midterm elections

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

November 9, 2018

A spirited race in Pennsylvania’s newly drawn conservative 11th district became a contest of progressive ideas against Trumpism.  TRNN traversed Lancaster county to find out if the message resonated

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump's 2018 Loss Was Significant

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump’s 2018 Loss Was Significant

November 9, 2018

Given how well the economy has been doing, Trump, if he were a “normal” president, would have expanded the Republican House majority, not lost it, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party's 'Abysmal Failure' Presenting a Platform

Abby Martin: The Democratic Party’s ‘Abysmal Failure’ Presenting a Platform

November 7, 2018

Being anti-Trump is not good enough for defeating Trump. The Democratic Party needs a clearer and more progressive platform if it hopes to halt the country’s rightward movement, says Empire Files’ Abby Martin on the TRNN midterm election panel

Democrats Take House but Progressives Dealt Several Defeats

Democrats Take House but Progressives Dealt Several Defeats

November 7, 2018

A brief recap of the 2018 midterm elections. For all of our analysis go to TRNN.com

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

Danny Glover: Crucial Midterm Election Not just for US, but Also for Rest of World

November 7, 2018

Activist and actor Danny Glover looks at the big picture of the midterm election and what it means for people living outside the US

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

November 7, 2018

There are important differences between Republicans and Democrats, but there also are many areas where the differences are more cosmetic than real, especially in the area of foreign policy and militarism. Will progressive successes in the midterms push the party as a whole more to the left? TRNN midterm panel with Eugene Puryear, Jacqueline Luqman,…

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

November 7, 2018

TRNN midterm election panelist Prof. Lester Spence explains the role of ballot initiatives and how they can be used as an organizing tool for getting citizens involved in the political process

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party 'Almost Blew it Again'

Ralph Nader on how the Democratic Party ‘Almost Blew it Again’

November 7, 2018

TRNN Panel with Ralph Nader examines the shortcomings of the Democratic Party and how it almost failed to beat the Republicans in the midterms, even though they were in a relatively weak position

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

November 5, 2018

Washington state’s democratic socialist House candidate Sarah Smith says progressives must prioritize anti-war activism, as she challenges hawkish neoliberal corporate Democrat Adam Smith, who is funded by the arms industry

2018 Midterms: What About Public Schools?

2018 Midterms: What About Public Schools?

November 2, 2018

Experts discuss progressive education policy in the most significant midterm elections in a generation