The Case For Forcing A Floor Vote On Medicare For All

By Briahna Joy Gray, Current Affairs. -

On November 27th, YouTube pundit and comedian Jimmy Dore proposed a provocative plan to advance the Medicare for All movement: refuse to re-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-CA as Speaker of the House [...]

COVID-19 Exposes Need For Radical Policies To Tackle Inequality

By Ben Phillips, AlJazeera. -

In the run-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on January 20, a key debate raging now is about what kind of change they will usher in. Some say it is clear from those two leaders’ [...]

The Black Caucus And The Dictatorship Of (White) Capital

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

What makes the U.S. “chattering classes” so worthless is their refusal to talk about anything except those subjects that are approved for public discourse by the Lords of Capital, as certified by [...]

On Contact: The New Republic

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to D. D. Guttenplan, the editor of the Nation, about the history of populism in America, its current rise and the problem of democracy. His new [...]

How To Build A Progressive Movement In A Polarized Country

By George Lakey, -

Whether it’s assault rifles, racial justice, immigration or fossil fuels, the country is rocked by conflicting narratives and rising passions. In a recent national poll, 70 percent of Americans [...]

‘Against All Odds’ Is Required Viewing For White Progressives

By Greg Kaufmann, -

By Greg Kaufmann for Moyers and Company - “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning behind the words [...]

An American Uprising: Assessing Opportunities For Progressive Political Change

By Anthony Dimaggio, -

By Anthony Dimaggio for Counter Punch - We live in a time of tremendous instability and change. Concerns about growing authoritarianism in American politics – as reflected in the rise of [...]

After Philadelphia, Progressives Push For Radical Systemic Change

By Matt Stannard, -

By Matt Stannard for Occupy - Centrist Democrats are bragging that they don’t need progressives to win in November. But the partnership works both ways. It’s morally useful to look at American [...]

Building A Progressive International

By Yanis Varoufakis, -

By Yanis Varoufakis for Project Syndicate - ATHENS – Politics in the advanced economies of the West is in the throes of a political shakeup unseen since the 1930s. The Great Deflation now [...]

After “Brexit”: A Social-Democratic Re-Founding Of Europe?

By Sigmar Gabriel, Martin Schulz and Ingar Solty, -

By Sigmar Gabriel, Martin Schulz and Ingar Solty - In light of “Brexit” and within 24 hours after the publication of the final results in the British referendum on EU membership, Sigmar Gabriel, [...]

Liberal On Everything But Israel? There’s A Name For That!

By Katie Halper, -

Do you feel dovish most of the time but suddenly hawkish when it comes to Israel? Are you critical of the Democrats for being too centrist but supportive of Likud? Do your liberal ideas apply to [...]

Gabriel Kolko’s Unfinished Revolution

By Eli Cook, -

Gabriel Kolko, historian and socialist, died last month in his home in Amsterdam. He was 81. When Kolko’s The Triumph of Conservatism appeared on the scene in 1963, it was not only a book of [...]