Election 2012

Kendrick Sampson: The Movement is About Change from the People
The Vampire Diaries actor says he will continue to support the movement borne from the Bernie Sanders campaign

  July 1, 2016

The Conflict is Between Wall Street and Main Street within the Democratic Party
Thanks to the Sanders movement, corporate interests in the Democratic Party are a little weaker now than a year ago, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

  June 30, 2016

Mass Arrests Expected at Republican and Democratic Conventions
Activist and author Kris Hermes and ACLU's Steve David discusses a recent victory against free speech restrictions on protests in Cleveland, and the long history of mass arrests and harassment against political speech

  June 30, 2016

Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction

  June 30, 2016

Clinton Appointees to DNC Platform Didn't Support Positions Clinton Claims To Hold
Bill Black says Clinton appointees' lack of opposition to TPP, and lack of support for indexing the minimum wage to inflation, puts into question whether Clinton will be able to unify the party

  June 28, 2016

Clinton Forces Dominate DNC Platform, Demolishing Key Sanders Issues
Platform Committee positions Clinton so that she offends no one except Sanders' supporters, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

  June 28, 2016

Sanders Delegate: People Understand that the System Is Rigged in Favor of the Billionaire Class
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay that the corporate media won't take this message to the people, so we have to bring it directly to them

  June 26, 2016

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I Remain Concerned about Clinton's Interventionist Foreign Policy
Former DNC Vice Chairwoman Tulsi Gabbard and TRNN's Paul Jay discuss the foreign policy of Clinton and Trump, and whether the Democratic Party can free itself from the billionaire class

  June 25, 2016

Sanders Delegate: Climate Change and the Israeli Occupation Must be Raised at the Convention
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay that a progressive victory in the White House must begin with wins at the local level

  June 25, 2016

Sanders Delegate - If No Significant Concessions at Dem. Convention, Then There Will be Civil Disobedience Inside and Out
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells Paul Jay if Clinton doesn't 'move left' at the convention, 'protests and civil disobedience are not off the table'

  June 24, 2016

Kshama Sawant: Attempting to Work Within The Democratic Party Only Stymies Outside Strategy
At The People's Summit in Chicago, Kshama Sawant tells Paul Jay that to create real political change, movements must abandon the Democratic Party

  June 23, 2016

RoseAnn DeMoro: Sanders Campaign a Historic Source of Political Education
At The People's Summit in Chicago, Executive Director of National Nurses United Roseann DeMoro says that the Sanders campaign has made the immense influence of Wall Street on the Democratic Party apparent, and that many don't have faith that the party is reformable

  June 21, 2016

Revolution Must Continue (2/2)
Paul Jay is joined by Yvette Carnell, founder at, and Salon columnist Bill Curry, discussing Sanders' address Thursday encouraging people to run at every level of government

  June 18, 2016

Sanders: Defeat Trump, but Political Revolution Must Continue (1/2)
Paul Jay is joined by Yvette Carnell, founder at, and Salon columnist Bill Curry, discussing Sanders' address Thursday night about what he thinks the movement should do next

  June 17, 2016

Why is Sanders Holding Back on Endorsing Clinton?
Norman Solomon of says Sanders should leverage his power to secure a suitable vice-presidential nominee that will defend a progressive platform

  June 16, 2016

Clinton Wins DC, Sanders Still in the Fight
Bernie Sanders met with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night but he did not endorse her; Sanders says he will continue to fight to reform the Democratic Party and insist on progressive objectives in the party platform

  June 15, 2016

Sanders Continues Fight in DC
The Real News spoke to Bernie Sanders supporters at a rally in Washington, DC about the future of the people's movement, and whether people should bite their tongues and vote for Clinton or get behind a third party

  June 10, 2016

Mr. Sanders Goes to Washington: Obama Presiding Over "Not a Marriage, But a Truce"
Bill Curry, former Clinton White House Counsel, says Sanders has built an independent political movement that is going to hold the Democratic Party accountable to the base; what is required is a frank recognition of the policy differences between the base and the leadership

  June 10, 2016

Danny Glover: Will the Sanders Movement Develop as an Independent Force?
Actor-activist Danny Glover and Paul Jay discuss how Sanders will balance stopping Trump with differences of interest and principal with Clinton

  June 9, 2016

Bob Scheer: Sanders' Accomplishments Miraculous, But The Movement Is About More Than Sanders
Robert Scheer says that the Sanders movement must develop a strategy to go beyond the convention and focus on electing progressives to Congress and state legislatures and supporting the Green Party

  June 9, 2016

Deconstructing the California Vote
Narda Zacchino says the Democratic Party machine was a factor in establishing rules that favored Clinton

  June 9, 2016

Why Did Ryan Call Trump a Racist
Author Max Blumenthal says the Republican leadership is ready to concede the presidency as the battle moves to congress and State legislatures

  June 8, 2016

Clinton Wins California, the Struggle Continues says Sanders
Despite Hillary Clinton claiming victory in the Democratic race, rival Bernie Sanders tells supporters he will take demands for social, economic and racial justice to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

