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 […]
Over the past 15 years, North Carolina's high court has sided against the environment in every major environmental law case it's considered, a new study finds. And with the court's three Democrats facing tough re-election challenges, the odds could become even more stacked. Image: The North Carolina Supreme Court has come down against the env […]
Southern states are being called upon to build an "infrastructure of opportunity" to increase economic mobility for young people in the region. That will also require ensuring that young people have a say in that project through their vote. Image: Young voting activists gather on a Mississippi college campus in 2008. Four years later, Mississippi […]
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the world's busiest transit hubs, but the nearby, predominantly African-American community lacks public buses to get around. Next month they'll vote on a sales tax to fund bus service -- but opponents are raising the specter of crime. Image: Jessica Jarrett of Georgia STAND-UP holds up a s […]
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 […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The United States now has an Ebola czar. But what about a surgeon general? The gun lobby has successfully shot down his nomination — at least so far. The Ebola epidemic is a global health crisis that demands a concerted, global response. Here in the United States, action has been disjointed, seemingly driven by fear rather […]
"From Ferguson to NYC , Stop Police Brutality" was the chant by parents of police victims and their allies who marked the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. Democracy Now! was there when hundreds gathered in Manhattan for a rally and march, as similar demonstrations took pla […]
On Thursday, we will interview award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras about her new film about surveillance, "CitizenFour." Click here to watch the trailer. Poitras played a key role in connecting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to Glenn Greenwald and the reporters for The Guardian and The Washington Post who publis […]
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo presents the package of new gun laws known as the Safe Act as one of his greatest successes, but that is not how it is viewed across stretches outside New York City and its suburbs.
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.