Stories by Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders is the host and founder of the Laura Flanders Show. She is the author of "Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species" and "Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians." Read her interviews and reports at or write to her at [email protected] subscribe to Laura Flanders's feed

Posted on: Jun 22, 2012, Source: The Nation

A new campaign called "Caring Across Generations," has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, and the economy.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: The Nation

The “underground” is always with us. For better and often for worse, it’s how marginalized populations tend to survive—often not very well.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: GRITtv

We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: The Nation

America's aging population is going to need care in the coming years--Caring Across Generations aims to create millions of good jobs and redefine our relationships to one another.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2012, Source: The Nation

Media consolidation narrows the range of channels and views; a few high-profile cable entrepreneurs like Magic Johnson and Sean "Puffy" Combs won't change that.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: The Nation

To make the deal that saved the auto industry, Treasury demanded concessions from workers and a ban on strikes. Now Obama's bragging that he saved workers.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2011, Source: GRITtv

The war on drugs is the engine of 21st century discrimination - an engine that has brought Jim Crow into the age of Barack Obama.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Access to justice – like access to elected office, let alone a pundit's perch – is becoming a perk just for the rich and powerful.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: GRITtv

At a time when dancing in the streets is accepted as a proper response to the killing of Osama bin Laden, it's ironic to see that support for human rights is still controversial.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Some people have argued that Americans love British royals because we don't have their own real thing. Except we do: corporations are our ruling class.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So after all that cash is gone, what are we left with? Not a whole heck of a lot for the rest of us.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Journalist Jeremy Scahill talks with Laura Flanders about the U.S.'s failed efforts in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2010, Source: Free Speech TV

Thousands gathered in Washington for a rally this Saturday organized by progressives, to show support for a progressive economic agenda.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source: GRITtv

In this interview, Klein explains how we can channel growing rage in this country and in the world into a true progressive movement.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Across the U.S., poor communities are grossly under-served when it comes to education, nutrition, housing and health care.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Liliana Segura and Spencer Ackerman ask if this is just more security theater designed to get us to give up our civil liberties, and Mark Green and Malia Lazu on the Mass Election.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source:

A federal district judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers was indeed responsible for part of the devastation in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: GRITtv

THe Air Force veteran, community organizer and immigrants rights activist, joins Laura for an exclusive interview on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ongoing mistreatment of his community.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Americans voted for change and are getting frustrated with the lack of it, but our guests have both written about the powerful forces holding the status quo in place.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: GRITtv

Watch Flanders live with Adam Thompson of the Progressive States Network, Paul Waldman from The American Prospect, and Rep. Raul Grijalva.