Topic: Trump administration

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What's wrong with Trump?

    Some liberals and leftists focus on Trump's mental stability, but that risks deflecting attention away from his reactionary politics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • One year after hell froze over

    One year after the nightmare of Election Night, it's easy to still feel shock at how a moral monstrosity came to occupy the world's most powerful office.

  • A CIA that isn't afraid to torture?

    How does CIA Director Mike Pompeo's promise of a more "vicious" agency fit with the agency's dark history of violence?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The reasons one bigot pardoned another

    Donald Trump's pardoning of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a calculated show of support meant to embolden the right, and a slap in the face to those who care about justice.