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Democrats Spar on Eve of Superdelegate Reform Vote

August 24, 2018

Some superdelegates are fighting grassroots pressure to reform the way Democrats choose their presidential candidates

On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless

July 30, 2018

Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show

June 25, 2018

Eze and Khalilah talk about the week’s Baltimore stories which include a conversation with a mother whose son she says was murdered by a police officer in 2006, the end of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Maryland’s Democratic primary races on Tuesday

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us

The Ghosts of ‘New Democrats’ Are Haunting Us

May 1, 2018

Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Twenty-five years ago, the so-called New Democrats were triumphant. Today, their political heirs are eager to prevent the Democratic Party from living up to its name. At stake is whether democracy will have a chance to function. A fundamental battle for democracy is in progress—a conflict over whether to reduce the…

How Blue-State Democrats Continually Beat Back Reform

April 5, 2018

As part of TRNN’s in-depth coverage of the legislative session in Maryland’s state capital, we take a quick tally of all the reform proposals that didn’t even get a vote this year

Republicans Dealt Another Embarrassing Defeat in Obamacare Repeal

September 27, 2017

Dentist and activist Dr. Javad Aghaloo says the best way to fix Obamacare is by adopting a single-payer, universal healthcare system

The Real Baltimore

August 31, 2017
From an Atlanta cop saying ‘We only kill black people,’ to a Baltimore sergeant’s indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood

The Path to Actual Police Reform Starts with Real Civilian Oversight

October 19, 2016

MD State Delegate Jill P. Carter says over a decade of stalled legislation to overhaul policing reveals that the only path to change is putting the people in charge

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

August 23, 2016
University of Maryland Law Professor Doug Colbert says the long overdue move by the Department of Justice could help overturn punitive pretrial detention measures nationwide

Hedges and Lessig on Money and Politics

July 17, 2014
Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges discuss the obstacles faced in an electoral challenge to the corporate party system