Topic: U.S. Politics

  • Trump and the crisis that caused him

    A must-read book of essays, featuring many SW contributors, makes the case that Trump can only be explained by the conditions that preceded him.

  • The terrorist violence that Trump ignores

    The far right is on a killing spree--but the Trump administration is too busy trying to score political points about supposed "Islamic terrorism" to care.

  • Fascism, not migrants, is the real danger in Italy

    The shooting of six Africans by a fascist was the result of a troubling rise of xenophobia and sexism ahead of elections next month.

  • The only time Trump cares about people of color

    The State of the Union speech was only the most glaring example of Trump using people of color and our pain as a means to justify racism and violence.

  • A neo-Nazi flop in Burlington

    Hundreds of people came out on short notice in Burlington to protest the Patriot Front, forcing the fascists to abandon their plans.

  • Wrapped up in red, white and blue

    Trump's fantasy of a military parade is an exercise in flag-waving--but Republicans aren't the only ones who peddle nationalism.

  • A national coalition demands transit justice

    Rosa Parks was the inspiration for a national coalition of labor, environmental and civil rights groups to organize Transit Equity Day.

  • Who will go bust in the Trumponomics casino?

    Trump's State-of-the-Union boasts about the economy were followed by a stock market plunge--but workers have even less to bet on from the GOP agenda.

  • Chuck Schumer and the art of the sellout

    Why do the Democrats cave so often? The problem isn't just bad tactics, but the fact that they're committed to the same basic agenda as Republicans.

  • Bannon invitation provokes protest in Chicago

    The former Trump strategist says he'll come to speak at the University of Chicago, but students and staff are preparing for a fight.

  • Our answer to the miserable State of the Union

    Donald Trump celebrated the crimes and outrages of his first year, and outlined the ones he has in store for the future. Here's the socialist response.

  • Portrait of an unfit system

    Fire and Fury's stunning revelations have rocked the White House, but there's more to say about the whole undemocratic system.

  • Left inside the Chicago machine?

    The story of three Chicago Democrats and a seat in Congress holds lessons for the left about the need for political independence.

  • The U.S. empire and anti-Asian racism

    Like the violence of U.S. imperialism in Asia, the symbolic infantilization of Asians by U.S. political leaders has a long history.

  • Next week: The Socialist State of the Union

    During Trump's State of the Union speech, we'll be lighting up social media--and broadcasting a socialist response right after.

  • Lessons from a year of resistance

    One year after the Women's Marches, the left needs to take stock of what strategies will help build the opposition against Trump--and what won't.

  • Sick of a shithole president

    Trump's racist outburst has further disgusted millions of people--but we need an alternative to waiting on the Washington system to do something.

  • The sad spectacle of Sloppy Steve

    What a pleasure it's been to watch Steve Bannon's decline from political mastermind to a pathetic nobody begging for forgiveness.

  • Acto de crueldad sin oposición

    El recorte de impuestos republicano no se trata solo de enriquecer a los ricos, sino que está calculado para castigar a la clase obrera y a los pobres.

  • The phony "populist" delivers for the rich

    The Republican tax cuts to benefit business and the rich make it crystal clear that Trump's "populism" was as much a con as Trump University.

  • How much should you care about Russiagate?

    The partisan war over the investigation into the Trump campaign is heating up, raising the specter of a constitutional crisis that could shake U.S politics.

  • This is our campus, not the Klan's

    A noose left on the football field at Amherst College this fall led to a strong expression of anti-racist opposition throughout the year.

  • Raising our voices against the tax-cut heist

    Republicans are boasting that they'll get away with their class-war tax cut bill--but it won't happen without urgent protests.

  • 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.