Democrats

Who's Afraid of AOC?

Who’s Afraid of AOC?

January 14, 2019

Norman Solomon and Jaqueline Luqman join host Paul Jay to discuss whether the call from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to primary establishment Democrats weakens the party

Imagine If

January 14, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

January 11, 2019

Gov. Larry Hogan says a $15 minimum wage in Maryland could cost the state 100,000 jobs, but economists say raising low wages could benefit half a million workers

Dealbreakers: The Democrats, Trump and His Wall

January 11, 2019

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. After all the votes were counted and the dust finally settled, it became clear that Democrats scored huge victories in the midterm elections last November.  This wasn’t clear right away because some of the contests in “red” states were close, but the “blue wave” actually did materialize. Even for those…

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

January 4, 2019

The state is headed towards a major showdown between the Republican Governor, Democratic leadership of the legislature, and education advocates over the future of the state’s public schools

Who Cares Which Democrat Comes Out on Top?

Who Cares Which Democrat Comes Out on Top?

December 28, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The new Congress will not be sworn in until after the New Year, but, at long last, the results of the 2018 midterm elections are finalized and certified. It looked good for Democrats from the moment the polls closed on Election Day; it looks even better now. The “blue wave”…

Big Money in Politics: Are Leading Democrats Really on the Wagon (or Still Sneaking a Drink)?

December 6, 2018

By Steve Early / Counterpunch. For voters concerned about the bad consequences of big business spending on elections, a New York Times report last month promised mid-summer relief. “Tired of Money in Politics, Some Democrats Think Small,” the headline read. The accompanying article, which focused on a Minnesota Congressional contest, noted that, “in mid-term races around the…

America's Criminal "Injustice" System

America’s Criminal “Injustice” System

December 1, 2018

Nina Turner, Cornel West, Danny Glover, Cynthia Nixon and Gus Newport on the roots of and solutions to America’s addiction to mass incarceration at the Sanders Institute Gathering

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 Trumpland: Get Ready for the Storm Ahead   

November 30, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The feeling is palpable: with the Christmas recess coming to Capitol Hill, and then with Democrats about to take over the House, a whole lot of shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. So far, this is only a feeling. It is anybody’s guess in what form (or forms)…

Right-Wing Media: Britain’s Free Healthcare System on the Verge of “Imploding”

British Doctors Respond to American Attacks on NHS

November 24, 2018

Two British doctors fire back at recent criticism of Britain’s Government Run Health Service by Donald Trump and conservative commentators