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Republicans Race to Finish Their Tax Cuts

By Russell Berman Republicans racing to enact their tax cuts by Christmas are down to the final details as they try to merge competing plans passed by the House and Senate in the last month. But those finishing touches are forcing the party to make some tricky decisions. Will negotiators soften the more unpopular edges […]

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A National-Security Strategy Devoid of Values

By David Frum The Trump administration unveils a National Security Strategy next week, but National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster provided an advance glimpse of the plan on Tuesday. A helpful way to understand where this still-new administration is leading is to compare McMaster’s bullet-pointed speech to the final Strategy documents released by two previous administrations, in […]

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Trump Tests the Limits of Shame

By Michelle Cottle Just after 8:00 on Tuesday morning, President Trump whipped out his phone and fired off this incendiary, insinuating tweet: Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign donations not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is […]

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Judith Butler Overestimates the Power of Hateful Speech

By Conor Friedersdorf Judith Butler worries that UC Berkeley risks dire consequences if it fails to put more limits on the sorts of speech and free expression that it allows on campus. In remarks to a campus forum, “Perspectives on Freedom of Expression on Campus,” she argued against “free speech absolutists.” For instance, she believes […]

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Cecile Richards: VP Pence Is Installing Authorities to Repeal Women's Rights With No Public Oversight

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says the first year of President Trump’s administration may be the worst year for women of any administration in United States history. But, she notes, it has also been a year of organizing and resistance by women and their allies. Please check back later for full transcript. …read more Via:: […]

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Meet the Miss USA Contestant Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct as Senators Call for Him to Resign

Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women, and 56 House lawmakers with the Democratic Women’s Working Group are calling for a congressional investigation into the allegations. This comes as three of the 16 women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment held […]

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Five Ways Moore and the GOP Could Steal the Alabama Election

Just hours after a court in Montgomery, Alabama, ruled that copies of ballots from today’s election should be saved, GOP state officials, in a private meeting with an Alabama Supreme Court judge, obtained a stay on the ballot protection. If Democrat Doug Jones loses, it will be a victory not only for Roy Moore, but […]

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This Hanukkah, Light a Candle for Gaza

Palestinian children do their homework during a power cut in an impoverished area in Gaza City, on September 11, 2017. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images) The story of Hanukkah underscores a powerful truth: Oppressed people will always find the strength to resist, even in the bleakest of times. On the 10th anniversary […]

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A Massive Blow to Social Movements if Our Voices Are Able to Be Blocked

With your support, Truthout can continue exposing inequality, analyzing policy and reporting on the struggle for a better world. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Janine Jackson: The Boston Globe technology writer says concerns about the FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality are “overhyped”: Probably what will happen, if the agency eliminates the rules […]

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Black Snake Chronicles: Wiindigoo Economics and the Return of Keystone XL

In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. As the plauged Keystone Pipeline spilled 200,000 gallons of oil near the Sisseton Dakota reservation, on November 20, the Nebraska Public Service Commission issued a convoluted permit approval, allowing TransCanada […]