Haunted by the specter of democracy, the Constitution’s framers blundered into a historic miscalculation. We’re still living with the consequences.
Seth Ackerman is Jacobin's executive editor.
Bernie critics seem to think they dodged a bullet. They haven’t — the bullet is still on its way.
What will decide the fate of neoliberalism today is not the extent of the economic damage the virus wreaks — it is the extent to which the virus transforms popular expectations.
A big new study came out last week arguing that Bernie Sanders's electability could be a “mirage.” There's just one problem: the report is nonsense.
What makes Bernie Sanders so threatening to the Democratic establishment is that he stands for what millions of Democrats thought their party stood for all along.
Last night’s UK elections results point to a deep problem in world politics today: the gravitational pull of privileging cultural over economic combat — an outcome that consistently divides the Left and hands victory to the Right.
“Populism” is today employed as a bogeyman by liberals and centrists alike. Is there anything worth salvaging in the concept?
The rationale for Bernie Sanders’s brand of politics has always been that it’s better to aim at shifting the basic parameters of American politics — however difficult that may be — than accepting those parameters and trying to maneuver within them.
Bernie Sanders’s embrace of the New Deal legacy is an opportunity to dispel some pernicious historical myths about the New Deal’s relationship with socialism and its attitude toward the struggle for racial equality.
The pundits are puzzled that Bernie Sanders sees socialist values in the New Deal. They shouldn’t be. That’s how socialists around the world — and their enemies — saw it at the time.
The rush to condemn Ilhan Omar says more about the vacuousness of our political discourse than the supposed bigotry of her comments.
As 2020 approaches, we indulge in some crass Sunday morning horse-race punditry.
Elizabeth Warren’s so-called Accountable Capitalism Act is a ruse. But it creates an unexpected opening for the Left.
Of course Democratic candidates will claim to support progressive policies. Don't assume they're telling the truth.
A titanic struggle is brewing in California between Silicon Valley capitalists and workers. Democratic Party elites will have to pick a side.
Many suspect Putin is blackmailing Trump. But could there be a different culprit? A plausible theory of mind-boggling confusion.
The Democratic Party is hopelessly corporate, but election law is stacked against third parties. The Left needs an independent organization that can stay flexible about running as Democrats but behaves with the discipline of a real party.
Is Trump’s foreign policy the work of an incompetent ignoramus or a strategic genius? The answer may surprise you.
Liberals are using Russiagate to gin up nationalist fervor and anti-Russian paranoia. It'll only backfire.