U.S. Politics

Why Do Black People Always Have to Forgive?

October 3, 2019

As Botham Jean’s brother makes headlines for “forgiving” Amber Guyger, Real News hosts Jacqueline Luqman and Lisa Snowden-McCray discuss what Christian forgiveness in the face of oppression means.

Economic Update: Capitalism and Mental Health

Partner Content Provided By: Economic Update with Richard Wolff
October 3, 2019

This week: Updates on the ICE raid in Mississippi; global comparisons of gun violence; conservatives’ reactions to Democrats’ proposed wealth tax ideas; Prof. Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on how capitalism is affecting mental health in the U.S.

California’s New Climate Change Plan Uses World’s Forests as Collateral

October 2, 2019

California has endorsed the Tropical Forest Standard, a global plan linking forest preservation to carbon offset credits. It is opposed by environmental justice groups and Indigenous people.

‘The Civil War Is Here’

October 2, 2019

Jeet Heer of The Nation explores the deepening political divide, the growing support for impeachment, and the political battles that it will define.

‘The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today’

October 1, 2019

In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

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Laura Flanders Show: Reporting on Economic Hardship

Partner Content Provided By: The Laura Flanders Show
September 30, 2019

Roughly 40 million people live in poverty in the USA. Can you imagine living under $24,000 a year for a family of four? If you can’t, why not? Surely the media should help. This week, why mainstream media are so poor at covering poverty – and what one organization, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project,  is…

Homeless man in LA County

Trump’s Attack on LA Homelessness Ignores the Causes

September 30, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman talks with LA Times reporter Gale Holland about how acknowledging the issues that contribute to a high percentage of African American homelessness in LA County might inform the solutions for everyone.

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‘Impeachment Is Good For Our Political Future’

September 27, 2019

The Nation’s national correspondent John Nichols says that history shows impeachment has changed the political future, and thinks it is part of a struggle we should not shy away from.

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The Democratic Party Remains a Party of War, Not Peace

September 27, 2019

Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.

The Impeachment: Will This Be Trump’s Unraveling?

September 26, 2019

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to look at today’s testimony, the president’s petulance, and what all this means for the presidential campaign.