Centrist Democrats have always postured as bold realists dispensing hard-headed truths. But there’s nothing bold or courageous about deferring to corporate interests instead of your progressive base.
Luke Savage is a staff writer at Jacobin.
Bernie Sanders’s speech on socialism made a bold case for real freedom — the freedom to flourish, not just the right to be left alone.
The late Tommy Douglas, Canada’s venerable socialist leader and the father of its single-payer health care system, is now revered as the “greatest Canadian.” But in his time, he was a radical and an enemy of the establishment.
Pete Buttigieg is a charming man who speaks some Norwegian and wears wool socks. He also oversaw a wave of evictions and waged a campaign against South Bend’s homeless.
Bernie Sanders’s embrace of worker ownership and control aims to extend democracy from the political sphere to the economy.
In nineteenth-century Britain, a rich tradition of socialist fables and children’s stories denounced the capitalist system and its frightening inequities.
Don’t let Nancy Pelosi tell you what’s mainstream. Voters want politics that stands for something — not more centrist equivocating.
"Equality of opportunity” is meaningless. Lacking opportunity isn’t our problem — we just need equality.
Beto, Buttigieg, and Biden all come from the same mold — they're empty suits and poll-tested brands. We can and should demand something better.
Rich kids are way more likely to grow up to be artists. And that's because capitalism doesn't give us all the freedom to reach our creative potentials.
Forty-two years ago today, antifascists beat back a violent, far-right mob that had descended on a diverse neighborhood of North London. Among the antifascist organizers was a young Labour councillor named Jeremy Corbyn.
Party elites and big donors aren’t afraid of Bernie Sanders losing to Trump. They’re afraid he’ll win.
Trump is determined to vilify Ilhan Omar and Muslim Americans in general. Democrats have failed to unequivocally defend them.
The arc of Paul Krugman’s thinking shows the paradox of liberal reformism constrained by a conservative understanding of the possible.
In 2016 we learned that for some liberals, the best time to push for fundamental change is never. In 2020, we can expect more of the same.
The media doesn’t talk much about working-class America. But when it does, it mainly has one thing to say about it: that it’s entirely white, male, and very right-wing. All those things are lies.
In the 1970s, Canada’s working class was at the height of its power, combining shop-floor militancy, political ambition, and intellectual confidence. Canada’s liberal elites, led by Pierre Trudeau, were determined to crush it.
The stakes are too high in 2020 for another charismatic, ideologically empty politician, standing for everything and nothing in particular, like Beto O'Rourke.
Billionaires are the grotesque products of an exploitative, immoral economic system. We should get rid of them.
Just three men have more wealth than 160 million Americans. We're ruled by a rigged system designed to exploit the many for the benefit of the few.