2020

Malaysia Still Pushes False Claim That It Has Eradicated Poverty

Malaysia Still Vastly Undercounting People Living In Poverty

July 14, 2020

Malaysia must acknowledge that the country’s rapid economic growth has not benefited all of its residents, says Philip Alston, former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

Third Parties Sue For Ballot Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3, 2020

Third parties are fighting for survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryan Grim: Dems Will Back Biden As Long As They Think He’ll Beat Trump

April 29, 2020

The Intercept’s Ryan Grim discusses the latest developments in Tara Reade’s assault allegations against Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton’s endorsement.

Sanders Ends Campaign After ‘Shit Show’ Wisconsin Primary

April 9, 2020

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes says Tuesday’s vote risked lives and amounted to voter suppression, and that Democrats must embrace a progressive vision to beat Trump in November.

Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Sorry Record On Civil Rights

March 25, 2020

Branko Marcetic’s book “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden” discusses Joe Biden’s civil rights and environmental record.

Biden Continues to Win Even Though Voters Support Bernie’s Ideas

March 11, 2020

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and Jacobin’s Paul Heideman discuss the implications of Biden’s victory on Super Tuesday II, and why Sunday’s debate could be Bernie’s last stand.

Buttigieg Pursues Black Voters at Rev. Barber’s Church

December 3, 2019

Pete Buttigieg spoke at Rev. William Barber’s church in North Carolina, discussing racial and inequality issues that are highlighted in the Poor People’s Campaign platform. But will this be enough to raise his support among Black voters?

Corporate Interests Use Voter Purges To Disenfranchise Citizens

Corporate Interests Use Voter Purges To Disenfranchise Citizens

August 23, 2019

The SCOTUS decision in Shelby County v Holder ruled that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. Greg Palast talks about how what followed has been the expansion of the very issue that the VRA was implemented to curb

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

July 14, 2019

One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court loss, and other blows to Trump’s grand healthcare plan. Wendell Potter discusses the implications

Will Trump's Instincts Win Him a Second Term?

Will Trump’s Instincts Win Him a Second Term?

June 21, 2019

This week Trump officially announced his bid for re-election, and gave his assessment of the Democratic candidates. Are his instincts right, or is he just the right mascot for a larger movement?