Opinion

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The electoral college, the two-party trap, and the presidential election

It will soon be time to face the reality of the two-party system; either the Republicans or the Democrats will win the presidency.

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America must renew its infrastructure or face decline

Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.

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Left Strategy 2016: A narrow defeat of Trump's racism is not enough

The perilous consequences of a Trump presidency should be a wake-up call for the left. The possibility of dealing the racist right a major blow should energize and excite us.

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Sawant is wrong on Trump versus Clinton

The Bernie or Bust crowd misses the real differences between Clinton and Trump: On immigration, foreign policy and trade, Trump would be far worse.

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Hillary Clinton, Frederick Douglass, and imagination: A lesson in dialectics

Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016. 

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A lesson I learned from Donald Trump

I understand why protesters blocked access to Donald Trump's rally in Arizona. But I don't agree. History has shown the danger of silencing speech.

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How a Trump addict can beat withdrawal symptoms!

The shock was too much for me to handle: Donald Trump said he would begin to act "presidential."

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 2): Building real political independence

American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 1): Grasping the key link of struggle

Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena. 

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Clinton will win nomination, but Sanders’ revolution can’t quit now

Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.

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