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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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.