Biden’s Proposed Budget Nothing but Empty Promises
Earlier this month, Joe Biden announced his budget proposal, with a lot of promises. But the only thing we know he’ll deliver is that “nothing will fundamentally change.”
Molly RosenzweigMarch 31, 2023
The Squad Crossed a Line. DSA Members Must Do Something about It
After the railway worker strike vote, DSA members must admit that their electoral strategy isn’t working. Calls for accountability point in the right direction, but a deeper reflection is required. It’s time for DSA members to come to terms with the fact that working within the Democratic Party just doesn’t work for socialists or the interests of the working class.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 6, 2023
Chaos in the House of Representatives as Republican Right Refuses to Support the Republican Establishment
Kevin McCarthy, the establishment Republican choice for Speaker of the House, lost six consecutive votes after a portion of the Republican right refused to vote for him. This kicked off the biggest crisis in choosing a speaker of the house since 1923.
Ezra BrainJanuary 4, 2023
The Congressional Vote to Quash the Rail Strike Shows That We Need a Party of Our Own
The congressional intervention to bust a possible railroad strike with the complicity of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was a blow to the labor movement as a whole and a wake-up call for the socialist Left in America. Indignation and denunciation are not enough. It is fundamental to break with the Democratic Party and build a party of the working class and for the working class that genuinely fights for socialism.
Jimena VergaraDecember 22, 2022
Broad Left Parties Are a Dead End
Syriza, Podemos, and other broad left parties were supposed to help socialists increase their influence. The record has been pretty dismal. A debate with Tempest.
Nathaniel FlakinDecember 11, 2022
Sorry Jacobin, But Crushing Rail Workers’ Right to Strike Is Not Progressive
Jacobin’s Branko Marcetic is applauding progressive Democrats like AOC and Jamaal Bowman for their vote to force rail workers to accept a contract they explicitly rejected on terms that are not even close to their original demands.
James Dennis HoffDecember 1, 2022
Biden, Congress, and the Squad Just Voted to Block a Rail Strike. Workers Should be the Ones Who Decide
The Biden administration called on Congress to undemocratically impose a contract on rail workers across the country and avert a nationwide rail strike. The deal has already passed the House with unanimous support from Democrats. This latest maneuver by a “proud pro-labor President” shows that there is no such thing: the state acts in favor of the bosses to protect their profits.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 30, 2022
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
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