THE RUN UP
A collaborative show and podcast for the last month before the 2020 election, from The Real News team, coordinated by Editor in Chief Maximillian Alvarez and Managing Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray.
The harried and, frankly, terrifying period surrounding this election will be a time when people are desperate for information, desperate for sharp reporting and commentary that helps them cut through the bullshit punditry and political doublespeak, desperate to hear from—and learn how they can join—those who are fighting to keep hope, justice, and love alive as the world darkens. That’s why our team is coming together to bring you “The Run Up.”
How Big Tech and the GOP fueled the rise of QAnon
Donald Trump is throwing red meat to followers of the QAnon conspiracy, a primary vehicle of disinformation and far-right bile that could shape the outcome of the 2020 election.
Hothouse 2020: An out-of-bounds look at election day and what it could mean for the climate
In this climate episode of The Run Up, we cover the rights of nature, an emerging people’s third party, and the future of global climate reparations, and we speak to Democratic megadonor and 2020 Democratic primary candidate Tom Steyer.
‘Fake news’ and what’s missing from the presidential debates
Corporate media has some responsibility for the explosion of disinformation argues Nolan Higdon, author of “The Anatomy of Fake News.”
Can ‘Beat Trump, Battle Biden’ coalition really stop the right?
More than fifty progressives, activists and writers signed a petition calling to beat Trump, then battle Biden. Marc Steiner talks with three of these thinkers who signed the petition about the internal conflict involved in supporting a centrist capitalist with a problematic past on race and crime and the reasons why it’s necessary.