Elizabeth Warren is pushing things in a progressive direction on the domestic front. But she's far too wedded to US imperialism abroad.
Rahm Emanuel is no longer Chicago's mayor. Now he's a pundit. His approach to governance has been an abject failure — nobody should listen to anything he has to say, about politics or anything else.
Beto, Buttigieg, and Biden all come from the same mold — they're empty suits and poll-tested brands. We can and should demand something better.
The Financial Times thinks Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are would-be despots. They're wrong — it's socialists, not centrists, who will save democracy.
Forget all the other Democratic candidates: the primary will come down to Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. If we want to beat Trump, we should stick with Bernie.
Elizabeth Warren may have smart policies. But Bernie Sanders has mass politics.
Even under right-wing governments, local leftist leaders can have a massive impact. Daniel Jadue describes the “people’s pharmacy,” cheap eye-care and glasses, public housing, left approaches to community safety, and much more instituted during his time as the Communist mayor of Recoleta, one of the thirty-seven municipalities that make up Greater Santiago, Chile.
An internationalist, anti-imperialist vision has been all but abandoned by the Left. We need to rebuild that vision.
In one of the biggest private-sector strikes in years, tens of thousands of Stop & Shop supermarket workers have walked off the job throughout New England. The strike wave that started last year in West Virginia has finally hit the private sector.
Party elites and big donors aren’t afraid of Bernie Sanders losing to Trump. They’re afraid he’ll win.
Elizabeth Warren is no socialist — but unlike most of the candidates beating her in the polls, she’s a tough-minded liberal who makes the right kind of enemies.
Trump is determined to vilify Ilhan Omar and Muslim Americans in general. Democrats have failed to unequivocally defend them.
Bernie Sanders’s recent comments on open borders played into a right-wing trap. But his strong record on immigration suggests he can advance a program for immigrant rights that sees immigrants as key players in winning a society for the many, not the few.
The recent craze for Pete Buttigieg — multilingual Rhodes Scholar and all-around smart guy — is just the latest incarnation of the meritocratic cult of “smartness.” It’s social Darwinism for elite liberals.
In the seventies, Bernie Sanders called for nationalizing major industries, a stance the media want to frame as a gaffe. But it only shows how consistent he’s been in fighting predatory elites — in stark contrast to the other Democratic candidates.
The stakes are too high in 2020 for another charismatic, ideologically empty politician, standing for everything and nothing in particular, like Beto O'Rourke.