US Congress

Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

March 14, 2019

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal

Ilan Omar’s Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism - Phyllis Bennis

Ilhan Omar’s Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism – Phyllis Bennis

March 5, 2019

Democrats’ resolution denouncing anti-Semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-Semitic – Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner

Trump's Criminal Justice Reform Act Is a Meaningless Smoke Screen

Trump's Criminal Justice Reform Act Is a Meaningless Smoke Screen

December 18, 2018
Congress's Criminal Justice Reform Act boosts privatization, fails to dismantle mass incarceration, nor does it implement sentencing reform. We speak to Eddie Conway and Natasha Pratt Harris about the proposed reform

Most of Congress ‘Likes War’ and Opposes Ending US Support for Saudi War in Yemen

November 7, 2017

Several members of Congress have introduced legislation to invoke the War Powers Act with an aim to shut down US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but the resolution will not pass because the vast majority in Congress doesn’t oppose war explains Col. Larry Wilkerson

Post 9/11 AUMF Law Gives Trump Power to Wage Perpetual War

November 1, 2017

Post 9/11 authorization to use military force has been used to intervene in 19 countries. Congress ought to reclaim its authority to declare war, explains Col. Larry Wilkerson

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

May 22, 2017

Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

Puerto Rico ‘Rescue’ Bill to Reinforce Colonial Relationship with US

July 1, 2016

The Puerto Rico debt bill “will impose a fiscal control board that is going to watch out more for the billionaires and millionaires in Wall Street than it is going to watch out for the millions of Americans living on the island,” said activist Julio Lopez. The legislation will create a federal oversight board appointed…

Guantanamo Bay Prison

May 17, 2013
Group calls for cleared detainees to be released

The Rehabilitation of Bush/Cheney

May 6, 2013

Larry Wilkerson: President Obama protected Bush/Cheney from criminal prosecution to protect himself