80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett

Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House on July 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Originally published in Common Dreams “With Republicans threatening to cut benefits—and worse, eliminate the program entirely—Dems need to make clear they’re fighting to protect and expandContinue reading “80% of US Voters Across Party Lines Support Expanding Social Security / by Jessica Corbett”

Opinion: If Democrats want votes, they should rain fury on union-busting corporations / by Hamilton Nolan

Starbucks employees and supporters reacting as votes are read during a union election in December in Buffalo, New York. Photograph: Joshua Bessex/AP Originally published in the Guardian, 8/8/22 We supposedly have the most pro-union US president of our lifetimes. Let’s see him act like it In June, workers at a Chipotle restaurant in Augusta, Maine, becameContinue reading “Opinion: If Democrats want votes, they should rain fury on union-busting corporations / by Hamilton Nolan”

Opinion: Why “vote against fascism”? / by Callum Wilson

“Vote against fascism” is an excellent slogan and an even better strategy. While many of those who I would say are ultra left would decry such a call for action, I ask, why? I am from and live in Pennsylvania. Of the two major candidates running for governor, Josh Shapiro (D) and Doug Mastriano (R),Continue reading “Opinion: Why “vote against fascism”? / by Callum Wilson”

Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride

Photo credit: Courtesy CPUSA “Standing up for our values is not without cost” The last couple of months have brought clarity to many within the masses, when it comes to the oppressive nature of capitalism and the lengths the ruling class will go to achieve its goals regardless of the suffering that is created inContinue reading “Commentary: On the suffering of the masses for capitalist and imperialist gains / by Raina Overskride”

FDR Was Right to Attack the Supreme Court’s Power. Democrats Should Do the Same Today / by Davis Sirota

Franklin Roosevelt signs Social Security Act into law, August 14, 1935. (Wikimedia Commons) When the Supreme Court’s right-wing justices tried to block Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, he took the court head-on — and won. There’s a lesson there today: directly attacking the court’s power is the only way to rein it in. As sixContinue reading “FDR Was Right to Attack the Supreme Court’s Power. Democrats Should Do the Same Today / by Davis Sirota”

House Democrats to Hold First Medicare for All Hearing Since Pandemic / by Julia Conley

Protesters supporting Medicare for All hold a rally outside PhRMA headquarters April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. The rally was held by the group Progressive Democrats of America. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) “Congress must implement a system that prioritizes people over profits, humanity over greed, and compassion over exploitation,” said Rep. Cori Bush. Two yearsContinue reading “House Democrats to Hold First Medicare for All Hearing Since Pandemic / by Julia Conley”