The Real Debate

TRNN DEBATE: Should Bernie Sanders Run as an Independent?

May 26, 2015

Researcher Ashley Smith and People’s Action Campaign spokesman Jacob Swenson-Lengyel debate whether Senator Bernie Sanders’ decision to run as a Democrat is the best way to advance a progressive platform.

TRNN Webathon

June 3, 2014
Jeff Biggers, Daphnye Wysham, and Subhankar Banerjee discuss the details and limits of the new EPA rules for carbon emissions by coal-fired power plants

TRNN Debate: Is Obama Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change?

May 12, 2014

Environmental scholar Subhankar Banerjee and Center for American Progress fellow Daniel Weiss debate the Obama administration’s record on fighting climate change after government report finds climate change effects happening now

Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

April 28, 2014
Editor Joe Romm and Professor Ken Carlson discuss whether fracking can be a clean and safe source of energy and if it can help transition the country towards renewable energy resources

Drug Wars

April 8, 2014
As Maryland is poised to become the next state to decriminalize marijuana, MD Delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell and LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin debate whether it can end the racial disparity in drug-related arrests

TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore ‘Ban The Box’?

March 17, 2014

TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

Should Baltimore Privatize Its Public Housing?

March 13, 2014

Housing advocate Jeffrey Singer and Councilman Bill Henry debate whether Baltimore should privatize 40% of its public housing stock

TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?

March 6, 2014

David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

Obamacare Debate: Flowers vs. Baker

September 30, 2013

Economist Dean Baker and Dr. Margaret Flowers debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act

Debate on Obama’s Climate Change Strategy Part II

July 25, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed and David Roberts discuss and debate Obama’s climate change policies pt 2