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5 Things Leftists Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Jonathan Kissam | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Jonathan Kissam

While we may not agree with every decision he has made, is making, or will make, we need to understand that fundamentally what he is doing is looking for the most achievable radical change, and the most radical achievable change (within his own political framework of social democracy).

As Sanders and Trump Push the Right Buttons, the Liberty Movement Must Wake Up

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

As an activist for liberty, I am pained by the failure of the similarly anti-establishment and still-largely-insurgent liberty movement to replicate either Ron Paul's successes of four years ago, or the successes of its present political opponents -- a democratic socialist, Sanders, and I'm-not-sure-what-to-call-him-but-he-looks-like-a-populist-fascist, Trum

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

The Dangers of Government That Doesn't Get Things Done

Eric Black | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Many on the right also claim to have the Framers on their side. The Framers feared a dictatorial government, goes this historical argument. While evidence can be adduced for that view of the Framers, I tend to think it is more wrong than right.

There Is No Left Left

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

American liberalism is dead. Long live American liberalism -- the proper kind.

Notes From the Occupation: Occupy Wall Street is Not the Tea Party of the Left

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every so often, I am so impressed by a comment to one of my columns that I offer to just turn my column over to the author, and let them have my soapb...

But 'Till You Feed Us, Right And Wrong Can't Wait

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Alexander Goerlach

The free market has been poisoned; our communities have been corrupted. We have gambled for social cohesion and have lost.

Anthony Weiner: Metaphor for How Sexual Selfishness Destroyed the Left's Agenda

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Left won the culture wars. Porn is everywhere, and sex is deregulated. But so is Wall Street. Maybe it's time to re-regulate Wall Street and the banks, and reintroduce something shocking to progressive sensibilities -- a few taboos.

Who Cares Who Wins the Elections

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Either way, we will not win on November 2nd. Sure, party hangers-on hoping for sweetheart contracts and other favors care, and are working overtime u...

'One Nation Rally' Photo Gallery

Jeff Malet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

2010-10-06-pullquote.jpg On October 2, 2010, tens of thousands of activists gathered, hoping to counter the conservative tea party movement and energize the electorate.

White House Unloads Anger Over Criticism From 'Professional Left'

The Hill | Sam Youngman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity....

8 Reasons Leftists Should be Pro-Israel

Alan Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

It is time for Leftists to become outraged not over Israel, but over the distortions and demonization of Israel on college campuses and at the United Nations and throughout the media and politics.

Omar al Bashir and the Problem of Whataboutery

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

In 2008, when the ICC initially charged al-Bashir with individual criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity in Darfur, there was a veritable chorus of "What about Bush?"

Why I am a Leftist and Why I Don't Support Obama's Foreign Policy

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

I call myself leftist not only because I endorse principles of change, but because I think America deserves smarter politicians running its foreign policy than the ones in charge of it now.

A Look Back at History...

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Carmichael

In 1929, the bottom fell out of the German economy after the New York stock market crash. In four years, unemployment leapt from 6.3% to 30%. No German family was spared.

Obama's First Year: The Bubble Descends

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is significant that President Barack Obama's true first anniversary in office is about to be overshadowed by a special election to fill a Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Why the Left Fails

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The Left loses key battles because most Americans don't understand the very basics of American democracy--especially that we do not have a parliament.

Truths for 2010 No One in Politics or Mainstream Media Will Tell You

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

Do you agree that our political leadership -- across the board -- and our talking heads -- Left and Right, let alone the mainstream media -- are mostly too jaded and/or cowardly to actually speak truth?

Barack Obama's Disturbing Pattern of Condescension Towards the Left

John Knefel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Knefel

This pattern of behavior -- from a president who owes a large part of his overwhelming electoral mandate to progressives -- is troubling, to say the least.

The Left Is Also Obama's Problem

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The right is irredeemably sick. The left is just silly. Together the silly and the sick may just do us in.

Should the French Socialist Party Die?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Am I right to say of today's Socialist Party that it is the "large corpse falling backward" that Jean-Paul Sartre has already diagnosed?

Now More Than Ever -- Stand By Obama

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Who on the Left is "disappointed" with President Obama? Raise your hands then hang your heads in shame.

Can Progressives Grow Up? (President Obama Needs the Left to Change Its Ways)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

First President Obama wasn't "black enough" for the black left. Then he was "too centrist" in his appointments for the white left. Then he wasn't gay friendly enough. Now he is President.

Let The Chips Fall -- Beyond Predictable Left/Right Ideology

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Before you get your panties all bunched up and send me "how-can-you-say-that?" emails please note: the lists below are not lists of statements I nece...

I'm Not a Liberal

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

I think people who say Obama is liberal haven't bothered to find out anything about him. It's my conservative side that's voting for him.