In an age of right wing extremism, the only way forward is to break the corporate stranglehold with bold populist ideas
“In many ways, Cotton is the GOP foreign policy equivalent of House Speaker Paul Ryan: disingenuous, ignorant, and out of his depth, yet feted by the D.C. press corps as a Very Serious Person”
The Republican senator has built credentials around the same worldview he had as a young man. Don’t be fooled.
“I do not feel the drinking age should be raised [from 18 to 21]. Aside from the economics involved, if our young people are given the right and responsibility to vote and are drafted into the armed forces to die for their country, then they should be given the responsibility to decide when and how much to drink.”
Bernie Sanders, Mayor of Burlington, Vermont – 1985
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Required reading in the Age of Trump:
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Oil! – Upton Sinclair
Rules for Radical – Saul Alinsky
Breaking Through Power – Ralph Nader
Democracy for the Few – Micheal Parentti
A People’s History of the US – Howard Zinn
1984 – George Orwell
Listen Liberal – Thomas Frank
Winner Take All Politics – Hacker and Pierson
Once you get through those you’ll have a good idea what’s going on ; )
“Working-class people are angry at the degree of American inequality, desperate for an explanation of how we got here and ready to take drastic action, if presented to them. Whether they opt for Trump and Steve Bannon’s racism or take to the streets against the 1% depends largely on how unions decide to fight back.”
Unions are organizing their members around an explicitly progressive analysis, hoping to unlock the power of workers to help lead the resistance.