Topic: U.S. Politics

  • This student was murdered by the alt-right

    Richard Collins would have graduated from college this month if not for a deadly attack that has everything to do with a rising climate of racism.

  • What will it take to stop the right in Berkeley?

    The right wing has focused its strategy for provocations and mobilizations on Berkeley. We have to respond with a strategy for large mobilizations.

  • Can Humpty Trumpty be put together again?

    Donald Trump's presidency unraveled to a spectacular degree in a matter of one week, but what happens next can't be left to official Washington.

  • The far right pollutes Boston Common

    As many as 300 far-right goons rallied in Boston, waving the banner of "free speech" as a cover for spreading their vile message.

  • The arrogance of the completely corrupt

    The bumbling of the White House during the Comey firing would be laughable if not for the frightening picture it reveals of how the administration operates.

  • Making tax cuts for the rich great-er again

    Trump wants to give Corporate America and the rich tax breaks on par with Reagan's. The results will be equally devastating if he gets away with it.

  • Is there a ruling-class resistance to Trump?

    Even as Trump makes one blunder after another, he is creating ominous common ground with sections of the establishment.

  • We need mass mobilization and solidarity

    With the far right targeting Berkeley and its University of California campus, what strategy can help the left to respond?

  • The far right goes on a rampage in Berkeley

    This mobilization shows the physical threat that the racists represent--and the need to organize large numbers to oppose them.

  • Trump takes aim at libraries

    Donald Trump's "America First" budget puts working-class communities last--with drastic cuts to library funding.

  • Neil Gorsuch and the original injustice

    Trump's Supreme Court nominee is loyal to a conservative doctrine called "originalism," but there's a deeper problem with the legal system itself.

  • Trump and the global disorder

    A European socialist considers the implications of Trump's election outside the U.S. in a world of crisis and instability.

  • Trump's attack on schoolkids

    The Trump administration's claims about after-school programs not helping students aren't just cruel, but demonstrably false.

  • An enemy of choice revealed

    Neil Gorsuch was careful about what he said in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but his sympathy with conservatives is clear.

  • Politicking without politics

    The Democrats are trying to damage Trump by pointing out his hypocrisy rather than articulating any ideas of their own.

  • Victory 2.0 against Trump's Muslim ban?

    A revised Muslim travel ban was blocked hours before it was meant to take effect, but we need to remain mobilized to be sure it stays that way.

  • Cultivando resistencia

    La oposición a Trump abre oportunidades cruciales para aumentar la influencia política y el alcance organizacional de la izquierda.

  • Is there a pro-Putin clique in the White House?

    The continuing controversy over the Putin-Trump relationship points towards a deeper debate over the decline of U.S. imperial power.

  • Raising the resistance

    The mass opposition to Trump is opening up crucial opportunities for the left to expand the influence of its politics and the reach of its organizations.

  • Smiling for Congress as he sharpens the knives

    Trump's speech to Congress was successful in distracting the media and Democratic leaders from the unchanged substance of his reactionary agenda.

  • Straight from the donkey's mouth

    Nancy Pelosi spoke the truth when she said the Democrats "are capitalist"--but more and more supporters are starting to wonder if that's a good thing.

  • The Democrats' goals and ours

    Working within the Democratic Party doesn't win reforms--on the contrary, it poses a threat even to the reforms we already won.

  • Trump and the alt-right

    Donald Trump likes to think he not only won an election, but has "built a movement." And he has--just not the way he thinks.

  • What shut down Milo Yiannopoulos?

    Accurately describing protests and the effect of different tactics is needed to formulate a strategy for the new political period.

  • Trump chooses a supreme reactionary

    Neil Gorsuch would continue the awful legacy of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his crackpot doctrine of "originalism."