Opinion

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Hillary Clinton, Frederick Douglass, and imagination: A lesson in dialectics

Douglass could have despaired over Lincoln's inconsistent anti-slavery credentials, but he didn't. The left should take a page from his book for 2016. 

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A lesson I learned from Donald Trump

I understand why protesters blocked access to Donald Trump's rally in Arizona. But I don't agree. History has shown the danger of silencing speech.

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How a Trump addict can beat withdrawal symptoms!

The shock was too much for me to handle: Donald Trump said he would begin to act "presidential."

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 2): Building real political independence

American politics is conducted in a two-party, winner-take-all system. We have to play the cards dealt as we fight to change the rules of the game.

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Left strategy in 2016 (Part 1): Grasping the key link of struggle

Win or lose, American politics will never be the same again because radical new ideas have been discussed widely and new forces have energized the electoral arena. 

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Clinton will win nomination, but Sanders’ revolution can’t quit now

Sanders is setting an example for a new form of political independence. Hopefully his supporters are all getting the message.

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Trump’s got everyone asking: Is he a fascist?

The F-word is back - no, not that F-word - the other one: fascism; and no one can take more credit for its comeback than Donald Trump.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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Clinton takes the long view: Republican victory would threaten democracy itself

In the rush to compare Clinton and Sanders and sensationalize their tightening race, a lot of news outlets totally missed the boat.

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Climate change shows the global stakes of the November elections

The whole Republican pack is shamelessly doing the political bidding of the energy giants.

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