Republican Party

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

Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War

July 15, 2018

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me to talk about their collaborative book “Brothers of the Gun.” Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser:…

California’s High-Stakes Primary for Democratic Party’s Civil War

June 4, 2018

In California’s crucial June 5 primary, wealthy Democratic candidates and the state’s “top two” system are putting the squeeze on progressive hopefuls looking to move the party left in the November midterms. We speak to journalist and author David Dayen

It’s the End of the World, and I Feel Terrible

May 17, 2018

By Norman Solomon / Truthdig. Ivy Mike was a hydrogen bomb and the first thermonuclear weapon ever tested. The U.S. detonated it on Nov. 1, 1952, on the island of Elugelab in Enewetak Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, as part of Operation Ivy. (National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada…

Hot Takes from Tuesday’s Primaries with Blogger Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny

Hot Picks from Tuesday’s Primaries with Blogger Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny

May 16, 2018

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is trying to discredit progressive candidates during this primary season, framing establishment candidates as moderates and progressives as “far left,” with the media’s cooperation, says Howie Klein of DownWithTyrannyblogspot.com

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…

Splits in the Ruling Elite Over Trump

Splits in the Ruling Elite Over Trump

April 24, 2018

Dr. Gerald Horne with host Paul Jay discuss the dysfunction in the American state and the divisions over the Trump presidency

Fire and Fury: The Extreme-Right in the White House (Pt. 2/2)

January 16, 2018

The extreme right has a solid hold on the White House for the first time in decades and replacing Trump with another Clinton-type Democrat will only reinforce the forces that got Trump elected. Part 2 of our “Fire and Fury” book discussion with Doug Henwood

Fire and Fury: Insights into the Fights Within the US Ruling Elite? (1/2)

January 15, 2018

The bestseller Fire and Fury not only confirms the worst we suspected about the Trump White House, but it also puts the fights within the US ruling elite on display. Doug Henwood analyses the book (pt. 1 of 2)