The banjo player that appeared in TV ads for N.C. Supreme Court candidate Paul Newby in 2012 is back with a nearly identical ad promoting another conservative high court hopeful for 2014. Image: An ad for N.C. Supreme Court hopeful Mike Robinson in 2014 extolling the candidate's "tough but fair" virtues is nearly identical to a similar ad tha […]
Across the South, state laws and local election boards are creating new barriers for young people to vote -- and youth of color are disproportionately affected. Image: A voter registration drive on the campus of N.C. Central University in 2012. Since then, North Carolina and other states across the South have taken steps that make it harder for students and […]
Predatory lenders continue to target members of the U.S. military -- and they're getting help from some state politicians like North Carolina House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Image: Last year Cash America had to pay $19 million to settle charges that it violated a law passed to protect military members from abusive consumer lending […]
The South has been a bastion of resistance to expanding Medicaid to more low-income, uninsured Americans under the Affordable Care Act -- but now even one of the leaders of that resistance is reconsidering his position. Image: The N.C. NAACP held a mock funeral this week to dramatize the effect of the state's refusal to expand Medicaid to 500,000 resid […]
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been getting a lot of attention for the onslaught of spending -- but voters in other Southern states may be feeling even more battered by the big money barrage. Image: Smaller states are being targeted with less total spending on U.S. Senate races than North Carolina, but on a per-voter basis they're experienc […]
On Friday we'll interview Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau about his new book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. Read the prologue below. See our 2008 interview with Lichtblau , who won a Pulitzer Prize with James Risen for exposing the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping despite White House pr […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it ... that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from voting. Early voting has alr […]
As voters in Oregon and Colorado head to the polls next week to decide if they support labeling laws for genetically modified organisms, on Tuesday we will be joined by Sheldon Krimsky to discuss his new book, The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk . The […]
In an extended interview conducted over the phone from SCI Mahanoy Prison in Frackville, Pennsylvania, journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal responds to a new Pennsylvania law that authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause "mental anguish" to t […]
Scroll through our video timeline to see all of our coverage of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the reporting he fueled that exposed the National Security Agency's massive surveillance state. See our archive of interviews with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras . This timeline begins in June 2013, but Democracy Now! was on the story as early as April 2 […]
Episode 324: BOOM! The NBA season is about to begin and with that, Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan have all the predictions you need to hear! Will it be the San Antonio Spurs vs the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals? Does LeBron James take home the MVP? Who’s the favorite for Rookie of the Year? The Edge of Sports crew has all the answers! And with the World […]
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 […]
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.