Political scientists are discovering something that today’s Democrats refuse to understand: social policy is about more than technocratic tinkering — it defines who counts as a full citizen. And means testing tears apart the very fabric of society.
Shawn Gude is Jacobin's associate editor.
Elizabeth Warren’s political tradition is the left edge of middle-class liberalism; Bernie Sanders hails from America’s socialist tradition. Don’t confuse the two.
Defenders of capitalism say that socialism will squelch minority rights. But the only minority groups we seek to unseat are those who trample the rights of others.
At the core of democratic socialism is a simple idea: democracy is good, and it should be expanded.
How one of the greatest American socialists ended up on the wrong side of history.
The Sanders campaign has been driven by class politics, not white male angst.
The demise of social democracy shows the precariousness of any project of reform under capitalism.
Last night’s Iowa Caucus shows promise for radical politics in the United States.
A labor movement that seeks to fight oppression has no room for police unions.
Today's reality calls for “radical reformist” struggle. Ralph Miliband can be a guide.
The most salient thing in Baltimore isn't the damage caused by protesters, but the grinding poverty and neglect wrought by capital.
The Common Core leaves intact the longstanding ethos of American public education: what’s good for capital is good for the student.
When police unions have widened their gaze beyond issues like compensation and working conditions, it’s been almost exclusively to conservative ends.
Liberals fear the term “entitlements,” but that's language the Left should claim.
Pitting public power against unbridled accumulation, DC’s living wage legislation is an attempt to rectify injustice in the market. And capitalists can’t stand it.
In resisting standardized testing, today’s teachers are part of a rich tradition of struggle against dehumanization in the workplace.
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