Opinion

A Recipe for Making Change in Biden's Washington
To make it happen, progressives must learn to co-govern and build more power.
Robert Kraig
A Presidential Inauguration Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun
Presidents change, but the soldiers stay the same.
Hamilton Nolan
How to Win Medicare for All Under President Biden
With a Democratic White House and Congress, we have an opportunity to organize like never before to finally achieve a universal, single-payer healthcare system. Let’s seize it.
Michael Lighty
We Don't Need to Do This To Ourselves
Turning the nation's capital into an armed camp for Biden's inauguration to prove we don't live in fear.
Hamilton Nolan
How Media Consolidation Paved the Way for Right-Wing Insurrection
A battle playing out at the Supreme Court could make media monopolies way worse.
Hannah Sassaman
Armies of the Right
We all know who the real thieves of the election are.
Joel Bleifuss
Biden, Don't Worry About "Overheating" the Economy—Go All Out on Relief and Stimulus Spending
Common metrics that deficit hawks often point to as evidence of economic overheating are not convincing.
Josh Bivens
Let's Not Become a Bunch of Panicky Reactionaries
The lesson of the Capitol riots is to change the power structure, not to embrace it
Hamilton Nolan
$2,000 Checks Now—And Make Them Monthly
The Democrats’ victory in Georgia was a vote for cash assistance. Prioritizing direct monthly payments isn’t just good policy—it’s good politics.
Sean Kline and Jim Pugh
We Should Cause Trouble, Not Make Nice With Biden
History suggests that it’s not making friends, but making the administration’s life difficult, that gets results for the Left.
Branko Marcetic
The Actions of the (Well-Funded) Capitol Police Show Why We Need to Defund the Police
On January 6, police showed us exactly who they "serve and protect."
D.A. Bullock
Congress Now Has More Socialists Than Ever Before in U.S. History
The high-water mark for socialists elected to national office is in step with a proud tradition in American politics.
Maurice Isserman
How to Avoid Another Monster Like Trump
It's not enough to denounce the storming of the Capitol. Where Trump brought death and American carnage, Democrats now need to deliver real economic relief.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Equating White Nationalists and "Left Radicals" Is What Got Us Here in the First Place
Media outlets and politicians are baselessly claiming the pro-Trump crowd was made up of "socialists," "anarchists," and "antifa." Here's why that's so dangerous.
Sarah Lazare
America Is Built to Feed Us Poison
Delusional mobs storming the Capitol are just a byproduct of the American way.
Hamilton Nolan
The Lesson from Georgia? Democrats Need to Forget the Bosses and Deliver for Working People.
The surprise success of Warnock and Ossoff shows the path to victory lies in offering direct material benefits to the working class.
Natalie Shure
If Biden Wants to Turn the Page From Trump, He Should Support Palestinian Freedom. Here Are 2 Immediate Steps.
Biden brings a career-long history of supporting Israel's aggression against Palestinians. That must end now.
Dima Khalidi
The “Disloyal Opposition” Storms the Capitol
The Republican Party has abandoned the role of "loyal opposition" to wage war against democracy.
Michael McKeon
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