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.
Ezra BrainJanuary 6, 2022
From the Tea Party to Kyle Rittenhouse: The Far Right’s Advances within the Republican Party
Since Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, he's been offered three different internships with Republican members of Congress and been invited to meet with Donald Trump. This is the latest sign that the Republican Party is embracing the far Right --- a trend that was first seen in the Tea Party.
Ezra BrainDecember 3, 2021
Elections in Virginia: Between Trumpist Culture Wars and Clinton’s Right-Hand Man
Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is in a dead heat with his Republican opponent ahead of Tuesday’s gubernatorial race in Virginia. The vote will be seen as a referendum on the Biden presidency and Trump's plans for a comeback.
Ezra BrainNovember 1, 2021
“Do You Miss Me Yet?”: CPAC Shows that Trumpism Is Here to Stay
Last weekend’s Trump-centered CPAC demonstrated that Biden’s project to “return to normal” is doomed to fail. Trumpism, far from having been defeated in November, is here to stay.
Otto ForsMarch 2, 2021
The Political Theater of the Impeachment Serves the Democrats
Trump's second impeachment trial is making headlines, but even its exploration of the events of January 6 at the Capitol have little to do with working class and oppressed people. It's just part of the Democrats' strategy of buttressing the regime under the bourgeois "rule of law."
Ezra BrainFebruary 13, 2021
Socialists in the United States, Mexico, and Costa Rica Stand in Solidarity With the Honduran Migrant Caravan
On January 14, a caravan of about six thousand migrants from Honduras marching towards the United States was violently repressed by the Guatemalan army. This repressive policy against migrants was ordered by the U.S. imperialist government.
Left VoiceJanuary 20, 2021
In the Final Hours of His Term, Trump Pardons Former Aides and Other Capitalist Criminals
Donald Trump issued a list of pardons and commutations in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It’s mostly a rogue’s gallery of right-wing former aides and capitalist financiers and politicians who have enriched themselves through scams, fraud, and assaults on democracy.
Rose LemlichJanuary 20, 2021
Biden’s Inauguration Speech: Empty Platitudes and (Neoliberal) Unity
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. In his speech, he spoke very little about politics, policy, or the actual situation facing millions of people. Instead, he spoke in vague terms about the need for “democracy” and “unity” as he began his attempt to restore faith in America’s institutions.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 20, 2021