Democratic Left

Climate Happy Talk at the New York Times

I’m always watching for the dominant media to advocate market based measures instead of regulation.  They are pressing this approach particularly hard in the climate change area, and many liberal groups fall for it – witness the recent enthusiasm for Cap and Trade.[1]

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

The American Dream is bleeding to death. The exsanguination of our body politic commences at the extremities, where less fortunate and more vulnerable citizens dwell. Here are some of the first fruits of the 2013 half-year sequester that has just begun.

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Marriage Equality and Beyond

Support for marriage equality is one part of a broader resolution, passed by delegates to DSA's November 2011 convention, that also addressed immigration/citizenship status, schools, the use of religious values to justify discrimination and other issues.

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Celebrating Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta


March 31 is Cesar Chavez’s birthday and Cesar Chavez Day – a state holiday in California, one of eight states to recognize the  date, and one of the few holidays  in the nation  dedicated  to a labor leader.

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Single Moms At It Again, according to Third Way Foundation Report

If female-headed single-parent families (FHSPF) did not exist, conservatives would have to create them–because they are so useful in explaining any and every thing that has gone wrong in the U.S. for the past 50 years. For Senator Daniel Moynihan in the 1960s, FHSPF were the explanation for African American poverty. For President Ronald Reagan in the '80s, FHSPF provided the “welfare queens” (implicitly African American) who enjoyed lives of leisure on our tab.

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Cornel West Talks With DSA/YDS

Cornel_West17.jpgCornel West gave a wide-ranging interview to Chris Maisano, YDS co-chairs Beth Cozzolino and Matt Porter, and Maria Svart during the YDS winter conference, on the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the challenges facing the country and the left today.

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Immigrant Women Temp Workers Stand Up for Their Rights

Harvest of Empire, a History of Latinos in America: Interview with Democracy Now! Co-Host Juan Gonzalez

Journalist Juan González, author of the book and film Harvest of Empire, tells Patricia Rodríguez how US government actions and US corporate behavior in Latin America have impelled many Latinos to leave home.

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