  June 8, 2016

Sanders Campaign Disputes Media Claims that Clinton is Presumptive Nominee
The Associated Press reported Monday that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, but the Sanders campaign points out super delegates can still change their minds

  June 7, 2016

Sanders or Clinton: Who Should "Unite" the Democratic Party?
Paul Jay hosts a debate between Clinton backer Paul Hodes and Sanders supporter Jeff Cohen on the eve of the California primary

  June 6, 2016

Could The Anti-Trump Latino Vote Tip the Scales in the California Primary?
Bernie Sanders has broken with Obama's legacy of record deportations, which could earn him the support of Latinos who have mobilized against Trump, says writer Gabriel San Roman

  June 3, 2016

What Can Sanders' Five Representatives Achieve at the DNC?
Bernie Sanders has appointed five progressive activists and thinkers to the Democratic platform writing committee, hoping to radically change political discussion within the party

  June 1, 2016

Clinton Fuelled a Crisis in Haiti: Why Is Nobody Talking About It?
Hillary Clinton is to blame for Martelly's disastrous presidency, says Nikolas Barry-Shaw of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

  June 3, 2016

Sanders Draws Huge Crowds in California While Clinton Holds Exclusive Meetings With Black Leadership Class
The rift between Black millennials and the Black political leadership class is widening ahead of the California primary, says Margaret Prescod, host and producer of Sojourner Truth

  June 2, 2016

Unions and the Sanders/Clinton Split (2/2)
Fred Mason, head of the Maryland/DC AFL-CIO, tells Paul Jay there's a war going on in America on workers, and that what we need are working class warriors

  May 25, 2016

Will Sanders Appointees Shake Up the Convention?
Rania Khalek of the Electronic Intifada says that the Sanders campaign can either play a ceremonial part in the Democratic National Convention as the establishment wants, or use its five representatives on the platform committee to rock the boat

  May 25, 2016

Bernie Sanders and the Widening Political Spectrum
Jeff Cohen of says Sanders has broken through mainstream media and proven the existence of the progressive left by running as a Democratic candidate

  May 25, 2016

Democratic Nomination Battle is Not Over Yet
Jeff Cohen of says against the mainstream media's dismissal of Sanders, millions of people now reject democratic party establishment and the movement behind him will continue to grow

  May 25, 2016

How Far Will the Sanders Insurgency Go?
Bernie Sanders says he wants superdelegates to support him as he tries to reform and even weaken their influence within the Democratic electoral system, but how far is he willing to go with this fight?

  June 5, 16

Unions and the Sanders/Clinton Split (1/2)
Fred Mason, head of the Maryland/DC AFL-CIO, says unions struggle against anti-worker legislation in Annapolis despite its overwhelmingly Democratic Senate and House of Delegates

  May 23, 2016

The Libertarian Challenge to Trump
Nick Gillespie, editor of and, says instead of "making America great again," Trump's policies will expand government and create a police state

  May 11, 2016

Indiana Primary: Trump Knocks Out Cruz & Sanders Upsets Clinton
Emerging victorious in Indiana, billionaire Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, meanwhile Sanders vows to fight for every vote and keeping campaigning into the Democratic convention

  May 4, 2016

Sanders Supporters on Road to Insurrection in Democratic Party?
Bill Curry, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, says the gulf between the Sanders' base and the Democratic Party elite on a broad range of issues could lead to fissure with the Party leadership

  May 1, 2016

Lucifer, Trump and Who's Behind the GOP Factions?
Former Clinton advisor Bill Curry says most of the Establishment likes neo-liberal predictability and continuity, they don't trust Trump and could prefer Clinton; some GOP politicians are supporting Trump's populist fascism

  April 29, 2016

Hypersegregation Is At the Root of Baltimore's Public Health Crises
Margaret Flowers, Joshua Harris, and Lawrence Brown discuss the severity of Baltimore's public health issues and the Green Party's strategy for confronting present-day structural racism in the upcoming municipal elections

  April 27, 2016

Trump Embraces Israel and Promotes "Western Civilization"
Phyllis Bennis says Trump pulls back from the language of regime change, but threatens Iran and promises to make America great again

  April 28, 2016

Maryland Primary Election Coverage
TRNN Replay of the Maryland primary election

  April 27, 2016

Why Westminster Votes Conservative
The Real News spoke to voters in the predominantly white, Republican town of Westminster in Carroll County, MD about establishment politics, race and drugs

  April 27, 2016

Baltimore Workers on Elections and Independent Politics
A group of Baltimore workers discuss the Sanders and Clinton campaigns and the need for an independent workers movement

  April 26, 2016

Jamal Bryant on Whether Bernie Can Break Through in Baltimore
Paul Jay speaks to Rev. Jamal Bryant about the upcoming Maryland Presidential Primary and why Sanders is not gaining more support from black voters in Baltimore

  April 26, 2016

Krugman Ignores Economic Evidence to Slight Sanders
Economist Gerald Epstein says Paul Krugman misrepresented economic evidence about the 2008 financial crisis and underestimated Sanders' plan to rein in the big banks

