The Democratic Leadership Council has been dead for years, but not its pro-Wall Street, pro-corporate mission, which has lived on in groups like the Third Way. Now armed with millions of dollars, they are increasing their public profile and aggressively advancing the "New Democrat" agenda to push the party to the right. Can progressives stop them?
With the election of Donald Trump, it seems unlikely that reparations will move forward at a national scale anytime soon. But Chicago's ordinance provides a model for creating reparations at the local level, even in the face of daunting circumstances.
A dystopian novel is like a telegram to the frog in the pot that thinks it's sitting in a hot tub, says novelist John Feffer, discussing his latest work. Although finished before Brexit and Trump, Splinterlands foreshadows a world atomized -- unless we take the telegram seriously and do something about it.