The oldest refrain of the Right is that socialism leads to tyranny. Yet for the last four decades, it’s neoliberalism that’s been inching us closer to a police state.
Branko Marcetic is a Jacobin staff writer. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Mainstream commentators have been fretting over Donald Trump’s hostile rhetoric towards the media. But Chelsea Manning's recent jailing shows that there are much graver threats to press freedom happening right under their noses.
The Democrats like to trumpet their commitment to group representation and multicultural sensitivity. But they’re happy to throw those principles overboard if it will help them attack the Left.
The filibuster has been a tool of reaction since its inception. We should abolish it.
Bernie’s a Russian sympathizer... If only John McCain were still around. Hillary Clinton seems determined to prove that she’s living in a fantasy world of her own creation.
According to the UN, Israeli forces deliberately killed two journalists in Gaza. But don't expect the same establishment that rightly fumed over Jamal Khashoggi's murder to call out Israel.
In a new book, Rebecca Burns and David Dyen document Steve Mnuchin's charmed, care-free life of looting. The tragedy is, there's more than one of him.
In 1975, the Queen’s loyal representative, governor-general John Kerr, decided he’d had enough of Australian social democracy.
Sarah Isgur Flores's whole career is based on shading the truth at the behest of the GOP. Bafflingly, she'll now be driving CNN's news coverage.
Liberals and conservatives alike love to decry AOC's Green New Deal as "unrealistic." But what's really unrealistic is continuing on the path of denial and incrementalism we're on now.
Donald Trump is right: the biggest threat to his administration right now isn't from liberals. It's from Bernie Sanders and democratic socialists.
Elliott Abrams was once an innocent child. And then he decided to spend the rest of his life covering up brutal atrocities and defending right-wing dictatorships.
The internal workings of American politics are usually boring as hell. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making them compulsively watchable — and going after billionaires’ control of our political system in the process.
If Castro is indeed the “Latino Obama,” it's because his early years in San Antonio replicated many of the ingredients of the former president's recipe for failure.
If the Democrats really believed the science on climate change, they'd be offering far more radical proposals. We have to make them.
The Hawaii congresswoman has repeatedly shifted her rhetoric on Iran. But when she calls herself a “hawk,” believe her.
In Russia, Vladimir Putin’s evil genius matters less than pressures from the ultrarich, US foreign policy, and the ravages of the neoliberal Yeltsin years.
House Republicans voted yesterday to keep the monstrous war in Yemen going. But they couldn’t have succeeded without the help of several Democrats.
How George H. W. Bush paved the way for Trumpism.
We don’t need another photogenic media star with run-of-the-mill liberal politics running for president. Beto O'Rourke should stay in Texas.