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Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Socialists of America news and analysis from The Nation
August 15, 2018
The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect
The Democratic party’s new rock star is storming the country on behalf of insurgent populists.
August 10, 2018
These Democratic Socialists Aren’t Just Targeting Incumbent Politicians
They’re going after slumlords and real-estate speculators.
August 9, 2018
Rashida Tlaib Is Running for Congress on a Mission to Expand Civil-Rights Protections
This Michigan congressional nominee has a big vision for renewing and building upon the promise of the Civil Rights Act.
July 26, 2018
Whom Is the DSA Reaching? The Teens.
Since Ocasio-Cortez’s win, a surge of YDSA members from high schools around the country want to organize chapters at their schools.
July 13, 2018
Left Politics Can Win All Over the Country
Democrats need to learn what the Republicans have understood for decades: that to win, the party needs a message that embraces the passions, values, and agenda of grassroots leaders.
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July 11, 2018
Cynthia Nixon’s Platform Aligns With Democratic Socialist Principles, and With the Future
Democrats must recognize that radical social and economic changes demand a new politics.
June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins as a Democratic Socialist With a 21st-Century Vision
With a values-based campaign that championed Medicare for All and the abolition of ICE, the 28-year-old Latina beat a top Democratic incumbent.
June 8, 2018
Activists in Austin Have a Novel Plan to Tackle its Affordable-Housing Crisis
Hint: It involves the passage of the largest affordable-housing bond in the city’s history, plus calls for cooperatives and community land trusts.
May 18, 2018
Socialism Is on a Winning Streak
Four candidates backed by Democratic Socialists of America won Pennsylvania primaries Tuesday, and come November they could all be legislators.
May 16, 2018
More Democratic-Primary Results Confirm That the Resistance Is Real—and Real Female
It was another great night for progressives and women—and especially women progressives.