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Patriot Act Renewal Sneaks Through Congress With Dem Support

November 20, 2019

The stopgap funding bill, which postpones a government shutdown, also includes a barely noticed 3-month renewal of the Patriot Act’s warrantless data collection.

Eddie Conway’s Update on Forgotten Political Prisoners

November 19, 2019

Former political prisoner Eddie Conway hosts this special episode of Rattling the Bars highlighting political prisoners that are still imprisoned after several decades.

Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Comcast Willing to Gut Civil Rights Law to Stop Byron Allen Lawsuit

November 18, 2019

Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African-American Owned Media might seem like a simple David and Goliath story of a Black entrepreneur fighting white-owned corporate power. But the implications of the pending SCOTUS ruling reach further than many realize.

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women

November 18, 2019

In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women’s votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily?

Impeachment Hearing Day 1: Outlining What Is at Stake

November 14, 2019

The Nation’s Sasha Abramsky discusses what we learned from the testimony of witnesses Kent and Taylor.

White Nationalists Are Running the White House

November 14, 2019

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows the deep connections he has to racist white nationalists.

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

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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.