Category Archives: Opinion

The “Red Tide”

If you have tried to put a Socialist Party congressional candidate on the ballot, as I have, the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic Party primary in New York’s 14th CD (Bronx, Queens) brings out at least warm nostalgic … Continue reading

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The Legislature goes home. What next for progressives?

When I was a member of the New York City Council in the early 1970s, the Council was responsible for setting fares and other working conditions for the taxicab industry. On one occasion we had before us a measure that … Continue reading

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Why “Social Democrats?”

In the last few years, the phrase “social democrats” has increasingly appeared in discussions about American politics. Political parties outside the United States are frequently described as social democratic, but it hasn’t been a common term here. Actually, it is … Continue reading

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America’s Social-Democratic Moment

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