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Michael Kazin is one of the most important historians of labor and the left in recent decades and was until not long ago one of the long-time editors of Dissent. He has a new book out on the history of the Democratic Party which I can’t wait to read. He provides some of his main […]
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I’ve known Sean McCaffity since he was in high school—and probably since I was in high school, but I’m not entirely sure. We both debated in high school and college, although Sean was more successful than I ever was—he won the National Debate Tournament (NDT) in both 1995 and 1996. Sean’s runing for congress in […]

On Freedom

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On November 1, 2018

Mike Konczal and Nell Abernathy have a call to arms, urging the Democratic Party to embrace economic freedom as a core strategy. They identify three freedoms, as opposed to FDR’s 4. There is Fre

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Points That Need Making

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On August 5, 2018
Doyle McManus turns on the latest version of DEMS IN DISARRAY! with a vengeance. Democrats may be locked in a struggle for the soul of their party, but that’s been true in almost every election cycle since 1828. What’s striking this time is how strangely polite they’re being to each other, beginning with Ocasio-Cortez. “I […]
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There’s a leftist component to Murc’s Law–that in American political discourse, only Democrats have agency, for those uninitiated to the maxim. We see that a lot on the labor left, where Democrats are seen as feckless sellouts who throw labor under the bus time and time again instead of standing up for the workers. It’s […]
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