Topic: U.S. Politics

  • 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.

  • Don't throttle net neutrality

    Activists rallied against government and corporate plans to kill net neutrality during a day of action held in cities across the U.S.

  • 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.

  • Tax the rich, not the sick

    The Republican tax-cut heist isn't going unopposed, as protests spread from the nation's capital to cities around the country.

  • Who is for a neutral internet?

    The demand to maintain net neutrality, while positive, is limited, because the internet as it exists is fundamentally not neutral.

  • Taking a toll on the information superhighway

    The actions of the FCC are about to give a few powerful companies unprecedented control over our access to online content.

  • Protesting a racist speaker at UConn

    Hundreds of anti-racists mobilized to protest an alt-right provocateur who was invited to speak on the topic "It's OK to Be White."

  • These Nazis just want to be your neighbors

    A New York Times puff piece on a neo-Nazi that attracted well-deserved criticism shows the strategy of the racists to try to normalize their presence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The hateful history of the Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan has sown racist terror for 150 years, but a new book focuses on one of the three distinct phases of its existence.

  • 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 deadly details of the Republican budget

    The Republicans’ cruel proposal for the 2018 budget is part of a decades-long attempt to shred the social safety net that working people depend on.

  • The tax-cut weapon in their one-sided class war

    The Republican tax rip-off would aid and abet a massive and flagrant shift of wealth to the already rich at the expense of working-class and poor people.