Black Lives Matter

Republicans move towards destroying health care  and Democrats need to slow them down. Ben Carson wants government out of health care, mainstream delusions about Democratic Party politics. Assistent Professor of History Matthew Karp, author of, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, explains why scholarship is looking again at the Civil […]
Lester Spence, a Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins, talks about the role of Police in creating social control. Policing, social control and political power. Police and class. Race and machine politics. The intersectional nature of the Black Lives Matter Platform. What it means to be black goes beyond police […]
Journalist Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, explains why Americans are protesting and resisting power. Movements Right and Left. President Obama and the Left. The radical left rebirth after the financial crisis. The opening up of anti Capitalist space. New disruptive protest tactics. Is the Left finally reading Alinsky. Intersectional politics and connecting […]
Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and author of Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, the makeup of America’s new working class and why America ha always been a working class country. The divergence between the educated and non educated population. The college graduate debt crisis. Why […]
12:12 – Blogger Digby (Heather Parton) explains why the Right is pushing hard against women’s rights. Barack Obama and the spike in anti Muslim bigotry. How anti women and Muslim politics go together on the Right. Why the Right hates Hillary. The full scope of the horrific war of the Republican war on women. Why […]
Sam Explains the details of Hillary Clinton’s debt free college plan. Why Lawrence Lessig’s possible presidential run is the real threat to Bernie Sanders. Heroic FDA regulator Frances Oldham Kelsey passes away and Sam honors her legacy with a epic Libertarian takedown. On The Fun Half: More debating Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders, Bernie […]
Adam Green the co-founder of the Progressive Campaign Change Committee explains how the idea of debt free college developed. Hillary Clinton’s push for debt free college. How progressives are winning the policy debate. Why progressives win when real issues are in play. Where all of the Democratic candidates stand on debt free college. Proving once […]
Guardian Writer at Large Steven W Thrasher explains how and why Black Lives Matter has gone global. The historical roots of Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter in Palestine and what comes next from the movement. On The Fun Half: President Obama’s excellent defense of the Iran deal, more absurd arguments against it. Bernie Sanders […]
Professor Juan Cole explains how the climate crisis in Syria helped create the conditions that led to the creation of ISIL. Sea level rises and the next wave of instability in the Middle East. The importance of water in Israel/Palestine. Why Martin O’Malley’s recent comments on climate change and ISIL has provoked so much rage […]
Journalist David Dayen, talks about Netroots, Sandra Bland, and Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley poor responses to Black Lives Matter over the weekend. Elon James, journalist and CEO of This Week in Blackness furthers the discussion with his take on Sanders and O’Malley at Netroots, what still needs to be done to empower the disempowered, […]