August 2019 Volume 43, Issue 08

Culture
The Case for Enthusiasm Over “Electability”—Or, Why We Don’t Need Another John Kerry.
"Electability" didn't work in 2004 and it won't work now.
In These Times Editors
Viewpoint
McKinsey and Company Is an Elitist Cult. Why Is Buttigieg Defending It?
The management consultancy firm is "the single greatest legitimizer of mass layoffs." And its alumni are loyal for life.
Nathan Robinson
Culture
How a Sewer Socialist City May Push Democrats Left in 2020
When presidential hopefuls arrive in Milwaukee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, they must choose whether to embrace the city’s socialist history, or run from it.
Lindsey Anderson
Viewpoint
Breaking Up Amazon Doesn’t Go Far Enough—We Must Put It Under Public Control
A nationalized Amazon could be put to use in building a more equitable, democratic economy.
Katie Parker and Adam Simpson
Viewpoint
Some on the Left Want To Nationalize Amazon. Breaking It Up Is a Safer Bet.
Antitrust action has worked in the past. We can use the same model against Amazon.
David Dayen
Dispatch
In 2008, Democratic Socialists Endorsed Him. Now, a DSA Member Is Primarying Him.
Backed by Brand New Congress, Anthony Clark is challenging Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), in a sign of how far left politics have moved.
Salim Muwakkil
Dispatch
Life, Liberty and a Stable Climate: These Kids Are Arguing for a New Constitutional Right
After a June hearing, the youth suing the government await news on whether their case will proceed to trial.
Arun Gupta
Dispatch
This Louisiana Parish Allowed a Quarter of Its Sheriff’s Deputies To Work Security for a Pipeline
Water protectors say the swamp was swarming with uniformed police working for the company.
Karen Savage and Sarah Lazare

Archives20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001