In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as "slipping," "imperiled," and even "doomed" in their headlines.
What I'd like to see: more progressive candidates challenging the Blue Dogs and Republicans this fall, and a radical left-democratic national electoral agenda.
Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.
The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.
The president has taken a decidedly more combative, populist tone. It's time.
Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.
Whether or not Martha Coakley wins the Senate seat today in Massachusetts, the battle for the interpretation of what it all means is already underway.
In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.
The bad news for Democrats early on election night, the loss of the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, was offset by the news in special congressional races.
Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey reveal the destruction that the extended downturn is wreaking on workers' employment, and income, and stability.