Politics

A Second Trump Term Could Spell Economic Disaster
From trade wars to border policy, Trump’s plans if he wins the presidency again are set to make the U.S. economy far worse for working people.
Max B. Sawicky
It's Time to Choose: Democracy, or Billionaires?
The only way to steer American democracy to safety is to wrest money out of the claws of the wealthiest elites, who now control finances rivaling the economies of whole nations.
Sonali Kolhatkar
Democratic Socialists of America Is Helping Rebuild the U.S. Anti-War Movement
Despite recent public resignations from some longtime members who disagree with the organization’s work and positions supporting Palestinian freedom, DSA is growing—and building coalitions across the U.S. Left.
Daphna Thier
We’re in an Epidemic of Right-Wing Terror. Won’t Someone Tell the Press?
More than a decade of media malpractice enabled January 6. Has the media learned its lesson?
Rick Perlstein
Patty Murray speaks at a podium, flanked by two officials.
The White House is Working Overtime to Obscure Weapons Sales to Israel. The Senate Is Aiding and Abetting Them.
Picking up White House language, the Senate supplemental bill would conceal weapons sales from Congress and the American people.
Janet Abou-Elias, Lillian Mauldin and Women for Weapons Trade Transparency
Inside AIPAC’s Strategy to Back Israel’s Cheerleaders and Punish the Squad
The powerful lobby and allied groups have poured money into defeating candidates who voice any criticism of Israel. Amid calls for a cease-fire in Israel’s war on Gaza, they’re back at it again.
Naomi LaChance
Biden’s Unflinching Support for Israel’s War on Gaza Is Derailing His Reelection Chances
As the horrifying human toll in Gaza escalates, voters are calling on the president to call for a ceasefire. He ignores them at his own peril.
Peter Certo
How Chicago Took a Major Step Toward Tackling the City's Housing Crisis
In a victory for Mayor Brandon Johnson's agenda, City Council members approved a referendum on the Bring Chicago Home ordinance that will ask voters if the city should enact a progressive real estate tax to confront homelessness.
Kari Lydersen
The Growing Jewish Resistance to Israel’s War on Palestine
Jewish socialists and progressives in the U.S. are organizing to say that “never again” means never again for anyone.
Mindy Isser
The Democratic Party Has an Israel Problem. These Progressives Are Trying to Solve It.
As the brutal attacks on Gaza continue, cracks are beginning to show in the Democratic Party’s unequivocal fealty to Israel.
Daphna Thier
Biden Needs To Run On Something—It Should Be Mass Debt Relief
Millions of Americans are drowning in debt. Ahead of the upcoming election, Democrats can do what’s both right and popular by promising to cancel it.
Scott Remer
The Majority of Polling Places are Inaccessible. A Disabled Voter Bill of Rights Could Change That.
We are seeing a concerted effort to push disabled voters like me out of the democratic process across the South—and we have to fight back.
Dom Kelly
How the Government Can Help Build Industrial Unions
Money. For organizing. Give it to us.
Hamilton Nolan
It Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal That Biden Joined Striking Workers on the Picket Line—But It Is
“The most union-friendly president in U.S. history” may be a low bar, but Biden took another step toward clearing it by standing with Michigan autoworkers out on strike.
Jeff Schuhrke
It’s Time to Reclaim the Promise of Economic Rights in the U.S.
The fight for social democratic policies can help inspire a progressive resurgence in America. A new book provides a roadmap.
Max B. Sawicky
On Chicago's Northwest Side, Socialists Are Wielding Power in a Whole New Way
For city council members Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, "co-governance" is key.
Jacqui Germain
If Democrats Want to Win Elections, They Should Bring Back the Covid Welfare State
By many measures, Bidenomics is working great—but most Americans are still down on the economy. That’s in large part because the U.S. government let its temporarily generous social safety net unravel.
Nick French
We Can Solve Homelessness (If We Want To)
Our economic priorities have created a serious housing crisis and fueled homelessness. Solving the problem simply requires us to change our priorities from profits to people.
Sonali Kolhatkar
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