The Long, Troubling Career of Buffalo's Byron Brown
The career trajectory of Byron Brown is familiar to U.S. cities: a young reformer who took on the city's corrupt establishment—and who soon embodied the very establishment he'd run against.
Shahana Hanif, Socialist Feminist Organizer, Is About to Make History
From the start, the campaign worked to harness the power of an under-tapped activist community of Bangladeshi women—inspiring a new generation of organizers.
Joe Manchin Is the One with an "Entitlement Mentality"
By refusing to support a massively popular social spending plan, Manchin is showing just how out of step he is with the American public and his own voters—like a modern day Marie Antoinette.
Postal Banking Is Finally a Reality in (Some of) the United States
A pilot postal banking program has been implemented in a number of U.S. cities. Next, let’s rapidly expand it—and take it nationwide.
The Pentagon Is Still Lying About the Deadly U.S. Drone Program
A wrongly targeted Afghan aid worker and his family are among the latest casualties.
Leonard C. Goodman
The U.S. Finally Found a Way to Reduce Child Poverty. Why Are Some Democrats Opposed?
While the expanded child tax credit has been a win-win for families and the economy, conservative Democrats in Congress are still finding ways to undermine it.
Minneapolis Is About to Vote on Whether to Dismantle the Police
Will the city at the center of last summer's racial justice protests decide to remake public safety? We'll soon find out.
The Budget Reconciliation Fight Isn't Really About Progressives Vs. Moderates
Don’t believe misleading media coverage of the standoff in Congress. Here’s what’s actually going on.
Max B. Sawicky
Democratic Socialists of America Make a Strategy for the Biden Era
Delegates chart a socialist future at DSA's 2021 virtual convention.
Massachusetts May Become First State to Send Money to Low-Income Countries to Deal With Climate Change
A groundbreaking bill would provide funding from U.S. residents to help developing nations respond to the climate crisis.
Rachel M. Cohen
The Filibuster Is Now the Only Thing Standing In the Way of Voting Rights
The new Freedom to Vote Act is backed by the entire Democratic caucus. But with full Republican opposition, passing it will require changing or abolishing the filibuster.
The War on Terror Gave Us Donald Trump
In an interview, Reign of Terror author Spencer Ackerman explains how the brutal legacy of America’s post-9/11 wars has reshaped U.S. society and led to our era of authoritarian demagoguery.
Progressives Now Hold the Cards in Congress
The budget standoff revealed a new power balance in the Democratic Party.
Billionaires Need to Get on Board With More Taxes or Expect the Pitchforks
The super-rich have made a killing off of the pandemic. It’s time to tax the hell out of them to pay for programs that serve the working class.
The Infrastructure and Budget Bills Are a Watershed in U.S. Economic Doctrine
Deficit demagogy has (finally) become a fringe position in American politics—just look at the massive bills moving through Congress.
Max B. Sawicky
Nina Turner’s Loss Holds Lessons for Future Left Candidates
A flood of dark money and establishment opposition helped sink Turner’s campaign—but progressive challengers can still win if they learn from the defeat while running on a redistributive platform.
Democrats Will Never Stop Triangulating Against Justice
Running against "defund the police" is both cowardly and wrong. Democratic leaders find that irresistible.
Congress and Biden Allowed the Eviction Ban to Expire, So Cori Bush and AOC Are Raising Hell
Members of the Squad are participating in a sit-in outside of the Capitol demanding that the House reconvene in order to restore the moratorium to protect millions of Americans from being evicted.