Topic: U.S. Politics

  • Can we vote in Sanders' political revolution?

    To make good on what Bernie Sanders says he would deliver, we'll need to do more than simply turn out lots of new voters in 2016.

  • The party of which people?

    The structures of the Democratic Party are organized in a way to make sure that the establishment gets what it wants.

  • The Republican train wreck

    How did U.S. capital's preferred political party become synonymous with government dysfunction and clownish celebrities?

  • The system that keeps out third parties

    A Socialist Worker contributor looks at some of the factors that prevented the emergence of a left-wing third party in the U.S.

  • Protegiendo el duopolio

    Los demócratas tienen una larga historia de asegurarse de que Washington sea dirigido por uno de los partidos internos.

  • 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.

  • What kind of alternative for Chicago?

    Labor and community activists in Chicago met to approve "principles of unity" for the United Working Families organization.

  • Five Clinton crimes that won't be investigated

    Republicans on the "Benghazi Committee" are ready to grill Hillary Clinton, but no one is talking about her real crimes as Secretary of State.

  • What to take from the debate

    Bernie Sanders challenges the political status quo--but his debate performance had to please the guardians of that status quo.

  • Life of the (wrong) party

    He says he's a socialist who wants a "political revolution," but Bernie Sanders is proving to the Democrats that he can be counted on to be loyal.

  • This is the smart Bush?

    Jeb Bush's ignorant, incoherent comments about the Washington football team's name proved a cherished hope of the right wrong.

  • The Nader challenge and what it means today

    Ralph Nader's defiant campaigns for president proved that it was possible to convince millions to vote for a left-wing, third-party candidate.

  • Passed by traffic on the right

    The internal GOP battle that led to John Boehner resigning sums up the dynamic of an ever-more conservative political system.

  • The open sore of America's political sickness

    Only in the warped world of U.S. politics could a real-estate billionaire pretend to represent working people against the Washington status quo.

  • Andrew Cuomo sees the light

    What's behind the spectacular conversion of New York's governor into a supporter of a $15-an-hour minimum wage?

  • Who made Donald Trump go red in the face?

    The artist whose portrait of Donald Trump went viral explains why she thinks the painting struck an international nerve.

  • Is Sanders making a "political revolution"?

    Bernie Sanders' campaign has already shaken up the 2016 election--but it raises questions for the left, particularly about the Democratic Party.

  • The big money behind the American throne

    The media obsessions with campaign strategy and gaffes and voting blocs ignore the main predictor of who wins elections: money, and lots of it.

  • Sawant passes the first re-election hurdle

    Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant won the primary vote handily in her re-election campaign.

  • A fiendish stupidity

    After the Republican debate horror show in Cleveland, Donald Trump was the center of attention, but the real winner was right-wing fanaticism.

  • Black Lives Matter and the strategy question

    The debate about the protest of Bernie Sanders' speech goes to the question of strategy for the movement, not its tactics.

  • We want to win the debate

    Our movements should be guided by strategies and tactics that help activists to challenge and change people's ideas.

  • It's not time for a U.S. SYRIZA

    Revolutionary socialists should look for opportunities to project our politics, including elections, but there's no skipping steps.

  • Did Black lives ever matter to the Democrats?

    Even if the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination say the right thing, the party's history on issues of race speaks louder than words.

  • Governor Union-buster goes for Washington

    Two Wisconsinites explain what the rest of us need to know about Gov. Scott Walker and his campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.