U.S. Politics

The $15 Million Bounty On Maduro Is One More Attempt To Unseat Him

April 3, 2020

The US says Maduro collaborated with the FARC to “flood the US with cocaine.” It’s an additional legal pressure to get Venezuela’s president to step down.

6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

April 2, 2020

The $2.2 trillion stimulus did nothing to help working people. Even before the new data was released, writer Brendan O’Connor said tenants were facing eviction and organizing rent strikes to help each other survive the economic crisis of COVID-19.

Boeing Gets Up To $17 Billion In Loans From Coronavirus Stimulus

April 1, 2020

Economist Dean Baker explains how the $2.2 trillion stimulus quietly provides up to $17 billion in loans for Boeing with almost no strings attached.

Who Would Really Be Sacrificed To Save The Economy From COVID-19?

March 31, 2020

Whose families do the high priests of capitalism really intend to sacrifice to their god of money?

Insurance Companies Already Know How They’ll Profit From COVID-19

March 31, 2020

40 million people may lose their jobs in the coronavirus crisis. Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter says tying health insurance to employment has made the outbreak devastating for people, but not for insurance companies.

Stir Crazy!

March 27, 2020

Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join Real News’ Kim Brown, Charles Lenchner, Tunde Ogunfolaju, and Lisa Snowden-McCray as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

March 27, 2020

700 people who serve beer, hot dogs, and more at baseball games in Baltimore don’t yet know if they will be compensated for games canceled because of COVID-19.

Nationalization Roundtable

March 26, 2020

With the advent of COVID-19 and an unprecedented economic shock, measures that were a month ago far outside the mainstream policy debate have moved to center stage. One of the most startling—at least to those unfamiliar with the history of US federal policy responses to previous crises—is nationalization. For instance, New York State governor Andrew…

Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Neoliberal Economic, Foreign Policy Record

March 26, 2020

Branko Marcetic discusses Joe Biden’s neoliberal economic policy and his neoconservative foreign policy record, as covered in his book, “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.”