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Autopsy: An Analysis of What Went Wrong with the Democratic Party in 2016
Norman Solomon, one of the co-authors of the "Autopsy" report, discusses where the Democratic Party went wrong and what it needs to do to win a progressive majority

  November 17, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Hired Israeli Spies to Silence His Victims
The disgraced film producer contracted the firm Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers. Journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that's no surprise given Israel's role as a "leading expert on repression"

  November 17, 2017

Q & A on the Struggle in the Democratic Party with Norman Solomon
Part 2 of the discussion between Paul Jay and Norman Solomon, the author of the report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis"

  November 16, 2017

Trump's Crackdown on RT Met by Media, NGO Silence
The Justice Department's move forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent has received little to no criticism, or in some cases notice, from prominent media outlets and civil liberties groups. We speak to author and journalist Max Blumenthal

  November 16, 2017

Can Congress Stop Trump From Going Nuclear?
The Senate has held a hearing on a topic it hasn't taken up in more than four decades: the President's authority to launch nuclear war. William Hartung of the Center for International Policy discusses nuclear policy in the Trump era

  November 16, 2017

House Democrats Help Republicans Pass $700B in Military Spending
A record spending bill overwhelmingly approved by the House on Tuesday authorizes $700 billion for the U.S. military.

  November 15, 2017

Norman Solomon and Paul Jay discuss the Struggle in the Democratic Party
The report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis" comes at the time of Donna Brazile's book and raises the question: Should progressives fight within the Democratic party, and if so, how?

  November 14, 2017

Live: Jeff Sessions testifies before House Judiciary Committee
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation

  November 14, 2017

Draft Bernie Launches Next Phase For A New Party
Interview with Draft Bernie Founder Nick Brana on his organization's new efforts toward building a viable third party through a coalition of progressive groups and organizations

  November 12, 2017

Trump Admin Pushes Work Requirements on Medicaid Recipients
The Trump administration will back efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid participants, creating a new obstacle to healthcare for vulnerable people, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

  November 9, 2017

Democrats Have a Big Night, and a Bigger Fight Ahead
Progressives and democratic socialists scored big victories in Tuesday's U.S. elections, giving the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party fresh momentum, says The Intercept's Zaid Jilani

  November 9, 2017

Progressives Win on Election Day, Can they Win the Democratic Party?
Progressives scored big Election Day victories, but for Trump to be defeated, they need to win control of the Democratic Party, says Jeff Cohen, author, professor, and co-editor of "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis"

  November 8, 2017

Mercer Effort to Avoid Taxes Appears in Paradise Papers
The conservative billionaire behind the alt-right apparently used Bermuda feeder funds to avoid taxes and protect wealth

  November 8, 2017

Vijay Prashad: 'The Only Way to Confront a War Economy is to Confront a Culture of War'
The culture of war is a celebration of death, which is what President Trump is promoting and which we must confront, argues Vijay Prashad at the Code Pink Summit

  November 8, 2017

Congress's 'Show Trial' of Big Tech over Russia
Twitter, Facebook, and Google were brought before Congress last week over claims about Russian use of their platforms to influence the 2016 election. We speak to Yasha Levine, author of the forthcoming "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet."

  November 7, 2017

Pressure Mounts On DNC Chair Tom Perez
Tom Perez is presiding over a DNC in turmoil, but he's offered little more than empty promises to progressives that he intends to fix it

  November 7, 2017

Trump Rewards Wealthy Donors With Political Offices
President Trump has appointed several of his most prolific campaign donors and supporters to ambassadorships and cabinet positions

  November 6, 2017

It's Time for Democrats to Talk About Class
As Donna Brazile blows the whistle on the DNC, a new "autopsy" on the Democratic Party's failures urges it to choose Main Street over Wall Street. We speak to Karen Bernal, chair of the California Democratic Party's Progressive Caucus

  November 5, 2017

DNC Rigged the Primary, Can Progressives Fix the Party?
Amid the uproar over Donna Brazile's DNC revelations, Bill Curry, a former aide to President Clinton, says the progressives outside of the Democratic leadership are the ones to save the party from itself

  November 3, 2017

Donna Brazile's Boost for a Democratic Party Overhaul
As Donna Brazile outs the Clinton campaign and DNC for rigging the 2016 primary, a group of progressive Democrats detail how their party eroded and how it can be revitalized

  November 3, 2017

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