U.S. Politics

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

Does Obama Speak for Progressives?

April 9, 2019

On Saturday in Berlin, President Obama said progressives shouldn’t attack other progressives, saying it’s a “circular firing squad.” But are corporate Democrats within the progressive camp?

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

April 9, 2019

Trump hands even more aggressive border policy to Stephen Miller, and uses border controversy to bury more aggressive action against Iran

Who’s the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

April 8, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a “military option” – Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay

Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 1/2)

Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution

April 8, 2019
With the revocation of the ICC Chief Prosecutor’s US visa, Pompeo and Bolton are trying to make sure that high-level US government officials are never prosecuted for war crimes committed in Afghanistan or elsewhere, says Law Prof. Francis Boyle
Trump " Tweets his Ignorance" about Puerto Rico

Trump “Tweets his Ignorance” about Puerto Rico

April 4, 2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz calls out Trump’s false statements about how much aid has reached Puerto Rico, and says that he uses the peoples suffering to pitch them against each other

Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is "Insane"

Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is “Insane”

April 4, 2019

$1.5 billion dollars per day cross the US-Mexico border and closing it, as Trump has proposed (and recently backtracked), would be “cataclysmic,” says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, whom Laura Carlsen interviewed in Mexico

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

April 3, 2019

Chicago overwhelmingly elected its first Black and openly gay woman to lead a major city. Micah Uetricht of In These Times analyzes the result

Trump Dumps Nearly 1M People From Food Stamps

Trump Dumps Nearly 1M People From Food Stamps

April 3, 2019

Trump administration toughens work requirements for people struggling the most—and 48% are white men. Chuck Collins from IPS discusses the implications

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle

April 1, 2019

No matter who wins – Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago will have elected an African American woman mayor for the first time in history, says Camille Erickson of In These Times