The House Has a New Trumpist Speaker, but the Republican Civil War Isn’t Over
Mike Johnson, a strong social conservative and Trumpist, has been elected Speaker of the House, bringing to an end the chaos that erupted after Kevin McCarthy’s downfall. Johnson is but a bandage on the deeper crises of the Republican Party and the larger crises of the regime.
Sybil DavisNovember 1, 2023
Far Right Imposed Shutdown Represents Deeper Crises Only Workers Can Resolve
The United States is on the verge of a government shutdown. The fact that a minority far right in Congress has forced this, largely over disagreements with military spending, shows that the U.S. regime is in a historic crisis. Now more than ever, workers must intervene for their own interests.
Samuel KarlinSeptember 29, 2023
Neither Trump nor Biden Represent the Interests of the Striking Workers
Donald Trump skipped the second GOP debate to go to Michigan to speak on the UAW strike. This, one day after Biden became the first U.S. president to walk a picket line, represents the on-going fight between the parties to win influence over the working class.
Sybil DavisSeptember 29, 2023
Divisions Within the Capitalist Class Shine Through During GOP Primary Debate
This week, the GOP held its first primary debate, which Trump did not attend. It revealed the extent of confusion within the Republican Party about how to respond to the growing social crisis and decline of U.S. hegemony.
Brian H. SilversteinAugust 27, 2023
Trump Indictments Are About Capitalist Stability, Not Justice
Behind the many damning charges against Trump lies a more fundamental attempt on behalf of a broad sector of capital to defend the stability and legitimacy of the U.S. regime in the midst of a series of ongoing military, economic, ecological, and political crises.
James Dennis HoffAugust 4, 2023
A Weakened Trump Poses as an Alternative for the Working Class in Third Bid for President
Speaking at Mar-a-Lago a week after the failed “red wave” of the midterms, Trump made an appeal to all those spurned by neoliberalism and feeling the effects of inflation to rally behind his xenophobic, transphobic, and pro-capitalist agenda.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 16, 2022
One Year After January 6: The State of the Right and the Re-Legitimization of the State
Today politicians will commemorate the anniversary of the Storming of the Capitol as the day that democracy was saved from an attack of wild Trump supporters. But the advance of the far Right won’t be stopped by the Democrats or by putting our faith in the undemocratic institutions of the United States.
Sybil DavisJanuary 6, 2022