GOP

John McCain: Hawkish Voice of Military-Industrial Complex, Paved Way for Trump

August 31, 2018

John McCain was an extreme war hawk who represented the military-industrial complex on Capitol Hill. And while he sometimes clashed with Donald Trump, their politics were mostly similar, and the Republican senator opened the door by normalizing Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Ben Norton reports

Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism

July 15, 2018

This week with Rick Wolff: Updates on Left victory in Mexico’s election; SCOTUS’s Janus decision; Trump’s Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin; the GOP’s forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries; and the scapegoating of immigrants exposed; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological effects of a dying US empire

Trump Tax Plan Would Slash Charitable Giving by Almost 40%

December 1, 2017

According to some estimates, there would be between $13-$95B less in charitable giving by individuals, because raising the individual deduction removes the tax incentive to give, says David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy

GOP Tax Bill is Even Worse Than We Think

December 1, 2017

The secretive Senate Republican tax bill is one of the largest wealth transfers to elites in US history, and economist James Henry says its damage to lower-income earners will likely be even worse than thought once its full contents are known

Dems, GOP Join Hands for Sanctions

July 31, 2017

President Trump will sign a Congressional measure imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, showing a bipartisan — and dangerous — preference for confrontation over diplomacy, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Health Care

June 29, 2017
Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy, discusses the fight over Trumpcare and the problems with the existing healthcare system that the GOP wants to gut even further

Trump-Republican Alliance in Disarray?

March 26, 2017

Filmmaker Ben Howe says President Trump is undermining the ability of conservatives to argue for traditional conservative positions

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2/2)

March 23, 2017

Jeffrey Tayler, Contributing editor to The Atlantic, tells Paul Jay there are steps the Trump administration can take if it is serious about reducing tensions with Russia

New Provisions Eliminate Healthcare From GOP ‘Wealthcare’ Bill

March 23, 2017

As fighting between Trump and the Republican Party leads to a delay of the vote for the GOP health care bill, Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber and Bernie Sanders call for the US to adopt a single-payer system