Opinion

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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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Trump’s got everyone asking: Is he a fascist?

The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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Climate change shows the global stakes of the November elections

The whole Republican pack is shamelessly doing the political bidding of the energy giants.

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Pivotal Wisconsin primary highlights problems with nomination system

The upcoming Wisconsin primary could be a make-or-break moment for Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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Trump and the Republican elite: Two sides of a single coin

Trump's toxic stew - demagogic, divisive, brutish, misanthropic, incendiary and violent - struck a nerve among a section of the electorate and frightened others.

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What's a people's agenda for political revolution?

Does it really matter who becomes President of the United States? It sure does!

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