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RNC Day 3: The Battle of the Suburbs

The third night of the Republican National Convention was directed squarely at the suburban woman voter. This revealed both the Republican strategy for winning the upcoming election and the bankruptcy of identity politics.

Ezra Brain

August 27, 2020

RNC Day 2: Gimme That Old Time Religion

The second night of the Republican National Convention was designed to shore up support among right-wing Christian and evangelical Republicans.

Otto Fors

August 26, 2020

RNC Day 1: A Spectre is Haunting the Republican National Convention

The first day of the Republican National Convention was defined by both red-baiting and race-baiting as Republicans strengthened their appeal to the most reactionary elements of their base while also appealing to the suburban middle class.

Ezra Brain

August 25, 2020

U.S. Imperialism Boosts Military Spending Amidst Cuts for the Working Class

With the recent passage of the $741 billion National Defense Authorization Act and even greater defense spending through the Senate Republicans’ proposed coronavirus relief package, the U.S. has unprecedented authority to attack the working class here and abroad instead of providing pandemic relief.

Maryam Alaniz

July 28, 2020

The Republican Covid Relief Plan: Billions for State Repression, Nothing for Workers

Senate Republicans have released their version of the HEALS Act, a new stimulus plan. The proposals benefit corporations and the repressive mechanisms of the state, and the plan is designed to force people back to work.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

July 28, 2020

Racism Is Bipartisan

Bourgeois democracy and the two-party regime in the U.S. are key to sustaining racism.

Ana Rivera

July 2, 2020

The Great American Comeback? Trump Resumes His Re-Election Campaign With Bizarre Speech in Tulsa

Donald Trump re-started his reelection campaign with a rally in Tulsa that was marked by bizarre digressions, red baiting, racist dog whistles, and cynical attempts to appeal to Black voters. The speech caused the hashtag #TrumpMeltdown to trend on twitter.

Ezra Brain

June 21, 2020

Democrats and Republicans to the Rescue… of Corporations

Republicans and Democrats have agreed on an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package, much of it going to shore up corporate profitability. While hundreds of thousands are sick and dying from the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress makes clear again in whose interest it governs.

Robert Belano

March 25, 2020