Democrats

The Toxic Lure of “Guns and Butter”

April 15, 2019

By Norman Solomon The current political brawl over next year’s budget is highly significant. With Democrats in a House majority for the first time in eight years, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most other party leaders continue to support even more largesse for the Pentagon. But many progressive congressmembers are challenging the wisdom of deference to…

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

April 9, 2019

On Saturday in Berlin, President Obama said progressives shouldn’t attack other progressives, saying it’s a “circular firing squad.” But are corporate Democrats within the progressive camp?

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won't Resign

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won’t Resign

April 8, 2019

City Council considers systemic reform in the wake of the “Health Holly” scandal

Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back

Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back

March 31, 2019

Our weekly panel discusses the Mueller Report, as the Democrats and their media allies put their eggs in the Russia-Gate basket and handed Trump a PR victory – Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay

Hundreds say "No to NATO" in Washington

Protesters say “No to NATO” in Washington

March 30, 2019

Peace activists converged in the nation’s capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

Gerrymandering - Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again)

Gerrymandering – Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again)

March 28, 2019

The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court

Beto O'Rourke: Corporate or Progressive Democrat?

Beto O’Rourke: Corporate or Progressive Democrat?

March 24, 2019

O’Rourke is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, a caucus with close connections to the finance, insurance and real estate industries; Beto’s supporters call him a progressive Democrat – with Jacqueline Luqman, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President

March 21, 2019

By Norman Solomon To understand Beto O’Rourke as a candidate, it’s vital to go beneath the surface of his political backstory. News watchers are already well aware of the former Texas congressman’s good looks, charisma, youthful energy and fundraising prowess. But most remain unaware of an inconvenient truth that could undermine the O’Rourke campaign among…

Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever

March 17, 2019

Our weekly roundup panel looks at the fracture lines in the Republican Party and the corporate Democrats continue their frenzy about Russia – with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay