U.S. Politics

Bernie Sanders Vision Of Democratic Socialism Makes Both Sides Nervous

Bernie Sanders Vision Of Democratic Socialism Makes Both Sides Nervous

June 17, 2019

Is Bernie Sanders selling socialism? Or is he just making a clear case for a government that actually works for the people? A panel discussion with Norman Solomon and Kamau Franklin, with Jacqueline Luqman as host

Laura Flanders Show: Aging Isn't a Problem, Ageism Is

Laura Flanders Show: Aging Isn’t a Problem, Ageism Is

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
June 17, 2019

Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds in this country, and as our elderly population grows, so does the need to build an economy around our future selves. In this episode, three leaders in the age justice movement share their ideas about how we can age with dignity, power, and change our society to reflect just…

Is Joe Biden's Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

Is Joe Biden’s Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

June 16, 2019

We can all have a good laugh at the scientific reasons why Biden’s comment about curing cancer was ridiculous, but his view of his own importance is no laughing matter

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans The 2020 Election

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election

June 14, 2019

As conservatives restrict abortion access state by state, women have begun to win political offices and even challenge President Trump for the highest office in the country. A discussion with feminist icon Katherine Spillar co-founder of Ms. Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority

Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the “Top Secret” Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg on the Release of the “Top Secret” Pentagon Papers

June 13, 2019

On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg describes the tension waiting for the publishing of the story: “The Times was on lock down with armed guards.. they were fearing an injunction”

How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics

How the NRA Profits From Divisive Politics

June 13, 2019

An investigation shows how the nonprofit NRA gives lavish gifts and contracts to board members and their families while losing millions of dollars of donor money each year. A deep dive following the money that explores the internal conflict between NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and former NRA President Oliver North and the role of the…

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

June 12, 2019

As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people

Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment

Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment

June 10, 2019

To impeach or not to impeach? Do Democrats win in 2020 with impeachment, or does Trump? Jeff Cohen and Kamau Franklin discuss the topic with host Jacqueline Luqman

Tennessee Passes Law Designed to Intimidate Black Voters

Tennessee Passes Law Designed to Intimidate Black Voters

June 9, 2019

Successful voter registration drives among Blacks have motivated Tennessee lawmaker to pass bill with onerous fines for simple registration mistakes, which will cause voters to think twice about registering. We speak to Ezra Rosenberg of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump’s Militarism

Peter Kuznick: D-Day

June 9, 2019
It was the Soviet army that broke Hitler’s back at Stalingrad, but the myth that the American army liberated Europe, serves aggressive U.S. policy, including Trump targeting Iran – historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay