The Scourge of Neoliberalism: Why the Democratic Party Is Failing the Poor

When Democrats began their rightward lurch in the late 1960’s, they were not content to merely broaden their coalition in order to quell the rise of the ultra-reactionary right; they have been concerned, also, with preventing left-wing insurgencies that could spook their patrons and push the party left. After Ronald Reagan’s decisive victories — first in 1980 against an incumbent…

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of War

Five ways Hillary Clinton used the State Department to maintain and expand US power across the globe. uring the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama relentlessly criticized Hillary Clinton for supporting the Iraq War. Today, he can’t say enough good things about his hawkish former secretary of state. “Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the…

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The Year Democrats Found Out Their Votes Don’t Matter

Massive party corruption and “super delegates” are a hot issue during this year’s primary elections. The 2016 primary elections have been an emotional roller-coaster, with major grassroots politicians gaining a lot of popularity from the establishment. Unfortunately, events that have unfolded over the past few months have revealed massive failures and corruption in the system, especially…

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Leftists Against Clintonism: It’s Not Just About the Lies, It’s About the Record 

Speaking at Georgetown University in October of 1991, shortly after he announced that he would be pursuing the presidency, Bill Clinton put forward what he called “A New Covenant,” an agenda that proposed an alternative to both “small government” conservatism and “big government” liberalism. He spoke of a “third way to approach the American family,” one that would…

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Remembering Norman Borlaug, a Man Who Quietly Saved Hundreds of Millions of People

The twentieth century is remarkable for bloodshed and lives lost through the madness of men. Stalin and Mao created environmental ruin and starved around 40 million individuals. The Black Book of Communism details another 70 million lives lost through the action of Soviet “cooperatives,” all in peacetime. World War I and the later monomania of Hitler and his financiers pushed…