Ghostbusters’ Slimer embodied the hedonistic greed of the Reagan era. But the reboot’s Muncher is a reflection of our sad and depressed 2020s.
Amber A’Lee Frost is a writer and co-host of the Chapo Trap House podcast. She is currently completing her first book, on the rise of social-democratic politics post-2008 financial crisis.
Perhaps the strangest thing about the media coverage of the Capitol Hill rally was how little of it focused on the visible presence of QAnon. What’s behind the Q cult, and how can we confront it?
Twitter is now seen as an important medium of progressive activism. But while hashtags may be the quickest way for anyone to tap into the turbulent and frenetic world of online social justice discourse, their record for building the sort of institutions that can boost popular power is an unbroken pattern of defeat.
The first generation of the GOP tried — and failed — to build a modern republic. Socialists today won’t get very far unless we finish their work.
It looks like Biden won a narrow victory. But when Democratic candidates lose elections, is there any accountability for the Democratic Party operatives responsible? They don’t lose their jobs; they don’t even seem to take a pay cut.
The Bernie movement can win precisely because we’re learning from the mistakes of Corbynism, not to mention our own.
The $47 billion WeWork implosion is proof that the rich are the biggest suckers of all.
Kids love Richard Scarry’s Busytown books because they put the workers they recognize from daily life at the core of the story. And those same workers are donating in droves to Bernie Sanders.
America has already witnessed the largest UBI experiment known to history — the postwar middle-class housewife. And she was utterly miserable.
Don’t listen to the media and think tank clowns — it’s still Bernie.
There’s nothing feminist about leaving numbers to the bros.