SOTU

Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them

February 1, 2018

Among the many falsehoods in Trump’s first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn’t abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.

A Booming Stock Market Does Not Mean a Strong US Economy

January 31, 2018

During his State of the Union speech, Trump touted the recent stock market boom as proof of how well the U.S. is doing. However, as economist Bill Black explains, the boom has nothing to do with new investment

Trump’s Economic Nationalism: Who’s It Good For?

January 31, 2018

Are big tax cuts and a soaring stock market good for working people? Paul Jay hosts a discussion with Robert Pollin, Stephanie Kelton, and James Henry

Trump’s SOTU Calls for More Spending on Nuclear Weapons and Galvanizes Extremism

January 31, 2018

Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, and Norman Solomon discuss President Trump’s State of the Union. Rather than deliver a serious address, they say Trump offered a simplistic narrative designed to galvanize extremism

Bernie Sanders Joins Bill McKibben and Movement Leaders for a “Climate State of the Union” to Resist Trump and Fossil Fuel Executive

January 31, 2018

Event hosted by 350.org kicks off new campaign to stop Trump’s Big Oil agenda and push for climate solutions at the local level

President Trump delivers State of the Union Address

January 31, 2018

Bernie Responds to the State of the Union

January 31, 2018

Congressman Joe Kennedy III delivers Democratic Response to State of the Union Address

January 31, 2018

Obama Avoids War Rhetoric with Iran

February 13, 2013

Glen Ford: Obama avoided bellicose language towards Iran and Syria but defended drone killings and remains committed to US role as the dominant global military power

Will Obama Plan Create a “Rising, Thriving Middle Class”?

February 13, 2013

Leo Panitch and Jennifer Taub: President Obama’s SOTU shows he is far more wedded to private sector, free market solutions than “restoring the bargain” with the middle class