U.S. Politics

How Presidential Debates Frame Issues to Support Moderate Candidates

March 13, 2020

A FAIR study of the democratic presidential debates clearly shows that questions for progressive candidates such as Sanders and Warren were always framed critically, while those for moderate candidates were neutral.

Sanctions Are Imposed Poverty, Abroad and in the U.S.

March 13, 2020

Sanctions impose poverty on a country and cause suffering among its people. Why do people in the U.S. accept it?

Trump Causes More Coronavirus Confusion

March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump delivered a Wednesday night address that only caused more confusion about how government officials plan to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Real News will continue to cover the coronavirus as it spreads.

Why Is Bernie Still In the Race?

March 12, 2020

Bernie’s odds of defeating Biden are narrow; but he’s winning on the issues.

Biden Continues to Win Even Though Voters Support Bernie’s Ideas

March 11, 2020

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and Jacobin’s Paul Heideman discuss the implications of Biden’s victory on Super Tuesday II, and why Sunday’s debate could be Bernie’s last stand.

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

March 11, 2020

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late.

Lessons From Super Tuesday: Stop Ignoring Black Voters of Faith!

March 9, 2020

Super Tuesday stunned progressives, but sustained grassroots organizing in Southern Black communities might have produced better results. Progressive outreach has made the mistakes of avoiding people of faith and ignoring race for years.

Want to Build Class Solidarity? Learn to Talk About Race

March 9, 2020

Journalist Chris Hedges says both Republican and Democratic elites are happy to discuss race, gender, religion, and any politics of identity—as long as you don’t connect it to class divisions.

Increasing Calls for Warren to Back Sanders to Stop Biden

March 9, 2020

Joe Biden is a weaker candidate against Trump, argues Roots Action co-founder Norman Solomon.

Biden or Sanders: Who Is More ‘Electable’?

March 9, 2020

Corporate media and corporate Democrats say Sanders is less electable because of his supposed “radical” views. But is this true? And what about Biden’s electability, given his past support for neoliberal policies?