Liberal talking points on race and the welfare state reflect deeply conservative ideas. The Left should demand welfare for all.
Being Brave Because It Is Right
Seventy-five years ago today, Dutch socialist revolutionary Henk Sneevliet was killed by the Nazis.
Brazil’s massive corruption scandals have turned the country’s politics into a spectator sport.
Why Socialists Should Believe in Human Nature
It’s tempting to argue that “human nature” doesn’t exist, but that’s wrong. All people want freedom from abuse and exploitation and the ability to lead decent lives.
Another Day, Another Charter Scandal
The people who have insisted on the profound moral need to save struggling children have been remarkably silent about the decades of failure in charter schools.
Andrew Jackson was a murderous racist who used democratic rhetoric to enhance his own power. We should scorn his legacy.
Mélenchon’s election campaign has galvanized the Left by doing what Hamon couldn’t — making a clean break with the political center.
Fighting for Special Education
As the privatization of public education continues, students with disabilities suffer. Under Trump and Betsy DeVos, it will only get worse.
“The Political Left in Ecuador No Longer Exists”
Even with Lenín Moreno’s presidential victory, the Ecuadorian left is in dire need of reconstruction.
Why Being Against Assad Matters Too
Rally against US imperial intervention, but remember Assad’s crimes and be in solidarity with his victims.
There are no “humanitarian” wars. There are only wars.
Zuma Is Not the Problem
From Donald Trump to Jacob Zuma, we can’t reduce politics to “getting rid of the bad guys” and expect to win.
The Elite Consensus on Syria
As long as liberals cheerlead Trump’s military action in Syria, right-wing hawks barely have to lift a finger.