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The Descent Into Madness, Part II

The roots of our nation's current descent into madness can be traced back to a series of unresolved catastrophic traumas Americans experienced during the Bush Administration. In the short span of 8 years, we suffered a collective loss...Show More Summary

Anti-Isis "Grand Alliance" Derails in Wake of Russian Jet Downing and Quick Revival of Business-As-Usual

In the wake of the shocking terrorist attacks on Paris, French President Francois Hollande embarked on a round of high-level summitry at the start of the week just past to create an effective new "grand alliance" to defeat Isis. ButShow More Summary

Message to Bernie: Stop Frittering Away Your Political Revolution

After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled. With the Benghazi hearings behind her and the e-mail scandal receding, at least for the time being, Hillary Clinton has regained political momentum...Show More Summary

Dennis Kucinich: An Unpredictable American Original

This week's episode of KCRWs "Scheer Intelligence" features Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer in conversation with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio's eight-term congressman and two-time Democratic presidential candidate, who reveals tales about the underbelly of politics going back to his days as the "Boy Mayor" of Cleveland on the late 1970s. Show More Summary

Moore, Gays and Alabama

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten. Look away, Look Away. Confederate Song, I wish I was in Dixie Roy Moore is back in the news, accompanied by (a) all but one of his colleagues on the Alabama Supreme Court and (b) by Judge Marvin Wiggins, a Circuit Court Judge in rural Alabama. Show More Summary

Hollywood Adopts Abortion

When we launched carafem in the Washington, D.C. area last year, we did so with the intent of literally, "changing the conversation" about abortion. As a child of the '70s, I grew up in the Midwest with a mother who was a feminist and a registered nurse. Show More Summary

Climate Leadership: Paris and the Paradox of the U.S. Role

One of the standard tropes of American politics is about global leadership. The automatic assumption on nearly all pressing issues is that we lead, and one of the charges typical of presidential campaigns is that the other candidate doesn't, can't or won't lead. Show More Summary

A Vietnamese Refugee's Thanksgiving Hope for Syria

This Thanksgiving, I followed my annual rituals as I visited my family in Cerritos, California. I picked up something for dessert, helped my mom in the kitchen, and listened to my dad's stories. But this year, I was especially thankful that my family gets to celebrate an American holiday such as Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

Put an End to Violence Against Women in Iran

Since its inception, the theocratic regime's repression has resulted in institutionalized violence against women in Iran throughout all social sectors. Iranian women have been subjected to various forms of injustice, lack of freedomShow More Summary

In Terror's Wake, America Must Remain Our Brothers' Keeper

Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" Genesis, 4:9 Our Response To Terror After the horrific mass attacks directed at France, Russia, Mali, Lebanon, TunisiaShow More Summary

Russia's Premeditated Incursion

For all of the discussion of the shooting down of a Russian bomber by the Turkish Air Force one important fact seems to have been overlooked. If you study a map of the border region in which the event occurred it seems fairly obvious...Show More Summary

Claiming Power, Creating the Future

"Since the people are sovereign under our Constitution..." Ralph Nader writes in a recent essay that we should demand acknowledgement of this fact from our presidential candidates and ask what they will do to restore this sovereignty to the American people, in their various manifestations as voters, taxpayers, workers and consumers. Show More Summary

Why Admitting One Million Refugees Can Help Defeat ISIS

I believe the United States is in the midst of making a major and very damaging mistake in relationship to ISIS. That's because we are doing exactly what they want us to do to play into their apocalyptic endgame. Governors, legislators,...Show More Summary

New Tax Documents Show How Secret Money Infects Campaigns on Both Sides

Two years ago this week, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department released proposed rules to clarify nonprofit political spending guidelines. Although imperfect, those proposed rules marked an important step forward toward reining in the amount of secret money that infects our politics. Show More Summary

A New "Tipping Point"?

There is a phrase that has become part of the lexicon of Silicon Valley. It is the "tipping point." Something is occurring right before our eyes and ears with respect to law enforcement -- specifically the police, nationwide -- and the...Show More Summary

Every Person Deserves a Place to Call Home for the Holidays

Where will you spend your Thanksgiving? If you spend it with family or friends around a table piled high with a feast, and maybe followed by a football game, you have much to be thankful for. Every person deserves a safe, stable place to call home. Show More Summary

Buy Made in China, Weaken National Security?

The National Interest Crouching Tiger Series: Buy Made In China, Weaken National Security? from Peter Navarro on Vimeo. At the next two presidential debates - the Republicans square off in Nevada and the Democrats duel in New Hampshire...Show More Summary

Bring Climate Change in from the Cold

While the nation focuses on terrorism and the horrific attack in Paris (as well as other nations overseas), there is another issue that the Pentagon has stated is an immediate threat to our national security. Yet it is rarely, if ever, discussed in those terms on the Republican side of the aisle. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving and Social Security: Different Reasons for Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Thanksgiving celebrates the first time in our history when refugees, fleeing persecution, were welcomed and aided by those already here. The Wampanoag tribe not only welcomed the pilgrim-refugees to this land but provided them with food during their first winter when the pilgrim-refugees' own provisions ran short. Show More Summary

Why ISIS is Winning

The short version: ISIS is winning because the major players in this fight are not working together and even working against each other. The long version is more complicated. The US, UK and France are all working well together, but they are not working with Iran, Russia, and Syria who are working well together. Show More Summary

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