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Trump at CPAC: Tax Cuts, Massive Military Build-up
Phyllis Bennis, Bhaskar Sunkara and Paul Jay discuss Trump's CPAC speech and his promise to defend America's 'cultural identity' and make the GOP the party of the American worker along with 'one of the great military build-ups in American history'
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 15:54

 
At GOP Town Halls, Constituents Express Rage Over Plans to Nix Obamacare
Republicans faced angry crowds who questioned their elected officials about the future of the ACA
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 07:44

 
Be Thankful for a Dysfunctional, Chaotic White House
Henry Giroux and Paul Jay discuss the Trump-Bannon-Pence administration, a naked display of the 1% ruling without apologies and damn what comes tomorrow
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:07

 
Newly Released Emails Reveal Pruitt's Connections with Koch Brothers
Center for Media and Democracy's Lisa Graves says Trump's EPA administrator is continuing to stonewall on releasing thousands of emails
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 18:36

 
Mexican President Nieto Acquiesces to Trump's Border and Deportation Policies
Law professor John Ackerman explains why President Enrique Pena Nieto offers no pushback despite that Donald Trump's policies and Nieto himself are both deeply unpopular among Mexicans
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:40

 
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Bannon and Trump's Presidency
When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, one shadowy billionaire offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump's campaign from demise
DATE: 2017-01-12 | LENGTH: 24:59

 
As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 08:46

 
New Democrats Seek to Block Rise of Progressives to DNC Leadership
Economist Bill Black explains why Democrats run the risk of alienating progressives - their most reliable voting base - if Tom Perez becomes the next DNC chair
DATE: 2017-02-24 | LENGTH: 13:01

 
Standing Rock Faces Media Blackout During Militarized Operation to Clear Camps
Independent journalist Jihan Hafiz says the remaining water protectors are not just resisting the pipelines but asserting their treaty rights
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 07:20

 
   

An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
We believe this proposal from The Real News Network to create a Global Climate Change Bureau deserves your attention. It is a critical link in the effort to fight for effective action to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and transition to an equitable, sustainable green economy.
 
Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media
 
"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 
   


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Would a Trade Deficit be Good for Workers
CEPR co-director Dean Baker says that Trump's haphazard proposals for tariffs are dangerous, but he's right about the relationship between the trade deficit and the value of the dollar
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 10:30

 
Evidence Emerges of Tropical Parasites in Rural America
The Trump administration's attitude towards the EPA doesn't bode well for the fight to eliminate third world conditions right here in the United States, says Catherine Flowers of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 18:32

 
Kellyanne Conway Ignores Question About Billionaire Funder
The Real News asked Kellyanne Conway about her and the Trump administration's connections to far-right billionaire Robert Mercer, who's been pulling the strings from the shadows. Watch the full doc on Robert Mercer here
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 00:43

 
Standing Rock and the Struggle Against Corporate Power
Even if oil ultimately begins to flow through the pipeline, the movement has learned how to resist in spite of corporations' endless money and political influence, says journalist Desiree Kane
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 12:10

 
Greece's Debt Relief Conundrum
SYRIZA has failed to a develop the political capacities within its base that would provide room for the party to maneuver in case of a shift in the international balance of forces, says political science Leo Panitch
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 19:28

 
Argentina's President Macri Faces Increasing Scandals and Resistance to His Return to Neoliberalism
The political panorama for Argentina's conservative government looks increasingly difficult according to Prof. Atilio Boron
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 16:41

 
The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die
Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists - By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-02-23 | LENGTH: 03:37

 
Trump's Job Promises are Fiction - Free Trade is Fiction, Too
Economist Heiner Flassbeck tells Paul Jay that neither a high tariff wall or neo-liberal free-trade will provide jobs and higher wages - but there are policies that will
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 17:07

 
In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 14:11

 
Trump Wants to Defeat ISIS By Using Policies that Gave Rise to It
Professor Sabah Alnasseri says that there's no way to resolve security, political or diplomatic issues in Iraq without cooperating with Iran
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 15:35

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 21:40

 
Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation
TRNN's Shir Hever explains how the military court put itself on trial
DATE: 2017-02-22 | LENGTH: 08:38

 
Trump's Turn from Two-State Solution Sows Crisis for Fatah, Hamas
A one-state solution threatens the Palestinian government's raison d'etre, framed in the Oslo Agreements as an intermediary step towards an independent Palestinian state, explains TRNN correspondent Shir Hever
DATE: 2017-02-21 | LENGTH: 14:39

 
Ecuador Elections Appear Headed Towards Run-off
Despite Rafael Correa's success in improving infrastructure and social spending, the recent recession and attacks by private mass media have dampened enthusiasm for his former vice president Lenin Moreno
DATE: 2017-02-20 | LENGTH: 12:21

 
  

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Why Was Tom Perez Willing to be the New Democrats’ DNC Stalking Horse?
William K. Black. February 22, 2017     Bloomington, MN Hillary Clinton did not lose the presidential race because she is stupid.  The New Democrats have dominated the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates for decades.  This means that they are extremely good at ...

William Black

Trump’s New Immigration Crackdown Has Private Prison Investors Salivating
By Lee Fang. This article was first published on The Intercept. Geo Group, one of the largest private prison corporations in the world, hailed President Donald Trump’s newly-announced immigration plans on a call with investors Wednesday and said that even ...

Lee Fang

A foreign policy of cruel populism
By Vijay Prashad. This article was first published on The Hindu.
Getty Images/iStockphoto Leaders like Donald Trump are offering a harsh cultural agenda to address the West’s economic problems Just before he was inaugurated as the U.S. President, Donald ...

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Kenneth Arrow’s (Ignored) Impossibility Theorem
William K. Black, February 22, 2017     Bloomington, MN Kenneth Arrow, one of the giants of economics, has died at the age of 95.  He became a Nobel Laureate in 1972.  As a young lawyer in 1977, I saw him in ...

William Black

Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph
By George Monbiot. This article was first published on The Guardian. Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph The events that led to Donald Trump’s election started in England in 1975. At a meeting a few ...

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Jean Tirole’s Proposal to Appoint Felons to Monitor CEOs
William K. Black February 18, 2017     Roma, Italia (5th in my series on Jean Tirole) When in Rome, trot out a venerable Latin quotation from Juvenal: “Who will guard the guards?”  I have “buried the lead” in this series of ...

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and leading Bernie Sanders surrogate during the primary, tells host Paul Jay that she grew up poor, believing in the Democratic Party and the Clintons but she came to understand the failure of the Party to serve the needs of the African-American community and poor white workers
 

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On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay that he's come to understand that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands began in 1948 and he broke with the liberal zionist belief in the "secularization of the bible" and the mission of a Jewish state; he says BDS is an effective strategy that should be supported
 
   

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As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets
DATE: 2017-02-24

 
The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die
Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists - By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-02-23

 
In Sharp Contrast with Flynn, Trump Appoints Establishment Figure to NSC
Win Without War Coalition's Stephen Miles says H.R. McMaster's appointment is a real break with the recklessness of Michael Flynn, but the truth is that Trump is running a National Security Council politicized far beyond what it was under Bush
DATE: 2017-02-22

 
Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland
DATE: 2017-02-21

 
   

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