Drugs won big on Election Day, and the bipartisan divide on the war on drugs appears to be closing. With major strides in drug decriminalization and legalization taking place, we explore how states are handling these measures and how it will impact us.
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people at the hands of police, activists around the country have mobilized in record numbers. Rather than address the systemic injustices these activists are highlighting, law enforcement and lawmakers have found new ways to criminalize their actions.
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Voters in Orange County, Florida overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment granting rights to their main waterways.
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TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way, about the media's rush to draw conclusions from 2020 exit polls and make sweeping generalizations about Black and Latinx voters.
PAR takes a deep dive into the deliberately misleading rhetoric surrounding the 'Defund the Police' debate and uncovers data that reveals which political party really loves policing.
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Former Madison City Councilman David Ahrens and Milwaukee activist Angela Lang join TRNN's Marc Steiner to look at Wisconsin's progressive roots and racist realities—and to discuss the political battles to come.
TRNN's Marc Steiner talks with Rachel Gilmer, co-director of Dream Defenders, about long-term strategies for progressives to build power in Florida with young, working-class, and ethnically diverse communities.
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Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice
In the premier episode of the Marc Steiner Show, Dr. Nikki Taylor and Dr. Gerald Horne talk about the history of, and resistance to, fascist violence against Indigenous and Black communities in the US, and Cindy Blackman Santana talks about our trying times and her music's place in them.