Opinion

No other way to get there

There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.

Not just any movement

Only a particular kind of movement has the capacity to challenge the array of forces on the other side of the class struggle at this juncture.

Defend the democratic coalition

Progressives need to relearn the rich lessons of the New Deal experience, and act accordingly.

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 2

A transformational era is made from many streams and directions, but I do not agree that slogans should focus primarily on "defeat of the ultra-right."

The movement needs to kick it up a notch - part 1

I am not one who thinks a deteriorating political climate will open more opportunities to advance a left agenda.

Not everybody is on same page

On the political left, two distinct and competing trends have taken shape in the course of the first year of the Obama presidency.

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Ultra-right has not been decisively defeated

We number thousands in a country of hundreds of millions. Our specific role has to be to build a movement of tens of millions by providing clear thinking on strategy and tactics .

Setting the record straight

Some on the left say the Communist Party USA has no differences with President Obama. Just to set the record straight: we do, and we express them, but we go to great lengths to state them in a constructive and unifying way.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

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