In capitalist America, the rich are outliving the poor at an alarming rate. It’s a grim reality and there’s only one way to end it definitively — moving toward socialism.
Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin.
You want to call yourself a progressive? Demand national rent control, just-cause eviction, and billions of dollars of funding for new affordable and social housing, as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have recently endorsed. Anything less is an unacceptable concession.
Here’s another crazy socialist idea: seniors deserve to feel cared for and socially connected. Bernie Sanders has a plan for that.
In private meetings, Donald Trump has worried that socialism won’t be so easy to beat in 2020. His political intuition was right in 2016, and it’s right now: socialism is popular, and it's the biggest threat to Trump's reelection.
Warren was courting megadonors last year, and says she’ll do it again if she wins the primary. But working people deserve leaders willing to make enemies in high places — for life.
On CNN's climate town hall last night, Joe Biden promised a return to the old status quo, Elizabeth Warren promised carrots and sticks, and Bernie Sanders promised to wrest control of the future from corporations. The clock is ticking, and the choice couldn’t be clearer.
To unseat Donald Trump next November, his opponent will need a volunteer army in places that aren’t necessarily liberal strongholds. The data show that Bernie Sanders has that army.
Labor union approval is now higher than at nearly any point in the last 50 years. The reasons: shit pay, teacher strikes, and Bernie Sanders.
The way to cut military climate emissions is to scale back the United States’ enormous empire. Elizabeth Warren has no plan for that.
The Democratic Party establishment has shown itself time and again to be an enemy of left-wing policies. Despite her progressive plans, Elizabeth Warren is cozying up to those Democratic elites. Bernie Sanders welcomes their hatred.
Queer Eye is a preview of the world to come. Under socialism, with more free time and shared prosperity, people will walk with their heads held higher — not by the ones and twos, but by the millions.
The Green New Deal proposal unveiled by Bernie Sanders promises to save the planet while providing tens of millions of good-paying jobs in the process. By attacking unemployment, it builds both renewable energy and the power of the working class.
With his Justice and Safety for All plan, Bernie Sanders is applying his democratic socialist vision to one of the urgent questions of our time: ending the carceral state. He’s opted to follow the lead of criminal justice reformers — and their demands are starting to look like his, too.
The prosperity gospel, in both religious and secular form, is a giant con.
Hatred of immigrants as people and exploitation of immigrants as workers go hand in hand. The antidote to both is the same: solidarity.
Medicare for All had its big moment in last night’s debate, with several candidates clamoring to show their support. Yet just three years ago, the Beltway consensus was that it would “never, ever” happen. We have Bernie Sanders to thank for that.
Kamala Harris’s student debt forgiveness plan is a joke. But it won’t be the last time she puts out policy proposals that masquerade as social justice initiatives but accomplish little. It’s what Obama and many Democrats before him did — only now, millions of people aren’t buying it.
In his fight against Medicare for All, Joe Biden has taken up one of the oldest Republican scaremongering tactics: telling seniors universal coverage will threaten Medicare.
DoorDash took a page from traditional restaurant managers: it stole workers’ tips. But even as it reversed course under public pressure, the delivery platform highlighted the exploitation at the core of capitalist employment.
Eugene Scalia has spent his career as a corporate lawyer fighting for the interests of capital. Now that he's in line to run the Labor Department, Marx's quip about the capitalist state as the executive committee of the bourgeoisie has never looked more accurate.