Opinion

  • Gimme some DAPL

    In this week's column, the Dakota Access Pipeline pushers get a rare chance to tell their side of the story.

  • The Trump years: A history in tweets

    This week, we let the Twitter history of @Donald Trump document his presidency, from the heady first days to the people's revolution.

  • Trumpin' Around!

    In this week's column: Why wouldn't the new president act like a character in a goofy 1980s sitcom during his first day in office.

  • Cómo pudo el monstruo ganar

    Lo impensable ha ocurrido, y necesitamos claridad para entender cómo: empezando por el fracaso de los demócratas para plantear una alternativa.

  • Too soon?

    In this week's special election edition, more on the winner who lost, the "winner" who lost and won, and that "ah shit" moment.

  • How could this monster win?

    The unthinkable has happened, but we need clarity about why--starting with the failure of the Democrats to pose a real alternative to Trump's scapegoating.

  • Does the lesser evil lead to less evil?

    It may be contrary to common sense, but the lesser evil has been responsible for some of the greatest evils inflicted on this country and the world.

  • Masquerading as human beings

    This week's column, in which we ask: Why would anyone dress up like one of the so-called people they want us to vote for?

  • 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.