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Renato Flores

Technocrats Aren’t Socialists: Good Riddance, Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang has dropped out of the Democratic Party primary. How should socialists be making overtures to his base?

Renato Flores

February 17, 2020

Elizabeth Warren: The Polite Protest of the Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren has taken a progressive stance on many issues, from Medicare for All to racial justice and gender oppression. But on closer inspection, Warren’s “plans” are little more than half measures underpinned by a blind trust in capitalism’s capacity to resolve its own problems.

Renato Flores

September 24, 2019

Pete Buttigieg: A Fresh Face for a Rotten Party

Pete Buttigieg is a child of privilege fully committed to the U.S. legacy of systemic racism and imperialism.

Renato Flores

August 17, 2019

A Background Check on Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is branding herself in as a progressive candidate in the Democratic primaries. But Kamala is a cop. She has a record of throwing working people in jail, while letting abusive priests, violent cops and corrupt bankers off the hook.

Renato Flores

July 29, 2019

What’s Next for the U.S. South: Politics and Prospects for the Left

U.S. politics are being continually redefined. What are the implications of a changing South for building the Left?

Renato Flores

December 4, 2018

Who Is Beto O’Rourke?

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is quickly becoming a household name after coming within three percentage points of ruining Ted Cruz’s reelection in Texas. It is hard to overstate the enthusiasm O’Rourke’s campaign generated statewide and nationally. His record-breaking fundraising reached over $40 million, while he nominally refused corporate cash, and he received a series of high-profile celebrity endorsements, including from Beyoncé and LeBron James.

Renato Flores

November 12, 2018

Eight Months After Harvey, People of Houston Say No To Charter Schools

Last week, the people of Houston won a partial victory in the fight to save Black and Brown schools from post-Harvey privatizers. Two Houston socialists discuss the recent fight against the charter schools strategies for fighting the underfunding of public education.

Renato Flores

April 29, 2018