• The meek-as-a-Lamb "opposition"

    If Democratic leaders get their way, millions of people who hope a Democratic Congress will put the brakes on the Trump blitzkrieg will be disappointed.

  • Fighting to be free from gun violence

    Student walkouts around the U.S. on March 14 are an opportunity to take on the creeping militarization of U.S. society--starting with our schools.

  • A working-class revolt in "Trump country"

    West Virginia teachers have some lessons to teach the whole labor movement--by putting militancy and left-wing politics at the heart of their strike.

  • Congress is still holding immigrants hostage

    The courts have stopped Trump from ending DACA for now, but Congress and the White House are still playing politics with millions of lives.

  • Would this White House ever believe women?

    The image of a woman battered by an aide not only had no effect on Trump--he doubled down on his smears against women who confront abusers.

  • 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.

  • The Democrats caved. Now we have to act.

    The Democrats proved they can't be trusted to stand up for immigrant justice--which shows we have to take this fight outside the political system.

  • 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.

  • #MeToo shakes the Washington elite

    The resignations of six members of Congress over sexual assault allegations could be the tip of iceberg, with new attention turning to Donald Trump.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Why we remember 1917

    One hundred years ago, the final act of the Russian Revolution shook the world--by setting an example of mass democracy that still inspires today.

  • This party isn't gonna get any better

    Sanders' presidential campaign encouraged the idea that the Democratic Party could be "transformed"--but there are fewer signs of that than ever.

  • From breaking the silence to building resistance

    From NFL players taking a knee to the #MeToo statements about sexual assault, we’re seeing the steps that can lead toward a lasting resistance.

  • We won't let them silence left voices on campus

    Free speech is in peril on college campuses, but not in the way the right wing wants you to believe--it's the left that faces a crackdown on dissent.

  • Abolish the debt that is drowning Puerto Rico

    Don't expect Donald Trump to say any more about canceling Puerto Rico's punishing debt--but the simple fact is that justice demands exactly that.

  • Keeping their greedy eyes on the tax-cut prize

    You knew it was coming, but the scale of Trump's planned tax-cut heist and the shamelessness of the lies to justify it still come as a shock.

  • Our resistance in the era of political whiplash

    Every week--sometimes every day--brings a new outrage of the Trump era, but we can respond by building a left united behind solidarity and struggle.

  • We can't let DREAMers be driven underground

    Trump was roundly criticized for his attack on immigrant youth--but the even more important response was a storm of protest across the U.S.

  • Our alternative to the right's politics of hate

    To counter the alt-reich, we need to build action based on our greater numbers--and put forward a left-wing vision based on solidarity and democracy.

  • The resistance needs to be anti-imperialist

    Those who want to oppose Donald Trump and the right wing have to challenge not just their domestic agenda, but their program for U.S. imperialism.

  • The way out of the health care hunger games

    We need a radical alternative to both Trumpcare and Obamacare: a single-payer system. With a groundswell of support, what are the first steps?