Videos

Why Rahm Emanuel Could Really Lose His Runoff Election in Chicago

In These Times Senior Editor Salim Muwakkil appears on Democracy Now! to discuss the coming mayoral runoff election in Chicago and why Rahm Emanuel could be in big trouble due to the momentum behind his progressive challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Why Rahm Emanuel Has Been a Disaster for Chicago

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."

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Explains Why Democrats’ Only Hope In 2016 Is Tackling Inequality

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.

How People Are Becoming Corporations

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.

A Dollar Bill Is Not What You Think It Is

"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.

Naomi Klein Explains Why The Climate Is Our “Ultimate Collective Crisis”

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.

John Oliver Explains Why Student Debt Will Ruin Our Lives

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.

Police in Ferguson Fire Rubber Bullets at Protestors

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.

John Oliver Takes On The Prison Industrial Complex

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.

The Crusade Against Abortion

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.