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Truthdig, a Web magazine that provides expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. Editor, Robert Scheer. Publisher, Zuade Kaufman.

Published: 2017-05-24T20:30:55+00:00


Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Trump’s ‘No-Growth’ Budget: ‘It Doesn’t Make Any Economic Sense’

2017-05-24T20:30:55+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 20:30:55 +0000

The Nobel Prize-winning economist joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss the president’s $4.1 trillion budget, which was unveiled Tuesday.

Defender of Chemical Companies Takes Charge of EPA Unit Overseeing Toxins

2017-05-24T19:29:57+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 19:29:57 +0000

By Lauren Coleman-Lochner / Bloomberg She has represented the American Chemistry Council, an industry group whose members include Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil. Now Nancy Beck has moved to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’

2017-05-24T18:51:32+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 18:51:32 +0000

By Ray McGovern and William Binney / Consortiumnews So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

Fake Ads in the Time of Trump

2017-05-24T18:47:50+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 18:47:50 +0000

By Barbara Koeppel The recent focus on the viability of news stories has overshadowed another method of spreading false political information.

Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996

2017-05-24T18:22:41+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 18:22:41 +0000

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Although decades apart, both terrorist attacks were reactions against a history of colonialism.

Is There a Secular Humanist Anti-Establishmentarian in the House?

2017-05-24T16:48:32+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 16:48:32 +0000


Hit Him Where It Hurts

2017-05-24T16:40:51+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 16:40:51 +0000

By Mattea Kramer / TomDispatch Can a boycott movement to damage President Trump financially change the political landscape?

Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity

2017-05-24T08:33:45+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 08:33:45 +0000

By Neal Gabler / Bill Moyers Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

Wikimedia Scores ‘Important Victory’ in the Fight Against NSA Surveillance

2017-05-24T08:01:26+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 08:01:26 +0000

By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams On Tuesday, a federal appeals court found that the Wikimedia Foundation had standing to argue that the National Security Agency was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights by spying on its users’ communications.

SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering

2017-05-24T01:00:44+00:00Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:44 +0000

By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.