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Why Lane Kenworthy Thinks The Next System Should Be... Social Democracy
As part of our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series, Lane Kenworthy delves into a model for Social Democracy that he believes would be beneficial for a next...
Protests Intensify, Spread Across France as Workers Refuse Submission
'What we want today is for this movement to spread,' says unionist.
Obama Plays a Dove in NPR's Historical Fiction
The second thing NPR wants you to know about Hillary Clinton and foreign policy—after “she’s experienced”—is “she’s more hawkish than President Obama.” White House...
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
The Democratic party has done everything in its power to alienate me—and, I suspect, my generational peers of similar political proclivities. Let’s start with the Political...
The Inevitable Rise of the Berniecrats
"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." - Robert A. Heinlein
Millions of Americans Now Claim Donald Trump Does Not Exist
On May 13 the American news media reported that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had recruited U.S. Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North...
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a "Coup"?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on...
The Turning of the Whales: What If We Are Not Alone? What If the 'Others' Have Been Here All Along?
When famed New Zealander psychologist, Dr Paul Spong, was first invited by the University of British Columbia to study the sensory apparatus of killer whales at the Vancouver...
KING: Why I'm Leaving the Democratic Party
Many of you aren't religious, so please forgive me for recalling my roots as a preacher and starting us off with a simple verse of scripture. "The love of money is the root of...
Make No Mistake, Sandersism Has Defeated Clintonism
In 2008, Hillary Clinton — on her way to losing the Democratic nomination — won nine of the final 25 nominating contests. In 2016, she may well — despite being treated as the...
Should Progressives Unify With the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!
In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural...
This Is How Democratic-Socialism Comes to America
(In response to Robert Kagan’s ‘This is how fascism comes to America’)
Captain America Is a Big Screen Anarchist Superhero, How Weird Is That?
Is it weird to call Captain America an anarchist? Yes, yes it is. Of course, there’s a ton of different versions of the character throughout the canon, from the hyperpatriotic...
The Hillary Clinton/Neocon Merger
Between the mainstream media’s demonization of Donald Trump and the neocons jumping ship to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a Clinton victory might prove grimly inevitable, but...
The Coming Democratic Crackup
Though the mainstream media is focused on Republican divisions, a more important story could be the coming Democratic crackup, as anti-war Democrats resist Hillary Clinton’s...
Neoliberalism - the Ideology at the Root of All Our Problems
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an...
Face It: Our Democracy Is a Sham. We Don't Have a Real Say in Most Decisions That Affect Our Lives
Are we able to stop fracking and other threats to the environment from coming into our communities?  Are we able to protect local farming from sewage sludge or factory...
When the System Feels Rigged, How Surprising Is Convention Mayhem?
Nevada's Democratic convention devolved into mayhem on Saturday as party pushed controversial new rules and disqualified Sanders delegates
Neocons and Neolibs: How Dead Ideas Kill
Hillary Clinton wants American voters to be very afraid of Donald Trump, but there is reason to fear as well what a neoconservative/neoliberal Clinton presidency would mean for...
Bernie Sanders Could Still Win the Democratic Nomination -- No, Seriously
Tuesday night on CNN, while discussing Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory over Hillary Clinton in West Virginia — which followed a 5-point Sanders win in Indiana last week —...
To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who Is Being Installed as President - and Finance Chiefs
It’s not easy for outsiders to sort through all the competing claims about Brazil’s political crisis and the ongoing effort to oust its president, Dilma Rousseff, who won...
Sanders Supporters Need to Engage Now More Than Ever
Simply put: if Sanders arrives at the convention with more pledged delegates than Clinton, the Democratic Party will be forced to nominate him. Right now, it is clear that...
Cooked Alive: We Need an American Revolution Before We're Toast
The heat burns hot between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton this election. I’m a Sanders supporter and, like many of us “Bernie or bust” types — I lose sleep...
The Elites That Gutted America Now Dare To Ring Alarms About Trump And Cast Themselves as Saviors
Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?
Concerning "Bernie or Bust"
Have you seen the article going around, with the headline "Will some Democrats refuse to rally behind their nominee?"   It's manipulative spin messing with your head...
Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution
Bernie Sanders can't do it alone.
Why Sanders Supporters Should Not Let Democratic Primary Demoralize Them
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was expected to do very well in the five primaries on April 26, but after the results, Bernie Sanders and his supporters face...
To Save Democracy, We Need to Make Voting Much, Much Easier
Political rhetoric in the U.S. is often characterized by sickly sweet appeals to democracy. Voting is held up as the foundation of democracy, or as the most useful or necessary...
Fair Game: Why Bernie Should Keep Going
Predictably, after New York, the establishment is demanding that Bernie bow out. The etiquette of conventional Party politics, after all, dictates that he step aside, lest he...
Sanders Campaign's Commitment to Victory Irritates Media, Offends Clinton Campaign
Once again, for the umpteenth time in the Democratic presidential primary, there is a dominant narrative in the establishment news media that it is over for Bernie Sanders...
The Democratic Stockholm Syndrome
New Yorkers voted overwhelmingly for those holding their progress captive
For 40 Years, Liberals Have Accepted Defeat and Called It “Incremental Progress.”
Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward.
There Is a Moderate Republican in This Race, but She's Running as a Democrat
Historical perspective on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
Americans Agree: It's Corporate Power That's in Our Way
There is widespread recognition among politicians and pundits that Americans are sharply divided by party on virtually all of the big questions facing our country. Everyone...
27 Honest Questions for Hillary Supporters
To those who are supporting Hillary Clinton, I love you. And while I know that we’re technically on the same side fighting against a terrifying Republican reality, it seems...
Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots
If the left is to fight back against authoritarianism, we must bring together diverse movements working for social change.
Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance
“We won’t see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes.” As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go...
Bernie's Insurrection and the Question of Hillary's Qualifications
Americans don't just want a new president, they want a new precedent.
Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers
Around a conference table inside the large Washington headquarters of the AFL-CIO, a furious exchange occurred between labor union presidents. It was late February and up for...
NY Daily News Claims FDR Unfit to Be President: "No Concrete Plans, Only Platitudes"
[The following is an imagined 1932 New York Daily News editorial board interview with Franklin Roosevelt during his presidential campaign. The Daily News comments below derive...
Occupy Activists Launch 'Battle of New York' to Counter Media Bias about Sanders and Clinton
With its huge media campaign, Operation Battle of New York is taking on corporate establishment
Sanders Is Right: Clinton Not Qualified to Be a Progressive President
On 'quality control' and the Democratic Party
The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn't Just Her Corporate Cash. It's Her Corporate Worldview.
Clinton is uniquely unsuited to the epic task of confronting the fossil-fuel companies that profit from climate change.
The Democrats Are Flawlessly Executing a 10-Point Plan to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election
One needn’t speculate about how the Democrats could end up losing the 2016 presidential election. In fact, a subtly complex, multi-part plan to do just that is exactly what the...
Why Won’t Sanders Quit The Race? Because He’s Winning.
The patter of establishment calls for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to end his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has built into a hailstorm. “Bye, bye...
The Smart Con: Clinton Vs. Trump
Trump’s outlandishness may get more press but Clinton’s intelligence act might be just as dangerous
Time to Transform Bernie's Campaign Into a Permanent Organization
The biggest question for Bernie Sanders and his supporters is whether they’ll transform his presidential campaign into a permanent organization that can carry his political...
The Remarkable Bernie Sanders Journey That Will Overcome the Crowning of Clinton
It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Wall Street and corporate backers, and the...
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It's That Bad.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.