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(8 comments) SHARE Friday, November 22, 2019 Is Bernie Sanders Electable?
Nationally, he is consistently more popular than Trump, while among Democrats he is competitive with Warren and Biden.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, September 6, 2019 Capitalism, Socialism, and Existential Despair
Mass loneliness, "homelessness," and the gnawing sense of meaninglessness are not timeless conditions; they're predictable expressions of a commoditized, privatized, bureaucratized civilization.
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 23, 2018 The Necessity of "Lesser-Evil" Voting
It's election season again, that joyous time of the biennium, and you know what that means: a renewal of the perennial left-wing debate over "lesser-evil voting." Is it wrong to vote for a Democrat, rather than someone on the genuine left, in order to keep a reactionary or a fascist out of power?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, July 5, 2019 Political Correctness Is Getting Out of Hand
Most students object to the mural's removal, though a number of community members support the board's decision. "We know our history already," a recent high school graduate and member of the Tohono O'odham tribe said. "Our students don't need to see it every single time they walk into a public school."
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 30, 2018 An Ode to Chomsky
In short: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Noam, and may you have many more.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 4, 2020 A Response to Bruce Levine on Lesser-Evil Voting
If you live in a swing state and you don't vote for Biden you're saying you don't care that the judiciary will become ultra-reactionary for at least a generation. You're saying you want to accelerate global warming and ecological destruction. You're saying you want four more years of having to read about the Infant Beast's tweets every day.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 18, 2020 The Revolutionary Beethoven
The abiding essence of Beethoven's music: struggle, ending in triumph. It is not mere personal struggle, such as his struggle against deafness; it is collective, universal, timeless struggle, a war against limits, so to speak - artistic, creative, moral, political, even spatial and temporal.