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Beyond the Sound Bites: Election 2016

Truthout’s incisive, independent coverage of the 2016 election season.

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As we enter the thick of the 2016 election season, much of the mainstream media has become mired in a play-by-play game of campaign narration. At Truthout, we view our role a little bit differently. Our election coverage provides the context, history and investigative substance necessary to hold officials – and the system as a whole – accountable to democracy. We will dive into the money behind the politics, revealing how corporate funding and other major influencers are driving candidates’ positions and decisions. We will investigate voter suppression and deception. And we will highlight candidates’ platforms on specific issues, and assess how their talking points match up with their records. Join us, as we travel beyond the sound bites!

For regular, incisive commentaries related to the election, make sure to check out Truthout’s BuzzFlash Commentaries page as well!

Environmental Justice: What the Candidates Missed in Flint, Michigan – and the Rest of the Country
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How Two-Party Political Systems Bolster Capitalism
By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | News Analysis
Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The United States’ Political Squirmish
By Ken Morris, Speakout | Op-Ed
Monday, 25 January 2016

Sexism Runs Rampant Among GOP Contenders in the 2016 Presidential Race
By Veronica I. Arreola, Truthout | News Analysis
Sunday, 24 January 2016

On the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics, Bernie Sanders Is Dead Right
By Eliza A. Webb, Truthout | News Analysis
Sunday, 24 January 2016

Organize or Die: Never in the History of the World Has an Election Destroyed a System of Oppression
By Jean Allen and Frank Castro, The Hampton Institute | News Analysis
Saturday, 23 January 2016

Hillary Clinton Declares War on Single-Payer Health Care
By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis
Thursday, 21 January 2016

GOP Candidates Receive Failing Grades on Climate as 2015 Smashes Global Temperature Records
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
Monday, 21 December 2015

How Many Children Could You Kill? The GOP Debates in Brief
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Wednesday, 16 December 2015

How Dark Money Groups Can Get Away With Breaking the Law
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
Tuesday, 15 December 2015

How Do the Democratic Presidential Front-Runners Stack Up on Climate Change?
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis
Monday, 14 December 2015

Bernie Sanders and the Limits of Electoral Politics
By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis
Thursday, 10 December 2015

What Does Hillary Clinton’s Caregiver Proposal Really Accomplish for Domestic Workers?
By Sheila Bapat, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 2015

Henry A. Giroux | Fascism in Donald Trump’s United States
By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis
Tuesday, 08 December 2015

What We Can Expect From Hillary Clinton on Israel/Palestine
By Stephen Zunes, Truthout | News Analysis
Saturday, 05 December 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Ghosts: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right
By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis
Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Five Ways Sanders Could Democratize the Financial Sector That Clinton Won’t Touch
By Geoff Gilbert, Truthout | Op-Ed
Friday, 27 November 2015

Hillary Clinton Goes Bush League
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Tuesday, 17 November 2015

How Bobby Jindal Threw Reproductive Health Under the Bus for His Presidential Bid
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | News Analysis
Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Manufacturing Suspense: Big Money’s Corporate Media Gatekeepers and the Primary Debate Spectacle
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | News Analysis
Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The GOP Debates and the Ghost of Tom Joad
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Thursday, 29 October 2015

GOP Wants Pay-to-Play Press Coverage: Bad Idea
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Sunday, 25 October 2015

CNN, the Democratic Candidates and a Condensation of Farce
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Friday, 16 October 2015

Is Campaign Cash From Police Unions Watering Down Democrats’ Reform Efforts?
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report
Wednesday, 14 October 2015

How Much of Big Pharma’s Massive Profits Are Used to Influence Politicians?
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Long Truck Wreck of the Second GOP Debate(s)
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Clinton Proposes Campaign Finance Reform While Raking in Millions From Wall Street Since 2008
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report
Friday, 11 September 2015

Double-Barreled Disaster: Two GOP Debates in One Night
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Friday, 07 August 2015

How Right-Wing Groups Hope to Chip Away at Rules Allowing Us to Know Who Funds Campaign Ads
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report
Sunday, 26 July 2015

Is the IRS Abandoning Its Duty to Stop “Dark Money” From Ruling the 2016 Election?
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report
Sunday, 12 July 2015

Arizona, the Supreme Court and the End of Gerrymandering
By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed
Wednesday, 01 July 2015

“An Age of the Statistically Unlikely”: An Interview With Presidential Candidate Jill Stein
By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Interview
Thursday, 25 June 2015

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