22 Aug 2018

Interview With Sarah Smith: Part 2 — Democrats, Influence Of Corporate Money, And What Gives Her Hope

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Smith, a Democratic Party candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. She recently beat the Republican to qualify for the general election against the incumbent, Democratic Representative Adam Smith. Sarah Smith is both

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10 Aug 2018

DNC Passes Resolution That Welcomes Donations From Fossil Fuel Employer PACs

The Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez, which encourages donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry. Perez introduced the resolution to show that the Democrats are committed to supporting workers and unions that “power the American economy.” But

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09 Aug 2018

Why Media Pundits Are Wrong To Suggest Voters Rejected Socialism In Recent Primaries

Several pundits in the media fully adopted the narrative that the results of Democratic Party primaries on August 7 show democratic socialism was soundly rejected. The outcome proves candidates with socialist politics cannot win in “heartland” districts, particularly in middle America. Right-wing media, such as The Daily Caller, Townhall, American

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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Photo by New America on Flickr.
03 Jul 2018

Establishment Democrats Rely On Identity Politics To Ignore How Socialism Is Energizing Voters

After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, liberal pundits argue a generational and demographic—but not political— shift is occurring among Democrats.

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Jonathan Alter. Photo by the Aspen Institute on Flickr.
25 Apr 2018

Daily Beast’s Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win 2018 Midterm Elections

Columnist Jonathan Alter is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating lecture scolding progressive or left-wing voters for their activism around elections.

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24 Apr 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Ep. 13: Interview With Ryan Cooper

Our guest this week is Ryan Cooper, a national correspondent for The Week. He’s also the co-author of a policy paper for the People’s Policy Project called “Foreclosed: Destruction Of Black Wealth Under the Obama Presidency.“ We talk about the exuberance and reverence for former FBI director James Comey and

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Photo By Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (Michael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
20 Mar 2018

Three Of America’s Worst Democratic Prosecutors Are Running Unopposed In 2018 Election

Three of America’s worst local head prosecutors are running unopposed in the next election as of March 2018, and all three are Democrats.

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25 Feb 2018

Interview With Aaron Maté: Russiagate, Democrats, And Total Lack Of Skepticism Among US Press

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Aaron Maté to counter the media frenzy around Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into alleged election interference by Russia. Aaron Maté is a producer for The Real News and a contributor to The Nation. He recently wrote, “Hyping the

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New York Times building. Photo by Anthony Quintano (quintanomedia) on Flickr.
24 Jan 2018

New York Times Discourages Democratic Party Activists From Bashing Trump, Running In Red Districts

Days ago, the Democratic Party disappointingly caved to Republicans and President Donald Trump and ended the government shut down without achieving anything meaningful. They were promised the potential for action by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that could help 800,000-plus immigrants known as Dreamers avoid deportation, but there are few

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01 Dec 2017

History Suggests Democrats Unlikely To Repeal Unpopular Tax Bill If It Passes

Senate Republicans are in a rush to pass a very unpopular tax bill that would dramatically cut taxes for the rich and corporations. There are many reasons why they want to pass this unpopular bill. It is what their donors want. Tax cuts are an article of faith among the

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