Editorials

  • 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.

  • The people versus the president

    We know now that Trump is going to be as horrible as everyone feared. But we also know he's going to be as widely resisted as anybody hoped.

  • It's up to us to resist Trump

    We pledge to do everything in our power to make sure the inauguration protests mark not the high point, but the starting point of the anti-Trump resistance.

  • Why solidarity can trump hate

    To build a resistance to Trump, we need a spirit of united struggle among the majority of people who have a common interest in fighting together.

  • How could this monster win?

    The unthinkable has happened, but we need clarity about why--starting with the failure of the Democrats to pose a real alternative to Trump's scapegoating.

  • Does the lesser evil lead to less evil?

    It may be contrary to common sense, but the lesser evil has been responsible for some of the greatest evils inflicted on this country and the world.

  • The system is rigged...but not against Trump

    The Democrats and Republicans collaborate in rigging the political system against any independent alternative--like the Green Party's Jill Stein.

  • Can Clinton stop Trumpism?

    It's the latest one-two punch of lesser evilism: One, Trump could win. So two, you better vote for Clinton, or we're all doomed. But is it true?

  • The unpopularity contest

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be the most disliked politicians ever to face off in a presidential election, but there is an alternative.

  • Can you vote for what you want in 2016?

    The pressure is on to vote for Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump--but you have a chance to vote for what you want, not what you fear.

  • What happens to a Bern deferred?

    What happens to the Sanders supporters' dreams of an alternative now that they have been deferred, most plainly by Bernie Sanders himself?

  • Why #BlackLivesMatter matters more than ever

    The renewed surge of protests against racist police violence offer an alternative to those who say we have to be "patient" and wait for change.

  • Will the Democrats put out the Bern?

    The radicalization that drove the Sanders campaign isn't over, but the Democrats want, with Sanders' help, to contain it within the status quo.

  • Why is socialism in the spotlight?

    The discontent and class anger that underlie Bernie Sanders' popularity didn't begin with his campaign--and they won't end with it either.

  • Trump and the system that spawned him

    Trump's campaign poses crucial questions for the left--from whether he's really a fascist to what needs to be done to defeat what he stands for.

  • The "don't vote for what you want" campaign

    Clinton supporters are worried about Bernie Sanders not because he's turning off voters with his radicalism--but because he's attracting them.

  • Year of the renegades?

    Election 2016 is really just getting started, but it is already producing big surprises--in ways that are both frightening and exciting for the left.

  • Sliding toward a slump?

    The financial turmoil already this year has revived fears of another recession--even though workers are still suffering the effects of the last one.

  • Resistance in a year of fear

    The horrors of the past months shouldn't stop us from remembering that 2015 was also a year when large numbers looked for a left alternative.

  • They don't want to hear our free speech

    Conservatives are responding to campus protests with a tired old smear--that "coddled" students are threatening the right to free speech.

  • 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.

  • Another world is worth getting organized for

    Despite being written off, socialism is in the air these days. That’s a start, but we need to build the political forces that can make it a real alternative.

  • The market madness that means trouble ahead

    The turmoil on global stock markets is focusing attention on the instability of a world economy plagued by weaknesses and contradictions.