The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether a strict voter ID law that opponents say is racially discriminatory will be enforced during this year's election in Texas. Image: Voting rights advocates filed an emergency petition this week seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court block a Texas law that requires voters to show photo IDs like this one, whi […]
In the first election since the end of North Carolina's judicial public financing program, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals candidates have raised nearly three times the amount of individual contributions as they had in recent elections -- and much of that money is coming from those with matters before the courts. Image: Supreme Court candidates Eric […]
The tidal wave of money flooding into our elections is carrying us further and further from the ideal of "one person, one vote." But outrage over the growing influence of Big Money is sparking innovative efforts for reform. Image: The corrosive influence of Big Money over elections is sparking protests -- and inspiring a movement for reform. (Phot […]
The conservative advocacy group acknowledges mailing bad voter registration information to North Carolinians but says it was an error by staff who lifted material from a similar document sent in Arkansas but who failed to fact-check it. AFP also accuses the N.C. Democratic Party of filing a formal complaint over the mailer for fundraising purposes. Image: U […]
The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission will consider an environmental group's petition to craft rules protecting people from toxic air emissions from fracking operations, a growing concern among public health experts. Image: Fracking operations release chemicals into the air that can be harmful to human health, and an environmental group is pe […]
The renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui has died at the age of 81. For nearly half a century, he was considered an intellectual giant in African studies. In 2005, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines named him among the top 100 public intellectuals in the world. At the time of his death, he was an Albert Schweitzer professor in the humanities and director of […]
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS . The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes — but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: boots of doctors, nurses, health professionals, dealing with this wholly preventable global […]
This livestream has ended and the video is no longer available. Click here to see all of Noam Chomsky's interviews on Democracy Now! Watch Amy Goodman moderate an audience Q&A session following a lecture by MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky on the prospects on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event is hosted by United Nations Commit […]
Read "Pallets of Cash," an excerpt from Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War , the new book by New York Times investigative reporter James Risen. Click here to watch our extended interview about the book. Risen won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his stories about warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency. He has been pursued by […]
When Democracy Now! was in St. Louis to report on Ferguson October, our producer Aaron Maté spoke with Grey's Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams, who joined thousands in calling for justice in the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Activists in Ferguson have defied a militarized crackdown and taken to the streets to call for the arr […]
Democrats running in conservative states worry that the Obama administration’s stumbling response to Ebola’s arrival in the United States is generating anxiety among voters — and reinforcing the Republican message that the world is a frightening place and President Obama is not equipped to manage it.
Episode 323: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark discuss the Jameis Winston autograph scandal and tell us which famous athlete from his hometown is turning his back on the Florida State quarterback. They then speak to Charles Modiano and Chantal DeVaughn about a protest at the St. Louis Rams Monday Night Football Game that ESPN refused to cover. Finally, our […]
Episode 322: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark delve into the recent news out of Ferguson, Missouri and the the protests that occurred at a St. Louis Cardinals game. The fellas debate the merit of guilt by association and explain how sports truly are a mirror of society at large. Finally, it’s hockey season! Seriously, it started! Geoff Millard, Edge of Spo […]
Episode 321: BOOM! Dave illustrates why Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens makes him love professional sports. Shereen Ahmed, VICE Sports writer, covers the ridiculous FIBA rule preventing players from wearing anything on their head. Finally, Brian Frederick, author of “Upset! How Sports Fans Beat the NFL and Ended the Sports Blackout Rule” details how fans […]
Episode 320: BOOM! Dave is back in studio, and he’s bringing a packed showed with him. Today, Coach, Mean Mark, and Dave are joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to hear his take and response on all of the wrongdoings that have recently occurred in the NFL. They also try connect the dots between head injuries and the abuse that has put a cloud […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.