  April 25, 2016

Kwame Rose Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Activist Kwame Rose's speech at the Bernie Sanders rally in Baltimore Maryland

  April 24, 2016

Kendrick Sampson Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally
Actor, activist Kendrick sampson speaking in Baltimore at the Bernie Sanders rally

  April 24, 2016

Danny Glover Speaks at Bernie Sanders Rally in Baltimore
Actor, activist Danny Glover's speech at the Bernie Sanders rally in Baltimore Maryland

  April 24, 2016

Sanders Supporters Explain Their Commitment to the "Political Revolution"
TRNN speaks with attendees of Bernie Sanders' Baltimore rally

  April 24, 2016

Bernie Sanders Joins Baltimore Community Panel on the Challenges Facing Youth of Color
Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover, Dr. Jamal Bryant, and Ben Jealous visit Baltimore's Carter Memorial Church to unpack the failures of public education, mass incarceration, unemployment, and drug addiction

  April 23, 2016

Six Thousand Attend Sanders Rally In Baltimore: The Full Video of the Speech
In a speech in Downtown Baltimore, Bernie Sanders speaks on how his campaign has confronted the Democratic Party Establishment

  April 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Exclusive on The Real News
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Bernie Sanders says Clinton will have to defy the oligarchs if she is to earn active campaigners from his supporters

  April 23, 2016

Tulsi Gabbard Stumps for Sanders and Attacks Clinton's Syria Policy
In Baltimore, TRNN questions Sanders supporters about his path to victory and chances of defeating a Republican opponent in November

  April 22, 2016

Sanders Constituency Will Shape U.S. Politics for the Next Decade
Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin magazine, says the goal of Sanders' campaign is about laying forth a set of policies and ideals to build a new set of politics

  April 20, 2016

Sanders Vows to Fight Until the Convention Despite New York Loss
Despite Hillary Clinton's double digit win in New York State, the Sanders campaign insists they have a path to victory in the Democratic primary

  April 19, 2016

Over Three Million New Yorkers Can't Vote
Shyla Nelson of Election Justice USA says voters are awaiting a decision in the lawsuit demanding an open New York primary, while Ari Berman of the Nation says New York's voting laws are some of the most restrictive in the country

  April 19, 2016

The Democratic Presidential Candidates on U.S. Foreign Policy
Ray McGovern, former Army Captain and CIA presidential briefer discusses the foreign policy of Clinton and Sanders

  April 18, 2016

Clinton Vs. Sanders on Big Banks (2/2)
Bill Black, advisor to Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Hodes discuss whether the Sanders proposal to break up big banks is sufficient to control systemic fraud and corruption on Wall Street

  April 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Interventionist Tendencies
Former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Col. Larry Wilkerson says that regime change in Libya was pushed by then-Secretary of State Clinton

  April 20, 2016

Voting Rules and Big Unions Favor Clinton in New York Primary
Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, tells Paul Jay the best thing to come out of this race is a fracturing of the electoral duopoly

  April 19, 2016

What Is Hillary Clinton's Real Position on the $15 Minimum Wage?
The Nation's Michelle Chen says if Clinton supports a $12 minimum wage, she should just come right out and say it

  April 15, 2016

Clinton Vs. Sanders on Big Banks (1/2)
Bill Black, adviser to Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Hodes discuss whether the Dodd-Frank legislation is effective at preventing systemic risk from Wall Street monopolies

  April 15, 2016

Clinton Supporter Elijah Cummings Agrees with Sanders On Getting Money Out of Politics
TRNN speaks with Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings on Day 4 of the Democracy Spring demonstration

  April 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton face off in Brooklyn, NY in their 9th Democratic debate

  April 14, 2016

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Israel's 2014 Attacks on Gaza
Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada says that in spite of the mounting denunciation of Israel's war on Gaza in 2014, Hillary Clinton continues to defend it

  April 15, 2016

Black Voters and the New York Primary
Historian Gerald Horne tells Paul Jay that the fear of the racist right drives black voters to support Hillary Clinton

  April 17, 2016

Sanders' Climate Change Plan Endorsed by Economists Studying Carbon Tax Initiatives
TRNN Replay: Mark Paul of the University of Massachusetts Amherst says Sanders' plan is consistent with the IPCC's recommendation to reduce emissions by 40 percent, while Clinton's is more rhetoric

  April 14, 2016

ACLU Demands Pocomoke Hold New Election After Machine "Malfunction"
Proposal to mail absentee ballots to voters after ballot discrepancy in 1st district race would violate voting laws says civil rights group

  April 11, 2016

Clinton vs. Sanders: A New York Proxy Debate
Prominent supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - NOT the candidates themselves - will debate the crucial issues at stake in the upcoming New York primary.

