Image Caption: Among the nation's governors, North Carolina's Pat McCrory enjoys the largest slice of Duke Energy's political contribution pie. (Chart from "Names in the News: Duke Energy" by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.) A national campaign finance watchdog group analyzed Duke Energy's political contribut […]
Image Caption: Competing in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia is no longer talking about common ground on gun violence research. (Photo from U.S. House website.) Giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention money for gun violence research is a "request to fund propaganda," a Geo […]
Image Caption: With the fourth anniversary of the BP disaster approaching, the conservation group Oceana teamed up with The Illuminator to send officials in Washington, D.C. a message against oil and gas drilling along the Atlantic coast. (Photo by Oceana/Melissa Forsyth.) With the oil and gas industry back to business as usual in the Gulf of Mexico four ye […]
Image Caption: A new study finds that reducing nitrogen dioxide exposure among people of color to levels experienced by whites would reduce mortality from the most common type of heart disease by about 7,000 deaths a year. (Photo from the National Institutes of Health via Wikipedia.) A new study sheds light on how the color of your skin influences the quali […]
Image Caption: The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission spied on activists, like these men demonstrating during a visit to Jackson, Miss. by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. A label on the photo identifies the individuals by name, residence and employer. (Photo from the Sovereignty Commission's online archives.) Mississippi's surveillance […]
Below you can watch an extended version of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's passionate 1994 speech that was featured in Democracy Now! 's look back at his life and legacy. Carter was one of the most dynamic prizefighters in boxing's golden era and became an international symbol of racial injustice after his wrongful murder conviction force […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Kan. As he was hauled away in a […]
Read an excerpt of "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," by Matt Taibbi, who joined us 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 wealthy, and impl […]
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 […]
Episode 299: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark remark on the 10th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death highlighted by a reading of an e-mail sent to Dave from a family member of Tillman’s family and the questions that remain unanswered. Shireen Ahmed, writer and advocate focusing on Muslin women in sports, joins the show to discuss the current sitaution in Brazil in […]
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 […]
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.