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
The Solution to the Political Crisis Is in the Hands of the Working Class
The dramatic ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is just the latest iteration of an unfolding and rapidly developing political crisis that has unsettled the traditional parties and opened the door for a whole host of ideological monstrosities. Solving this crisis will require the independent action of the entire working class.
James Dennis HoffOctober 13, 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
#AllThatsLeftPod: How We Win the Fight for Trans Rights
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss both the right-wing and liberal attacks on trans rights, and the need for a movement and a working-class party with a socialist perspective to protect the oppressed.
Otto ForsJune 28, 2023
Sending Troops to Texas, Republicans Escalate the Bipartisan War on Migrants
Republican governors are sending their states’ soldiers and police to the already heavily militarized southern border to escalate their war on migrants.
Molly RosenzweigJune 9, 2023
Ron DeSantis Is a Reactionary Monster, but the Working Class Can Defeat Him
Far-right Florida governor Ron DeSantis launched his presidential bid for 2024 last month, reflecting some Republicans’ desire to move beyond Trump. The working class can defeat him.
Molly RosenzweigJune 6, 2023