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.
Video: Liberal Redneck | Super Tuesday Smorgasboard
Us liberals got a choice to make, y’all. Then the real fun starts.
Kathryn Levy: Bernie Sanders and George and Me
A longtime activist explains why she supports Bernie Sanders.
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.
Erin McCarley: An Open Letter to the DNC From an American Centrist
I respectfully encourage the DNC to abandon its corporate allegiance, re-configure its membership and shift into alignment with the will of the people.
Ralph Nader: It Should Be Easy to Defeat Trump, But Corporate Democrats Look Ready and Willing to Blow It
Trump should be the most defeatable president in history.
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: What the White Debate Stage Says About Racial Equity
Sanders and Warren are the only remaining candidates who’ve introduced policies aimed at addressing racial inequity, but many folks of color are skeptical of their commitment to those policies.
Thom Hartman: How America Broke Up With The Democratic Party
Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.
Erica Etelson: How Liberals Left the White Working Class Behind
While people of color and middle-class White women are slowly gaining representation, poor Whites’ stars are not rising.
Norman Solomon: Corporate Media Supports Anyone But Sanders or Warren
What’s at stake includes democracy—the informed consent of the governed—and so much more.
Chuck Collins: Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism
During Eisenhower’s two terms between 1953 and 1960, the wealthy paid a top tax rate of 91 percent on incomes over the equivalent of $1.7 million for an individual and $3.4 million for a couple. That crafty pinko Eisenhower also presided over government-subsidized mortgages that helped millions of Americans purchase their first home and attend college for free.
Steve Fraser: The Greening of the New Deal
The Green New Deal is even more socially capacious than the old one, embracing as it does the need for universal health care, a guaranteed annual income, a program of affordable housing, commitments to truly clean water and air, and a revolution in the production of healthy food.
Robert Kuttner: Note to Democrats — stop chasing centrist suburban voters
If Democrats have to choose between winning over moderate Republicans in the suburbs or winning back working class defectors in the midwestern heartland, there is more pay dirt in the latter.
Medea Benjamin: Should We Feed Hungry Children or the War Machine?
Our elected officials have chosen to prioritize the pursuit of military hegemony over the wellbeing of our people.