Image Caption: Under Republican elections chief Ken Detzner, Florida dropped out of the controversial Interstate Crosscheck program. Oregon has also left, saying Crosscheck's data is "unreliable." (Photo from Florida Secretary of State's website.) A program launched by conservatives to root out alleged voter fraud has generated a lot of […]
Image Caption: When the North Carolina State Board of Elections released the results of its participation in Interstate Crosscheck in early April, some media outlets seized on it as evidence of widespread voter fraud. Despite similar claims in other states, Crosscheck has yet to lead to a conviction for voter fraud. Conservative activists and media outlets […]
Image Caption: Oil and gas giant BP could be among the companies that could feel the heat from an apartheid-style climate boycott. (Photo by R.M. Calamar via Wikimedia Commons.) This week international human rights campaigner Desmond Tutu called for a boycott of carbon polluters, much like the effort that helped bring down the apartheid regime in his native […]
Image Caption: Darryl Durham walks children home in March from an after-school program he runs at St. Anna's Episcopal Church. It gives him an opportunity to talk with the kids and check in with parents, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet in the New New Orleans. (Photo by Edmund D. Fountain for Equal Voice News.) Since Katrina, a lot has cha […]
Read an excerpt of "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," by Matt Taibbi, who will join us Tuesday to discuss his new book that "lays bare one of the greatest challenges we face in contemporary American life: surviving a system that devours the lives of the poor, turns a blind eye to the destructive crimes of the wealth […]
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was a guest Saturday on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry," where she joined a panel discussion on voter rights, civil rights and immigrant rights under President Obama. Watch her appearance below. Obama not mincing words on voting rights Eric Holder making strides on civil rights Hunger striker speaks out on detent […]
Journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill hold a press conference in New York after winning a Polk Award for their reporting on Edward Snowden and the NSA . Greenwald and Poitras arrived in New York earlier today. It is their first time in the United States since breaking the Snowden story. See all of Democracy Now!'s coverage of the […]
Ten months ago, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. They soon began exposing a trove of secrets about the NSA and the national surveillance state. They didn't enter the United States again—until today. In this exclusive video, you can watch Poitras and Greenwald speaking for […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them — Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed — have just passed their hundredth day of incarceration. The fourth, Abdullah al-Shami, has been in jail for more than six months. The […]
Episode 298: BOOM! A fantastic show is on tap for you this week! Dave, Coach and Mark play the NCAA Hunger Games Bingo highlighted by the perfect team that illustrates the irony of the NCAA, the UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team. Secondly, Kate Fagan of ESPNW recaps UConn’s historic undefeated season and explains what makes Geno Auriemma so special. Ben Sh […]
Episode 297: BOOM! We’ve got quite the show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark break down Boomer Esiason’s comments about Daniel Murphy missing Opening Day to be there for the birth of his child instead of having his wife get a C-Section. Dr. Alex Wilson, Cree and a professor and the director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the Universit […]
Episode 296: BOOM! It’s a fantastic show this week. In the wake of the Northwestern football team being allowed to form a union, Dave, Coach, and Mark weigh in on the long-term ramifications of the unprecedented legal decision and how it might impact college sports. Sue Hovey, former VP/Executive Editor of ESPN the Magazine, joins the show to discuss the new […]
Episode 295: BOOM! The NCAA Tournament has begun and Edge of Sports has you covered! Dave evens out the joy of March Madness with some harsh realities and hypocrisies of the NCAA. ESPN’s Howard Bryant revels in the glory days of the Big East as the gang discusses the latest 30 for 30 which tracks the rise and fall of what was, arguably, the best basketball c […]
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.