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Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

March 21, 2019

By Norman Solomon To understand Beto O’Rourke as a candidate, it’s vital to go beneath the surface of his political backstory. News watchers are already well aware of the former Texas congressman’s good looks, charisma, youthful energy and fundraising prowess. But most remain unaware of an inconvenient truth that could undermine the O’Rourke campaign among…

What the Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Means for Progressives

What the Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign Means for Progressives

February 20, 2019

By Norman Solomon Presidential candidate Kamala Harris began this week in the nation’s first primary state by proclaiming what she isn’t. “The people of New Hampshire will tell me what’s required to compete in New Hampshire,” she said, “but I will tell you I am not a democratic socialist.” Harris continued: “I believe that what voters do…

Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

February 12, 2019

By Norman Solomon With a launch of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign on the near horizon, efforts to block his trajectory to the Democratic presidential nomination are intensifying. The lines of attack are already aggressive — and often contradictory. One media meme says that Bernie has made so much headway in moving the Democratic Party…

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

January 29, 2019

By Norman Solomon / Truthout. Another Sanders run could stoke productive tensions between grassroots activism and electoral politics. The likely Bernie Sanders campaign for president offers a boost and a challenge to progressives. From the outset, the campaign’s strength would largely depend on how much synergy develops with social movements on the ground. Much more…

Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility

February 24, 2014

Activists rally against Dominion Resources’s proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe

First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century

November 17, 2013
TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.

Crisis in the Eurozone

September 30, 2013
Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens