GOP is not embracing gays, no matter what Peter Thiel says

Peter Thiel, Trump's gay surrogate, doesn't speak for the interests of all LGBTQ people.


Republican convention: Trump advisor calls for Hillary Clinton’s execution

Throwing Hillary in prison is no longer enough for Republicans - now, they actually want to kill her.


The 2016 elections are strategic for advancing racial justice

Have we entered a more hateful and polarized era? Election Day 2016 is time for the anti-racist majority, horrified by recent events, to act.


America at a crossroads: BLM, Dr. King, and the tasks ahead

Appeals for racial justice now compete against calls for "law and order." The right paints Black Lives Matter as un-American. But if there are any patriots in all this, it is BLM.


The legacy of Henry Wallace and the 1948 Progressive Party

When the Democrats convene in Philadelphia, they will meet in the city where Henry Wallace and the Progressive Party charted a new path for America way back in 1948.


With primaries over, shall we pack socialism away once more?

I had issues with Sanders, but now that his campaign is pretty much over, my biggest lament is that the term "socialism" will once again face extinction.


FBI’s Comey ignites new fury with Clinton’s “damn emails”

"Enough of the emails - let's talk about the real issues facing the American people." How much of this election so far has been about that?


Cooperation and conflict: An uneasy, but necessary tension

The Democratic Party embodies different political currents, not simply a neoliberal one.


What Hillary Clinton should learn from Brexit

The stunning British vote to leave the European Union - is a clear and dramatic rebuke of the country's political and economic elites. 


The Bernie movement moves on

Sanders supporters are faced with a dilemma. Having had a chance to support an avowed socialist, it's not going to be easy for many to switch gears. 

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