elections

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

Stacey Abrams, Greg Palast review Georgia Purge list 2014 – Photo by Zach D Roberts

What We Must Do Now: Abrams, Georgia & Something Extraordinary

November 17, 2018

By Greg Palast / Truthout A week ago, I received a call from Stacey Abrams’ lead attorneys. Our investigative team had “gold,” as they put it, for litigating the election: Expert analysis proving 340,134 voters were wrongly purged by her opponent when he was Secretary of State. Plus, we had, on camera, victims of the purge, including the…

 Trump Was Handed a Major Defeat on Tuesday and There Will Be More

November 15, 2018

By Mark Weisbrot / Common Dreams. With the Democrats having won the House of Representatives, and forecast to gain 37 seats (there are currently 14 uncalled races), there is some confusion about what this means. And there is also some debate over what it might indicate for the future of Trump and his party. Many…

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

Green Ballot Initiatives Meet Massive Resistance From Big Oil

Green Ballot Initiatives Meet Massive Resistance From Big Oil

November 7, 2018

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman tells Marc Steiner that a carbon tax in Washington, drilling limitations in Colorado, and other initiatives were struck down by fossil fuel industries—but environmentalists did see some wins

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

Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell

November 6, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago—to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between—one thing seems certain: Don’t hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. On a single issue, Democrat and…

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

October 25, 2018

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore County voters and candidates about the issues that matter most to them in the 2018 midterm elections

Baltimore's Women of Color Lead Charge to Get Out the Vote

Baltimore’s Women of Color Lead Charge to Get Out the Vote

October 25, 2018

Khalilah Harris discusses the role of women of color in driving voter engagement during the midterm elections in Baltimore and beyond

Democrats Ahead: Progressives Beware

Democrats Ahead: Progressives Beware

October 19, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Any minimally plausible Democrat, perhaps even one as hapless as Joe Biden, would have easily trounced Donald Trump in 2016.  Hillary Clinton had to outdo herself to lose. It is almost an article of faith in progressive circles that had Bernie Sanders been the nominee, as he might have been…