Until the election of 1852, everybody understood that only a Whig or a Democrat could be elected. The Whigs, however, were unable to find consensus on the issue of slavery; and their house, divided against itself, could not stand. A similar thing is happening now with the Democrats around the issue of oligarchy – and it might spell the end of the party.
A “rogue state” is defined as “a nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.”
The ideas behind the Green New Deal aren’t just realistic – they’re real, too. The “Third Industrial Revolution,” championed by Jeremy Rifkin, is rolling out across the planet as we speak. This article examines the technological and structural specifics of this movement.
Barack Obama has warned progressives to avoid in-fighting – “circular firing squads” – that weaken the overall progressive effort. Where, though, should we compromise? Where should we hold firm? Where do we draw the line between purity and pragmatism? Nathan Locke proposes a simple, common-sense litmus test.
Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it another bombastic celebration of freedom. Freedom is one of our most celebrated ideals, and for good reason. These days, though, it seems actual freedom is in fairly short supply; and, depending on who you ask, it can mean different things. Nathan Locke explores how the trappings of freedom have obscured the essence of it in this reflection.
This is the real joke thats not funny. MMT is no joke – but how it is currently being abused is.A progressive application of MMT (again, not MMT itself) merely seeks to shift that ‘socialism’ MLK mentioned away from imperialist behavior and toward our own countrypeople.