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Election 2012

Drums Beating to Privatize Social Security
Bill Black: A group of Democrats called "The Third Way" are working with President Obama towards the "grand betrayal" on social security

  November 11, 2012

The Obama Drone Doctrine
Vijay Prashad: President Obama plans to expand the use of drone attacks as a way to project US power

  October 3, 14

Both Parties Engaged in Unsustainable Defense of the Wealthy
Larry Wilkerson: The only hope for the Republican Party is to break with militarism and defense of the super-rich

  November 11, 2012

The Presidential Elections and Racism in America
Larry Wilkerson: A look in American prisons shows that racism and the ideas of the civil war are still alive

  November 6, 2012

Obama's or Romney's Foreign Policy: Does it Matter Who Wins ?
Larry Wilkerson: All US administrations have similar foreign policy, but the neo-con group around Bush/Cheney was more dangerous and many of the same characters are advising Romney

  October 3, 14

Romney's Lies, the Real China story, and More Robots
Frank Hammer: Romney's fiction about the Jeep plant moving to China has distracted from the real jobs headed to China and loss of jobs due to investment in robotics

  October 3, 14

Should People Vote for Obama or Third Parties in Swing States?
Frank Hammer - break from Democratic Party but vote Obama to block a far right Presidency

  October 3, 14

Should People Vote for Obama or Third Parties in Swing States?
David Swanson - build an independent movement and break from Democratic Party

  October 3, 14

Obama's Social Security Reform: A Grand Bargain or Betrayal?
Bill Black: Part 2. While voting for Obama, people should be prepared for his plans to launch major cuts to social security

  October 3, 14

Romney Wants to Privatize Disaster Relief
Bill Black: Part 1. Financial and Fraud Report: Romney plan for smaller federal government and privatization is a way to make private profit from crisis

  November 1, 2012

Both Candidates Misleading on Iran and Afghanistan
Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy

  October 28, 2012

Easy Ways to Steal an Election
Greg Palast, author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps reveals vote stealing methodology

  October 31, 2012

Koch Brothers and the Road to "Citizens United"
Greg Palast: When billionaires break the law, they get the law changed

  October 29, 2012

Romney Made Multi-Millions in Detroit Bailout
Greg Palast: Romney's "blind" trust and his allies made tens of millions in the GM/Chrysler bailout by purchasing a parts manufacturer and threatening to close down GM if not bought out at an inflated price

  October 26, 2012

Why are Obama and Romney Bashing China?
Minqi Li on Presidential foreign policy debate and why Obama and Romney are competing to be the “tough guy” on China

  October 3, 14

Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Honduras, Congo and Repression in Egypt
Jihan Hafiz, Adrienne Pine and Kambale Musavuli discuss the Presidential debate on foreign policy

  October 3, 14

Wilkerson and Prashad on Foreign Policy Debate
Vijay Prashad and Lawrence Wilkerson comment on Presidential debate on US foreign policy

  October 3, 14

Should Progressives Vote Obama in a Swing State?
A debate with Cheri Honkala, VP candidate of the Green Party and Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org

  October 3, 14

Black Financial and Fraud Report
Bill Black: Romney's Secret Plan; the 1% Now Have More Wealth than the bottom 90%

  October 19, 2012

Should Progressives Vote for Obama?
Phyllis Bennis: Both parties represent big capital and corporations, but Romney will be even more aggressive against working people

  October 24, 2012

The Wilkerson Report
Lawrence Wilkerson: Why Idaho will Vote for Romney and Drone Strikes Create Suicide Bombers

  October 3, 14

Presidential Debate #2: No Serious Solutions Offered
Gerald Epstein: Romney's tough talk on China is pure campaign rhetoric and his tax math is nonsense; Obama didn't talk about poverty, climate change, financial regulation, and low wages

  October 3, 14

Bill Black and Glen Ford on Presidential Debate #2
Is there a significant difference between the candidates on foreign or domestic policy?

  October 3, 14

Debate Showed a Complete Lack of Vision
Karen Dolan: Obama didn't refute "trickle down government" and accepted need to cut social security

  October 3, 14

Elements in Iran and US that Want War
Larry Wilkerson: After recent meetings with Iranian leaders, it’s clear the US has lost the ability to understand how other states see their interests

  October 3, 14

Obama Lacks Populist Policies
Jeff Cohen: The way to defeat Romney is to say he's an agent of the 1 percent. The problem is that Obama's policies for years have really helped the top 1 percent and have not been that great for middle-class Americans

  October 3, 14

Romney and Obama Policy to Save GM: Lower Wages
Romney plan to “restructure” GM essentially the same as the Obama plan

  October 3, 14

The Debate: A Sorry Affair
Tom Ferguson: Neither candidate presented a vision that will solve the crisis

  October 3, 14

The Debate: A Masterful Liar Defeats a Man Without Conviction
Leo Panitch: Romney's defense of small banks, small businesses and the middle class is disingenuous, but Obama share's too many of the same assumptions to counterattack

