Editorials

  • 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?

  • A new left for the future--and the here and now

    For the first time in decades, the left has a chance to become a force in the U.S. This weekend's Socialism conference is a place to discuss how.

  • Don't blame the left for violence in America

    The shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress led to hypocritical denunciations of the left as the source of political violence.

  • Using terror as an excuse for more terror

    Reactionary politicians like Theresa May feed a cycle of violence and polarization with their cynical statements about extremism.

  • The building blocks of Socialism

    This year's Socialism conference will bring together more activists and organizers than ever--which is why you need to be there.

  • Solidarity vs. scapegoating after Manchester

    Political leaders and reactionaries will try to use the horror in Manchester to justify more repression and violence--unless the tide of solidarity prevails.

  • Building solidarity, not walls, on May Day

    The story of May Day teaches us that the struggle against anti-immigrant scapegoating has always been critical for the whole working class.

  • The planet can't wait

    As the Peoples Climate March takes place this Saturday, the stakes have never been higher--but our movement has real successes to build on.

  • U.S. missiles won't liberate the Syrian people

    Trump claims he ordered military action in Syria out of "humanitarian" concern, but this same man tried to ban all Syrian refugees indefinitely.

  • Nothing less than full equality

    Immigrants and their supporters have a chance with the coming May 1 protests to not only oppose Trump's crackdown, but declare what we're for.

  • 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.