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Sanders’ Speech Explains His Vision of Socialism—It Sounds a Lot like New Deal Liberalism

Bernie Sanders likened himself to FDR and pledged to take up the  “unfinished business" of the New Deal. His speech was a call for national unity to fight fascism. But his description of democratic socialism sounded a lot like any other European welfare state.

Juan C

June 13, 2019

Revolutionaries in Parliament

Following the U.S. Midterm elections, a contest which provided no principled choice for working class voters, Left Voice interviewed Myriam Bregman and Nicolás Del Caño, two representatives of the PTS (Socialist Workers Party) for their views on how revolutionaries can use electoral politics to advance class struggle. Bregman is currently a city legislator in Buenos Aires and Del Caño serves in Argentina’s national congress.

Left Voice

November 22, 2018

Race, Class and Gender in the Midterms: Solidarity or Collision?

What the interplay of race, gender and class dynamics teaches us about Trumpism and the 2018 midterm election results.

Thuy Anh Tran

November 17, 2018

Who Is Beto O’Rourke?

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is quickly becoming a household name after coming within three percentage points of ruining Ted Cruz’s reelection in Texas. It is hard to overstate the enthusiasm O’Rourke’s campaign generated statewide and nationally. His record-breaking fundraising reached over $40 million, while he nominally refused corporate cash, and he received a series of high-profile celebrity endorsements, including from Beyoncé and LeBron James.

Renato Flores

November 12, 2018

Faulty Machines, Long Lines and Voter ID Laws: The Midterms

While voter suppression received notable attention in the months before the midterms, problems at voting stations on Election Day presented new obstacles for voters around the country.

Mira Craig-Morse

November 8, 2018