Marc Daalder is a jour­nal­ist based in Detroit, Michi­gan and Welling­ton, NZ who writes on pol­i­tics, pub­lic hous­ing, and inter­na­tion­al rela­tions. Twit­ter: @marcdaalder.
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The Left Victories That Defined 2018—And Give Us Hope for the New Year
Despite Trump's destructive presidency, the Left made important strides this year—from electoral victories to strikes, union campaigns, movement organizing and popularizing left-wing policies.
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Why Every Democrat In Congress Should Support Bernie Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill
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How the Left Can Seize the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has become a political body, and after the announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement, it’s up to the Democrats to take it back. Here’s how.
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Bernie Sanders Is Now Backing Randy Bryce—Which Could Be Very Bad News for Paul Ryan
Sanders' endorsement of Bryce comes at a time when the former union organizer and steelworker is rising in the polls in his bid to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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The New UN Secretary-General Is a Portuguese Socialist Who Speaks Out for Refugees
António Guterres isn't perfect, but he's been a consistent voice for multiculturalism in an increasingly right-wing world.
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Don’t Blame Voters of Color for Not Turning Out. Blame Voter Suppression and the Clinton Campaign.
Liberals took people of color's votes for granted, while conservatives kept them from the polls.
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Voting For Hillary is a Privilege—One Not Shared By the People She’ll Bomb
Yes, vote for her. But then prepare to fight her hawkish policies every step of the way.
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Breaking the Cycle of Violence in South Sudan: An Interview with Nick Turse
Journalist Nick Turse characterizes the situation in South Sudan, and how American policy has shaped the world's newest nation.
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On the Occupation’s 49th Anniversary, Israel Wants To Expand Capital Punishment for Palestinians
The move would likely only be used for Palestinians found guilty of engaging in terrorism, but not Israelis.
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Bernie Sanders Must Defy the Pro-Israel Lobby and Reinstate His Anti-Occupation Jewish Advisor
Simone Zimmerman was suspended from her position for her comments against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But her position reflects the diversity of thought among millennial Jews—and should be celebrated, not punished.
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Ben & Jerry on Bernie Sanders and the Origins of Their Progressive Politics
The ice cream moguls speak on why they have stayed so engaged in activism over the last several decades.
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Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Like the First Amendment
Protesters against Trump aren't free speech opponents—Trump himself is.
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Tuesday Night Was Pretty Rough for Bernie Sanders
But his supporters should take solace in the fact that he has opened up new possibilities in American politics.
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Bernie Sanders’ Stunning Upset Victory in Michigan Means This Race Is Far from Over
Nobody—especially the pollsters—saw this coming.
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There’s No Other Way To Spin It: Bernie Sanders Pulled Off a Huge Victory in Iowa
Who would have imagined, even a few months ago, that the Iowa caucus results would be so close?
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Israel’s Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It
Author Jeff Halper says the usual explanations of Israel's behavior didn't make sense to him.
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The Israeli Occupation Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Boycotting Israel is the best way to save the country from itself.
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Amherst College Students Are Occupying Their Library Right Now Over Racial Justice Demands
The students join what appears to be a growing wave of student activism around racism at universities around the country.
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The GOP Debate Finally Got Substantive… But That Didn’t Make It Any Less Terrifying
Last night’s debate on economic issues showed yet again how uninterested the GOP is in fighting inequality.
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5 Questions the Center for American Progress Should Ask Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Today
The center-left think tank has come under fire for inviting the far-right prime minister to speak. Will they seize the opportunity to ask tough questions?
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Why Last Night’s Democratic Debate Could Change the Conversation on Paid Maternity Leave
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spoke forcefully about the need for paid time off for new mothers. Will it force Republicans to embrace the issue?
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If We Can’t Ban Guns, Can We Make Them Safer?
As mass shootings mount, some activists believe they've found a smart way around the political gridlock.
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14 Years After the U.S. Invasion, the War in Afghanistan is Impossible to Justify
Afghanistan is yet another bloody quagmire for the United States that has helped create more rather than less dangerous enemies.
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Bernie Sanders’ Refusal To Attack Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Principled—It’s Political Genius
The democratic socialist is taking a stand by running a clean campaign, and it’s already making a big impact on the race for president.
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Let’s Be Real: Iran Has No Intention of Attacking Israel, with Nuclear Weapons or Anything Else
Despite doomsday warnings from American politicians, Iran has no serious intentions of attacking Israel or the West.
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Ten Thousand Is Not Enough: Why The U.S. Must Take More Syrian Refugees
Millions of Syrians have been forced from their homeland due to a conflict that we inflamed
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The U.S. Military Is in Africa—But What Is It Doing There?
Journalist Nick Turse discusses his new book, Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa.
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A New Poll Has Bernie Sanders Leading Hillary Clinton by 7 Percent in the New Hampshire Primary
New Hampshire seems to be feeling the Bern.
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It’s Not (Just) a Joking Matter: Why Last Night’s GOP Debate Should Terrify the Left
The race to the right has never been this swift.
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Good News for Bernie Sanders? Poll Shows 47% of Americans Would Vote for a Socialist
A sizeable chunk of Americans say they'd consider voting to send a socialist to the Oval Office.
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AFL-CIO Says Labor Has Been Blocked from Trans-Pacific Partnership Debate
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Milwaukee Public Schools Staffer Suspended After Flipping Off Union Organizer