U.S. Politics

The Trump Administration Is Repeating Iraq War Talking Points

January 8, 2020

Administration officials are repeating ideas that sound eerily similar to the justification used for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

January 8, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Iranian Americans Harassed and Detained at US Border

January 7, 2020

Dozens of people, including American citizens, faced hours of questioning at the Washington entry point. Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council says the reports could indicate a directive for heightened screening of people born in Iran.

How Soleimani’s Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach

January 6, 2020

Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Soleimani’s Assassination Brings US Closer to War with Iran

January 6, 2020

Trump threatens Iran with more war crimes as Democrats move to invoke the War Powers Act.

Fossil Fuel Industry Shifts from Climate Denial to “Youthwashing”

December 31, 2019

For decades, the fossil fuel industry funded climate change denial campaigns aimed toward young people to sow seeds of doubt on climate science. As the climate crisis has worsened, it has made a subtle shift to what critics call “youthwashing.”.

The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality

December 27, 2019

The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.

After Democrats Push Bill to Send Fracked Gas to EU, Trump Includes in Budget

December 26, 2019

The European Energy Security and Diversification Act, legislation offering $1B to promote sending U.S. fracked gas to EU countries, was inserted into the federal budget bill signed into law by President Donald Trump. Democrats invoked “Russiagate” in their PR push for the bill.

The Last Democratic Debate And The Future Of The Democratic Party

December 23, 2019

Last week’s debate didn’t connect with viewers or mobilize the base.

Debate: Is Impeachment the Best Way to Get Rid of Trump

December 20, 2019

Jacobin Magazine hosted articles on either side, Real News now hosts their debate. Does Impeachment make any sense? Yes or No?