Topic: U.S. Politics

  • The deadly details of the Republican budget

    The Republicans’ cruel proposal for the 2018 budget is part of a decades-long attempt to shred the social safety net that working people depend on.

  • The tax-cut weapon in their one-sided class war

    The Republican tax rip-off would aid and abet a massive and flagrant shift of wealth to the already rich at the expense of working-class and poor people.

  • Anti-racists outnumber the far right in Boston

    The far right rallied in Boston for the third time this year, but 500 counterprotesters mobilized to show their opposition.

  • A year of living dangerously

    Trump's deeply unpopular presidency seems able to defy political gravity, but there are institutional strings holding him aloft.

  • Hold the right responsible for its violence

    Columbia University College Republicans claim their speakers don’t incite violence. We have the facts that prove otherwise.

  • The Moore-holy-than-thou hypocrites

    Apparently, the Religious Right won't let anything, even sexual assault allegations, get in the way of their crusade for "morality."

  • When reaction grows out of the barrel of a gun

    The NRA is a reactionary menace that the left needs to struggle against--but that doesn't mean we embrace the political framework of gun control.

  • The vote against Trump and what it means

    The defeat of the Republicans in last week's elections can give people greater confidence to resist--and not just by casting a vote one day a year.

  • How you can respond to the right wing's attacks

    Numerous academics have been smeared, harassed and threatened by conservatives. Here's how to turn the tables on the right.

  • Will Mueller get the goods to take out Trump?

    It would be nice to see Trump and Co. held accountable for some of their crimes--but waiting for the establishment to do the job is a recipe for failure.

  • Working-class New York deserves better

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been careful to craft his image as a progressive--but he's done nothing to earn it.

  • What will advance our struggle in Columbus?

    Five candidates of Yes We Can Columbus are running for local office in next week's election. What will they be able to achieve?

  • This party isn't gonna get any better

    Sanders' presidential campaign encouraged the idea that the Democratic Party could be "transformed"--but there are fewer signs of that than ever.

  • Two Tennessee towns turn back the far right

    Anti-racist activists overwhelmed the white nationalists' plans for rallying in Tennessee, even compelling them to cancel one event.

  • Turning back Turning Point USA

    Students and community members in Champaign-Urbana came out to protest the leader of the right-wing Turning Point USA.

  • From breaking the silence to building resistance

    From NFL players taking a knee to the #MeToo statements about sexual assault, we’re seeing the steps that can lead toward a lasting resistance.

  • The free speech of fools

    University of Florida officials decided that because of free speech, they had to take $10,000 from a Nazi--and then spend $500,000 to protect him.

  • No al saqueo tributario

    Aunque ya sabíamos cómo sería, la saqueo que Trump planea con los recortes de impuestos, y las mentiras con que los justifica, aun nos pasman.

  • OSU has to be ready to confront Spencer

    The whole Ohio State University community and city of Columbus have to respond if Richard Spencer is given a venue to speak.

  • Are social media bots a threat to democracy?

    The ongoing uproar about the manipulation of "fake news" during the 2016 election is leading to a much greater threat of a censored Internet.

  • Purdue's president takes aim at the left

    Mitch Daniels' slanders against a left-wing professor at Purdue are part of creating a hostile environment for campus dissent.

  • Three things we learned by confronting the right

    The far right has been on the retreat since Charlottesville, but how can we keep them there? Organizers draw lessons from the struggle so far.

  • We don't buy the alt-right's new brand

    Right-wingers tried to hide their hate with a "free speech" rally in Augusta, Maine, but the counterprotesters outnumbered them.

  • A boycott at Berkeley for safety and solidarity

    A math professor explains why UC Berkeley faculty called for a boycott during the far right's "Free Speech Week" provocation.

  • Ruling the world for good under Sanders?

    Bernie Sanders outlined a different foreign policy in his Westminster speech, but it fell well short of a genuine internationalism.