california

Trump Expected to Roll Back California’s Clean Air Plan

July 25, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s exception to the Clean Air Act that had allowed it to set higher clean air standards than the rest of the nation. This means auto manufacturers will be allowed to follow lower fuel efficiency standards and do not need to sell as many electric vehicles. We talk to…

Economic Update: Criticizing Capitalism

July 8, 2018

This week with Richard Wolff: Updates on Colorado’s laws favoring co-ops; capitalism and suicide continues; rent control on the California ballot; the effects of U.S. foreign trade controls; the French gov’t vs GE; and Ford buys an old train station it helped destroy; interview with Professor David Harvey on Karl Marx’s contribution to understanding capitalism…

Primaries Expose Bitter Fight in Democratic Party

June 8, 2018

Down with Tyranny blogger Howie Klein says corporate Democrats fight to undermine and defeat progressive candidates in spite of Sanders’ proven success in working class districts

In California Primary, Democrats Keep Their House Hopes Alive

June 6, 2018

In all seven California districts key to their chances of winning the House, Democrats on Tuesday advanced a candidate to the mid-term ballot. Meanwhile, incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein will square off against another Democrat, Kevin de Leon. We discuss the primary results with editor and author Narda Zacchino

California’s ‘Jungle Primary,’ Flooded with Money, Dominated by Establishment Candidates

June 6, 2018

California held one of the most important primaries leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. The unique top-two primary saw record high spending. And while a few progressives made it through, it mostly pits establishment Democrats against Republicans

California Progressive Alison Hartson Challenges Party Elite Dianne Feinstein

June 4, 2018

In California’s June 5th primary, Alison Hartson, a former public school teacher and political organizer, is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein from the left  

California Progressives Seek Democratic Party Overhaul at All Levels

June 4, 2018

Karen Bernal, chair of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, says that progressives are competing aggressively at all levels of government in the June 5th primary

Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial

March 30, 2018

Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland’s legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In a surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but says the company is not liable

California Dems Reject Sen. Feinstein, Open Path for Progressive Candidate

February 27, 2018

Long-serving Senator Dianne Feinstein failed to receive the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, signaling a shift in the state’s politics towards a more progressive alternative

What’s Preventing California Democrats From Passing Medicare For All?

February 8, 2018

California Democratic Party leaders are rallying behind an incumbent state senator who opposes Medicare for All and has ties to the medical industry