U.S. Politics

Laura Flanders Show: What Progressives Have to Do to Take the White House & Pass #MedicareForAll

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
November 13, 2019

Laura Flanders Show creative director, Matt Colaciello, interviewed congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, about single-payer #medicareforall, the state of the Union, and the responsibility that activist have to bring the “street heat” to public office.

Bloomberg Could Buy the White House to Kill a Wealth Tax

November 13, 2019

Inequality.org’s Sam Pizzigati says a $6 billion presidential campaign by Michael Bloomberg would pay for itself in two years if it would stop a wealth tax.

Trump: The Most Corrupt President in US History

November 13, 2019

So says whistleblower and former federal investigator Bill Black, who defines with fine detail what will likely be emerging from the impeachment hearings.

Should Politicians Respond to Systemic Issues As If They Are Our Parents?

November 12, 2019

Hari Ziyad talks about whether voters, especially Black voters, should expect politicians to give them personal advice on how to handle institutional problems.

Forgetting About Greensboro Keeps Us Unprepared for White Supremacist Violence

November 12, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks with Rev. Nelson Johnson, one of the survivors of the Greensboro Massacre, about how knowing this history of white supremacist violence might have better prepared us for what we face today.

Iran Nuclear Agreement Continues to Collapse as Confrontation Intensifies

November 12, 2019

The collapse of the JCPOA, due to US withdrawal from the agreement, and protests in Iraq and in Lebanon are depriving Iran of its influence in the region and are pushing the government towards greater confrontation.

AOC Says Bloomberg Run Isn’t ‘What We Need Right Now’

November 10, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells TRNN that grassroots movements are “winning, beating the billionaires,” and paving the way for a Green New Deal.

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit

November 9, 2019

The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN’s Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.

Off-Year Election Pushes Republicans Back, Are Political Winds Shifting?

November 7, 2019

The Nation’s John Nichols looks at lessons learned in Virginia, why Kentucky might be a bellwether, and the progressive battles taking place in our cities.

Right Wing Nationalist Rulers: An International Movement That Threatens Our Future

November 7, 2019

Trump is the international right’s Godfather and, as John Feffer tells us, they are filling the void of fear that has been left in the wake of neoliberal policies. The question is whether progressives and the left have an answer to their advance.