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Rebecca Gordon: The Sudden Descent of The United States

Can making Black Lives Matter rescue a failing state?

July 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: The De-Trumpification of America

It’s essential to ensure that the November 3rd election is free and fair, but if Trump loses, then the bigger problems are likely to begin.

June 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Resists Voting By Mail In Red States

Many conservative politicians are resisting best-practice reforms intended to protect voters from the Covid virus.

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

George T. Conway, III et al: We’ve never backed a Democrat for president. But Trump must be defeated.

We are in extraordinary times, and we have chosen to put country over party — and former vice president Joe Biden is the candidate who we believe will do the same.

April 24, 2020 · 6 Comments

Peter Lake: How to Get Reelected Republican Style

Trump is not an aberration but the natural consequence of central strands in Republican party politics and political maneuver over the last thirty years.

April 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: The Election Travesty in Wisconsin Is A Wake-up Call for the Nation

It shows we need a doubling and tripling of our efforts to assure free and fair elections, with online registration, mail-in voting options, and safe in-person voting procedures across the country.

April 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Karen J. Greenberg: While Rome Burns, Trump Gets What He’s Always Wanted

In unsettling ways, the crisis is working for him as previously untenable policy options are becoming essential to curtailing the coronavirus.

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The Decade of Transformation is Here

Remaking the Economy for the People

March 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Bernie Sanders: The Lessons the Nation Can Learn from the Coronavirus Outbreak

“This crisis should be a moment in which people ask fundamental questions about the dysfunctionality of our current healthcare system.”

March 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Thank you, Elizabeth

A respectful, sorrowful, grateful farewell to Elizabeth Warren, the smartest, fiercest candidate in the race and one who deserved better from our still deeply sexist culture.

March 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Liberal Redneck | Super Tuesday Smorgasboard

Us liberals got a choice to make, y’all. Then the real fun starts.

February 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Kathryn Levy: Bernie Sanders and George and Me

A longtime activist explains why she supports Bernie Sanders.

February 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Robert McChesney: If Bloomberg Wants to Buy an Election, He Should Run as a Republican Against Trump—Not Sabotage Democrats

The mega-billionaire should be running against Trump in the Republican primaries, not as a Democrat. If he actually cared about this country more than stroking his massive ego that is exactly what he would be doing.

February 12, 2020 · 3 Comments

Steven Pressman: Democratic plans for raising taxes on the rich|A guide for the middle class

It’s hardly surprising that if a Democrat wins the White House, taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations will probably go up. How they’ll go up is the more interesting question.

February 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

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