election 2018

Rahiem Shabazz, wrongfully purged Georgia Voter | Photo by Zach D Roberts, Palast Investigative Fund

Purged Voters’ “Provisional” Ballots Could Decide Georgia Governor Race

November 6, 2018

By Greg Palast for Truthout [Macon, Georgia.] On Sunday, I watched President Donald Trump warn a rally in Macon, Georgia, that Stacey Abrams, running to become the first Black female governor in US history, “is one of the most extreme far left politicians in the entire country,”  adding, “you know that! You put Stacey in…

Progressive Races to Watch

Progressive Races to Watch

November 5, 2018

Howie Klein, from Down with Tyranny blog, reviews the key races that will determine if there will be a progressive breakthrough in the midterms

District Attorneys Now A Battleground For Progressives This Election

District Attorneys Now A Battleground For Progressives This Election

October 25, 2018

Anoa Changa talks about Rachael Rollins unprecedented run for DA in Boston, as a Black woman and a progressive. Progressives are running for local office as never before

The Next Republic: The Rise Of A New Radical Majority

The Next Republic: The Rise Of A New Radical Majority

October 7, 2018

D.D. Guttenplan’s new book, The Next Republic, says that we could be on the verge of the 4th Republic. He looks at the Whisky, Lincoln & Roosevelt republics, and interviews activists for a compelling narrative

Debate Recap: 2018 Maryland Governor’s Race

Debate Recap: 2018 Maryland Governor’s Race

September 25, 2018

Incumbent Republican Larry Hogan and Sanders-backed Democrat Ben Jealous square off in the only debate in the race for Maryland Governor

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

September 19, 2018

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor Ben Jealous has backed a proposal to reign in drug prices, while advocates say incumbent Larry Hogan has helped drug makers

Ben Jealous: Build Maryland's Economy From The Bottom Up

Ben Jealous: Build Maryland’s Economy From The Bottom Up

September 14, 2018

As a new report finds 1/3 of Maryland residents face financial hardships, the underdog Democratic candidate for governor says he’ll fight corporations to help working people

Does Hogan’s Schools Rhetoric Match his Track Record?

September 5, 2018

Some Democrats say Larry Hogan is taking credit for their educational accomplishments, but will either candidate’s policy be transformational for public schools?

Extreme Heat Prompts 65 Baltimore School Closures, Student Protests

September 4, 2018

The closures sparked a debate between students and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan about who is to blame for the lack of air conditioning in city schools

Hogan Adopts Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Attack on Media

August 29, 2018

Critics say the popular governor can’t call himself a moderate if he supports policies backed by the Koch Brothers and Donald Trump