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July 12, 2016

  • Liars together to the end

    Almost everyone admits the Iraq war was a catastrophe, and there's a giant report to confirm it--everyone but Tony Blair, that is.

  • Hair metal or Deadheads

    I was surprised at first that Socialism 2016 attendees found it easier to deal with Guns N' Roses fans than last year's Deadheads.

July 11, 2016

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  • Explaining the fading fortunes of Podemos

    Podemos' disappointing result in Spain's general election was the product of political factors that could have been chronicled and foretold.

  • Breathing in the socialism in the air

    The Socialism 2016 conference in Chicago brought together nearly 1,400 people on the front lines of the fight for a better world.

  • The rise of "respectable" fascism in Austria

    A court-ordered election revote is again raising the possibility that a party with direct Nazi roots might win Austria's presidency.

  • On strike against an 84-hour workweek

    Ohio Teamsters are fighting an outrageous demand by International Paper bosses for almost unlimited mandatory overtime.

  • Conteniendo el fuego

    La radicalización que alimentó la campaña de Bernie Sanders sigue viva, y los demócratas quieren su ayuda para contenerla.

June 30, 2016

  • I won't be shamed into voting for Clinton

    Liberal scolders in favor of Hillary Clinton twist the widespread disgust with Clinton's conservatism and present it as privileged self-indulgence.

  • Where segregation and gentrification meet

    The rezoning of two public schools in Brooklyn has cast a spotlight on the reality of educational segregation in New York City.

  • Labor's bloody battle in steel

    A new book on the Little Steel strike of 1937 provides a gut-wrenching look at the violence of America's captains of industry.

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