Tag: Democratic Party

No Good Choices: How The Two-Party System Fails Voters 

Though the 2020 elections set a new record for voter turnout, more people still chose not to vote than supported either candidate. This shows yet again that the bipartisan political regime of the U.S. has nothing to offer to most of the working class and oppressed.

A hand-drawn image of a ballot with the line for president showing. The write-in bubble is filled in, and someone has written "NO CAPITALIST PARTIES" in red.

2020 Elections Live Updates

Welcome to the Left Voice 2020 Elections Live Blog, where we’ll be updating this space with the latest news as U.S. voters head to — and wait at — the polls. Do you have news that should be included? Pictures of long lines, voter intimidation, or something else? Send them to us at [email protected]

It’s Time to Lower the Voting Age

U.S. democracy is hardly democratic. Young people are forced to sell their labor and take on massive student loans to survive, but they are unable to choose what kind of world they live in. Lowering the voting age to 16 would give a voice to millions of teenagers across the country who are recently politicized and deeply invested in issues like defunding the police and climate change. 

Of Course Joe Biden Intends to Appoint Republicans to His Cabinet

Last week, progressives were frustrated to learn that Joe Biden is reportedly considering moderate Republicans like John Kasich and Jeff Flake for Cabinet positions. But Biden already agrees with Republicans on key issues such as supporting private healthcare, big business, U.S. imperialism, and the police. 

The Final Debate: More of the Same With a Mute Button

Stripped of political theater, the final debate of the 2020 presidential election showed clearer than ever before that Donald Trump and Joe Biden want to present themselves as candidates of bourgeois “stability.” Though they differ in tactics, their responses showed that they share a vision of shoring up U.S. capitalist interests and revitalizing the decaying U.S. imperialist regime — and that they are more than willing to sacrifice the working class and oppressed across the world to do it.

How to Stop a Stolen Election: Mobilize the Unions

Trump’s election strategy is to attack voting rights in a bid to steal the election. Our unions have a crucial role to play not just in stopping him, but in fighting for real democracy beyond both parties of the ruling class. 

Socialists Should Not Vote for Joe Biden

Voting for neoliberals won’t lead to meaningful victories on any of the issues that matter to working people. Nor will a Biden victory save us from the real dangers posed by the far right, which grew substantially during Obama’s smooth-talking neoliberal presidency.

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence pictured sitting at their debate desks with short plexiglass barriers in between them

VP Debate: One Fly and Two Candidates of the Bourgeois State

At the vice presidential debate, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence fought about everything from the coronavirus response to swine flu to fracking. However, when you look past their rhetorical disagreements and Pence’s near-constant flaunting of the rules, the candidates actually have a lot more in common than they’d have you think.

No Good Choices: How The Two-Party System Fails Voters 

Though the 2020 elections set a new record for voter turnout, more people still chose not to vote than supported either candidate. This shows yet again that the bipartisan political regime of the U.S. has nothing to offer to most of the working class and oppressed.

A hand-drawn image of a ballot with the line for president showing. The write-in bubble is filled in, and someone has written "NO CAPITALIST PARTIES" in red.

2020 Elections Live Updates

Welcome to the Left Voice 2020 Elections Live Blog, where we’ll be updating this space with the latest news as U.S. voters head to — and wait at — the polls. Do you have news that should be included? Pictures of long lines, voter intimidation, or something else? Send them to us at [email protected]

It’s Time to Lower the Voting Age

U.S. democracy is hardly democratic. Young people are forced to sell their labor and take on massive student loans to survive, but they are unable to choose what kind of world they live in. Lowering the voting age to 16 would give a voice to millions of teenagers across the country who are recently politicized and deeply invested in issues like defunding the police and climate change. 

Of Course Joe Biden Intends to Appoint Republicans to His Cabinet

Last week, progressives were frustrated to learn that Joe Biden is reportedly considering moderate Republicans like John Kasich and Jeff Flake for Cabinet positions. But Biden already agrees with Republicans on key issues such as supporting private healthcare, big business, U.S. imperialism, and the police. 

The Final Debate: More of the Same With a Mute Button

Stripped of political theater, the final debate of the 2020 presidential election showed clearer than ever before that Donald Trump and Joe Biden want to present themselves as candidates of bourgeois “stability.” Though they differ in tactics, their responses showed that they share a vision of shoring up U.S. capitalist interests and revitalizing the decaying U.S. imperialist regime — and that they are more than willing to sacrifice the working class and oppressed across the world to do it.

How to Stop a Stolen Election: Mobilize the Unions

Trump’s election strategy is to attack voting rights in a bid to steal the election. Our unions have a crucial role to play not just in stopping him, but in fighting for real democracy beyond both parties of the ruling class. 

Socialists Should Not Vote for Joe Biden

Voting for neoliberals won’t lead to meaningful victories on any of the issues that matter to working people. Nor will a Biden victory save us from the real dangers posed by the far right, which grew substantially during Obama’s smooth-talking neoliberal presidency.

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence pictured sitting at their debate desks with short plexiglass barriers in between them

VP Debate: One Fly and Two Candidates of the Bourgeois State

At the vice presidential debate, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence fought about everything from the coronavirus response to swine flu to fracking. However, when you look past their rhetorical disagreements and Pence’s near-constant flaunting of the rules, the candidates actually have a lot more in common than they’d have you think.