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March 2017

Dear Friend, These are the days of “alternative facts” and nasty tweets as public policy, with the hard right in the catbird seat. They are also the days of tens of millions of people pouring into the streets to push back! Serious times require serious journalism. The Freedom Socialist provides honest news and insightful analysis… Read more »

Primary season: an exercise in un-democracy

March 11, 2016

With the final Super Tuesday coming up on March 15, it’s a good time to take a look at the process of selecting the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. The 2016 presidential election machine shifted into high gear in February with two primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. It hasn’t slowed since. And, by the… Read more »

Trump’s rise: a reaction long in the making

March 4, 2016

The anger, xenophobia, and polarization so sharply on view throughout this startling election season didn’t come about overnight. It’s not even a phenomenon produced just since the Great Recession began, or since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. This “new normal” has been a long time brewing. It’s a product of some 50 years of an… Read more »

Recommendations for the November 3, 2015 San Francisco Municipal Election

October 16, 2015

October 14, 2015 Dear Friends: San Francisco’s November 3 general election offers voters the usual mixed bag of ballot measures and candidates for various offices. We are disappointed to have no recommendations for elected officials because there are no boldly up-front, anti-capitalist candidates running. This is an unfortunate development that allows the Democrats to continue… Read more »

Bernie Sanders’ Bid for President: What Would Eugene Debs Think?

August 10, 2015

It’s clear why fed-up voters are attracted to Bernie Sanders. He rails against the billionaires and calls for a U.S. political revolution. Who doesn’t want to end the rule of banksters and CEOs? Who doesn’t want to stop the corporate harvesting of all things profitable at the expense of people and the planet? Who doesn’t… Read more »