2014 Mid-Term Elections

U.S. Midterm Election Voter Turnout at Pre-Civil War Level

December 27, 2014

UMass Boston professor Thomas Ferguson says voters are sick of politics as usual and the special interests who have captured elections

Maryland Post-Election Redux: What’s Next for the Left?

November 6, 2014

Dr. Jared Ball talks movement making and voter apathy in the deeply blue state of Maryland now that a Republican is the governor-elect

US Elections: Theater with Deadly Consequences

November 5, 2014

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss how the media helps create a charade of democracy, and makes a fortune doing it

North Carolina’s Moral Mondays Movement Looks Past Election Day

November 5, 2014

Robert Dawkins and Bryan Perlmutter discuss how voters in this year’s most expensive campaign are subject to 2-hour wait times & inadequately prepared polling stations, and also speak about the Democrats’ connection to the grassroots

Most Expensive Off Year Election in History

November 5, 2014

The real election results are that we had the lowest voter turn out in decades and voter repudation of Congress and Obama, says Tom Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

How Will the Midterms Affect Climate Change & Fracking Policy?

November 4, 2014

Daphne Wysham from the Center for Sustainable Economy says a Republican- controlled Senate will be a climate disaster, while Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog says the fracking industry is outspending activists in order to thwart anti-fracking ballot initiatives

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Race to Determine Direction of State’s Minimum Wage, Labor Issues

November 4, 2014

Money in Politics’ Bill Lueders and Laura Dresser from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy discuss campaign finance, minimum wage, and labor rights in Wisconsin’s closely watched gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke