"We must recognize in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights. And this is what I mean by democratic socialism." by Jake Johnson CommonDreams edited by O Society June 16, 2019 In a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Speech on “Democratic Socialism” to Defeat Oligarchy and Authoritarianism
by Eric Levitz Intelligencer edited by O Society May 12, 2019 Universal health care, tuition-free public college, a giant hike in the federal minimum wage, and a guaranteed federal job for anyone who is involuntarily unemployed are all very popular ideas in the United States. The word socialism is not. Recent polls find a majority … Continue reading To Bernie Sanders ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal Liberal
Politics, power, and the Green New Deal by Kevin Baker Harper's edited by O Society May 9, 2019 The river “flows up the map,” they used to say, first south, then west, and then north, and through some of the most verdant and beautiful country in America. It is called the Tennessee, but it drains … Continue reading Where Our New World Begins
America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom. by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute edited by O Society March 21, 2019 The Oregonian reported fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population … Continue reading What Does “Freedom” Mean?
by Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Marks Hoover Institution Jan 30, 2001 With the coming of the Great Depression in the 1930s, a sharp increase in protest and anticapitalist sentiment threatened to undermine the existing political system and create new political parties. The findings of diverse opinion polls, as well as the electoral support given to local radical, … Continue reading How FDR Saved Capitalism
A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.
Isaac Chotiner interviews This month, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, after their sweeping electoral victory in November. And the biggest political stories in the country, aside from the fight over Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, have focused on the unabashedly leftist members of the incoming class of House freshmen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future