The United States of America has flummoxed socialists since the nineteenth century. Marx himself couldn’t quite understand why the most advanced economy in the world stubbornly refused to transition to socialism. Marxist theory predicts the immiseration of the proletariat and subsequent revolution from below. This never happened in America. Labor confronted capital throughout the late nineteenth century, often violently, but American democracy and constitutionalism withstood the clash. Socialist movements remained minority persuasions. When Eugene V. Debs ran for president in 1912, he topped out at six percent of the vote. Populist third-party candidates, from George Wallace in 1968 (14 percent) to Ross Perot in 1992 (19 percent) have done much better.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) ripped a media report Thursday on the past lucrative legal career of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and mocked a reporter’s salary in the process.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is reluctant to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump, but her Democratic colleagues have other ideas.
Prominent liberal female politicians are expressing sharp disappointment with how Game of Thrones ended, due to what they consider the poor treatment of one of the show’s main female characters.
Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) is one of the random white dudes running in the Democratic presidential primary. He recently unveiled a proposal to encourage young Americans to enlist in national service organizations, such as the military, AmeriCorps, or the “Federal Green Corps,” which he would establish as president to combat climate change.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Friday argued Republicans were motivated to enact pro-life legislation by their racism and Christian bigotry.
A pro-Republican super PAC is going after a group of first-term House Democrats for not condemning anti-Semitic rhetoric from far-left members of Congress, particularly after one dismissed the party’s fringier members as “doing what is right for their districts.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s proposal for a moderate plan to address climate change, calling it a “dealbreaker” for progressive Democrats.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday attempted to downplay her claim that the world will end in 12 years unless Congress acts on climate change by mocking Republicans and saying, “You’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.”