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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…

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

Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win

August 27, 2018

By Norman Solomon When members of the Democratic National Committee voted to take power away from themselves and other “superdelegates” — removing their leverage over the presidential nominating process — they took a big step toward heeding a sign that activists held outside their decisive meeting: “Democratic Party: Live Up to Your Name.” Outside that…

The Battle for Control of the Democratic Party is heating up in Arizona (Pt 4/4)

August 27, 2018

A battle for survival: Tired of feeling betrayed and played by career politicians, longtime activists have decided to run for key posts themselves, battling with Corporate Democrats for control of the party

The Battle for Control of the Democratic Party is heating up in Arizona (Pt 3/3)

August 26, 2018

A battle for survival; longtime activists-turned candidates like Jovana Renteria are battling with corporate Democrats for control of the party and for the survival of their communities

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?

August 10, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing

Explosive Report Shows Unchecked Sexual Assaults in Chicago Public Schools

July 6, 2018

Troy LaRaviere, challenger for Mayor of Chicago, says understaffing and mismanagement at CPS and by Rahm Emanuel has resulted in unchecked sexual assault of Chicago Public Schools students

Can Ben Jealous Unify Democrats against Larry Hogan?

July 3, 2018

Ben Jealous takes viewer questions and discusses what his primary win means for the future of the Democratic Party

MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

The Real News talked to voters about the intra-party battle over how best to reform the criminal justice system, improve education, and fight back against Trump

Progressive vs. Establishment Candidates Locked in Tight Race for Maryland Governor

June 22, 2018

TRNN speaks to the two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor, Ben Jealous and Rushern Baker, and their supporters, in the days before the election