Politics

The “Labor Shortage” Is Being Used as a Pretext to Harm Workers
Lawmakers and bosses are citing a supposed lack of workers as justification for a suite of reactionary policies aimed at further squeezing the working class.
Sarah Lazare
The Left Has a Lot to Celebrate After the Surprising Midterm Results
After the midterm elections, more left-wing insurgents are going to the House, Bernie Sanders has two strong allies in the Senate and progressive ballot measures passed everywhere.
Branko Marcetic
Democrats Can’t Be Counted On to Stop the MAGA Right, So Socialists Are Stepping Up
After the midterms, Congress will have more socialists than ever—while progressive policies won across the country. The Left will have to use its power to take on the anti-democratic GOP.
Kristian Hernandez
Democrats Need To Be Even Better on Abortion To Win the “Blue Tsunami” They Need
An interview about the midterms with reproductive justice pioneer Loretta Ross.
Andrea Plaid
How to Fix the Pathetic Florida Democratic Party
To reverse their dismal midterm election performance, Florida Democrats need to embrace working people, the environment and Unite Here.
Hamilton Nolan
Democrats Must Invest in Young People If They Want to Win
The midterms proved the climate generation is a force to be reckoned with.
Varshini Prakash
How the Democrats Won and Lost the 2022 Midterms
What the surprising results mean for the electoral Left.
Maurice Mitchell
Lessons From the U.S. Left on Taking Power Vs. Organizing on the Outside
As social movements move beyond the default anarchist sensibility that prevailed through Occupy, they must still reckon with hard questions about bureaucracy and cooptation.
Mark Engler and Paul Engler
Don’t Look Now But Progressives Are About to Expand Their Ranks in Congress
A lot is uncertain about the midterms, but there's one thing we do know—the House will have the largest left cohort in decades.
Branko Marcetic
Robert Reich: Why Aren’t Democrats Talking About the Real Cause of Inflation?
Casting corporate profiteering as a key driver of inflation would be a political winner for Democrats—and it has the virtue of being true.
Robert Reich
How Progressives Can Counter ‘Tough-on Crime’ Messaging
Crime plays on primal emotions. We need deep engagement to transform people's thinking.
Robert Kraig
Voters Could Help Stem the Homelessness Crisis in L.A. Next Month
A sweeping ballot initiative dubbed the “mansion tax” would raise funds to build supportive housing, provide rental assistance and implement other measures to help curb the crisis facing unhoused Los Angeles residents.
Annie Howard
Biden’s Marijuana Reform Plan Is a Good Start. He Can’t Stop There.
The Biden administration has taken the first step to ending harsh and discriminatory laws around marijuana. But it’s a far cry from justice for all those impacted.
Jesse Mechanic
Joe Manchin Says He’s Pro-Job Creation, But He’s Lobbying the Fed to Increase Unemployment
Sen. Manchin has justified fossil fuel extraction because it “creates jobs.” He's also pushing a policy that would cut them.
Sarah Lazare
To Win in the Midterms, Democrats Should Go All In on Reviving the Child Tax Credit
The expanded Child Tax Credit was the most impactful anti-poverty program in a generation. Democrats should campaign on bringing it back.
Jim Pugh
Banning Congress From Trading Stocks Is Massively Popular. So Why Are Top Democrats Stalling?
While polling shows most Americans support banning lawmakers from trading stocks, legislation to do so has been delayed by House leadership.
Jessica Corbett
The Left Should Double Down on Electoral Organizing
To build power and transform communities, socialists and movement organizers need to engage in the electoral arena.
Alicia Garza
Opposition from Progressives and Republicans Could Sink Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Permitting Deal
The West Virginia senator is “getting desperate” as objections to his permitting deal grow louder, saying he’s a victim of “revenge politics.”
Jake Johnson
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