2016/11/20: In a capitalist democracy, the party of the left has one essential reason for existing: to speak for the working class. This delicate balance ended in the 1990s. Many blame Reagan and Thatcher for destroying unions and unfettering corporations. I don’t. In the 1990s, a New Left arose in the English-speaking world: Bill Clinton’s New Democrats and Tony Blair’s New Labour. Instead of a balancing act, Clinton and Blair presided over an equally aggressive “new centrist” dismantling of the laws that protected workers and the poor.
Enough examples should by now be common knowledge. Bill Clinton signed the final death warrant of the Glass-Steagall Act (itself originally signed into law by FDR), removing the final blocks preventing the banking industry from gambling away our prosperity (leading to the 2008 recession). Bill Clinton also sold us on the promise of free trade.
it is crucial that our cultural elite, most of it aligned with the New Democrats, not be allowed to shirk their responsibility for Trump’s success.
Faith leaders whose politics fall to the left of center are getting more involved in politics to fight against President Trump's policies.
I'm not like them But I can pretend The sun is gone But I have a light The day is done But I'm having fun I think I'm dumb Or maybe just happy - Kurt Cobain, Dumb My typical
I would love to share, my liberal friend, in your sense of incredulity about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of United States. I would love to stand with you in the sense of woundedness that, while certainly painful up front, carries with it the secondary compensation of a warm and nurturing solidarity. I would love to sit with you and fulminate in righteous anger about the unparalleled vulgarity and cruelty of Trump and his followers. - By Thomas S. Harrington
Ora che Renzi (perché era un referendum pro e contro di lui) ha subito una debacle, c'è chi dice che se la sinistra in Italia fosse seria e compatta avrebbe la maggioranza assoluta. Mi piacerebbe che la gente si chiedesse che cos'è questa "sinistra". Io che sono attento all'ambiente ed ai problemi sociali, ricordo chiaramente
How liberals came to look down on the people they once tried to help.
The party bears plenty of blame for its sorry lot - and for the country's.
The racism, sexism and xenophobia used by Donald Trump to advance his candidacy does not reveal an inherent malice in a m...
We're big on diversity, but not when it comes to conservatives in academia. That's wrong.