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Friday, November 24, 2017
Les Leopold

Why Union Workers And Environmentalists Need To Work Together With Smart Protests

As Trump slashes and burns his way through environmental regulations, including the Paris Accord, he continues to bet that political polarization will work in his favor. Not only are his anti-scientific, anti-environmentalist positions firing up some within his base, but those positions are driving a deep wedge within organized labor.

June 21, 2017
Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Is The Most Popular Politician In America

Bernie Sanders has the highest approval rating of any politician in the country with 61 percent approving, with only 32 percent disapproving, according to a March 15 Fox News poll. The Sanders 29-plus percent favorable/unfavorable gap is far superior to Trump’s negative 8 percent.

March 20, 2017
Sanders not impressed by Trump's Carrier Deal

6 Reasons Why Trump Is Too Weak To Save American Jobs

It is frightening to see Trump unleash ICE on powerless immigrants, but bend over backward to placate financial elites. A bully attacks the weak and cowers before the powerful.

March 8, 2017
Immigration Ban, Trump, Resistance

How To Build A Sustainable Trump Resistance

Resist Trump is a protest by spontaneous combustion trigged by tweets and Facebook posts. Too often, however, such uprisings lack staying power. We should know by now that without organizational infrastructure such wondrous uprisings are fragile at best.

February 25, 2017
Constitutional Crisis, GOP

Why We Could Be On The Verge Of A Constitutional Apocalypse

If Republicans achieve veto-proof control in 38 states, they can do something that has never been done before—hold a constitutional convention, and then ratify new amendments that are put forth. They could outlaw the New Deal and its social democratic programs. And if they get crazy enough, they could end separation of church and state and undo other portions of the Bill of Rights.

February 22, 2017
Income Inequality

How Runaway Inequality Helped To Elect Trump — And How It Can Defeat Him

Declining income brings with it a host of related social problems. As localities are starved for revenues, public safety and the sense of community deteriorate. The social fabric of decent living is imperiled. Extreme inequality fueled both the Sanders and the Trump revolts. While Sanders offered concrete plans to reverse it, Trump and the Republicans are sure to make it worse.

February 15, 2017
Goldman Sachs

4 Ways Goldman Sachs Will Wreck America From Inside The White House

Five years ago Goldman Sachs played the arch-villain of the financial crash, the very essence of a greedy, rapacious bank that profited while ripping off its own customers and the American people. Is there a way to counter the Goldman Sachs occupation of the Trump administration? The answer might be a new Occupy Wall Street movement.

January 25, 2017
Protests outside Trump's new Washington DC hotel

6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough

While resistance is critically important, we will fail unless resistance is contained within a long-term strategy to reverse runaway inequality and upend neoliberalism. If we don’t build an alternative movement, our defensive struggles could enhance Trump’s popularity rather than to diminish it.

January 3, 2017
White Working Class, Manufacturing

The Invention Of The ‘White Working Class’

History warns us to be very, very careful when using the phrase “white working class.” The reason has nothing to do with political correctness. Rather, it concerns the changing historical definitions of who is “white.” When we invent the white working class, we whitewash an increasingly diverse manufacturing workforce.

December 27, 2016
Sanders

Sanders’ Social Democracy Versus Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

The stage is set for an epic struggle between Trump’s right wing populism and a Sanders-style social democracy. Which one will resonate with the people?

December 2, 2016
Will Trump save manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

The Story That Will Expose Trump’s Phony Trade Talk

Trump boasted he would make the Carrier cry uncle if they tried to move to Mexico: “I’ll get a call from the head of Carrier and he’ll say, Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay in the United States. That’s what’s going to happen—100 percent.” Will he follow through on this promise?

November 16, 2016