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American Politics After Sanders

Sanders’ surrender before the reality of Clinton’s victory has brought an end to one of the most contested primary seasons in recent American History. How have the major political and economic players been impacted, and what should we expect next?

Ian Steinman

June 21, 2016

Sanders’ Traps

Despite his recent defeat in California, Bernie Sanders pledges to fight until the end for the nomination. His struggle to “democratize” the Democratic Party and his quest for economic and social justice have crashed against the shortcomings of his own strategy.

Juan C

June 9, 2016

Is the Green Party the Next Step for Socialists?

The Green Party is projected as an alternative to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton. But who do they represent, and can socialists support them?

Wayne Stephen

June 8, 2016

Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?

Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.

Robert Belano

April 2, 2016

Sanders has 40% of the vote, but Superdelegates Cut Him Down to 32%

The March 15 elections are a major milestone in the primaries. The Superdelegates’ vote reveals the blatantly undemocratic nature of the process. How will Sanders fare in the face of the “rigged” political system he set out to battle?

Jason West

March 15, 2016

Chicago Kicks Out Trump

Last Friday, the Windy City was having none of Donald Trump’s hot air. Thousands of youth, workers and women took to the streets of Chicago to protest the billionaire presidential candidate.

Julia Wallace

March 14, 2016

Trump and Clinton Win Big on Super Tuesday

Hillary and Trump emerged victorious after last night's round of primaries, securing significant leads in the race for the presidential nomination.

Tre Kwon

March 2, 2016

What to Make of Sanders’ Big Win

With a 20% margin of victory, Bernie Sanders made a resounding statement in New Hampshire. What is the meaning of Sanders’ win and does the “democratic socialist” represent a challenge to capitalism — or a legitimization of it?

Robert Belano

February 15, 2016

Could Bernie Sanders win?

The Democratic establishment is freaking out over the idea that an ultra-liberal outsider could win the primaries–no less than the Republicans are freaked out with Trump and Cruz’s lead in polls.

Juan C

January 28, 2016