Michael Bloomberg’s rumored run for the Democratic nomination is about as cartoonish an indictment of America’s two-party system as can possibly be imagined.
Luke Savage is a staff writer at Jacobin.
Bill Gates has managed to craft a reputation as a billionaire with a social conscience. But his recent comments on proposals for a wealth tax leave no room for doubt about whose side he’s on.
In less than six months, Beto O’Rourke made the journey from national celebrity to forgettable centrist. We won’t miss him, and neither should you.
The latest liberal parlor game is pretending there’s no such thing as neoliberalism. The game’s very popularity highlights neoliberalism’s enduring hegemony.
Despite a disappointing result in Monday’s elections, the NDP has embraced its most socialist program in a generation. To recover and to win, it must continue to offer Canadians an alternative to neoliberalism.
Justin Trudeau may be decisively rejected in today’s Canadian election. The race has been shaken up by a surge in support for Jagmeet Singh and his social-democratic NDP, whose left-wing program is what many Canadians thought they were getting when they voted for Trudeau four years ago.
In theory, punditry is supposed to offer a forum for political analysis and debate from a range of perspectives. In practice, it’s little more than an exercise in defending the self-serving orthodoxies of a privileged few.
Runaway inequality, regressive taxes, rampant labor exploitation. It’s often said the US economy “isn’t working,” but the truth is that capitalism is a class system that’s working exactly as intended.
Bernie Sanders’ says billionaires shouldn’t exist — and his unprecedented plan for a wealth tax on the superrich will go a long way toward making it happen.
Despite the hostility of the pundits, Bernie Sanders still has the most donors, the biggest reach, and the most young people supporting him.
Pete Buttigieg is just the latest Democrat to denounce “polarization.” But American society is already divided — and anyone claiming we don’t need to pick a side is already siding with the status quo.
George Grant’s eclectic thought made him an unlikely figure in Canadian intellectual life: a Tory philosopher who exerted a profound influence on the 1960s socialist left.
Bernie Sanders probably does have a plan for that. But he also has something more important: a willingness to name the enemy and mobilize a mass movement to get those plans through.
Tens of millions of Americans don't vote because they are underrepresented by US political institutions. To get those voters to the polls, we need a politics that puts the needs of the many before the wealth and power of the few.
Joe Biden is pitching himself as an electable moderate who can beat Donald Trump. We’ve seen this movie before — and we know exactly how it ends.
Bernie Sanders’s viral appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast — terra incognita for liberal politicians — showcased his unique ability to communicate left-wing values across the ideological divide.
The mainstream media likes to cast Bernie Sanders as a fringe candidate. Yet the data on individual donors don’t lie: across the country, he generates more enthusiasm than any other candidate — at least, outside the Beltway.
Last night's Democratic debate was disastrous for Joe Biden. The problem is, the rivals who criticized his long record of right-wing policies have supported plenty of reactionary policies of their own.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren didn't just dominate last night’s Democratic debate in Detroit. They also revealed that the party's self-proclaimed moderates are incredibly weak.
Kamala Harris’s new health care policy is a classic exercise in political triangulation, an attempt to appease health-insurance lobbyists while preserving her progressive bona fides by claiming “Medicare for All” as a slogan. Don't fall for it.