Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is the Community Editor at In These Times. He is a Chicago based writer.
The Denver Democratic Party Platform Now Has an Anti-Capitalist Plank, Thanks to Socialists
In a sign of how far left the political axis has shifted since Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run, on Saturday the Democratic Party of Denver officially ratified an anti-capitalist plank in its platform. ... MORE
Working · March 28, 2018
The Lesson for Progressives from Daniel Biss’ Illinois Gov. Race Loss: Don’t Alienate Labor
The dust has settled in Illinois’ gubernatorial primaries, and the two candidates left standing are those with the biggest bank accounts. Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker fended off rivals Chris Kennedy, a... MORE
Working · March 26, 2018
The Lesson From West Virginia Teachers? If You Want to Win, Go on Strike.
For many years now, observers have been ringing the death knell for the U.S. labor movement. West Virginia teachers haven’t just pumped life back into that movement—they&rsquo... MORE
Working · March 6, 2018
Trump’s Dreamer “Deal” Reads Like a White Nationalist Wish List
In exchange for protecting Dreamers, the Trump administration is seeking to restrict immigration and increase deportations on a vast scale. MORE
Features · January 27, 2018
The Tax Bill Just Opened a New Front in the Class War. In 2018 We Must Make the Super Rich Pay.
Republicans just sold out the poor and middle class to enrich the wealthy elite. Next year is an opportunity to take back what's rightfully ours. MORE
Features · December 20, 2017
Socialists Just Showed the Democratic Party How to Win Across the U.S.
Tuesday night’s progressive electoral wave is proof that embracing a bold left agenda is the key to victory. MORE
Features · November 8, 2017
Rahm Emanuel’s Tribute to the World’s Richest Man Is Bad News for Chicago
The city's $2.25 billion offer to Amazon shows that the mayor puts the needs of tech profiteers over city residents. MORE
Features · November 3, 2017
In a Seismic Shift to the Left, Medicare for All Is Emerging as the New Democratic Party Consensus
The historic support for Bernie Sanders’ healthcare bill shows that single payer is becoming mainstream—with or without support of the party establishment. MORE
Features · September 13, 2017
The First Priority for the Resurgent U.S. Socialist Movement? Single-Payer Healthcare
At DSA's overflowing national convention, socialized medicine was front and center. MORE
Features · August 7, 2017
The Democrats’ New Agenda Is Everything That’s Wrong With the Party
More bland messaging and populist posturing won’t save the Democrats. The party needs to take a bold stand against corporate power. MORE
Features · July 27, 2017