What Direction Will Democrats Choose?
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FEATURING JEFF COHEN – The election analysis outlet FiveThirtyEight.com has released its forecast for the midterms this Fall and concluded that the Democratic Party has a 75% chance of taking control of the House of Representatives. With this news surely boosting party leaders, the Democratic National Committee will meet next week in Chicago at a seminal meeting where they decide on the party’s direction.
Already progressives are upset at the party’s reversal of a ban on accepting money from fossil fuel corporations. DNC Chair Tom Perez justified the move using workers rights as a pretext.
My guest Jeff Cohen has just penned an essay saying, “This country needs a serious opposition party that can defeat both corporate power and the GOP. Nothing else will do.”
Jeff Cohen, media critic, writer and journalism professor who founded the media watch group FAIR, co-founder of Rootsaction.org, Founding Director of Park Center for Independent Media.
**This segment was originally broadcast on August 16, 2018.