Jacobin Is Wrong: The Midterms Were Not a Socialist Wave
The 2022 midterms were not a “red wave” of socialism — we don’t win by shoehorning capitalist politicians into a leftist mold.
Otto ForsNovember 20, 2022
A Weakened Trump Poses as an Alternative for the Working Class in Third Bid for President
Speaking at Mar-a-Lago a week after the failed “red wave” of the midterms, Trump made an appeal to all those spurned by neoliberalism and feeling the effects of inflation to rally behind his xenophobic, transphobic, and pro-capitalist agenda.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 16, 2022
Abortion Protected the Democrats, but the Democrats Won’t Protect Abortion
The midterms showed that people care deeply about reproductive rights. The Democrats successfully positioned themselves as the defenders of abortion, but refuse to protect it.
Molly RosenzweigNovember 15, 2022
Midterm Elections in the United States: The Republican Tide That Wasn’t
The Republican “red wave” did not materialize, but last Tuesday’s results will leave two years of divided government in the United States.
Claudia CinattiNovember 14, 2022
The Red Wave Crashes on the Rocks of Voter Rejection
In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect abortion at the state level and deliver a likely split government.
Ezra BrainNovember 9, 2022
Democrats and Republicans Amp Up Copaganda Ahead of Midterms
Republicans campaign on being “tough on crime” and portray the Democrats as “soft on crime.” But both parties are pro-police, and have amped up their copaganda ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Molly RosenzweigNovember 8, 2022
Progressives in Congress Show the Limits of Working in a Capitalist Party
Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell participated in a virtual recruitment drive with U.S. military academies despite Tlaib being a vocal critic of Israel and U.S. military actions in the Middle East. It’s another example of the limits of being a “progressive” in the Democratic Party and the capitalist state.
Kyle ThibodeauNovember 8, 2022
The Midterm Elections and the Fight for the Working Class
Republicans and Democrats are trying to win the working class vote on Tuesday, but neither party represents workers’ interests. Socialists must take advantage of the hunger for reform and fight for independent politics and build the party we need: a working-class party with a socialist strategy.
Jimena VergaraNovember 7, 2022
The Far Right Is Attacking Immigrants — We Need a Party that Fights Back
Two years into Biden’s presidency, both the Republicans and Democrats have moved to the right on immigration. Immigrant rights remains an essential fight — one that requires working-class leadership and independence.
Sam CarlinerNovember 6, 2022
More Crisis on the Horizon as Republicans Rally to Take Back Congress
With just three days left before the midterm elections, the Republicans look increasingly likely to retake the House and perhaps even the Senate. This could have a profound impact on the next two years of Biden's presidency and the 2024 elections. But one thing is for sure: regardless of who wins on Tuesday, the result will be more polarization and more economic, environmental, and political crisis.
James Dennis HoffNovember 5, 2022