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
The Red Wave Crashes on the Rocks of Voter Rejection
In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect abortion at the state level and deliver a likely split government.
Sybil DavisNovember 9, 2022
The Antidote to Midterm Despair Is Socialist Feminism
Among feminists, many are driven to the polls by the attacks on reproductive rights and trans youth. But so many go to the polls reluctantly, for lack of another solution. The antidote to midterm despair is socialist feminism.
Tatiana CozzarelliNovember 8, 2022
More Crisis on the Horizon as Republicans Rally to Take Back Congress
With just three days left before the midterm elections, the Republicans look increasingly likely to retake the House and perhaps even the Senate. This could have a profound impact on the next two years of Biden's presidency and the 2024 elections. But one thing is for sure: regardless of who wins on Tuesday, the result will be more polarization and more economic, environmental, and political crisis.
James Dennis HoffNovember 5, 2022
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 Cruz FerreJune 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 VoiceNovember 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 TranNovember 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 FloresNovember 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-MorseNovember 8, 2018