Congress

HR1: A Call for Campaign Finance Reform, Ethics, and Voting Rights

HR1: A Call for Campaign Finance Reform, Ethics, and Voting Rights

March 24, 2019

Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland joins us to explore the legislation that he’s spearheading to end the involvement of dark money in politics, allow public campaign financing, and demand major ethics and voting rights reforms, and why Republicans are threatening kill it in the Senate

harting a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond

Charting a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond

March 10, 2019

As President Trump destabilizes America’s role in the world, progressives have a unique opportunity to define a new foreign policy for America. But while the ascendant progressive movement in Congress has advanced a bold agenda on domestic policy, it needs to develop a cohesive and principled vision for the U.S. role in international affairs. A…

Clinton-Era Official Says Left Should Lead Following Center-Right Failures

Clinton-Era Official Says Left Should Lead Following Center-Right Failures

March 7, 2019

Bill Black analyzes Assistant Secretary of Treasury Brad DeLong statement that neo-liberals should get out of the way and let the left lead since coalition with Republicans did not work

Specter of Fascism: Cohen Says Trump Won’t Leave Peacefully in 2020

Specter of Fascism: Cohen Says Trump Won’t Leave Peacefully in 2020

February 27, 2019

Hearings reveal deepening systemic corruption, further degeneration of GOP, progressive members standout in questioning – Jacqueline Luqman, Henry Giroux and Carmen Russell-Sluchansky join Paul Jay

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Teen Environmental Activist Tells Congress to Stop Putting “Profit Over People”

February 18, 2019

Nadia Nazar, a 16-year-old leader of youth environmental organization Zero Hour, responds to a representative dissing the Green New Deal and explains the role of youth in fighting climate change

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

February 7, 2019

In their first hearing since Democrats claimed Congress, the House Natural Resources Committee heard from climate advocates. We sat down with one witness, Climate Justice Alliance’s Elizabeth Yeampierre

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

January 23, 2019

Bob Pollin & Michael Lighty hold that Medicare for All does not have into include private insurers like Medicare does today

The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting toKnow? – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 9, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: “You don’t have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move”  – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by…