  October 3, 14

The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Attack the Bush Years?
Jeff Faux: The similarity of positions and Obama's refusal to explain the real causes of the crisis gave the debate to Romney

  October 3, 14

The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Defend his Record?
James Henry: Obama has accomplishments he could have defended, but he was more concerned with appearance than substance

  October 3, 14

The Debate: What They Didn't Talk About
Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, on first Presidential debate

  October 3, 14

US Elections: Pick Your Poison
Chris Hedges: The system has not been able to respond in a rational way, the way the Roosevelt administration responded rationally through the New Deal. And because of that, we're in deep, deep trouble. So I think all of our hope now has to be invested in acts of civil disobedience

  October 3, 2012

Netanyahu Inserts Himself in US Elections as Adelson Stands to Reap Millions if Romney Wins
Danny Schechter: Israel's PM Goes on US TV and GOP Financier will reap massive tax savings if Romney wins election

  October 3, 14

Protestors Target Democratic National Convention
Journalists allege assault at hands of undercover police at DNC

  October 3, 14

Black Agenda Report Editor: "Obama is not the lesser evil"
Glen Ford: President Obama has managed the crisis on behalf of the 1% more effectively than a Republican could have

  October 3, 14

Obama's Policies Won't Create Jobs, but Romney Will be a Disaster
Bob Pollin: The export-led recovery does not take into account a deepening world recession

  October 3, 14

Does Obama Economic Policy "Just Need More Time"?
Jerry Epstein: The basic policies must change or recession and high unemployment will continue

  October 3, 14

Green Party Presidential Candidate Presents a "New Green Deal"
Jill Stein: Neither Obama nor Romney have a program that will create millions of jobs

  October 3, 14

Did Killing Bin Laden "Heal America's Heart"?
VJ Prashad: VP Joe Biden is met with rapturous applause at the DNC when he says "Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive"

  October 3, 14

Will Disillusioned Young People Vote for Obama?
Julianne Malveaux: People do need to develop independent politics, but even if they are disillusioned, people must consider what Romney/Ryan would do to the country

  October 3, 14

The GOP Goes Hard Right
Jeff Faux: Romney will try to mitigate the message, but people’s confusion about the crisis and Obama’s failures, presents right with historic opportunity

  August 31, 2012

Wilkerson on GOP Convention
Lawrence Wilkerson: Failures of Obama administration opened door to far right revival

  October 3, 14

What Now for Ron Paul Libertarians?
Matt Welch: Ron Paul supporters sidelined at convention as differences with Romney foreign policy are profound

  October 3, 14

Romney and Ryan: Right Wing Billionaires Think it's Time to Take the Gloves Off
John Weeks: The right wing elite think if they can make a major breakthrough, they can end the last vestiges of the welfare state

  August 22, 2012

Paul Ryan – Insider Trading and Attack on Medicare
Tom Ferguson: Ryan embodies what can appear as radical change to people who are desperate, but the full story of his alleged insider trading has yet to be told

  August 17, 2012

Is Ryan a Desperate Romney Choice?
Mark Karlin: Ryan pick shows Romney is already fading as a candidate

  August 16, 2012

Romney Will Bring Far Right to Power At All Levels of His Administration
Jeff Faux PT4: Romney will attack unions and introduce extreme austerity

  July 22, 2012

Obama and the "March of Folly"
Jeff Faux Pt3: Obama understands what needs to be done but like the Republicans, he responds to the needs of big money

  July 20, 2012

In the Shadow of Ronald Reagan
Jeff Faux Pt2: Since Reagan America has not looked to the future and this includes Clinton and Obama

  October 3, 14

Vote Riders Campaign
New organization seeks to help get people to the DMV for ID to overcome new laws that restrict voting

  October 3, 14

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel Agenda in Democratic Party
Despite GOP attacks on Obama's Israel positions, his record of appeasing both Netanyahu's Likud government and the Israel lobby has earned him the support of most American Zionists, and a few key friends in high places.

  October 3, 14

Is a Fight in Democratic Party Worth It?
Jeff Cohen: The progressive movement must try to achieve power and accept, for now, this is a two party system

  October 3, 14

Deep Structural Change Won't Come from Hollande
Gerard Dumenil: New French President Holland won't do much to change economic policy but he might make a difference in other spheres

  October 3, 14

Austerity, the Euro Crisis and the US
Dean Baker: Austerity policy hitting a dead end, threat to US is a sovereign default leading to financial crisis

  May 9, 2012

What's Next for Ron Paul?
Matt Welch: Will Ron Paul endorse Romney at convention, run on a third party ticket, and if so, what might that mean for Rand Paul?

  October 3, 14

If Ann Romney's Child Rearing is Work, Should All Care Givers Be Compensated?
Nancy Folbre: Raising children is socially valuable work, social programs that support it are a form of payment

  May 3, 2012

Beat the Press with Dean Baker
Economist Dean Baker gives his take on media coverage of the economy

  April 23, 2012

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel's Agenda in 2012 Elections
Right-Wing Neoconservatives and former Democrats from Wall Street are teaming up to defeat Obama, but can their attacks on his Israel policy divide his funding base?

  April 20, 2012

U.S. Electoral System Wallowing in a Sea of Money, Idiocy, and Corruption
Robert McChesney: Corporate media making millions from political ads, then cover ad driven horse race as news

  April 25, 2012

Norman Solomon on Why Fight for a Seat in Congress
Norman Solomon: Progressives should build a movement and contend for political power

  October 3, 14

Why is the Green Party's Jill Stein Running to be President?
Jill Stein, frontrunner for the Green Party presidential nomination, wants a New Green Deal for America

  October 3, 14

The Rise of Santorum
TRNN Replay: Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

  February 22, 2012

The Rise of Santorum
TRNN Replay - Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

  February 22, 2012

Protests Confront Right Wing Leaders at CPAC
Occupy Movements, Our DC, Organized Labor groups target Scott Walker and others at annual conservative conference

  February 16, 2012

Pt3 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
Rocky Anderson speaks about jobs and US foreign policy

  February 21, 2012

Pt2 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
Rocky Anderson: The Democratic and Republican parties are responsible this perverse, corrupt system

  February 17, 2012

Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
The former mayor of Salt Lake City is leading the newly formed Justice Party in a bid to take the White House

  October 3, 14

Militarization of the Dream Act
Thanu Yakupityage: "Dreamers" oppose GOP plan to restrict path to citizenship to military recruitment

  October 3, 14

Israel and the American Elections
Max Blumenthal: A few major Jewish donors push candidates to support Netanyahu on Iran

  February 1, 2012

Real Jobs Plan Must Force Banks to Lend
Bob Pollin: Obama SOTU speech frames some issues well, but does not deal with mountains of cash held by banks

  January 30, 2012

Will Progressives and Libertarians Abandon Major Parties?
Matt Welch and Megan Carpentier: Many progressives giving up on Obama; Libertarians can't stomach Romney

  January 30, 2012

On Obama SOTU: Obama More in Command, but Ignored Poverty
Dayvon Love: Obama more assertive but did not take up issue of urban poverty

  October 3, 14

On Obama's SOTU:GM is a Terrible Model for US Manufacturing
Frank Hammer: GM was rebuilt by lowering wages and banning the right to strike

  October 3, 14

On Obama SOTU: New Financial Fraud Commision Could Actually Slow Down Investigations
Tom Ferguson: Financial Fraud Commission could be used to slow down investigations taking place at the State level

  October 3, 14

On Obama SOTU: Obama Placed Manufacturing at the Center
Heather Boushey: Obama pointed to the success of GM and put rebuilding US manufacturing as the highest priority

  October 3, 14

On Obama SOTU: An Indpendent Movement Must Push Obama Towards a Real Jobs Program
Roger Hickey: Speech took up issue of income inequality but jobs program proposed far from enough

  October 3, 14

On Obama SOTU: Obama Wages "Class War"
Rory Cooper of the Heritage Foundation: Obama rallies the 99% against the 1%

  October 3, 14

On Obama SOTU: Obama Pledges to Maintain the Empire
Glen Ford: Obama defends Iraq war saying it made the US safer and more respected

  October 3, 14

Gingrich Attacks "Vulture Capitalist" Romney
Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian Reason.com): Gingrich launches multi-million dollar campaign against Romney in South Carolina

  January 12, 2012

GOP Needs Divine Intervention
Tom Ferguson: The problem for the GOP is they have nothing to say about the economic crisis even though Obama policies have been a failure

  January 8, 2012

Raw Story and Reason.com on the Iowa Caucus
Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian Reason.com) discuss the results of the Iowa Caucus vote

  October 3, 14

Occupy Movement Targets Iowa Caucuses
Republican presidential candidates and Democratic party focus of demonstrations denouncing corporate dollars in electoral politics

  January 2, 2012

Wilkerson on GOP Race
Lawrence Wilkerson: A shameful pandering to the far right is an embarrassment; Ron Paul's foreign policy cannot coexist in the GOP, he will likely create a third party; Wall St. elite happy with Obama

  December 28, 2011

Tens of thousands march for defense of voter rights
Up to 25,000 protest a wave of restrictive voter ID laws passed in 14 states.

  October 3, 14

Democratic Governance is Becoming Discredited
Tom Ferguson: The two major parties have next to no relationship to the population, it is a deeply corrupt discussion

  November 28, 2011

Congress for Sale
Tom Ferguson: Congressional committee seats and Chairs appointed based on dollars raised, not seniority

  November 10, 2011

Ron Paul Revolution Against Empire And Draft
Matt Welch of Reason.com, says Ron Paul's supporters feel shut out of political process

  October 3, 14



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