Topic: U.S. Politics

  • Upping the pressure on a Maine "moderate"

    Mainers are keeping the pressure on Sen. Susan Collins to change her vote on the tax bill currently being reconciled in Congress.

  • Trump's favorite hatemonger bites the dust

    The defeat of Bible-thumping predator Roy Moore was about more than a Senate seat--it was a test of support for the Republicans' reactionary monsters.

  • Don't throttle net neutrality

    Activists rallied against government and corporate plans to kill net neutrality during a day of action held in cities across the U.S.

  • Building resistance when the "opposition" won't

    The Democratic Party response to the GOP tax-cut heist has been some talk and no action--but no one should wait until 2018 to take a stand.

  • Who is for a neutral internet?

    The demand to maintain net neutrality, while positive, is limited, because the internet as it exists is fundamentally not neutral.

  • Tax the rich, not the sick

    The Republican tax-cut heist isn't going unopposed, as protests spread from the nation's capital to cities around the country.

  • Taking a toll on the information superhighway

    The actions of the FCC are about to give a few powerful companies unprecedented control over our access to online content.

  • Protesting a racist speaker at UConn

    Hundreds of anti-racists mobilized to protest an alt-right provocateur who was invited to speak on the topic "It's OK to Be White."

  • These Nazis just want to be your neighbors

    A New York Times puff piece on a neo-Nazi that attracted well-deserved criticism shows the strategy of the racists to try to normalize their presence.

  • El parable Donald Trump

    Sin minimizar el daño que Trump ha hecho, la izquierda debe prestar atención a aquellos momentos en que ellos no pudieron salirse con la suya.

  • A colossal act of cruelty

    The Republicans' tax cut legislation isn't just about making the rich richer--it is coldly calculated to punish the working class and the poor.

  • Trump's scheme to tie up a weakling watchdog

    If Trump and the Republicans get their way, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be gutted by its new acting director.

  • The stoppable Donald Trump

    No one should downplay the damage Trump and Co. have done, but the left should keep in mind the moments when they didn't get their way--and why.

  • The hateful history of the Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan has sown racist terror for 150 years, but a new book focuses on one of the three distinct phases of its existence.

  • De la denuncia a la resistencia

    Con jugadores de la NFL y víctimas de asalto sexual, estamos viendo el comienzo de lo que puede convertirse en una resistencia duradera.

  • The deadly details of the Republican budget

    The Republicans’ cruel proposal for the 2018 budget is part of a decades-long attempt to shred the social safety net that working people depend on.

  • The tax-cut weapon in their one-sided class war

    The Republican tax rip-off would aid and abet a massive and flagrant shift of wealth to the already rich at the expense of working-class and poor people.

  • Anti-racists outnumber the far right in Boston

    The far right rallied in Boston for the third time this year, but 500 counterprotesters mobilized to show their opposition.

  • A year of living dangerously

    Trump's deeply unpopular presidency seems able to defy political gravity, but there are institutional strings holding him aloft.

  • Hold the right responsible for its violence

    Columbia University College Republicans claim their speakers don’t incite violence. We have the facts that prove otherwise.

  • The Moore-holy-than-thou hypocrites

    Apparently, the Religious Right won't let anything, even sexual assault allegations, get in the way of their crusade for "morality."

  • When reaction grows out of the barrel of a gun

    The NRA is a reactionary menace that the left needs to struggle against--but that doesn't mean we embrace the political framework of gun control.

  • The vote against Trump and what it means

    The defeat of the Republicans in last week's elections can give people greater confidence to resist--and not just by casting a vote one day a year.

  • How you can respond to the right wing's attacks

    Numerous academics have been smeared, harassed and threatened by conservatives. Here's how to turn the tables on the right.

  • Will Mueller get the goods to take out Trump?

    It would be nice to see Trump and Co. held accountable for some of their crimes--but waiting for the establishment to do the job is a recipe for failure.