Category Archives: Elections

‘It’s Gotta Be Bernie’: Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief

Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It’s important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that … Continue reading

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Russia, Trump and the New ‘McCarthyism in Reverse’

It is U.S. election season, 2016, and the extremely dumb baseline for presidential-year rhetoric has already been exceeded with gusto thanks to a fake-tanned reality TV blowhard now leading a white nationalist movement as the Republican Party’s nominee. “Could it … Continue reading

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Hillary the Hawk

Medea Benajamin and I make the anti-imperialist case for Hillary Clinton. Or do we? Guess you’ll have to read it.

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Hating on Bernie and kicking out the homeless

Over at VICE, I report on how the influx of rich white people in downtown Los Angeles is impacting the poor homeless people who live there. Meanwhile, at Salon I argue that, no, Bernie Sanders shouldn’t run a pointless campaign … Continue reading

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A picture’s worth a thousand votes

Barack Obama, far right, permits a commoner to touch His hair. This is a real thing: There is a now iconic picture of Obama and a young boy in the Oval Office. The president of the United States is bowing, … Continue reading

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Is the Democratic Party a vehicle for radical change?

Los Angeles, CA – By this fall, the two major political parties in the United States will have spent around $10bn this election cycle to persuade an increasingly sceptical US public that there is more than just a stylistic difference … Continue reading

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Rules for reformists

With the 2012 U.S. presidential election coming up, here are some helpful rules for discussion that I have gleaned from liberals online: Don’t criticize Barack Obama over anything that’s happening in America, because it turns out all real domestic power … Continue reading

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