U.S. Politics

Will Harvard's Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

Will Harvard’s Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

November 12, 2018

A discussion with Brenda Shum of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Nicole Ochi of Advancing Justice L.A., hosted by Khalilah Harris

U.S. Refuses to Adopt a Nuclear Weapon No First Use Pledge - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (7/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 12, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”
Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

Laura Flanders Show: Resistance Continues After The Election

November 12, 2018

Historian Jeff Biggers on the history of resistance in the United States and his new book, “Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.”

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

November 10, 2018

France’s centrist President Macron ignited a firestorm for praising Nazi collaborator leader Philippe Pétain for his role in World War I. Historian Adam Hochschild argues war resisters are the real heroes who should be honored, as Trump visits Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

The War on Terror's Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

The War on Terror’s Toll, From Atrocities Abroad to Mass Shootings at Home

November 10, 2018

A new Brown University study says the US-led so-called “War on Terror” has killed around 500,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan — an “undercount,” it stresses. And as Ian David Long — an-ex U.S. Marine who served in the Afghan war — kills 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California, might we also count victims…

Trump's Firing of Jeff Sessions Sparks Marches for Mueller

Trump’s Firing of Sessions: Is the Presidency Above the Law?

November 10, 2018

People across the country are sounding the alarm over Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the temporary appointment of Matt Whitaker, a perceived Trump loyalist and a Russia probe critic. Robert Weissmann of Public Citizen discusses Thursday’s protests across the country and whether Robert Mueller is under threat.

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

Trump Built a Wall of Fear in Rural America, Can Progressive Ideas Break Through?

November 9, 2018

A spirited race in Pennsylvania’s newly drawn conservative 11th district became a contest of progressive ideas against Trumpism.  TRNN traversed Lancaster county to find out if the message resonated

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark in the Midterms

Progressive Muslims Make Their Mark on the Midterms

November 9, 2018

At the victory rally for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, members of the group Muslims for Progress discuss their organizing efforts in the 2018 midterms, which saw the historic election of two Muslim-American women to Congress

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor's Race?

Voting Rights Restored to Felons in Florida: Could It Have Changed the Governor’s Race?

November 9, 2018

Ballot measure restoring rights to Felons was approved by 64% of the electorate in Florida.  Desmond Meade of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Eddie Conway, Executive Producer at The Real News Network discuss battles won and the fight ahead