Saul Alinsky, the Frankfurt School, “cultural Marxism” — the Right regularly cycles through shadowy texts and philosophies that explain all the Left’s evil deeds. Critical race theory is the explanation du jour; soon enough, something else shiny will catch their eye.
Carl Beijer is a writer at carlbeijer.com.
Polling shows that poor people have no real news preference among MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. That’s because cable news, just like mainstream politics as a whole, hasn’t offered them an alternative for decades.
Donald Trump won the presidency claiming he was a radical opponent of the political establishment. That was always a lie — and his four years in the White House revealed he was just another reactionary, capitalist billionaire.
Speculation is growing that the scandal-plagued Joe Biden might drop out of the presidential race. That’s extremely unlikely. But if he does, there’s only one alternative: Bernie Sanders.
In 2020, faced with a raging pandemic on one hand and the hopeless politics of a Democratic Party that kneecapped Bernie Sanders and propped up Joe Biden on the other, voters will probably, like they did in 2016, choose to stay at home.
Elizabeth Warren’s right-flank supporters have fled her camp. Today, her major role in this primary is to hold on to a base that would support Bernie Sanders, disproportionately hurting him and benefiting Biden and Bloomberg.
If Elizabeth Warren loses in Iowa, she should end her campaign — and even if she doesn’t, anyone who wants to stop Joe Biden should get behind Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders has been able to withstand Donald Trump’s onslaught of attacks even as Joe Biden, like Hillary Clinton before him, is watching his lead collapse.
Bernie Sanders is emerging as the Democratic front-runner — which is why the knives will be out for him at tonight’s debate. To win, Sanders needs to do what he does best: pivot the conversation back to the issues that matter, like an economy that works for the many instead of the few, opposing war, and defeating Donald Trump.
It is not Medicare for All that has sunk Elizabeth Warren’s campaign — it’s Elizabeth Warren who is sinking the Medicare for All campaign.
Warrencare and Petecare are, as proposed, structurally identical. Why do pundits insist on calling Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan “Medicare for All”?
If you want to beat Donald Trump, there is one safe bet — and it’s not Joe Biden, it’s Bernie Sanders.
In today’s political discourse, you can say whatever you want about Bernie Sanders and his supporters without any baseline expectation of fairness. You can completely invent sensational allegations of sexist hypocrisy among Sanders supporters — and even high-profile journalists will casually repeat them, with no concern for reality.
Elizabeth Warren’s new health care proposal, released yesterday, is practically tailor-made to divide, depress, marginalize, and exhaust any political will for single payer before we’ve even begun the final fight.
Elizabeth Warren is up in the polls lately. Where is her new support coming from? A look at the polls shows she is drawing from Biden’s supporters and perhaps from undecided and lower-ranked candidates — but not Bernie Sanders’s supporters.
The Nation is calling for a “truce” between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But they’re competing against each other in a primary, and a preemptive compromise does no service to either voters or their two different visions of change.
Bernie Sanders is the only choice on climate. He is getting it right because his plan is better, and his plan is better because of specific and substantial ideological differences with Elizabeth Warren.
Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist, vetted after four years in the national limelight, who polls repeatedly show can demolish Trump. The media should lay to rest the dominant narrative that the United States is a center-right nation with a public committed to capitalism.
The poor and oppressed tend to pay less attention to politics. But it’s not because they’re dumb — it’s because they know the political system doesn’t work for them.
The media used to say Bernie Sanders’s coalition was too white and male. Now that that’s so obviously not true, they should admit why they really hate Bernie — his class politics.