Congress

She is a Progressive and Could be the First Native American Woman in Congress

August 16, 2018

Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo Woman won the primary in the NM First Congressional District. She could be the first Native American woman elected to Congress

Reflecting on the Legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums: A True People’s Warrior

August 5, 2018

Ron Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1971, when he stood with the Panthers. Then the Marine veteran launched a Vietnam war crimes investigation and was singularly responsible for legal sanctions against South Africa. We are joined by Bob Scheer to reflect on the legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums, a true people’s warrior

Rep. Ro Khanna on Challenging the Saudi-Led War on Yemen

June 27, 2018

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-California) discusses his efforts to stop U.S. support for the Saudi-led attack on Yemen; his differences with Obama administration officials who backed Saudi’s assault from the outset; and the impact of Saudi lobbying efforts to sustain ongoing US assistance

India's Far-Right Ruling Party BJP Dominates Karnataka Election - with Fewer Votes

Prabir Purkayastha on India's Elections

May 19, 2018
Journalist Prabir Purkayastha explains how, in the election in the major state of Karnataka, India’s far-right Hindu-nationalist ruling party BJP won the most seats, even while it got fewer votes than Congress. He also discusses the attacks on leftist and secular forces
The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

Will Congress Affirm its Constitutional Power to Stop the War in Yemen?

March 19, 2018

This week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads to Washington to lobby support for the war in Yemen. However, the Constitution and the War Powers Act are very clear that only Congress has the power to authorize war, says Col. Larry Wilkerson.

Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them

February 1, 2018

Among the many falsehoods in Trump’s first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn’t abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.

Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy

January 30, 2018

It’s time to “break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few,” says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement

Congressman Ro Khanna challenges US interventionism and wars in Yemen, Syria, Libya

January 23, 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In his year in Congress, Khanna has established himself as a forceful opponent of the interventionist consensus that supports war in the Middle East