Image Caption: Diagram of an oil and gas injection well from the EPA. For a larger version, click here. The Government Accountability Office says environmental regulators are failing to adequately enforce rules for wells used to dispose of toxic waste from oil and gas drilling. read more […]
Image Caption: In Georgia, Michelle Nunn is running for her father Sam's old U.S. Senate seat while state Senator Jason Carter, Jimmy's grandson, is running for governor. Neither centrist Democrat is likely to become a symbol of the state's or the South's political future but instead will be seen as a bridge to that future. (Photo of Nun […]
Image Caption: An environmental group has been running TV ads critical of North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis for failing to do enough to address Duke Energy's coal ash pollution -- and a new poll finds that most of the state's voters agree. (Image is a still from the NCLCV ad.) Most North Carolinians think the state legislature has not done […]
Image Caption: For Volkswagen workers organizing in Tennessee, it's been a roller coaster of a year. Workers narrowly voted down the union in February, after an onslaught of anti-union pressure. But the latest twist is the chartering of a new United Auto Workers local in Chattanooga. (Photo: UAW.) After losing a union election at the Chattanooga Volksw […]
Image Caption: The merger of two North Carolina-based tobacco giants also combines two political spending powerhouses. The deal joining North Carolina-based tobacco giants Reynolds American and Lorillard also unites two of the state's biggest corporate political contributors. Besides donating directly to candidates and committees, the companies have al […]
In New York City, a group of demonstrators blocked traffic by laying down in the streets outside Israel's Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. Twenty-six people were arrested after refusing police orders to disperse. The action was organized by the author and scholar Norman Finkelstein. NORMAN FINKELSTEIN : [echoed by the People's Mic] Who […]
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed more than 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into the world’s media, with horrific accounts of children kille […]
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman will appear on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, July 25 at 10pm ET, along with economist Richard Wolff, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, GOP strategist J. Hogan Gidley and FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe. The program welcomes audience questions for all of the show guests. Suggest a question using #RTOvertime on T […]
Watch part 2 of our discussion with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank's former chief economist. Watch/Listen to part 1: Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Hails New BRICS Bank Challenging U.S.-Dominated World Bank & IMF AMY GOODMAN : This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War an […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas. After a number of hours and a national outcry, he was released. He first revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant three years ago in […]
The difficulty learning about an American suicide bomber in Syria illustrates the problems law enforcement officials face in trying to identify the Westerners believed to have been trained by Islamic militants.
Episode 312: BOOM! We have a fantastic show in store for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark react to the NFL suspending Ray Rice only two games for his actions against his now-wife earlier this year. Dan Bernstein, CBS Sports Chicago Writer and Show Host, details the hypocrisy of Tony Dungy and the false narrative of distractions in a NFL locker room. Dr. […]
Episode 311: BOOM! Dave’s back in the driver’s seat this week and has an incredible show lined up for you. Dave basks in his year-long prediction of LeBron James heading back to Cleveland and he, Coach, and Mean Mark, discuss athletes -- specifically NBA players -- and what it means to be politically active. The debate continues with a reaction to John Feins […]
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.