austerity—and It’s Been a Success

Iceland’s insistence on following a different drummer after the global economic collapse is evidence that a more ethical approach can work.   [ continue reading...]

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Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement

Twelve days after his 22nd birthday, Kalief Browder wrapped an air-conditioner power cord around his neck and hanged himself.   [ continue reading...]

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