In a world where the political is personal, we signal our political goodness — and hunt for political badness.
Liza Featherstone is a columnist for Jacobin, a freelance journalist, and the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart.
The NFL Super Bowl is one of the most profitable sporting events in the world — yet the halftime show continues to use “volunteer” dancers. It’s blatant exploitation of workers by an industry worth billions of dollars.
Human beings are wired for collective, public fun — the kind that a game like Wordle provides. But capitalism, with its relentless drive to privatize, insists instead that entertainments are best experienced as individualized, solitary pursuits.
Huma Abedin has long been the right-hand woman to Hillary Clinton. Her new memoir tells of life inside “Hillaryland” — and reveals the political void at the heart of that world.
The true villains in the “West Elm Caleb” fiasco aren’t Caleb himself nor the women who exposed him — they’re the social media brands that exploit human needs for connection and ruin our lives for profit.
Democratic socialists are slowly becoming a force in New York state politics. But as the movement grows, it faces backlash and new obstacles.
The eminently reasonable demands of Chicago teachers for a safe return to work have been met with a lockout and media attacks. They deserve our solidarity.
The great books aren’t just a collection of “dead white males,” and teaching or reading them isn’t elitist or Eurocentric. On the contrary, they are a treasure that should be made available and accessible to working-class people everywhere.
Democrats like to think of themselves as “reality-based” people who “follow the science.” But lately, they have been engaged in irrational fearmongering over Russia and China that is reminiscent of their disastrous Cold War–era paranoia about the Soviets.
Hillary Clinton’s fiction debut fails for the same reason centrist Dems are struggling politically: their Trump obsession is boring.
The good news is the New York Times’s Nick Kristof won’t be in the paper of record anymore. The bad news is he’s already plotting ways to broadcast his treacly liberalism to the good people of Oregon in a run for governor.
As if his own record weren’t bad enough, former coal baron and current West Virginia senator Joe Manchin’s daughter Heather Bresch — who doubles as a major donor to Joe — is a price-gouging drug profiteer who has played a central role in her father’s destructive political career.
Colin Powell, a principal architect of the US invasion of Iraq, a campaign of armed aggression that killed hundreds of thousands, was beloved by many for his thoughtful and deliberative vibe.
Literature has seen an uptick in “cli-fi,” fiction about possible climate dystopias and utopias. But too much of that climate-change-related fiction lacks any kind of radical political imagination.
Democratic Socialists of America is pushing for the PRO Act as part of its climate strategy — because it realizes that rebuilding working-class power is crucial to confronting the climate crisis.
In Illinois last week, a coalition of unions and environmentalists scored a major victory with a law providing for a miniature Green New Deal: billions invested in clean energy, a commitment to decarbonizing, solid labor standards, and embrace of nuclear power.
A major socialist-led grassroots campaign is underway to pass Jamaal Bowman’s Green New Deal for Public Schools — a strategically savvy measure that combines forthright climate action with large-scale investment in working-class schools.
As a matter of both principle and self-interest, Joe Biden should pull out the stops to abolish the filibuster and safeguard the right to vote, which is now under threat from GOP governments in dozens of states. So far, he seems uninterested.
Vaccine mandates can help. But the most unifying way for workers to push for safer workplaces is by fighting for paid sick leave for all.
Before disgraced New York governor Andrew Cuomo was outed as a sexist boss, he was an innovator in the faux feminist space, having a fake political party — the Women’s Equality Party — for the sole purpose of destroying his political enemies.