  April 9, 2016

Underdogs Sanders and Cruz Win the Wisconsin Primaries
Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders score upset victories against their front-runner opponents

  April 6, 2016

Will Poverty, Inequity Sway Black Wisconsin Voters Toward Sanders?
TRNN visits Milwaukee on the eve of the Wisconsin primary to learn about issues critical to the area's African American community and understand how they will be voting

  April 5, 2016

Thousands Rally for Sanders Ahead of Critical Wisconsin Primary
TRNN speaks to some of the thousands who attended a Bernie Sanders rally, two days before voters head to the polls in Wisconsin

  April 3, 2016

Is Arizona Voting Chaos a Warning for Upcoming Elections?
Ari Berman, senior contributing writer for the Nation, discusses repeal of the Voting Rights Act and the possible two-tiered democracy developing between blue and red states

  March 30, 2016

Green Party Senate Candidate Removed From Debate Stage
After Maryland Green Party candidate Margaret Flowers was escorted off the debate stage at last night's forum just outside of Baltimore, she talked to the Real News about the two-party system's chokehold on democracy and her decision to protest it

  March 30, 2016

After A String of Victories, Sanders Opens Maryland Campaign HQ
Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, national press secretary Symone Sanders, local activists and elected officials discuss the Sanders campaign at the Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center

  March 28, 2016

What Trump's Campaign Reveals About Race and Voting
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of, says that Donald Trump's campaign can teach us about the role of race in American elections

  March 29, 2016

Candidates Miss the Mark on Brussels Attacks
Vijay Prashad analyzes the top candidates' responses to the attacks in Belgium

  March 28, 2016

Sanders Gains Momentum with Landslide Victories in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington State
Re-energized by his latest triumphs, Sanders and his base prepare for upcoming primaries that could determine the Democratic nominee

  March 27, 2016

Corporate Media Tries to Bury Sanders Before He's Dead
Sanders still has a fighting chance if he routs Clinton in key, upcoming races, says award-winning author Robert McChesney

  March 24, 2016

Sanders Picks Up Delegates But Faces Uphill Battle
Sanders picked up 16 more delegates than Clinton on Tuesday night, but faces an uphill battle to the nomination, says Co-Founder Norman Solomon.

  March 24, 2016

Sanders Campaign Could Win In Spite of Corporate Media Spin
Robert W. McChesney, Prof. of Media and Communications, University of Illinois, says that Sanders has a good fighting chance to secure the Democratic nomination in spite of the traditional media's effort to undermine his success

  March 20, 2016

Sanders Path to Victory Blocked by Media and Party Elites
Former White House counsel Bill Curry says only sustained grassroots pressure will push democratic leadership to address the economic interests of the working-class

  March 17, 2016

Is Trump Only Gaining Strength While Inciting Violence? columnist Bill Curry says the presidential election is a battle for the votes of the dispossessed whose interests are not being served by Democratic or Republican elite

  March 17, 2016

The Sanders Speech the Networks Didn't Show You
CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC kept "analyzing", ignoring Sanders' speech

  March 16, 2016

Sanders and His Supporters Should Now Call for a Real Political Revolution
Jeff Cohen says the challenge for Sanders supporters is to continue the campaign for the nomination and take the movement beyond the man, finding ways to fight Trump without giving up their independence from the Democratic Party

  March 16, 2016

Will Republican Elite Coalesce Around Trump or Sabotage Him to Save the GOP?
Thomas Ferguson and Max Blumenthal dissect Trump and the elites that control the Republican Party

  March 16, 2016

Who is Defending the Rights of Women - Sanders vs Clinton
Suzanna Walters says Clinton has a record of defending women and is the better candidate; Jan Rodolfo says Sanders Medicare for All and other policies that promote economic equality is what women really need

  March 16, 2016

Sanders Must Change Language from Occupy to Black Lives Matter
Kamau K. Franklin and Lawrence Brown say Sanders must find a way to break through with Black voters if he wants a chance to win the nomination

  March 16, 2016

Hillary Goes to AIPAC, Should Bernie?
Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, offers unsolicited advice to Bernie Sanders on whether he should speak at AIPAC

  March 16, 2016

Newly Enfranchised Ex-Offenders Eager to Vote
Ex-offenders, who recently received the right to vote in Maryland, discuss using their power as a new voting bloc to ensure their interests are addressed.

  March 14, 2016

Thousands Shut Down Trump Rally in Chicago
TRNN speaks to protesters who say they oppose Trump's racist rhetoric that incites violence like that they witnessed on Friday.

  March 11, 2016

Univision Democratic Presidential Debate
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash on immigration, healthcare, and the economy leading up to Florida primaries

  March 10, 2016

Clinton and Sanders Spar over Coups and Deportations
Scholar Meleiza Figueroa says that by evoking the history of US interventions in Latin America, Sanders offered a "teachable moment" for the American people

  March 10, 2016

Sanders Says Clinton Charges are Fabrications
Media critic Jeff Cohen praises Sanders for calling out Hillary for saying he stood with Minutemen vigilantes. Correction: Delegates in the Democratic primaries are awarded proportionally

  March 10, 2016

After Historic Michigan Win, is Bernie Now "Electable"?
Professor Kathy Donohue says Democrats are making a dangerous mistake by ignoring the lessons of 1968

  March 9, 2016

Clinton Misleads Voters on Sanders' Support for the Auto Bailout Ahead of Michigan Primary
Frank Hammer and Rev. Bullock Discuss Clinton and Sanders Positions on Jobs, Flints' Water and Trade, as Michigan Voters Head to the Polls on Tuesday

