Opinion

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What we talk about when we talk about socialism

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.

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Clinton and Trump point America in two very different directions

This election is less a choice about personality than about direction, less about individuals than about movements.

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Trump is not the champion of blue-collar workers

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.

 

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Don’t panic yet: 2016 Democratic primary resembles 2008

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.

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Should Sanders take it all the way to the convention?

Hillary, if she is smart, will tip her hat and extend a hand to Bernie long before they meet in Philadelphia. 

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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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What’s the point of the Panama Papers?

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.

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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Free speech, or safe spaces? Don't make students choose

We must challenge the problematic constructs in society that have driven young activists to seek sanctuary, and provide them with the room to create.

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