Third Parties In The US Are More Important Than You Think

By Steve Fraser, Jacobin. -

Donald Trump put the kibosh on the idea of a new right-wing party at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Trump’s followers will remain in the Republican Party, where [...]

How The Two-Party System Fails Voters

By Luigi Morris, Left Voice. -

While it is now abundantly clear that Joe Biden has won the electoral college by a hefty margin, many questions remain about who voted in the election and why. As we begin to analyze this [...]

Chris Hedges: American Requiem

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards the interests of the rich and however hostile it was to the poor and minorities, the capitalist [...]

Leveraging The Ruling Class’s Loss Of Legitimacy

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. -

The polls closed with “no winner yet in cliffhanger presidential election,” as of Wednesday evening. Despite a period of uncertainty, which is typically the nemesis of Wall Street, the Dow [...]

Deception 2020: One Party, Two Flavors

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

In this second installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into the so-called Two Party System in order to highlight the stark similarities that drive both the red and blue — namely, [...]

Missile Defense Has Bipartisan Support Even Though It Wastes Money

By Subrata Ghoshroy, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. -

The program to develop a missile defense system to protect the United States mainland has existed in one form or another for nearly six decades. Though it was controversial from the beginning and [...]

The Politics That Led To The ‘Worst Debate’

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The rich man’s media are calling it “the worst debate in modern American history,” but that’s because the truth is often painful to watch. The Biden-Trump confrontation revealed, with crystalline [...]

The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Republican and Democratic Party conventions showed that both major parties are failing to control the pandemic and protect people, address the climate crisis and clean up the environment, [...]

Democrats Are Officially Republicans

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The Democratic Party has ended any debate or dispute about its true nature. It is a party representing neo-liberal interests and international gangsterism, just like their putative opposition, [...]

America’s Terminal Decline

By Finian Cunningham, Sputnik. -

President Trump’s U-turn admission on the coronavirus pandemic, acknowledging that it’s going to get worse before it gets better, could be applied to the general condition of American politics. [...]

US Continues Its War On The Rest Of The World

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

It isn’t clear who the next president of the United States will be but the terrible handiwork of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump are [...]

Curtains Up!

By David Perez, Information Clearinghouse. -

Welcome, everyone to the longest-running play in U.S. history: “Voting for the Lesser Evil.” The play’s strength, as you well know, is its easy-to-memorize script, combined with its [...]

The End Of Sanders, And Maybe The Beginning Of A Mass Independent Left

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The COVID-19 epidemic has exposed the privatized US healthcare structure’s woeful incapacity to cope with a general health emergency, as well as the failings of Europe’s austerity-shrunken public [...]

Midterm Congressional Elections: You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had

By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance -

The buzz is that “we” have to “take back” the House and Senate in the November midterm elections. Legendary bluesman Muddy Waters said it best: “you can’t lose what you ain’t never had.” What the [...]

Tax Bill Just Opened A New Front In The Class War

By Miles Kampf-Lassin, inthesetimes.com -

The current economic status quo—with stock markets soaring while wages remain flat and inequality widens—is both unstable and unsustainable. The coming shock will only accelerate these trends in [...]

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