Confederate statues are monuments to white supremacy. Protesters are right to tear them down. But Union statues are the opposite: monuments to the antislavery cause. We should keep them standing — and build new ones commemorating freedom fighters like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown all over the country.
Kalewold H. Kalewold is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Joe Biden will need to win over the vast majority of Sanders supporters if he wants to defeat Trump. But his campaign’s first effort proves he’d rather risk losing than embrace even a fraction of the Sanders program.
After her woeful Super Tuesday results, Elizabeth Warren has next to no chance of winning more delegates than Bernie Sanders. But she has a plan for that — only it’s the opposite of everything she once stood for. (And it won’t even work.)
There’s not really a “Bernie Sanders wing” of the Democratic Party. When it comes to picking a vice president, he’ll have to settle for the next best thing — a reliable progressive like Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is key to the larger socialist project. By endorsing Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar have positioned themselves as electoral anchors of that movement in the years to come.
Even more so than student debt, medical debt is a manifestation of everything that’s wrong with the United States today. Bernie Sanders, and the broader democratic socialist movement, should be calling for its abolition as well.
Forget socialist democracy; by virtue of its Constitution, the United States barely has political democracy. If we take expanding democracy seriously — and if we want to implement sweeping social reforms — we need some serious changes.