The Future of the Semi-Victorious Democratic Party

November 09, 2020

New York Times reporter Astead W. Herndon introduced his post-election interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by reminding readers how the ebullient progressive Democrat has dutifully played the role the Democrats requested of her during the presidential election campaign. “For months,” he...

Can America’s Progressive Movement Thrive Without Bernie Sanders?

April 17, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders quit his presidential bid in early April and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden soon thereafter. Sanders’ campaign suffered heavily from a coalition of his centrist opponents and could never recover from the surprise poor showing on Super Tuesday, making it...

Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

July 24, 2019

During the height of Joseph Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. The Black Marias, the vehicle of choice for the secret police, would traditionally arrive in the middle of the night to ferry “undesirables” to...

The Right Green New Deal

May 08, 2019

The Green New Deal as proposed makes the right diagnosis, but the wrong prescription for government action on renewable energy. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal has sparked an important and overdue debate about America’s energy future. The core...

Move Left America: A New Message Is Coming

February 01, 2019

The ugly underbelly of capitalism for the wealthy has been exposed like never before by Trump and his cabal. It is time once again to take stock of the shocking level of disinterest among the political and corporate classes in the well-being of the lower classes in America. First, despite...

Making Money Is Harmless

January 28, 2019

Ben Stein thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be less like Hitler if she simply got interested in making money. Is that really his message? Why the media even bothers to question people like Ben Stein about major issues leaves some of us wondering, especially when we know there are dozens of...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Clothes and Early Female Labor Activists

January 07, 2019

Criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes echoes attacks against early female labor activists. As the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted much media attention. A young outspoken woman who defines herself as “an educator, an...