Thomas Ferguson

What Bernie’s Historic 2016 Teaches for 2020

February 2, 2018

Bernie Sanders’ near-victory in the Democratic primary despite no corporate support was a first in US history, and proved that small money and a substantive message can succeed, says Thomas Ferguson of the University of Massachusetts

How Did Trump Win? Follow the Dark Money

February 1, 2018

A major new study says a last-minute infusion of “dark money,” coupled with declining unionization rates, were among the key factors that handed Donald Trump the biggest upset in US political history. We speak to co-author Thomas Ferguson of the University of Massachusetts

Will Republican Elite Coalesce Around Trump or Sabotage Him to Save the GOP?

March 16, 2016

Thomas Ferguson and Max Blumenthal dissect Trump and the elites that control the Republican Party

Campaign Finance Reform

April 3, 2014
Only .08% of U.S. population gives more than $2500 to campaigns now this elite will have fewer limits on their contributions, making funds harder to track and enhancing the influence of money in politics

Data Shows Democrats Fully Embraced by Surveillance Industry

October 23, 2013

An analysis of 2012 campaign contributions show that the surveillance industry backs Dems equally or more than Republicans