Sonali Kolhatkar

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Sonali Kolhatkar is a weekly columnist for Truthdig.com, writing regularly about war, poverty, racism, elections, capitalism, and more.

In June 2017 she won the Los Angeles Press Club award for Best Election Writing for her November 2016 column, “We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast.

Additionally she has been widely published online at Commondreams, Alternet, Counterpunch, and more.

Read Sonali’s latest Truthdig columns below:

  • Young Courage vs. White Male Rage
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on February 22, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    It’s important to acknowledge that Americans place tremendous significance on gun ownership and how this fact intersects with issues of race and gender. The post Young Courage vs. White Male Rage appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Republicans Push Inhumane Immigration Reform as Millions Wait
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on February 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Congress remains gridlocked on the issue, despite President Trump’s demand for substantial changes by March 5. The post Republicans Push Inhumane Immigration Reform as Millions Wait appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Oscar López Rivera and the Struggle for Puerto Rico’s Freedom
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on February 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Released from prison in 2017 after 35 years, the Puerto Rican nationalist and activist explains why he’s optimistic about the future and independence for the island. The post Oscar López Rivera and the Struggle for Puerto Rico’s Freedom appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Echoes of Alt-Right Worldview in Speech
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on January 31, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    While painting a powerful picture of the U.S. economy, Trump also trotted out his favorite scapegoats, ones he has repeatedly vilified since his rise to political prominence. The post Echoes of Alt-Right Worldview in Speech appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • More Warfare, Bombing, Deaths in Trump’s First Year
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on January 26, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    The American public’s lack of attention to the president’s violent and dangerous foreign policy helps explain our ongoing wars. The post More Warfare, Bombing, Deaths in Trump’s First Year appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Lessons for Both Sexes in ‘Grace’s’ Aziz Ansari Story
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on January 18, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Just as men must re-evaluate the manner in which they pursue women, women must learn to discard the layers of socialization that teach us to value men's pleasure over our own. The post Lessons for Both Sexes in ‘Grace’s’ Aziz Ansari Story appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • What #Oprah2020 Says About the State of U.S. Politics
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on January 12, 2018 at 12:12 am

    The American people deserve better than another television celebrity with zero political experience as their president. The post What #Oprah2020 Says About the State of U.S. Politics appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Turning #MeToo Into a Movement for Gender Justice
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on January 5, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Heads have fallen aplenty, but what will it take to channel this sea change into a lasting cultural shift? The post Turning #MeToo Into a Movement for Gender Justice appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Fight Harder and Smarter Against Trumpism
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on December 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

    President Trump and his party are counting on activists feeling disoriented and powerless, which is why progressives must plan wisely for 2018. The post Fight Harder and Smarter Against Trumpism appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

  • Democrats Must Stop Taking Black Voters for Granted
    by Sonali Kolhatkar on December 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    This week’s Alabama race offers more evidence that the party needs to address concerns of African-Americans or risk losing future elections. The post Democrats Must Stop Taking Black Voters for Granted appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. […]

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