Congress

Can Democratic Challenger Mike Espy Pull Off an Upset Victory in Mississippi's US Senate Race?

Mississippi Special Election: Can Democrat Mike Espy Pull Off an Upset Victory for the US Senate?

November 26, 2018

“Mississippi voters do not like to be embarrassed,” says Professor Gerald Horne while analysing the upcoming special election between Democrat Mike Espy against incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

If Dems Take the House, What Should They Do?

November 6, 2018

Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny blog and Paul Jay,  discuss what to expect from a House controlled by the Democratic Party

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

November 5, 2018

Washington state’s democratic socialist House candidate Sarah Smith says progressives must prioritize anti-war activism, as she challenges hawkish neoliberal corporate Democrat Adam Smith, who is funded by the arms industry

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.