Unable to contest the Democratic Socialists of America’s progressive agenda on issues like affordable housing, the New York Democratic Party has resorted to the absurd smearing of socialists as antisemitic. Unfortunately for them, it’s not going to work.
Ari Paul is a journalist in New York City who has covered politics for the Nation, VICE News, the Guardian, the Forward, the New York Observer, Al Jazeera America, and the Brooklyn Rail.
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