state of the union

Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric

Trump’s State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric

February 6, 2019

The President’s State of the Union speech demanded an end to investigations, while demonizing immigrants and Venezuela, and attacking abortion rights. Our panelists Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, and Helena Olea discuss the speech

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 Infrastructure Plan Would Facilitate Water Privatization in Baltimore and Beyond

January 30, 2018

Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch says the package won’t yield water cost savings and will obstruct local efforts to make water more affordable

Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy

January 30, 2018

It’s time to “break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few,” says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement

Barbara Lee on What Was Left Unsaid in Obama’s State of the Union

January 15, 2016

In the premiere episode of The Real Capitol Hill, we sit down with Congresswoman Barbara Lee to get her thoughts on President Obama’s legacy and why many African Americans families are still waiting for their economic recovery

The Most Durable Economy in the World?

January 13, 2016

Economist Robert Pollin of PERI and Dedrick Muhammad of CFED, respond to President Obama’s State of the Union, addressing the lingering legacy of inequality, low wages, and lack of job creation

Black People’s State of The Union Missing from Obama’s Address

January 13, 2016

Lester Spence, author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, says Obama won’t be getting a second chance

The Limits and Missed Opportunities of Obama’s Energy Legacy

January 13, 2016

Professor Chris Williams and DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horne challenge the grandiose claims made by Obama in the State of the Union address

A Response to Gov. Nikki Haley

January 13, 2016

TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an exclusive interview with Rev. Waltrina Middleton, cousin of AME victim DePayne Middleton, about SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the Union rebuttal.