  March 7, 2016

Bernie Vs. Hillary: Who Will Stop the Fracking?'s Steve Horn says Hillary has received over $4.5 million in campaign funds from the fossil fuel industry and that stops her from pulling the plug on fracking

  March 10, 2016

Trump Says Mexican Auto Industry to Blame for Detroit's Economic Hardship
Ahead of the Michigan primary, Trump promises to return jobs to Motor City, but his plan would further suppress wages, say former UAW leader Frank Hammer and EPI's Jeff Faux

  March 4, 2016

Is Trump's Wall Possible?
Donald Trump trounced his opponents on Super Tuesday, and that brings his wall proposal closer to a reality test. But what details has he really provided, and are they sound?

  March 4, 2016

Veterans To Trump: End Hate Speech
Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Zach Choate says he was kicked out of a Trump event this week to say no to racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia

  March 4, 2016

Galbraith: Attack on Sander's Economic Plan By Former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisors Irresponsible
Professor James K. Galbraith, author of INEQUALITY, says the attacks were politically motivated assertions without evidence, and it was professionally irresponsible to criticize a fellow economist without having done the critical work

  March 4, 2016

Sanders Wins Four States, No "Knock Out" for Clinton
Bhaskar Sunkara and Paul Jay discuss the significance of Bernie Sanders remaining competitive in the Democratic Primary

  March 1, 2016

Loyalty to Obama Drives Black Voter Support for Clinton
Lawrence Brown & Robert Greene discuss why Sanders is having trouble gaining support amongst black voters in the South

  March 1, 2016

Trump Dominates Super Tuesday by Channeling Resentment
Frances Fox Piven & James Early talk with Paul Jay about Trump's appeal to sections of the white working class

  March 1, 2016

Max Blumenthal: GOP Elite Prefer Losing the White House over a Trump Presidency
Author and Journalist Max Blumenthal Says the Republican Party Can't Stop the Monster their Policies Helped Birth

  March 1, 2016

Former Bush Treasury Official Agrees with Sanders on Breaking Up the Big Banks
Economist Gerald Epstein says President of Minneapolis Federal Reserve Neel KashKari's Support of Bernie's Banking Policy is Both Surprising and Welcome

  March 1, 2016

The 2016 Elections Will be Pivotal in the Fight Against Climate Change
PERI's Robert Pollin and Thomas Herndon say Hillary is a proponent of fracking as a solution to climate change

  February 29, 2016

What Will it Take for the Candidates to Talk About Public Education?
Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial, compares Sanders and Clinton education platforms and responds to the calls of the leading Republican candidates to abolish the Department of Education

  March 3, 2016

Brokered Conventions and Party Breaks Ups Would Make Tuesday Truly Super
Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of was back for this installment of The Ford Report in which he talked about the potential value to progressive movements should Trump and Sanders supporters break from their parties.

  March 1, 2016

Clinton supporters exhilarated over South Carolina win
Supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hope her massive win against Bernie Sanders in South Carolina will help solidify her as the party's nominee

  February 28, 2016

Inside South Carolina Barbershops Ahead of the South Carolina Primary
Rapper Killer Mike & former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner attempt to persuade South Carolina black voters to support Sanders for President, saying his goals are more in line with African-American freedom fighters

  February 27, 2016

Feeling the Bern Become a Flame
Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara discusses the strategies needed to keep the energy of the Sanders campaign thriving beyond presidential politics

  February 27, 2016

How People's Movements Fueled the Sanders Candidacy
Prof. Frances Fox Piven says movements bring up issues that politicians left to themselves would ignore - and it's the movements like Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter that make Bernie Sanders a credible candidate

  February 26, 2016

How the Democratic Candidates Can Adopt a More Progressive Immigration Platform
Author and activist David Bacon says increasing deportations will not increase wages, but strengthening unions and workers' rights and raising the minimum wage will

  February 26, 2016

Democratic Candidates Emphasize Racial Justice Ahead of Super Tuesday
Phd student Robert Greene argues that there are a lot of major fights going on in the state and local level that progressives have to be a part of, because the future of progressivism is inextricably linked with the future of the American South

  February 26, 2016

Who is the Better Candidate for Black Voters?
Veteran social and political activist Dr. Ron Daniels argues that Sanders' campaign vision for a more progressive America will benefit African Americans

  February 26, 2016

Can Sanders Win Over South Carolina's Black Working Class Vote?
Attorney Kamau Franklin says Bernie Sanders needs to make greater strides to get his message out to Black Voters in the south in order to have a shot at the Democratic nomination

  February 25, 2016

Sanders Hits a Brick Wall with the Black Vote
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the majority of the black vote is wedded to Clinton and the right-wing of the Democratic Party in national elections despite being more left-wing on actual issues

  February 23, 2016

A Theme Park for Democracy
TRNN Replay: The first states to caucus in the U.S. primaries are supposed to spearhead a proud American tradition of democratic rule. The Real News went out to Iowa to see how much of that was true.

