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  • Donald Trump Really Shouldn't Have Run for President

    By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed

    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)US President Donald Trump speaks at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's shady dealings is slowly reaching a fever pitch, and the administration has gone on the attack against its own Justice Department. One must wonder how on Earth Trump could ever have believed his lifetime of corrupt business practices would stay secret under the bright lights of the White House.

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  • Tucson Draws the Line on Prison Privatization

    Tucson Draws the Line on Prison Privatization

    By Joe Watson, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Last week, Tucson, Arizona, passed a resolution banning the privatization of its jails and detention centers, joining a small but growing number of cities and counties around the country that are telling companies like GEO Group and CoreCivic that they're not welcome. This move by a city in a "tough on crime" red state offers hope that the practice of incarcerating people for profit may come to an end.

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  • Venezuelan Election Showdown: Competing Ideology Behind Competing Currencies

    Venezuelan Election Showdown: Competing Ideology Behind Competing Currencies

    By Pablo Vivanco, Truthout | Report

    Henri Falcon, Venezuela's main opposition candidate to President Nicolás Maduro, is promising to halt runaway inflation by curbing government spending and adopting the US dollar. But widespread anti-US imperialist sentiment and a long history of government assistance present an uphill battle to winning over Venezuelans on election day.

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