Posted February 23, 2015
Today on Democracy Now! Rick Perlstein discussed his recent In These Times story "How To Sell Off a City" on privatization in Chicago, as well as tomorrow's critical mayoral election, calling Rahm Emanuel "a strikingly corrupt mayor."
Posted November 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tells Chris Hayes on MSNBC's All In that the lesson from Democrats' massive losses in the 2014 midterms is that running from progressive economic principles makes voters stay home.
Posted October 29, 2014
Why are banks doing so much better after the financial collapse of 2008, yet we are worse off? In this episode from the We The Economy project, James Schamus explores the expanding role of the banking industry in our economy, and why we are acting more like banks ourselves.
Posted October 27, 2014
"You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong." In this informative episode of the We The Economy series, James Schamus explains the real value of a dollar.
Posted September 18, 2014
Naomi Klein joins host Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In to discuss her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. She addresses claims that global warming is a front for a socialist agenda and explains why profit motive will not lead to a sustainable solution to our climate crisis.
Posted September 10, 2014
On his show This Week Tonight, host John Oliver explains the roots of the student debt crisis and exposes the seedy underbelly of the for-profit college industry—plus provides some unsettling information about former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Posted August 14, 2014
On Wednesday night, police and protesters clashed in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite police orders to turn off their cameras, KARG Argus Radio filmed footage of the scene, capturing images of police firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the crowd of peaceful protesters.
Posted July 24, 2014
In this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host skewers the United States prison system, highlighting the incredible incarceration rates, racial disproportion of inmates, the failed War on Drugs and the private prison industry—and does so with comedy and puppets.
Posted July 21, 2014
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, Bill Moyers interviews Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about the ongoing attacks on women's reproductive rights. As part of the conversation they discuss the recent In These Times piece Abortion's Underground Railroad by Eesha Pandit.
Posted July 8, 2014
In this short documentary 'Taxi 2.0', San Francisco-based filmmaker Jarod Taber examines the rise of rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, dissecting the controversies behind the largely unregulated industry and following the lives of the drivers caught in the middle.