Politics

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jeet Heer

Hillary Clinton Just Made the Wrong Choice in One of 2024’s Most Crucial Races Hillary Clinton Just Made the Wrong Choice in One of 2024’s Most Crucial Races

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee knows George Latimer is using racist GOP talking points to attack Jamaal Bowman. Yet she has endorsed Latimer. What an embarrassment.

John Nichols

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Sandy Tolan

Why University of California Workers Stopped Their Historic Strike Why University of California Workers Stopped Their Historic Strike

Nearly 80 percent of participating union members voted in support of the strike on May 1, citing the repression of pro-Palestine protesters at UCLA, UCSD, and UCI.

StudentNation / Amber X. Chen and Ella Carter-Klauschie

State Politics

Sam Brown Nevada

Trump’s Favored Candidate Just Won Nevada’s Senate Primary Trump’s Favored Candidate Just Won Nevada’s Senate Primary

Sam Brown will face incumbent Democratic Senator Jacky Rosen in November, in a state where the outcome remains far from clear.

Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

Why So Much Depends Upon Jamaal Bowman Beating AIPAC

Why So Much Depends Upon Jamaal Bowman Beating AIPAC Why So Much Depends Upon Jamaal Bowman Beating AIPAC

The pro-Israel lobbying group is spending millions to oust the New York congressman, but Bowman has “people power.”

Hadas Thier

House Progressives vs. AIPAC, and State Constitutions Protecting Rights

House Progressives vs. AIPAC, and State Constitutions Protecting Rights House Progressives vs. AIPAC, and State Constitutions Protecting Rights

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Alan Minsky on the campaign to defeat Jamaal Bowman, and Eyal Press on state Constitutions expanding rights missing from the US constitution…

Start Making Sense / Jon Wiener

The Right

Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2024.

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jeet Heer

LAPD officers leave the University of Southern California after clearing an encampment on May 5, 2024.

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Sandy Tolan

J.D. Vance in the background in focus with Donald Trump in the foreground out of focus.

Just More Evidence That J.D. Vance Is a Fraud Just More Evidence That J.D. Vance Is a Fraud

As long as you ultimately kiss the ring, you get total absolution in Trump world. But the junior senator from Ohio has traveled farther than most.

Joan Walsh

Democrats

Why So Much Depends Upon Jamaal Bowman Beating AIPAC Why So Much Depends Upon Jamaal Bowman Beating AIPAC

The pro-Israel lobbying group is spending millions to oust the New York congressman, but Bowman has “people power.”

Hadas Thier

Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good? Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good?

Or just until after the election? Either way, she’s blown a $15 billion hole in the MTA budget, leaving New Yorkers with overcrowded streets, filthy air, and an underfunded subwa…

Ross Barkan

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jeet Heer

Latest in Politics

Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in as he testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

House Republicans Have Voted to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt House Republicans Have Voted to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt

The vote followed demands that the US attorney general turn over recordings of President Biden’s interviews with Robert Hur.

Jun 13, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

First lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron arrive at Elysée Palace on June 8, 2024, in Paris, France.

What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.) What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.)

His foreign policy ideas are tired.

Jun 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners…

Jun 13, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Dreier

Children look through razor wire after crossing the US-Mexico border.

An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas

SB 4, which the ACLU called one of the most extreme pieces of anti-immigrant legislation ever enacted, would give Texas police the power to engage in immigration enforcement.

Jun 13, 2024 / StudentNation / Lajward Zahra

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers remarks during a press conference following his announcement that he was dissolving Parliament, at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris on June 12, 2024.

In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right? In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right?

At least they’re giving themselves a fighting chance.

Jun 12, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Unhoused senior citizens call a homeless advocate from at Tussing Park in Grants Pass, Oregon. on Thursday. March 28, 2024.

The Liberal Consensus on Homelessness Got Us Here The Liberal Consensus on Homelessness Got Us Here

The housing crisis is the logical outcome of real estate speculation and expanding unemployment—not an inevitable fact of life.

Jun 12, 2024 / Class Notes / Adolph Reed Jr.

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