US Politics

Kendrick Sampson on the Weekend’s Historic NFL Protests

September 25, 2017

Actor, activist and TRNN board member Kendrick Sampson explains why he supports former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s growing protests against police brutality and inequality

Orioles VP John Angelos: Trump Can’t Hijack Presidency to Stifle Free Speech

September 25, 2017

The Orioles’ Executive Vice President John Angelos responds to Trump’s attacks against black athletes and the groundswell of opposition across the nation

Renters vs. Slumlords: Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter’s Rights

September 24, 2017

Organizers in Minneapolis say it’s about more than just rents increasing: affordable housing is basically disappearing, and the city’s policies leave the door wide open for predatory landlords

After Pushing Democrats Left, Bernie Sanders Takes on Foreign Policy

September 23, 2017

Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy address is a major step forward in the effort to challenge the corporate, militarist influences behind U.S. foreign policy, says Roots Action’s Norman Solomon

US Lawmakers Accuse Russian Outlet of… Time Travel?

September 23, 2017

Lawmakers want the FCC to investigate the Russia-backed Sputnik Radio for using “U.S. airwaves to influence the 2016 presidential election,” apparently not realizing that Sputnik wasn’t on the radio until July 2017, says Max Blumenthal

Neocons and Hollywood Liberals Go to ‘War’ on Russia

September 22, 2017

The promotional video of the Committee to Investigate Russia features actor Morgan Freeman in what is ‘probably his worst role since Driving Miss Daisy,’ says AlterNet’s Max Blumenthal

Why the Juggalos Marched on Washington

September 21, 2017

The FBI says fans of Insane Clown Posse are a violent gang, but those fans think they’re being targeted because of class prejudice

Bernie Sanders Presents his Foreign Policy Platform

September 21, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered the Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he laid out his vision for a progressive U.S. foreign policy

Bernie Sanders Calls Out ‘International Oligarchy’

September 21, 2017

After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and ‘international oligarchy’

Wilkerson: Trump a ‘Diplomatic Fiasco’ at the UN

September 19, 2017

Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talks about Trump’s speech before the UN General Assembly and explains why Ambassador Nikki Haley’s remarks on the Iran nuclear deal scare him

GOP Retries ACA Repeal as Single-Payer Surges

September 18, 2017

After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, Republicans are trying to sneak through an equally dangerous last-ditch attempt, says Dr. Ed Weisbart of Physicians for a National Health Program

Trump’s Judicial Makeover is White and Far-Right

September 16, 2017

Through his nominees of federal judges and prosecutors, Donald Trump is overseeing a radical overhaul of the US judicial system, says Kamau Franklin, attorney and political editor of Atlanta Black Star

CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning

September 15, 2017

Harvard’s rescinding of Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellowship — following a backlash from current and former US officials — is a ‘disgrace,’ says CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

Senate Refuses to Stop Endless War

September 14, 2017

Sixteen years after its passage, the Senate has rejected an effort to repeal the Congressional authorization that has been used as a blank check for military action around the globe, says David Swanson of World Beyond War

Holdout Democrats Face a Single-Payer Surge

September 14, 2017

Health industry-backed Democrats who’ve yet to join their colleagues in backing Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill will face a new wave of grassroots pressure, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

Florida Nursing Home Deaths Highlight Industry’s Dangers

September 14, 2017

The deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents during Hurricane Irma bring new attention to a powerful industry serving the vulnerable, and a Trump administration effort to nix a critical safeguard

Single-Payer Healthcare Takes a Big Step Forward

September 13, 2017

Wednesday was a historic day in the U.S. struggle for universal health care as key Senate Democrats joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to unveil a single-payer bill. We speak to economist Dean Baker and Saikat Chakrabarti of Brand New Congress

FBI, DOJ Eye Russian Media Outlets as ‘Foreign Agents’

September 13, 2017

The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential ‘foreign agents’, raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski