Editorials

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sliding toward a slump?

    The financial turmoil already this year has revived fears of another recession--even though workers are still suffering the effects of the last one.

  • Resistance in a year of fear

    The horrors of the past months shouldn't stop us from remembering that 2015 was also a year when large numbers looked for a left alternative.

  • They don't want to hear our free speech

    Conservatives are responding to campus protests with a tired old smear--that "coddled" students are threatening the right to free speech.

  • Keeping the system safe from democracy

    They say 2016 will be an "outsider" election, but the Democrats have a long history of making sure Washington is run by two insider parties.

  • Another world is worth getting organized for

    Despite being written off, socialism is in the air these days. That’s a start, but we need to build the political forces that can make it a real alternative.

  • The market madness that means trouble ahead

    The turmoil on global stock markets is focusing attention on the instability of a world economy plagued by weaknesses and contradictions.

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • Year one of Black Lives Matter

    In the year since Mike Brown was murdered and the city of Ferguson erupted in protest, so much has changed--and not nearly enough has changed.

  • The history of a victory

    The Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage is a big step forward--and further evidence that "Without struggle, there is no progress."

  • Why isn't that racist flag already gone?

    Even some Republicans admit the Confederate flag is an insult to the victims of racist mass murder--but it's still flying in South Carolina.

  • Bringing Marxism to a new generation

    The Socialism 2015 conference is an important political gathering for radicals from around the country and beyond.

  • A champion for the other side

    Hillary Clinton's handlers are retouching her out-of touch image as her presidential campaign starts--but does anyone buy it?

  • The Baltimore Rebellion

    The eruption of mass protest in Baltimore is not a repeat of Ferguson, but an expansion of the resistance and its evolution onto new terrain.

  • Dying on the doorstep of Fortress Europe

    The drowning deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are a manmade disaster caused by political leaders who scapegoat immigrants.

  • Confronting the epidemic of police murders

    A new generation is fighting not only to hold police accountable for their crimes, but to indict an entire system built on brutality and racism.