Democratic Party

Trump's State of Emergency? - with Paul Jay & Gerald Horne

Trump’s State of Emergency? – with Paul Jay & Gerald Horne

January 9, 2019

If Donald Trump follows through on his threat to declare a state of emergency, it puts the American state further into deep crisis – with historian Dr. Gerald Horn and host Paul Jay

Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams: Hold Establishment Democrats Accountable Too

November 12, 2018

New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams discusses the 2018 midterms and the need to hold establishment Democrats accountable for real change to occur

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump's 2018 Loss Was Significant

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump’s 2018 Loss Was Significant

November 9, 2018

Given how well the economy has been doing, Trump, if he were a “normal” president, would have expanded the Republican House majority, not lost it, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party's 'Abysmal Failure' Presenting a Platform

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party’s ‘Abysmal Failure’ Presenting a Platform

November 7, 2018

Being anti-Trump is not good enough for defeating Trump. The Democratic Party needs a clearer and more progressive platform if it hopes to halt the country’s rightward movement, says Empire Files’ Abby Martin on the TRNN midterm election panel

Howie Klein: Democratic Party Supported Corporate Dems Over Progressives '100 to 1'

Howie Klein: Democratic Party Supported Corporate Dems Over Progressives ‘100 to 1’

November 7, 2018

Down with Tyranny! blogger Howie Klein, who joined the TRNN panel on election night, explains that one reason why progressive candidates did not fare so well in this midterm election is that the Democratic Party did not support progressives at all

Will Clean Energy Prevail Under New House Democratic Majority?  

Will Clean Energy Prevail Under New House Democratic Majority?  

November 7, 2018

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman talks to Marc Steiner about whether the new House Democrats will usher in green economic measures

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

November 7, 2018

Activist and actor Danny Glover looks at the big picture of the midterm election and what it means for people living outside the US

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

November 7, 2018

There are important differences between Republicans and Democrats, but there also are many areas where the differences are more cosmetic than real, especially in the area of foreign policy and militarism. Will progressive successes in the midterms push the party as a whole more to the left? TRNN midterm panel with Eugene Puryear, Jacqueline Luqman,…

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

November 7, 2018

TRNN midterm election panelist Prof. Lester Spence explains the role of ballot initiatives and how they can be used as an organizing tool for getting citizens involved in the political process

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party 'Almost Blew it Again'

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party ‘Almost Blew it Again’

November 7, 2018

TRNN Panel with Ralph Nader examines the shortcomings of the Democratic Party and how it almost failed to beat the Republicans in the midterms, even though they were in a relatively weak position