Democrats Are Selling Out Both People and Planet

On Tuesday, the Senate narrowly advanced a bill giving President Barack Obama—and the next president—”Fast Track” or Trade Promotion Authority to ram through the Trans Pacific Partnership with almost no democratic oversight. The vote is a major victory for multinational corporations and the global one percent. While hundreds of unelected, unaccountable corporate big-wigs literally wrote the […]

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Why Radicals Like Bernie Sanders Should Run As Democrats

Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont, is running for president. Even more ambitiously, he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he wants to lead “a political revolution in this country.” And he’s doing it as a Democrat. In the wake of his announcement, some on the pragmatic left rushed to make the socialist safe for mass consumption. […]

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Populist Movement’s “Ground Zero”: The Effort to Reclaim Chicago

Since the midterm elections, the media has been buzzing about the growing schism between Wall Street Democrats and the populist wing of the party. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent victories give evidence for the idea that the populists are rising. With their eyes fixed on 2016, many are asking how we can stop a coronation and nominate a […]

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Shooting Ourselves: Mass Killings, Austerity, and the Breakdown of American Society

By Jamie Merchant and Jacob Swenson Sandy Hook. Columbine. Aurora. Tucson. Fort Hood. These names ring out in popular memory as the sites of seemingly random, horrific atrocities. Mass violence and how we can address it has become a hot-button issue and for good reason. Last week, between October 26thand November 1st, there were five […]

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