Tag: Democratic Primaries

Amy Klobuchar: Locking Up Black People While Killer Cops Go Free

During her tenure as a District Attorney in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has consistently criminalized Blackness and poverty. Her “tough on crime” political branding landed people in jail over small infractions like graffiti and truancy. She has also been consistent in allowing cops to get away with murder: she failed to press charges against Derek Chauvin, George Floyd’s killer. 

Why Should Teachers Endorse Joe Biden?

They shouldn’t. The National Education Association (NEA) has endorsed Joe Biden. The leadership of the teachers’ union says Biden has “a deep connection to the work of educators.” A young teacher and NEA member has ten questions about that.

Six Feet Apart but Still Together: The Sanders vs. Biden Debate

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met for a debate Sunday amidst the unfolding crisis of the coronavirus. While the debate got tense at times as the candidates bickered over policy and past votes, both candidates pledged to support each other and showed a unity in the face of a crisis.

This Is Why We Need a Party for Socialists in the U.S.

The recent maneuvers to give Biden’s campaign a boost show that the Democratic Party remains firmly in the grip of big U.S. capitalists. Only an independent political organization of the working class, one that fights to end capitalism, will uncompromisingly fight for workers’ interests and for the highest form of democracy.

Biden’s South Carolina Win Breathes Life Into Democratic Party Establishment

Joe Biden’s impressive performance in South Carolina indicates that the field may have narrowed to just him and Bernie Sanders. As Super Tuesday approaches, the two candidates are fighting for control over their respective wings of the Democratic Party and it is still unclear which man will become the nominee — or if Elizabeth Warren can act as a spoiler and force a contested convention.

Pete Buttigieg and the Folly of Identity Politics

Pete Buttigieg is positioning himself as an ally of queer liberation because he is the first openly gay man to run for president. However, down the road of identity politics lies only cooptation, not liberation. 

Bloomberg’s Bid to Buy the Presidency

Michael Bloomberg’s record-shattering campaign spending is allowing him to quickly move up in the polls. His campaign shows that elections can be virtually bought in the US.

Amy Klobuchar: Locking Up Black People While Killer Cops Go Free

During her tenure as a District Attorney in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has consistently criminalized Blackness and poverty. Her “tough on crime” political branding landed people in jail over small infractions like graffiti and truancy. She has also been consistent in allowing cops to get away with murder: she failed to press charges against Derek Chauvin, George Floyd’s killer. 

Why Should Teachers Endorse Joe Biden?

They shouldn’t. The National Education Association (NEA) has endorsed Joe Biden. The leadership of the teachers’ union says Biden has “a deep connection to the work of educators.” A young teacher and NEA member has ten questions about that.

Six Feet Apart but Still Together: The Sanders vs. Biden Debate

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met for a debate Sunday amidst the unfolding crisis of the coronavirus. While the debate got tense at times as the candidates bickered over policy and past votes, both candidates pledged to support each other and showed a unity in the face of a crisis.

This Is Why We Need a Party for Socialists in the U.S.

The recent maneuvers to give Biden’s campaign a boost show that the Democratic Party remains firmly in the grip of big U.S. capitalists. Only an independent political organization of the working class, one that fights to end capitalism, will uncompromisingly fight for workers’ interests and for the highest form of democracy.

Biden’s South Carolina Win Breathes Life Into Democratic Party Establishment

Joe Biden’s impressive performance in South Carolina indicates that the field may have narrowed to just him and Bernie Sanders. As Super Tuesday approaches, the two candidates are fighting for control over their respective wings of the Democratic Party and it is still unclear which man will become the nominee — or if Elizabeth Warren can act as a spoiler and force a contested convention.

Pete Buttigieg and the Folly of Identity Politics

Pete Buttigieg is positioning himself as an ally of queer liberation because he is the first openly gay man to run for president. However, down the road of identity politics lies only cooptation, not liberation. 

Bloomberg’s Bid to Buy the Presidency

Michael Bloomberg’s record-shattering campaign spending is allowing him to quickly move up in the polls. His campaign shows that elections can be virtually bought in the US.