One dynamic that works in favor of both Trump and Sanders is that voters discount their extreme stances, figuring that they just represent opening offers that will eventually be watered down in compromises with powerful interest groups and with establishment lawmakers.
A Corbyn Victory Would Kill Brexit, Lead to Venezuelan-Style Socialism, Says E.U. Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan
The Brexit architect explains what the media got wrong about Brexit, the rise of "Bannonism and Bernie-ism," and what went wrong in Venezuela.
One of Brexit's architects says leaving the EU is a victory for free trade and decentralization and warns that a Corbyn victory will destroy the U.K.'s future.
Reason Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey debate the merits of capitalism with Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara and U Mass economist Richard D. Wolff
Richard D. Wolff squares off against Gene Epstein on which system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity.
Of those who reported a negative view of capitalism, 20 percent say it's exploitative or corrupt.
The controversial cultural critic rightly praises capitalism for its subversion of the status quo and its ability to make us fat.
Democratic Socialists of America Voted To Establish an Anti-Fascist Working Group. It Was Controversial.
Some DSAers were worried about being associated with antifa, but the motion passed 521–493.
At the Democratic Socialists of America Convention, Clapping, Chatter, and Gendered Language Are Considered Triggering
But it wasn't all woke one-upmanship—they also discussed public policy.
The El Paso shooter's combination of anti-capitalism, bigotry, and xenophobic nationalism highlights the dangers of zero-sum thinking on left and right. His worldview resembles that of the perpetrator of a similar attack in New Zealand earlier this year. Sadly, these ideas are not confined to a few extremists.
A decade after Obamacare, the Democratic Party has embraced health care radicalism.
Delaney on Medicare for All: 'This Isn't About Health Care, This Is an Anti-Private Sector Strategy'
The former Maryland congressman criticized the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for embracing such expansive government involvement.
Attempts to centrally plan an economy ruin both civic life and life's pleasures.
Nonpartisan and center-left groups are casting doubt on the Vermont senator's revenue estimates.
A new report from the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights finds a "shockingly high" number of politically motivated extrajudicial killings.
Tulsi Gabbard's defense of non-interventionism was electrifying. Tonight's fight between Biden and Sanders over capitalism and socialism will be, too.
The president's first big rally was a greatest hits show that dodged many of today's biggest issues.
Bernie Sanders' Democratic rivals may laugh at his socialist pretensions. But in important ways, he's winning.
I do not think that means what you think it means.
Sanders no longer favors government takeover of "the major means of production." But his four-decade quest for political revolution continues.
The HBO series is a powerful portrait of the political and social rot that occurs in authoritarian regimes.
Capitalism isn't conservative when it comes to social and economic life. It provides exactly the sort of "bold, structural changes" socialists want but inevitably botch.
Marx “was a champion of free trade, and no friend of tariff barriers.”
Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want to cap credit card interest rates. There will be unintended consequences.
Designing and implementing a government-run health plan would raise many difficult questions.
Sorry, Bernie Sanders, but Disney Doesn't Have To Apologize for Making $1.3 Billion with Avengers: Endgame
The Vermont socialist can muster a lot of emotional outrage at CEO pay, but his argument about a "moral economy" doesn't add up.
More violence hit Venezuela today following opposition leader Juan Guaidó's calls for the military to abandon the Maduro government.
A libertarian goes to a conference on socialism and finds some surprising similarities.
Plus: a radical remembering of the suburbs; support for sex-work decrim in NY; Bret Easton Ellis on Mueller and media
Does the US Constitution Offer Stronger Protection Against Right-Wing Populism than Left-Wing Populism?
Legal scholar John McGinnis argues the answer is "yes." But the issue is a far closer one than he suggests.