Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the New York correspondent for the Guardian and the author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South (Mississippi) and Stranger in a Strange Land: Travels in the Disunited States (New Press). He is also a contributor to The Notion.
New Labour is finished. What replaces it will certainly be worse.
Imagine, if you will, a white-collar CEO version of the TV show Cops. Roll cameras. Send up the chopper.
The global depression is spawning social unrest, which the extreme right might try to hijack--a good reason for the left to be well organized and engaged.
When the government is organizing a movement to back the government in the name of progressive politics, something is seriously awry.
Coming to terms with a black American not as a symbol of protest, but as a symbol of power.
Extinguishing race as a meaningful category demands we get rid of the racism that gives it meaning.
So far in the once-red state of Virginia, things are going Obama's way.
The vile politics of the party of abstinence stepped up to suffocate Bristol Palin in its embrace.
Jesse Jackson's gaffe demonstrates that the days of being able to think out loud are over.
Does Obama's candidacy represent a progressive paradigm shift--or is he just another mainstream Democrat?