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Mueller Probe Heats Up: Thirteen Russians Indicted, Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Focus on Kushner Grows

There have been a number of significant developments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump administration. CNN is reporting Mueller is now investigating Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his attempts to secure financing for his family’s business while working on the president’s transition team. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times is reporting former Trump […]

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Trump's National Defense Strategy: Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex)

The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or does the national security state, […]

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At White House Lie-in, Teens Call on Congress to “Protect Kids, Not Guns”

Washington, DC, area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, February 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. (Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call) Why doesn’t this site have ads? […]

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A Mentor’s Advice to UCLA’s Campus Republicans

By Conor Friedersdorf Earlier this month, the Bruin Republicans at UCLA invited the performance artist Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at an event tilted “Ten Things I Hate About Mexico.” Days later, they thought better of their decision, cancelling their event with a vacuous, nihilistic enabler of bigots, to the credit of a faction in their […]

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The “Alt-Right” Is Building a White Nationalist Mass Movement With “Operation Homeland”

Borrowing ideas from the European New Right and “Generation Identity” in France, the “alt-right” is looking to expand a so-called identitarian movement onto US soil. The recently launched “Operation Homeland” project will attempt to recruit young folks on college campuses, beginning in March with an event at Michigan State University. Surrounded by his bodyguards, alt-right […]

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The Pentagon Is Using an Environmental Law Meant to Protect Us Against Us

A ground crew member signals to an EA-18G Growler as it returns from a flight during heavy snows at Naval Air Facility Misawa. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada / US Navy) The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental […]

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Tips Are for Servers, Not CEOs

No “alternative facts” here — we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! When we give someone a tip, we expect the money will go to the workers who provided us with service. We might leave a little extra because someone went above and beyond for us. Or […]

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Intra-Party Battles Fuel Primary Spending

Voters still have more than eight months before the 2018 general elections, but some incumbent members of Congress are facing much earlier primary tests from members of their own party. While these elections might not determine who controls the House and Senate next year, they could shift the ideological balance of power within the two […]

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Gun Control Is not Impossible

By Julian E. Zelizer As the United States tries to recover from the massacre in at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, a feeling of pessimism is setting in among liberal politicians and pundits about whether gun control legislation is possible. Many Americans who have been following politics have seen this movie before […]

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The Flawed Nationalism of Donald Trump

By Peter Beinart The astonishing thing about Donald Trump’s response to Robert Mueller’s recent indictments is his inability to recognize that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is about something bigger than him. Look closely at Trump’s tweets. February 16: “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run […]