Persuading voters on issues is important, but Sanders should have done more to convince them he could win.
By Max Elbaum Donald Trump tweets so many outrageous things and tells so many lies, it’s easy for any particular statement to get buried in the shitstorm. But a presidential call to “liberate” states led by elected officials of the opposition party while Trump supporters carry guns into their state capitols shouldn’t be one of […]
Trump can win again in November, argues SURJ National Director Erin Haney. Beating him requires organizing whites against his strategic use of racism.
by Whitney Maxey The next few months are decision time for the left. Either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be inaugurated President on January 20, 2021. Millions of people, including the vast majority of voters of color and of workers of all backgrounds who reject bigotry and lies, will cast their ballots for Biden. […]
Crises present left organizers with grave danger and huge opportunities to make change. How can we best respond? Harmony Goldberg offers strategy lessons from the Grassroots Policy Project team.
by Sam Lewis At the moment, the focus of the nation and the left is shifting to the public health and economic crisis sparked by COVID-19. Still, we cannot let an evaluation of Bernie Sanders’ historic campaign slip off our agenda. Here’s my attempt: 1) Bernie went from front runner to extreme long-shot between the […]
Left organizers are demanding protections for prisoners and immigrant detainees and prisoners themselves are making their voices heard in the 2020 election.
Many progressives are rightly pushing policies like Medicare for All, but we can't beat COVID-19 without tackling racism and nationalism head on.
Carl Davidson “If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” –Sun Tzu, The Art of War Successful strategic thinking starts with gaining knowledge, in particular gaining adequate knowledge of the big picture, of all the […]
by Gary Broderick “It is coalitions that win big victories,” Alexandria Ocasio Cortez declared, quoting Rev. Jesse Jackson at a Bernie Sanders rally in Ann Arbor this week. Jackson, leader of the Rainbow Coalition that anchored the 1980s fight against Reaganism, had just endorsed Sanders. A.O.C. went on to urge the audience to take on […]