“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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radical Is Now Rational
When reality changes, only fools don't change with it.
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
The Elite Vote Against Their Interests, Too
The rich control our party-system and our morals.
"We Just Broke a Thick-Ass Glass Ceiling": Progressive Candidates Rack Up Some Big Wins
In Tuesday’s Democratic primaries, left-wing challengers in Illinois made history, while in New York, progressive incumbents held onto their seats.
New York Progressives and Socialists Are Hoping to Turn Legislative Setbacks Into Electoral Electricity
After key bills on climate and housing stalled in the legislature, left-wing organizers are working to topple Democratic incumbents and build a united front in Albany.
“It’s Time for Generational Change”: Why Progressive Challenger Kina Collins Is Taking on a 25-Year Incumbent
Collins is mounting a rematch for Congress against Rep. Danny K. Davis in the Chicago area—while confronting the Democratic Party establishment.
3 Anti-Inflation Alternatives to Raising Interest Rates
Tackling inflation requires reining in private markets—and embracing economic democracy.
Richard D. Wolff
Bill Clinton Did More to Sell Neoliberalism than Milton Friedman
A brief history of how the Democratic Party's turn to market capitalism wrecked everything.