Miles Kampf-Lassin, a grad­u­ate of New York Uni­ver­si­ty’s Gal­latin School in Delib­er­a­tive Democ­ra­cy and Glob­al­iza­tion, is a Web Edi­tor at In These Times. Fol­low him on Twit­ter @MilesKLassin

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The Republican Party's Puzzling Obsession with Socialism
With a pandemic ravaging the country, a historically unpopular president and no platform to run on, the GOP has set its sights on attacking socialism. It doesn’t seem to be working.
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The Left’s Resurgence Is For Real
Jamaal Bowman and other progressive and democratic socialist challengers had a very good night, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cruised to victory—proving that the left wing is a force to be reckoned with.
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The U.S. Response to Covid-19 Has Lavished Wealth on the Rich
While the pandemic ravages American workers, the federal government has orchestrated a monumental transfer of wealth from the bottom of the economic ladder to the top.
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The Future Belongs to the Movement Sparked by Bernie Sanders
Sanders may be out of the race, but by advancing a bold left agenda and putting capitalism on trial, he ignited a movement that will redefine American politics.
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Bernie Just Laid Out a Humane Approach to Dealing with the Coronavirus. Biden Did Not.
In Sunday’s debate, Sanders made a clear-eyed case for taking the profit motive out of healthcare, while Biden railed against "revolution."
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Despite His Losses, Bernie Sanders’ Agenda Is Winning
While Sanders lost in Michigan and other states, exit polls show voters want Medicare for All, an economic transformation and a nominee who will run on a progressive platform. Those demands aren’t going anywhere.
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The Democratic Establishment Is Trying to Crush Bernie Sanders, But It Hasn’t Stopped Him
While the Democratic Party’s corporate wing helped Biden gain on Super Tuesday, Sanders’ left-wing vision is still popular—and can still win.
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Bernie Sanders’ Feat in Iowa Shows Democratic Socialism Can Win
By taking the popular vote lead in Iowa, Sanders has upended the notion that running as a socialist is a liability.
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Trashing Teachers and Red-Baiting: How a Republican Governor Lost in Kentucky
Democrat Andy Beshear defeated Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in deep-red Kentucky. The lesson? Attacking teachers and socialism won’t protect the GOP.
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The coming Chicago teachers strike could be felt across the country
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Bernie Sanders to Chicago Teachers: Worker Militancy Is Key to Fighting the Corporate Elite
At a raucous rally on Tuesday, Sanders stood with Chicago teachers who are on the verge of another citywide strike.
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Here’s the Radical Housing Plan That All 2020 Candidates Should Embrace
With the U.S. facing an extreme housing crisis, now there's a clear-eyed plan for guaranteeing housing as a human right. The 2020 candidates should get on board.
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Bernie Sanders Has Laid Out the Stakes of the 2020 Election: Democratic Socialism or Barbarism
In a widely touted speech, Sanders explained why an unapologetic democratic socialist vision is the only antidote to the oligarchy and authoritarianism embodied by President Trump.
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No One Should Ever Listen to Anything Rahm Emanuel Has to Say About Politics
Rahm Emanuel is now a pundit at the Atlantic. But no amount of rebranding can change the fact that his political career has been an abject failure.
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Good Riddance to Rahm Emanuel
An enemy of the people since 1998.
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Chicago’s Political Revolution
Social movements ousted Rahm Emanuel. Now they’re taking on the neoliberal machine.
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Why Is the Political Establishment So Afraid of Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal?
Instead of pouring money into endless war and tax cuts for the rich, Congress now has a chance to solve the climate crisis. But devotion to the economic status quo is standing in the way.
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Even in Power, Democrats Are Proving To Be Their Own Worst Enemy
The “pay-go” rule is more proof that establishment Democrats would rather kneecap bold redistributive policies than embrace an emerging left-wing agenda.
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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Pushing a Bold New Plan to Tackle Climate Change
In a livestreamed town hall event, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez laid out the best hope yet to stave off climate disaster and transform our economy: A Green New Deal. And now it's gaining support in Congress.
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Democrats Won the House. To Keep Winning, They Need to Move Sharply Left.
Democratic operatives will use the midterm results to preach centrism, but the future of the party lies in its left flank.
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A Spectre Is Haunting the White House: Why the Trump Administration Is So Scared of Socialism
A new report from the Trump White House attempts to curb the growth of socialism in the United States. Clearly, the administration sees the movement as a real threat.
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‘This Is Historic’: Why the Van Dyke Guilty Verdict Is a Victory For the Movement For Black Lives
In an interview, Black Lives Matter organizer Aislinn Pulley explains why she sees the verdict as a step toward dismantling the systems of racist policing and economic inequality that have defined Chicago for decades.
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Brett Kavanaugh Is Rape Culture Personified
Kavanaugh doesn’t just benefit from a system that shields men in the face of endemic sexual abuse—he embodies it.
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We Are Witnessing the Last Gasps of Centrism
While the Democratic establishment is blindly attempting to revive the neoliberal Third Way, the party's base is embracing socialism.
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Bernie Sanders on Labor’s Future and Why Democratic Socialists Keep Winning
An exclusive interview with Sen. Sanders on how labor can respond to Janus, the fight to move the Democratic Party left and the growing popularity of democratic socialism.
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The Biggest Lesson from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win? Run on Democratic Socialism.
The 28-year-old Latina scored the biggest upset of 2018 by rejecting Democratic Party orthodoxy and running on a laser-focused message of economic justice. If other candidates want to win, they should follow her lead.
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The Anti-Union Janus Ruling Is Going to Hit Black Women the Hardest
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Socialists and Progressives Just Trounced the Democratic Establishment
On Tuesday, insurgent challengers beat out their opponents in races across the country by running on bold left platforms.
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Bernie Sanders Has a Sweeping Plan to Expand Union Rights and Workplace Democracy
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The Denver Democratic Party Platform Now Has an Anti-Capitalist Plank, Thanks to Socialists
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The Lesson for Progressives from Daniel Biss’ Illinois Gov. Race Loss: Don’t Alienate Labor
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The Lesson From West Virginia Teachers? If You Want to Win, Go on Strike.
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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.
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The GOP Tax Bill Opened a New Front in the Class War
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Trump Is Stacking The National Labor Relations Board to Favor Corporations
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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.
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Centrism Is in a Death Spiral: Our Only Hope Is to Let It Perish
While some cling to the Clinton era of the 1990s, the future belongs to a socialism for the 21st century.
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Don’t Blame the Left for Political Violence in America: The Problem Lies with the Right
Attempts to place blame for the Virginia shooting on left-wing movements aren't just wrong—they overlook the real scourge of racist violence.
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Bernie Sanders Talks with Jane Mayer About Dark Money in Politics
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The Push for Single-Payer Healthcare Is On. Democrats Should Get on Board or Get Out of the Way.
Following the stunning collapse of Trumpcare, Bernie Sanders is leading the fight by progressives to win single-payer.
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The Mass Protests of the Anti-Trump Resistance Are Starting to Win. Here’s How.
From the airport protests to work stoppages, Americans are taking dramatic and disruptive actions that have scored real victories.
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No, Rahm Emanuel Should Definitely Not Become Head of the DNC
Neoliberal centrism is exactly the wrong direction for the Democrats.
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The Human Face of Illinois’ Ongoing Budget Crisis
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Meet the 21-year-old Undocumented Student Who Called Out Rahm Emanuel to His Face Over Immigration
Luis Gomez publicly blasted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez for failing to do enough to protect all immigrants facing the threat of a Trump presidency—and for supporting Hillary Clinton and “stale neoliberal policies” over Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
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