Politics

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
Why Aren’t Workers at Unions Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
While Biden has taken steps to provide student debt cancellation, union workers are excluded from a key relief program—while workers at anti-labor groups like the Heritage Foundation are covered.
Audrey Winn
“It’s Not Over”: While Biden Touts Rail Deal, Workers Have Yet to Vote—And Many Remain Skeptical
A national rail strike could still be on the table if rank-and-file workers reject the tentative agreement announced by the White House this week.
Jeff Schuhrke
Grading President Biden’s Economic Record
Rapid job growth and increased worker bargaining power are very good—there’s a whole lot more progressive policy that could be done.
Max B. Sawicky
“Complicit in the Railroading of Democracy”: DNC Panel Blocks Vote on Dark Money Ban
"Democrats can't be the party of democracy in one breath and then let an astronomical sum of money from Republican megadonors and corporate interests flood Democratic primaries."
Jake Johnson
Nonprofit Workers Shouldn’t Be Turned Away Because Unions Are at “Capacity”
It’s time for parent unions to think creatively about new organizing.
Myriam Sabbaghi
Republican State AGs Are Trying to Cut Workers’ Wages
While posturing as defenders of working people, over a dozen GOP Attorneys General are seeking to undo wage increases for workers on federal contracts.
Megan Uzzell and JoAnn Kintz
Mikhail Gorbachev’s Late Career as a New Age Toastmaster
The former Soviet leader clung to a vision of globalization that let corporate power run amok.
G. Pascal Zachary
Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan Is a Very Good Economic Policy
The critics are wrong—cancelling student debt will actually help ease inflation and benefit working-class borrowers.
Max B. Sawicky
Robert Reich: Trump Is Getting the Search of His Mar-a-Lago Estate All Wrong
While Trump claims the search was an "assault" orchestrated by forces seeking to stop him from running for president, in reality the Justice Department is just carrying out an investigation into potential crimes.
Robert Reich
The Manchin-Approved Budget Bill: A Hell of a Lot Better Than Nothing
Democrats’ new reconciliation deal is far from what progressives wanted. But it could still curb climate change, advance fairness in the U.S. tax system—and boost the party’s chances in the midterms.
Max B. Sawicky
Biden’s Presidency Is Sinking Because of Conservative Democrats—Not the Left
Don’t blame progressives for Biden’s failures. It’s the party’s right flank that abandoned the working class.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
Forcing People to Work So They Can Get a Child Tax Credit Is a Terrible Idea
Work requirements don’t actually increase employment or reduce poverty. But Republicans and conservative Democrats are pushing them anyway.
Jim Pugh
Why Socialists Shouldn’t Ignore the January 6 Hearings
Trump and his allies attempted to overturn democracy—and they’re likely to do it again. The Left should lead the charge to stop that effort.
David Duhalde
Radical Is Now Rational
When reality changes, only fools don't change with it.
Hamilton Nolan
Don’t Trust the Federal Reserve on Inflation
The Fed’s plan to curb inflation rests on punishing working people—when they’re the ones in need of relief.
Max B. Sawicky
Women Are Taking Over the U.S. Labor Movement
The pandemic has created an opportunity for new movements in industries that haven’t organized before—movements also led by women.
Chabeli Carrazana, The 19th
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