The Need For Workplace Democracy

Workplaces shouldn’t operate like dictatorships…


The Meaning of Freedom

A review of Rob Larson’s “Capitalism vs. Freedom”…



You Celebrate The Victories And Keep Pressing On

In last night’s primary elections, good news and bad news…


“I Like Candidate X, I just Don’t Think They Can Win A General Election”

“Electability” concerns are often the very thing that keeps candidates from being electable…


Why Everyone Should Oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is both a bad judge and a callous, ignorant person.



I Refuse To Believe That This Is The Best We Can Do

Let’s not let history end here please…


Just Stop Worrying And Embrace The Left

You can tell by watching FOX and The View that the left is going to win..


Why Public Libraries Are Amazing

They may not exactly be socialism, but they’re a model of good publicly-run institutions.


Liberalism and Empire

A history lesson for Paul Krugman…



A Nifty Little Trick for Facilitating Class Discussions

A way of running non-intimidating, inclusive seminars…


“Sorry To Bother You” and the Rationality of Evil

What free market logic can turn us into…


The Incredible State-Level Single-Payer Plan That Everyone Should Be Talking About

Abdul El-Sayed’s “MichCare” plan is a detailed and practical plan to bring Medicare for All to Michigan…


Literature of the Left

The political left has produced countless classic works of analysis, memoir, and fiction…


Two Emails About Socialism

Some correspondence from readers about labels and ideas…


Stray Thoughts: Mostly About Nazis

The point of political writing, MLK on automation, how to stop fascism before it starts…


What We Did

Reckoning with Vietnam, 50 years after My Lai…


3 Arguments Against Socialism And Why They Fail

Why common talking points about socialism are silly…