Opinion

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Cooperation and conflict: An uneasy, but necessary tension

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

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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. 

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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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Corey Stewart, Trump’s man in Virginia, promises hell for undocumented immigrants

The xenophobic bloviator has already done some damage in Prince William County. Now he wants to be governor.

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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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