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Marc Jampole: What exactly are “capitalism” and “socialism”?

Most people — including most reporters and columnists—have no idea what socialism is and only a fuzzy notion of what capitalism is.

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: Trump’s Priorities for Action

Various power brokers may laugh at Trump’s vanities and object to his vulgarity and his selfishness and greed, but they also abet him because he serves to divide people while protecting elite privileges against reformers.

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Borosage: Democrats Need to Think Big for 2020

There is a dizzying array of potential presidential nominees for Democratic primary voters to choose from—so many that they won’t even fit on one debate stage. But there is one … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Nichols: Evolution or Death

The 2018 midterm elections are a battle for the souls of both parties. President Donald Trump keeps signaling his determination to remake the Republican Party in the image of Steve … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Buchheit: The Capitalist Manifesto — Let Poor People Die

The root of the problem is the condemnation of anything ‘social’ as un-American, which has helped modern-day capitalists to justify their belief in individual gain by any means. The original Capitalist Manifesto was a … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: America’s New Revolutionaries Show How the Left Can Win

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation. Even at first sight it is exhilarating. The overthrow of one of the … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Bernie Sanders Champions Democratic Socialism at Georgetown (full speech)

In a clear articulation of his political philosophy and vision for the United States, Bernie Sanders presents himself as heir to the populist legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Are you a socialist and just don’t know it?

Yesterday, I heard a reporter say that she was surprised that Senator Bernie Sanders has garnered so much support. I’m not. Not long ago, Vox Populi published my argument in support of … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Bernie Sanders 2016

Last week, I invested $3.75 in my first “Sanders 2016” button. Like Senator Sanders, I usually caucus with the Democrats. I am also like the senator in that I am … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

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