In this piece, Bill Fletcher, Jr explores the particular dangers of right-wing populism and argues that building effective electoral strategies are an important part of an interim strategy towards fundamental social transformation. “Right-wing populism, whether in its fascist or non-fascist form, can assume a posture and articulate a language that can appear left-wing. History has […]
For forty years, liberals have accepted defeat and called it ‘incremental progress.’ Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward. The primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has produced the most direct ideological battle the Democratic Party has seen in a generation. It’s not just the policy differences that separate Sanders’s blunt social-democratic platform from Clinton’s neoliberal […]
In this piece, Shaun King calls for Black voters to form a new party, outside of the Democratic Party establishment. “We should form our own political party in which we are firmly and boldly against the death penalty, where we are for a living wage all across this country, where we are for a complete […]
In this piece, conservative (!) New York Times columnist, David Brooks, offers a surprisingly insightful reflection on the need to develop a new “national story” that responds to the real pain in poor and working communities in this country. We’ll probably need a new national story. Up until now, America’s story has been some version […]
In this piece, Shaun King calls for Black voters to form a new party, outside of the Democratic Party establishment. “We should form our own political party in which we are firmly and boldly against the death penalty, where we are for a living wage all across this country, where we are for a complete […]
Mike Davis on the Trump phenomenon and why young people are so open to socialism. In this interview, Maria Christina Vogkli, a London School of Economics sociology alumnus, and George Souvlis, a PhD candidate in history at the European University Institute in Florence, speak with Davis about the roots of his political identity, the pernicious effects of […]
True to form, Dean Spade & Craig Willse deliver a fierce critique of the liberal politics surrounding same-sex marriage from the left of left in their recent “Marriage Will Never Set Us Free.” Following suit on a spate of similar such critiques from such collectives as Against Equality, Beyond Marriage, and their own I Still […]
  When folks asked me my opinion on gay marriage I was always quick with my half-joking response. I would say: “Well, I hear the right-wing family types going on about how if we allow gay marriage, then we’ll see an end to Western Civilization. That sounds good to me!” I’m kind of glad the […]
Harmony Goldberg
In recent years, lots of progressive people have been celebrating marriage — when various states have passed laws recognizing same-sex marriage, when courts have made decisions affirming the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, when politicians have spoken in favor of it. At the same time, many queer activists and scholars have relentlessly critiqued same-sex marriage […]
Harmony Goldberg
The heartless combination of the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, the House Republicans flatly shunning the immigration bill and the Trayvon Martin outrage should be a wake up call about the grave dangers posed by the far right and may give rise to a renewed motion among African Americans that could give […]
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