After Republicans lost their first election in 1856, the nineteenth-century Nate Silvers were happy to declare the antislavery movement a radical, fringe idea. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln won on a radical program of change.
Matt Karp is an assistant professor of history at Princeton University and a Jacobin contributing editor.
As 2020 approaches, we indulge in some crass Sunday morning horse-race punditry.
The midterms have given the Democratic Party a boost. But their professional-class politics are a cul de sac — we desperately need a political revolution driven by the needs and aspirations of the multiracial working class.
Democratic leaders still haven’t learned: you can’t fight the forces of oligarchy without naming the enemy.
Historians Eric Foner and Matt Karp on the international ambitions of the US slaveholding class — and the abolitionist movement that brought them down.
The slaveholding class defeated in the Civil War were no ragtag band of sectionalists — they were the masters of the US state.
Hillary Clinton won rich suburbs in record numbers. But her campaign failed to mobilize workers of all races.
Bernie Sanders is the most-liked politician in the United States. What does that mean for the future of left politics here?
The Sanders campaign has been driven by class politics, not white male angst.
Four points on last week's New York Democratic primary.
For forty years, liberals have accepted defeat and called it "incremental progress." Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward.
The numbers don't lie: Bernie Sanders would be a formidable general election candidate.
Can Bernie Sanders win the delegate battle? It won’t be easy — but here’s one way it could happen.
The pundits are wrong. Bernie Sanders is the most electable candidate this November.
Make no mistake: even a narrow Bernie Sanders victory in today's New Hampshire primary would be an enormous upset.
The Democratic Party elite has launched a virtually unprecedented attack against Bernie Sanders.
Whatever the claims of the media, Bernie Sanders's appeal does not seem limited to liberals.
In Iowa and New Hampshire, Barack Obama won over high-income liberals. Bernie Sanders’s campaign points in a different direction.
Seven tidbits from Bernie Sanders’s memoir, Outsider in the White House.