Opinion

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.

Not so simple

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be guilty of overstatement, but smart people will cull the grain of truth from his remarks.

Some thoughts on the class struggle

The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?

No other way to get there

There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.

Not just any movement

Only a particular kind of movement has the capacity to challenge the array of forces on the other side of the class struggle at this juncture.

Defend the democratic coalition

Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 2

A transformational era is made from many streams and directions, but I do not agree that slogans should focus primarily on "defeat of the ultra-right."

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 1

I am not one who thinks a deteriorating political climate will open more opportunities to advance a left agenda.

Not everybody is on same page

On the political left, two distinct and competing trends have taken shape in the course of the first year of the Obama presidency.

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Ultra-right has not been decisively defeated

We number thousands in a country of hundreds of millions. Our specific role has to be to build a movement of tens of millions by providing clear thinking on strategy and tactics .

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