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Biden's Real Union & Labor Track Record

Biden’s Real Union & Labor Track Record

June 9, 2019

Biden has presented himself as a friend of unions. But does he have a record of showing up for workers? Kamau Franklin and Jeff Cohen discuss his record with host Jacqueline Luqman

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

April 9, 2019

On Saturday in Berlin, President Obama said progressives shouldn’t attack other progressives, saying it’s a “circular firing squad.” But are corporate Democrats within the progressive camp?

New Poll Shows Increased Bipartisan Desire to Act on Climate Change

New Poll Shows Increased Bipartisan Desire to Act on Climate Change

February 15, 2019

The results, released in December, also show widespread bipartisan support for a Green New Deal and renewable energy

Obama Admits Bipartisan Capitalist 'Washington Consensus' Fueled Far-Right & Multiplied Inequality

Obama Admits Bipartisan Capitalist ‘Washington Consensus’ Fueled Far-Right & Multiplied Inequality

December 21, 2018

Former US President Barack Obama admitted that the neoliberal capitalist policies he and his predecessors supported fostered the rise of the far-right and grossly exacerbated inequality

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

How Obama Paved the Way for the Kavanaugh Appointment

October 14, 2018

Eoin Higgins of The Intercept argues that had Obama investigated and prosecuted Bush administration officials, Brett Kavanaugh would probably never have made it to the Supreme Court

Could Obama's Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

Could Obama’s Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

October 1, 2018

Marc Steiner weighs in on the Maryland Governor’s race, where a popular Republican incumbent has a double digit lead over the Sanders-inspired Democrat


August 22, 2018
After re-imposing sanctions, Trump’s new “Iran Action Group” is the latest step in his destabilization campaign against Tehran. International Crisis Group President Robert Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration, discusses the White House’s goals and Iran’s response. [This is the first part of an extended interview on US policy…

Obama on Globalization: A Success Story

August 7, 2018

Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela speech praised globalization and market-based solutions for their role in lifting one billion people out of poverty. But is this true? For example, half of this poverty reduction is traceable to China’s economic growth. And inequality has only grown, as Obama even admits. Paul Jay and Heiner Flassbeck take apart Obama’s…

The Role the US Played in Reversing Latin America’s ‘Pink Tide’

July 29, 2018

A mere ten years ago almost all countries in South and Central America had left or center-left governments in office. Now only a handful remain. How did this happen? We speak to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot about how Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon might have described to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the US effort…

Ex-Obama Officials Shill, and Bill, for Big Tech’s Pentagon Deals

July 27, 2018

As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon’s drone warfare program, the Obama-veteran firm WestExec stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine, author of “Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.”