  February 20, 2016

Sanders Earns Endorsement of Nevada's Largest County's Black Caucus
Yvette Williams, Chair and Founder of the Clark County Black Caucus, says Sanders is pushing the Democratic party towards policy positions more in the interest of Black Americans

  February 20, 2016

Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?
Institute for Policy Studies' Peter Certo says if Bernie Sanders wants political revolution, it doesn't just mean taking our economy back from the billionaires; it means taking our foreign policy back from the carpet bombers.

  February 18, 2016

Sanders' Campaign Could Split The Democratic Party
Paul Heideman says Sanders campaign could lead to a split in the Democratic Party over the issue of moneyed interests dominating the party leadership

  February 18, 2016

TRNN in Hampshire: Trump's Wall Proposal and the Dehumanization of Mexicans
Mexico City congressman Agustin Barrios-Gomez discusses the history of the U.S.-Mexican relationship in the context of immigration policy

  February 15, 2016

Sanders vs Clinton on Climate Change
PERI Director Robert Pollin says that while Sanders is more likely to take on the fossil fuel industry, neither he nor Clinton go far enough

  February 15, 2016

Democratic Debate: Sanders Attacks Clinton-Kissinger Vision for Perpetual War
Clinton favors war and regime change over negotiations and diplomacy says Phyllis Bennis, author of "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer."

  February 14, 2016

Clinton Could Still Win NH: Why Does Our Electoral System Allow For That?
Journalist Ashley Smith explains how Democrats in the 1970s managed to reform their electoral system into something that looks democratic, but ultimately lets party officials and super delegates decide who can and can't run for president

  February 13, 2016

Sanders Campaign Takes Up Issue of Police Brutality in Erica Garner Ad
Attorney Kamau Franklin says Bernie Sanders has gone further than most mainstream candidates in the past 20 or 30 years on accountability for police brutality

  February 13, 2016

Days of Revolt: The Problem
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Green Party candidate Jill Stein diagnose the problems plaguing US politics, highlighting the dysfunction of a two-party system dominated by corporate interests.

  February 15, 2016

PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate
PBS NewsHour hosted the sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at the main campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  February 12, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Clinton's Record on Healthcare, Iraq, and Climate Change
Richard Swett, author of National Climate Policy for Presidential Candidates, says he's endorsing Clinton because of her record on these issues

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Socialism in the Public Conversation
Jonathan Tasini, author of "The Essential Bernie Sanders," says Bernie Sanders has helped open up the public conversation about socialism and demystified it for the younger generation

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in Hampshire: Social Security
Patrick Carroll of National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare discusses where the candidates lie on the issue

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in Hampshire: Unions, the Iraq War, and Healthcare
Former President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Mark Mckenzie discusses his enthusiasm for Sanders, and mayor of Miami Beach Philip explains why he is vouching for Clinton

  February 11, 2016

Women's Issues and the Democratic Campaigns
Former NH Representative Sylvia Gale and a supporter of the Sanders campaigns weigh in on how women are approaching the Sanders and Clinton campaigns

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Why The Real News Went to the Primary
Senior editor Paul Jay says it's important to deconstruct what the candidates say in terms of the interests of working people

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Can Change Come From Within the Democratic Party?
TRNN's Paul Jay and journalist Chris Hedges debate the significance of Bernie Sanders' campaign in the 2016 presidential race

  February 11, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Parties Facing Potential Crisis of Young Voter Base
Ellen Ratner of Talk Media News say we could soon begin to see the destruction of the two dominant parties

  February 11, 2016

Congressional Black Caucus PAC Puts Up a Firewall for Clinton
Kamau Franklin says the Clintons have played a major role in destabilizing black communities through the welfare reform act, crime legislation, and economic policy

  February 13, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Trump's Senior Policy Advisor Defends Curbing Immigration
Stephen Miller argues that wall blocking immigrants is the best option for American workers and defends Trump as an anti-interventionist - from TRNN's live coverage of New Hampshire

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Debating Hillary Clinton's Record on Finance
Former NH Congressman Paul Hodes, who voted against the bank bailout, explains why he supports Hillary Clinton based on her policies toward finance - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

What Does the Supreme Court EPA Stay Mean for Ohio?
Energy analyst Cathy Kunkle and Daniel Sawmiller of Sierra Club analyze the $7 billion utility hike and regulatory challenges facing Ohio residents

  February 11, 2016

Fire in the Belly: Black Arts in Baltimore with Rosiland Cauthen
Artist and educator Rosiland Cauthen of the Kuumba Collective in Baltimore, MD talks about her work, the politics of art, and the continuing impact of the Black Arts Movement

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: How Campaign Contributions Shape Candidates
Journalist Doug Henwood responds to the claim that Hillary Clinton is not influenced by big donors - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Sanders Supporters Celebrate Sweeping Success
TRNN speaks with Sanders supporters in NH and asks whether his campaign should adopt a more aggressive approach when challenging Clinton's record

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Voices of the Voters
Registered Democrats and Republicans explain why they cast their vote for the candidate of their choice - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Cold War Rhetoric, Sander's Candidacy, and the Women's Vote
Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News says its the vision and not the identity of the candidates that is resonating with young voters - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Former Clinton Advisor Defends Hillary's Foreign Policy Record
Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, who served as the Ambassador to Portugal from 1994 to 1997, says Hillary Clinton exhibits "smart power" despite mistakes - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

TRNN in New Hampshire: Fear, Ignorance Drives Resistance to Immigration Reform
Hector Salamanca Arroyo of the AFSC talks immigration reform and says which candidates will close immigration detention centers - from TRNN's live coverage of the New Hampshire primary

  February 10, 2016

Foreign Policy, Trump Style
Col. Larry Wilkerson says he's amused by Trump's understanding of foreign policy, but Trump still understands those issues better than other Republican candidates despite his "idiotic pronouncements" on other matters.

  February 11, 2016

Sanders: Revolution Needed from Below
TRNN speaks to New Hampshire voters two days before the first primary of 2016

  February 7, 2016

Running From the Climate Challenge
Chris Williams of Pace University and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University say the presidential candidates have not given the issue of climate change the attention it merits given that the future of humanity is at stake

  February 12, 2016

Could Sanders Deliver on Medicare for All?
Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers say the way to a single payer system is not through the Affordable Care Act or the Democratic Party

  February 4, 2016

Sanders vs. Clinton on Wall St. Reform
Former financial regulator Bill Black and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal take on the policies of the two contenders for the Democratic nomination

  February 4, 2016

NYT Endorsement of Hillary Not Surprising Since It Buried Bernie's Presidential Bid
Media critic Jeff Cohen says two days of Washington Post editorials attacking Sanders show we can expect more attacks on Bernie by the corporate media

  February 4, 2016

Is Clinton "A Progressive Who Gets Stuff Done"?
Media critic Jeff Cohen says the media is failing to challenge Hillary Clinton's claim to be a progressive reformer

  February 3, 2016

Sanders vs Clinton: What does it Mean for Women?
Hosted by TRNN's Paul Jay, Terry O'Neil, a Clinton supporter and Chair of the NOW Political Action Committees debates Elaine Zuckerman, a Sanders supporter and President of Gender Action

  February 2, 2016

Ted Cruz Post Iowa Speech

  February 2, 2016

The Movement Goes Beyond the Man, Say Sanders Supporters
TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay talks to a group of Bernie Sanders supporters exploring the strengths and limits of the campaign

  February 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton's 'Faux Feminism'
Liza Featherstone, editor of "False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton," says Clinton holds a contempt for the kind of social democratic policies that most women need

  January 28, 2016

Clinton in Denial About Impact of Trade Policy on Immigration
David Bacon, author of Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, says asylum seekers are being sent back to desperate conditions created by U.S. policy in Central America

  January 25, 2016

Democratic Primary Candidates Define Their Foreign Policy
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, while Bernie's priority is to defeat ISIS

  January 20, 2016

Bernie vs. Hillary on Healthcare: What's In It for Us?
Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter says Bernie Sanders plan is aspirational and the dream of Democrats, but neither his nor Clinton's plan would succeed unless there are significant changes in both houses of congress

  January 20, 2016

Can Clinton Be Trusted to Regulate the Industry That Made Her Wealthy?
Former regulator Bill Black and Public Banking Institute founder Ellen Brown say Hillary's track record gives no indication that she will fulfill any promise in her 2016 campaign to implement regulations on Wall Street

  January 21, 2016

Sanders Supporters Optimistic as he Surges in Polls, Earns Endorsements
TRNN speaks to two Sanders supporters in Baltimore who say the Democratic candidate has earned their trust based on policies that would improve their lives

  January 14, 2016

Bernie Sanders Decries Lack of Wall Street Prosecutions
Former financial regulator Bill Black says it's important to reimplement the Glass-Steagall Act - but it's not enough to prevent another financial crisis.

  January 6, 2016

At Democratic Debate, Candidates Embrace Military Solutions in Foreign Policy
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the debate showed a difference in tactics but not strategy in the foreign policy platforms of Sanders and Clinton

  December 21, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton Do More For Black America Than Did Obama?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford slams the latest article from Georgetown University professor and The New Republic columnist Michael Eric Dyson

  December 1, 2015

Who is Supporting Trump?
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson examines the poll numbers and explains why the lower and middle white-working classes are connecting with the billionaire's messaging

  November 30, 2015

Netanyahu to Meet With Obama, Appear at Center for American Progress
Journalist Max Blumenthal explains why presidential candidate Hilary Clinton would preserve the status quo in the Israel/Palestine conflict and why a progressive think tank invited the Israeli prime minister to speak at their organization

  November 9, 2015

Marco Rubio Rises in the Polls While Promoting Reagan-Style Foreign Policy
Col. Larry Wilkerson digs into Marco Rubio's worldview and foreign policy positions

  November 3, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (3/3)
Are Sanders' proposals to rein in the excesses of Wall St. meaningful, is public banking possible? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate

  October 28, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (2/3)
Is Sanders proposal to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act a serious way to counter the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St., or just window dressing? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 27, 2015

Why Ben Carson is Leading in Iowa
Col. Larry Wilkerson, just returning from Iowa says controversial statements that are anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, anti-gun control and anti-abortion, are at the heart of Carson's popularity

  October 26, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (1/3)
Is Sanders proposal to break up the big banks a solution to the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St.? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 25, 2015

Biden: The War on Drugs Candidate
If Vice President Joe Biden chose to run, he would've face a legacy of swelling the U.S. prison population as well as in Latin America

  October 21, 2015

Pendulum Swings Left in the Democratic Debate
Robert Weissman of Public Citizen says Sanders shifted much of the debate focus to inequality, corporate greed, power of the pharmaceutical industry, and reining in excesses of capitalism

  October 15, 2015

Leftists Love Bernie Sanders, But Here's Why Some Won't Be Voting For Him
They say his policies are great, but that the history of progressive politicians running within the Democratic party - from Jesse Jackson to Howard Dean to Dennis Kucinich - has failed over and over again.

  September 28, 2015

Is Clinton's Campaign Finance Reform Plan Just a Band-Aid?
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux looks at Clinton's three-prong plan and whether it will truly get outside money out of politics

  September 27, 2015

War Profits Drive GOP Hawks: Wilkerson on GOP Debate
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the war mongering talk of star of the moment, Carly Fiorina, and most other GOP candidates

  September 18, 2015

The "Other" Socialist In the Presidential Race: An Introduction to Gloria la Riva
Presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation Gloria la Riva discusses her campaign

  September 10, 2015

GOP Debate: A Mirage of Democracy
Col. Larry Wilkerson and Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fisher discuss the debate's true elite audience and what was left unsaid

  August 9, 2015

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.

  July 28, 2015

Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus
Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney

  July 26, 2015

#BlackLivesMatters Protestors Oppose O'Malley's Presidential Bid
TRNN's Jaisal Noor covers former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement and talks to protestors about why they oppose his candidacy

  May 30, 2015

The Clinton Foundation Received Millions From State-Brokered Defense Contracts
Andrew Perez, International Business Times, says Clinton-led State Department authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in sales for defense contractors.

  May 28, 2015

TRNN DEBATE: Should Bernie Sanders Run as an Independent?
Researcher Ashley Smith and People's Action Campaign spokesman Jacob Swenson-Lengyel debate whether Senator Bernie Sanders' decision to run as a Democrat is the best way to advance a progressive platform.

  May 26, 2015

Is Rand Paul Still a Libertarian?
Tea Party firebrand Rand Paul has been unwavering in his advocacy of small government. But his stances in foreign policy in military spending are quickly changing. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to journalist and editor of the libertarian news outlet Nick Gillespie about whether or not Paul can remain true to his libertarian word.

  April 15, 2015

Clinton Dynasty Revisited
Journalist and author Doug Henwood says Hillary Clinton has close ties to Wall Street and big business, hawkish foreign policy, and a lack of vision to address looming structural economic and environmental catastrophes

  March 2, 2015

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

  November 8, 2012

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

  November 1, 2012

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

  November 1, 2012

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

  October 31, 2012

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 31, 2012

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 22, 2012

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 22, 2012

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

  October 22, 2012

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

  October 18, 2012

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 18, 2012

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 17, 2012

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

  October 17, 2012

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

  October 4, 2012

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 4, 2012

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 4, 2012

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

  October 4, 2012

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

  October 3, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

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, 2012

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

  October 3, 2012

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

  September 20, 2012

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

  September 10, 2012

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

  September 7, 2012

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

  September 7, 2012

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

  September 7, 2012

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

  September 7, 2012

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"

  September 7, 2012

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

  August 30, 2012

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

  August 28, 2012

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

  August 27, 2012

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

  July 18, 2012

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

  July 17, 2012

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.

  May 22, 2012

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

  May 15, 2012

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

  May 8, 2012

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?

  May 7, 2012

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

  April 9, 2012

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

  March 19, 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

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

  February 8, 2012

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

  January 31, 2012

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

  January 25, 2012

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

  January 25, 2012

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

  January 25, 2012

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

  January 25, 2012

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

  January 24, 2012

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

  January 24, 2012

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

  January 24, 2012

Gingrich Attacks "Vulture Capitalist" Romney
Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian 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 on the Iowa Caucus
Megan Carpentier (Exec. Editor of the progressive Raw Story) and Matt Welch (Editor in Chief of the libertarian discuss the results of the Iowa Caucus vote

  January 4, 2012

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.

  December 13, 2011

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, says Ron Paul's supporters feel shut out of political process

  February 15, 2011

The Left, Bernie Sanders and Reparations
University of Pennsylvania political scientist Adolph Reed discusses his support for Bernie Sanders, his previous lack of support for Barack Obama and his critique of the movement for reparations

  February 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Reparations
University of Pennsylvania political scientist Adolph Reed discusses his support for Bernie Sanders, his previous lack of support for Barack Obama, and his critique of the movement for reparations

  February 12, 2016

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