The development of a social democratic faction in the Democratic Party has given labor a chance to punch above its weight. But access alone isn’t power.
A Promised Land is Obama’s attempt to frame the discussion around his presidency. It’s most revealing where it departs from earlier accounts offered by his chief aides and his own previous memoirs.
As millions rise up against police violence, a white father and his Black son discuss racism, resistance, and empathy.
In Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, authoritarian and corrupt politicians have found fertile ground.
Joe Biden promises to lift U.S. foreign policy up from the low-minded nationalism of the Trump era. But the era of confident American hegemony is drawing to a close.
We need to demand that the leaders of rich countries liberate the vaccine from pharmaceutical companies to allow for global production and distribution.
In a failed campaign to oust Susan Collins from the Senate, the Democratic Party proved that money alone can’t win elections in Maine.
Biden can and should use executive action to reduce emissions. But we also need policies that can help build a popular base for climate action, connected to material improvements in people’s lives.
Where should the climate movement be focusing its energy in the Biden era?
Five Dissent editorial board members discuss what the elections tell us about the path ahead for the left, center, and right in American politics.
While the presidential race ended with a narrow victory for the Democrats, the electorate revealed how sharply divided it is—what does it all mean for labor?
Contemporary automation discourse responds to a real, global trend: there are too few jobs for too many people. But it ignores the actual sources of this trend: deindustrialization, depressed investment, and ultra-wealthy elites who stand in the way of a post-scarcity society.