Tag: Democratic Socialists of America

Insurgent Wave in New York Pushes Old Guard Democrats Aside

It was evident in marquee congressional contests, in a county district attorney race and in numerous battles for state legislative seats: A political sea change has swept New York. After the count of ballots cast in person last week, insurgent Democrats were poised to topple or succeed longtime incumbents. Many of the challengers are candidates […]

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Will the Pandemic Slow New York’s Progressive Momentum?

After helping Democrats win control of New York State’s government two years ago, progressives envisioned 2020 as the year to expand their foothold in the State Capitol in Albany. They would use a proven playbook: Progressive groups would recruit liberal-minded newcomers to challenge entrenched Democratic state legislators whom they regarded as too moderate, and who […]

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Socialists Don’t Want Joe Biden to Lose

It’s not easy being an American socialist these days — despite the fact that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont built a movement of millions behind ideas we have long supported, we’re now being called out as potential spoilers in the November elections. Longtime progressives, including more than 60 veterans of the 1960s radical organization Students […]

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Will Socialist Supporters of Bernie Sanders Vote for Joe Biden?

The progressive magazine The Nation published an open letter last month in which former members of the radical 1960s organization Students for a Democratic Society pleaded with a younger generation of leftists to support Joe Biden for president. The letter, titled “To the New New Left from the Old New Left,” warned that the re-election […]

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Don’t Fear the Anti-Biden Socialist

On Monday, Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden for the presidency in a live-streamed virtual appearance with the presumptive nominee from his home in Vermont. “Today,” he said to Biden, “I am asking all Americans—I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans—to come together in this campaign to support your […]

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Elizabeth Warren Was the Wrong Kind of Radical

Remember when Elizabeth Warren was going to save the Democratic Party? Back in 2016, it looked as if she had been engineered in a lab to broker a truce between the Democratic establishment and a resurgent left. Instead, she has spent the last year caught in the crossfire between the two camps. It’s a bloody […]

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Sanders Offered Praise for Cuba. Young and Old Voters View It Differently.

MIAMI — In the spring of 1989, as the outgoing mayor of Burlington, Vt., Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, traveled to Cuba on an eight-day trip, with the hopes of meeting the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. ​The 47-year-old ​Mr. Sanders ​didn’t get time with Mr. Castro, but he ​toured Havana​, met with its mayor […]

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Don’t Doubt Bernie

Stop saying that Bernie Sanders can’t win. Stop saying that he can’t defeat President Trump. That is by now a given. In fact, in head-to-head national polls, Sanders consistently outperforms Trump. Sanders is, for the moment, the clear front-runner to win the Democratic nomination. And he has a national infrastructure and a committed band of […]

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