Election Night 2021: The Right Strikes Back
A combination of Trumpism, the absence of a left-wing movement, right-wing identity politics, and the failures, and betrayals of the Biden administration made Tuesday's elections play out well for the right-wing across the country.
Ezra BrainNovember 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
Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy
Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.
Olivia WoodJuly 22, 2021
The New Culture Wars: Republicans Attack Trans Children to Prop Up Their Electoral Hopes
The recent spate of terrible bills attacking trans rights are part of a larger strategy of the Republicans, who are relaunching the culture wars in an attempt to win back power.
Ezra BrainApril 10, 2021
Legislators Ramp Up Their War on Voting Rights
Republicans in Georgia have passed a sweeping set of discriminatory voting restrictions. The working class must fight for the right to vote — the most basic right of capitalist democracy — making sure everyone has access to the ballot.
Otto ForsMarch 30, 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
Corporations #Resist Trump By Cutting Funding for Republicans. Don’t Fall for It.
MasterCard, American Express, Dow Chemical, Amazon, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other major companies halted funding to political parties and candidates, primarily Republicans. This is more proof that the big corporations own the politicians. It isn’t a victory for us. They are united with the right where it most counts: attacks against the working class.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 12, 2021
No Good Choices: How The Two-Party System Fails Voters
Though the 2020 elections set a new record for voter turnout, more people still chose not to vote than supported either candidate. This shows yet again that the bipartisan political regime of the U.S. has nothing to offer to most of the working class and oppressed.
Luigi MorrisNovember 13, 2020