2020 Elections

Lifelong Centrist Merrick Garland Is Anything but “Apolitical”

Biden has picked Merrick Garland as his nomination for Attorney General. A lifelong centrist with bipartisan appeal and a conservative record on criminal justice, his nomination signals Biden’s resistance to leftist pressure and desire to return to business-as-usual. 

Voting Doesn’t Beat the Far Right

The far-right occupation of the U.S. Capitol Building shows us that simply voting Trump out of office wasn’t enough to destroy the far-right movement. Politicians don’t create movements — they simply give them a political expression. We can only defeat the far-right movement through organization and class struggle.

The Tasks Ahead: Socialist Perspectives on 2021

Just after the 2020 general election, Left Voice, Tempest Magazine, and Philly Socialists worked together to collect short pieces from socialist organizations across the U.S. about the tasks facing socialists in the year ahead.  

Neoliberalism’s Last Stand

Biden’s election is an attempt to revive the neoliberal order — one that is doomed to fail.

Can U.S. Hegemony Be Restored?

Joe Biden wants to return U.S. imperialism to “business as usual” — but conditions have changed.

Will the GOP Fall?

In the wake of Trump’s defeat, what paths are open for the Republican Party and Trumpism?

The Biden Era Begins

After a brief but intense interregnum, the United States officially has a new government in formation. However, in the context of the pandemic recession, social upheaval, and profound contradictions, there will be no return to normal.