Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich

President Donald Trump officially unveiled his budget on Tuesday and made clear that the candidate who rose to power with a promise to protect the downtrodden and working class had swapped that rhetoric for “hardline rightwing economics” that prioritizes military might and insulating the one-percent at the expense of all else. Trump’s “rigged budget,” as […]

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Government austerity demands that we die within our means

Most people still don’t fully understand the true scale of the human cost that government imposed austerity has unleashed BBC Parliament. Some rights reserved.As we move towards the general election, we are paralyzed by what is probably the biggest single issue affecting ordinary people in the country: austerity. We are unable to fully understand both […]

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Roots of Terror: Is Trump Enabling ISIS?

The top trending tweet regarding the Manchester bombing is from Trita Parsi‏: “Make no mistake: By turning blind eye to Saudi role in aiding terror and instead blaming Iran, Trump is ENABLING ISIS.” BEAU GROSSCUP, bgrosscup at csuchico.edu Grosscup is author of several books, including: The Newest Explosions of Terrorism and, most recently, Strategic Terror: The Politics […]

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What can we learn from Russia’s spring of protest?

Russian citizens are fed up. Truckers keep on protesting, and allegations of corruption at the highest levels are drawing crowds. The demonstrations of March and April teach us that protest could be the only right we’ve got left. Русский A protest against corruption in St Petersburg, April 2017. Photo CC-by-2.0: Farhad Sadykov / Flickr. Some […]

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Boycott Trump: Can a Movement to Hurt the President Financially Change the Political Landscape?

Anti-Trump activity remains fragmented several months into his term. (Photo: Canadian Pacific) Why doesn’t this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn’t accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way — make a donation to support our independent journalism. In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered […]

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Did Pompeo Also Get an Obstruction Call from Trump?

The WaPo reports that Trump called both Admiral Mike Rogers and Dan Coats to ask if they could issue statements denying any collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to […]

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Democracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday

Democracy Now! 2017-05-23 Tuesday Headlines for May 23, 2017 As Last Confederate Statue Is Removed in New Orleans, Will School Names & Street Signs Follow? Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Israeli Jails Protest Trump’s Visit to Israel What Impact Will the Manchester Bombing Have on Israel-Palestine Peace Process? U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, But […]

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Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Hit Him Where It Hurts

Posted by Mattea Kramer at 7:43am, May 23, 2017.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. As his polling figures sag, the chaos of his presidency increases exponentially, and the news turns ever grimmer (for him), President Trump faces growing opposition nationwide. As TomDispatch regular Mattea Kramer reports today, from boycotting businesses carrying his products to jamming the […]

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The Beleaguered Tenants of ‘Kushnerville’

This story was co-published with The New York Times Magazine. The Townhouse on High Seas Court in the Cove Village development, in the Baltimore suburb of Essex, was not exactly the Cape Cod retreat that its address implied: It was a small unit looking onto a parking lot, the windows of its two bedrooms so high […]

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Jane Mayer, Winner of the Bernstein Award

Is the Trump Administration a dream or a nightmare for the Koch brothers? This week’s episode asks and answers many questions about the intricate relationship between money and politics in American life with Jane Mayer, a New Yorker staff writer and winner of NYPL’s 2017 Bernstein Award for her book “Dark Money.”

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