Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.
This election is less a choice about personality than about direction, less about individuals than about movements.
Trump is a man who consistently puts his profits over the prosperity of the people - imagine the kind of short-sighted policies he'll push for as president.
In May 2008, 60 percent of Clinton supporters were willing to vote for Obama. This year, 72 percent of Sanders' voters say they'll back Clinton against Trump.
Hillary, if she is smart, will tip her hat and extend a hand to Bernie long before they meet in Philadelphia.
It will soon be time to face the reality of the two-party system; either the Republicans or the Democrats will win the presidency.
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.
The one percent have so successfully taken over the U.S. tax code and manipulated it that they've hidden billions of dollars right here at home.
There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.
We must challenge the problematic constructs in society that have driven young activists to seek sanctuary, and provide them with the room to create.