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November 3, 2016

November 2, 2016

  • So now the election has come down to e-mail

    It's hypocrisy as far as the eye can see as the final week of Election 2016 is rocked by a media frenzy about mysterious e-mails and the FBI.

  • The Mediterranean has become a cemetery

    The journey of refugees fleeing to Europe is more deadly today than ever--and that's exactly how European Union leaders want it.

  • "Learning to Think" today republishes an essay by Leon Trotsky with a comment on how it applies today to the left's debate about Syria.

  • She asked for help and wound up dead

    A young mother was shot to death on Muckleshoot tribal lands southeast of Seattle after a worried friend called police for help.

  • UT students aren't buying their "bake sale"

    Several hundred University of Texas students protested an anti-affirmative action "bake sale"--and sent the racists packing.

November 1, 2016

  • The rise of Trumpism and how to fight it

    Wherever similar social conditions exist--economic decline, a mistrusted state and traditions of bigotry--Trumpism or something like it does, too.

  • Harvard dining workers claim a victory

    A 22-day strike forced the world's richest university to retreat from its demands for concessions from dining services workers.

  • The Western left and the Syrian war

    At the core of the left's debate about Syria is the hesitancy--or outright refusal--of some to embrace the pro-democracy revolt of 2011.

  • Checking in on the fact-checkers

    A new book casts some light on the nook within mainstream journalism that claims to hold politicians to account for, well, lying.

  • Views in brief

    What Gramsci was allowed to say | The relevance of E.P. Thompson | Why I'm voting for Stein | We need a party for the left

October 31, 2016

  • We must stand with Standing Rock

    The latest attack by security forces on activists who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, demands our solidarity.

  • Bargaining on a revolution?

    Tom Hayden didn't "sell out" when he backed Democrats like Hillary Clinton--it was a natural consequence of his politics.

  • PSU won't abide apartheid

    After months of patient organizing, students at Portland State University won a resolution to divest their campus from Israeli apartheid.

  • A World Series tainted by racism

    Though often overlooked, Cleveland's baseball team flaunts the most spectacularly racist logo in professional sports.

  • Daydream believers

    In this excerpt from his 1986 book, Bailing Out the System, Ian Birchall examines the utopian roots of social democracy.

October 28, 2016

  • 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?

October 27, 2016

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