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July 27, 2021
The Working Families Party’s Amazing Disappearing Ballot Line
Thanks to the city’s notoriously incompetent Board of Elections, when New Yorkers go to the polls in November, the WFP will not be on the ballot.
June 28, 2021
The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo?
The stunning victory of socialist challenger India Walton over the city’s four-term incumbent has ignited a revolution here—if she can keep it.
April 30, 2021
How to Stop Andrew Yang
Ranked-choice voting allows New Yorkers to block this celebrity candidate even without a clear progressive front-runner.
April 23, 2021
Dianne Morales Looks for Space—and Support—on New York’s Left
Though her mayoral campaign is still polling in single digits, Morales would represent a profound break with the city’s past.
March 22, 2021
How Kyrsten Sinema Sold Out
The origin story of the Senate’s newest super villain.
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February 9, 2021
Big Business Goes Up Against Democracy in Seattle
Local corporate interests are trying to recall elected City Council member Kshama Sawant.
August 14, 2020
The Working Families Party Endorses Biden and Harris
Beating Trump is the priority, but the progressive group says it’ll keep pressuring Biden to move left on economic, social, and racial justice issues.
August 11, 2020
Kamala Harris Will Shred Mike Pence in the Vice Presidential Debate
And Joe Biden knows why that matters.
March 9, 2020
The Working Families Party Says It’s Time to Get Off the Sidelines and Back Sanders
The labor-left group, which backed Elizabeth Warren last fall, endorses Bernie Sanders to “get the job done.”
January 30, 2020
Why American Socialism Failed—and How It Could Prevail Today
Today’s socialists march into the 2020s without the daunting roadblocks of a century ago.