• We are the champions

    In this week's column: Why hasn't the coach of the Pentagon been fired--and why doesn't the insurance industry just go to hell?

  • The system is rigged...but not against Trump

    The Democrats and Republicans collaborate in rigging the political system against any independent alternative--like the Green Party's Jill Stein.

  • The occupation heard around the world

    Five years ago, Occupy Wall Street erupted onto the political landscape--and gave voice to the class anger brewing beneath the surface of U.S. society.

  • Sorry not sorry

    This week's column is--of course--a mostly Trump special edition, along with a list of sorry excuses for human beings.

  • Let them eat Quesalupas

    The premier of a new weekly column from SW catches you up on news of corporate super-villains, dairy dumping and--of course--Donald Trump.

  • Would Gramsci be #WithHer?

    A Socialist Worker contributor responds to a critique of the Green Party's Jill Stein for not engaging with the Democratic Party as "winnable terrain."

  • Can Clinton stop Trumpism?

    It's the latest one-two punch of lesser evilism: One, Trump could win. So two, you better vote for Clinton, or we're all doomed. But is it true?

  • The unpopularity contest

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be the most disliked politicians ever to face off in a presidential election, but there is an alternative.

  • Can you vote for what you want in 2016?

    The pressure is on to vote for Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump--but you have a chance to vote for what you want, not what you fear.

  • What happens to a Bern deferred?

    What happens to the Sanders supporters' dreams of an alternative now that they have been deferred, most plainly by Bernie Sanders himself?

  • Is their party over?

    Trump's carnival of reaction may embarrass its leaders, but the Republican Party will keep its power to do damage to workers and the poor.

  • Why #BlackLivesMatter matters more than ever

    The renewed surge of protests against racist police violence offer an alternative to those who say we have to be "patient" and wait for change.

  • Will the Democrats put out the Bern?

    The radicalization that drove the Sanders campaign isn't over, but the Democrats want, with Sanders' help, to contain it within the status quo.

  • Looming threat of the superbugs

    Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria could become a bigger killer than cancer by 2050, but Big Pharma is thinking about profits.

  • Trump versus conservatism?

    Today's Republican Party has disconnected from some of the principles of conservative thought that once guided it.

  • The sharp edge of American racism

    The need to build a larger movement is about coming to terms with the enormity of our task when we talk about ending police terrorism in our communities.

  • The wars in our schools

    The military's recruiters in our schools won't tell kids anything that might make them think twice about the glories of military life.

  • Inside out or outside in?

    The success of the Sanders campaign is posing an old question for socialists: Should the left work inside a party of the status quo?

  • Why is socialism in the spotlight?

    The discontent and class anger that underlie Bernie Sanders' popularity didn't begin with his campaign--and they won't end with it either.

  • Trump and the system that spawned him

    Trump's campaign poses crucial questions for the left--from whether he's really a fascist to what needs to be done to defeat what he stands for.

  • Mobilizing for not-democracy

    Liberal organizations supporting Obama's Supreme Court nominee should look a little closer at who and what they're behind.

  • Bernie's blind spot

    Sanders' rally speech was inspiring, but it clarified for me why I won't vote for anyone who can't break with the Democrats.

  • For our brother MarShawn McCarrel

    He was a soldier for the liberation of all people, and spirit was effervescent with visionary beauty, creativity and love.

  • The "don't vote for what you want" campaign

    Clinton supporters are worried about Bernie Sanders not because he's turning off voters with his radicalism--but because he's attracting them.

  • Year of the renegades?

    Election 2016 is really just getting started, but it is already producing big surprises--in ways that are both frightening and exciting for the left.