The Left

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders during a 2020 presidential primary debate.

Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency

Mass movements stoke the fires of popular discontent, but only the state can pass laws and overhaul key institutions.

Jan 9, 2024 / Michael Kazin

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive for a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge National Historical Park on January 5, 2024.

Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow Biden’s Pro-Democracy Message Is Too Negative and Too Narrow

A winning campaign needs more than just revulsion at the January 6 coup.

Jan 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin and Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger speak during the Times’ annual DealBook summit, on November 29, 2023 in New York City.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The comforting lessons in good will and friendship Apple, Netflix, and Disney flaunt are benign distractions that deflect attention from their two-fisted business behavior.

Jan 8, 2024 / Peter Biskind

A projected picture of President Joe Biden with the text reading “Genocide Joe” on the wall of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum during in a Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, D.C. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at Thomas Circle to hold a rally with Palestinian flags and banners, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

Once more, wars abroad threaten domestic reform.

Jan 4, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

Max Czollek reads at

Germany’s Theater of Memory: “Some People Already See the Flames. Others Don’t Even Smell the Smoke.” Germany’s Theater of Memory: “Some People Already See the Flames. Others Don’t Even Smell the Smoke.”

A conversation with Max Czollek about Germans, Jews, Muslims, migration, and the aftermath of October 7 and the war in Gaza.

Dec 29, 2023 / Q&A / Linda Mannheim

Shawn Fain, president of the United Automobile Workers, joins lawmakers at a press conference calling for a cease-fire in the Middle East outside of the Capitol on December 14, 2023.

Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike Shawn Fain’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Lay the Ground for a National Strike

By having contracts with all the Big Three automakers expire on May Day, 2028, the UAW president also issued a challenge to the labor movement. Will his union be ready to meet it?...

Dec 28, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

2023 Student Protests

The Year of the Youth The Year of the Youth

Over the last year, we’ve seen an extraordinary surge in student organizing around LGBTQ rights, climate change, labor, Palestine, and more.

Dec 22, 2023 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Murray Bookchin (left) and Murray Rothbard.

The 2 Murrays and the Age of Pretend Anarchy The 2 Murrays and the Age of Pretend Anarchy

The strange global influence of anarcho-capitalism.

Dec 15, 2023 / Jeet Heer

The Israeli Left Today

The Israeli Left Today The Israeli Left Today

A conversation with David Myers about the peace movement in Israel.

Dec 14, 2023 / no-paywall / Jon Wiener

Holly Maguigan stands at a podium smiling, giving a speech.

When Women Fought Back: Holly Maguigan’s Legacy in the Law When Women Fought Back: Holly Maguigan’s Legacy in the Law

Her work forced the law to embrace a feminist conception of danger, threat, and defending yourself and your family.

Dec 14, 2023 / Katherine Franke

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