By Patrick Martin, 28 May 2016
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination is staggering toward the finish line of the primary contest.
By Jerry White, 27 May 2016
The UAW’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton underscores the immense chasm between the corporatist organization and the workers it claims to represent.
By Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 27 May 2016
The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election.
By a WSWS reporter, 26 May 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest.
By Barry Grey, 25 May 2016
The Clinton campaign is angered that Sanders' continued presence is hindering it from executing the turn to the right planned for the general election.
By Tom Carter, 23 May 2016
The Zubik case highlights the unprincipled prostration of the entire political establishment before the protracted assault on the separation of church and state.
By Patrick Martin, 21 May 2016
The Democratic frontrunner is appealing to Republican warhawks and neo-conservatives to support her against her likely Republican opponent.
By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2016
The bogus claims of violence and harassment have now reached the front page of the New York Times and the editorial page of the Washington Post.
By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2016
The political and media uproar over the Nevada state Democratic Party convention is an entirely manufactured provocation.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2016
After winning in Oregon and virtually tying Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Bernie Sanders said he would continue his campaign through the last primary and into the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2016
While a majority of the political and media establishment is concerned by the rise of Trump, a significant section believes his presidency offers benefits for Canada.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 17 May 2016
While media attention has focused on Obama’s swipes at Donald Trump, more significant was his chastisement of young people for supporting the campaign of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2016
The meeting erupted in fistfights and catcalls after dozens of Sanders delegates were disqualified by the party leadership.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2016
The Democratic Party establishment is promoting a false racial narrative to obscure the real reasons for Sanders’ landslide victory in West Virginia.
By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2016
Trump is advocating a race to the bottom, in which governors and legislatures would offer minimum wage reductions and exemptions to entice companies to locate in their state.
By Naomi Spencer, 11 May 2016
Sanders’ victory points to the deep social tensions in the state and the continued hostility to Clinton, despite the fact that she is being presented as the inevitable Democratic Party nominee.
By Barry Grey, 10 May 2016
Clinton is tacking to run in the general election as the trusted and experienced candidate of the corporate and political establishment, the Pentagon and the CIA.
By Shannon Jones, 10 May 2016
The attack on pensions is the result of the collaboration of the unions, the Obama administration and the Democratic Party, which conspired to enact pension “reform” legislation in 2014.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 7 May 2016
Trump is able to win support among sections of workers because of the treachery of the unions and their subordination of the working class to the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 7 May 2016
Steven Mnuchin was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 17 years before setting up his own hedge fund, heavily involved in real estate and movie financing.
By Andre Damon, 6 May 2016
President Obama’s callous declaration that poisoned children in Flint, Michigan “will be fine” expresses the contempt felt by America’s financial oligarchy for the great mass of society.
By Shannon Jones, 5 May 2016
Obama perpetuated the cover-up of the criminal responsibility of government officials at all levels for the disaster, while downplaying the health consequences of lead poisoning.
By Patrick Martin, 5 May 2016
The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2016
Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee.
By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016
For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2016
The political, media and entertainment elite stage this annual celebration of wealth and influence.
The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent
By Niles Niemuth, 30 April 2016
The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority.
By Patrick Martin, 28 April 2016
The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016
The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties.
By a reporter, 27 April 2016
Sanders’ statements underscore the unity among all the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in favor of war and drone assassinations.
By Samuel Davidson and E. P. Bannon, 27 April 2016
In the former Rust Belt city, jobs that replaced steel and manufacturing are mainly in service, education and health care, which pay only a fraction of the wages and benefits.
By Barry Grey, 26 April 2016
Kristof employs sophistry and lies to defend a former president and first lady who have shamelessly cashed in on their stint in the White House to make themselves rich.
By Tom Eley, 25 April 2016
Under pressure from party leaders, the campaign of Bernie Sanders has indicated it will mute attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corrupt relations with the banks.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 April 2016
In visits to picket lines in Manhattan and Queens, Jerry White discussed the political issues in the battle with the telecom giant.
By Joseph Kishore, 23 April 2016
A sympathetic article appearing in the New York Times on Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton’s war record underscores the danger of a very rapid military escalation following the 2016 US presidential election.
Support White, Niemuth in 2016!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016
SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world.
By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2016
The Democratic and Republican presidential frontrunners each won by double-digit margins and increased their lead in convention delegates pledged to their nomination.
By Sandy English and Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016
Clinton’s once double-digit lead in the state has been cut to as little as six percentage points.
By Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate and the Catholic pope are engaged in similar missions: both seek to put a “left” face on deeply reactionary institutions.
By Sandy English, 18 April 2016
Sawant’s remarks on Saturday underscored the integration of Socialist Alternative into the Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2016
In Thursday’s debate in Brooklyn, as throughout his campaign, Sanders offered nothing more than minor reforms of the capitalist system.
By Gabriel Black, 16 April 2016
Not a single bank executive or government official referred by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to the Obama Justice Department for criminal investigation has been prosecuted.
By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2016
Billionaire Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the presidential nomination, has denounced the Republican National Committee and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
By Steve Filips, 13 April 2016
In upstate New York, relatively good-paying jobs have been replaced by low-wage employment.
By Barry Grey, 12 April 2016
Sanders’ advocacy of “breaking up the big banks” while retaining the framework of private ownership of the financial system and upholding the profit system reflects the position of a definite faction within the ruling elite itself.
By Evan Blake, 11 April 2016
Springsteen has been joined by dozens of corporations who do not share his regard for democratic rights.
By Tom Carter, 11 April 2016
The cases are based on a tendentious conception of “religious liberty,” as well as the pseudo-legal doctrine of supposed constitutional “rights” for corporations.
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2016
The American working class is moving sharply to the left, destabilizing the corporate-controlled two-party system and setting the stage for the eruption of major social struggles.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2016
The vast majority of young voters, including 55 percent of minority voters aged under 45, gave their support to a candidate they believed to be a socialist.
By Niles Williamson, 5 April 2016
Amid mounting signs that interest in socialism is on the rise, Kristof is doing his best to promote racialist politics to divide the working class and block the development of class consciousness.
By Barry Grey, 2 April 2016
Behind the phony economic “recovery,” the entire structure of employment in the United States is being radically altered to reduce the status of workers to that of a super-exploited casual labor force.
By Patrick Martin, 31 March 2016
None of the three remaining candidates for the Republican presidential nomination will commit to supporting the eventual nominee.
By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2016
The former secretary of state is backing out of an agreement for further debates.
By Tom Carter, 30 March 2016
The hard-fought Friedrichs case reflects ongoing divisions within the American ruling class over the best means of exploiting workers and suppressing their struggles.
“They got away with murder for profit”
By Shannon Jones, 29 March 2016
To date, no top GM official has been held to account for the decade-long cover-up of an ignition defect responsible for at least 124 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 March 2016
Sanders’ landslide victories in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska are a further expression of the pent-up social anger directed at the entire political establishment.
By Tom Carter, 28 March 2016
Garland’s judicial career parallels the rightward trajectory of the American judiciary over the past two decades, and especially since the launch of the “war on terror.”
By Joseph Kishore, 25 March 2016
A huge proportion of this money has come from 108 super-wealthy donors, who have contributed more than half of all donations to Super PACs and nearly a quarter of financing for the election as a whole.
Following terror attacks in Brussels
By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2016
In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Republicans Trump and Cruz called for police state measures, while Democrats Clinton and Sanders backed Obama’s war in Syria and Iraq.
By Rafael Azul, 24 March 2016
Obama’s trip is aimed at cementing closer military and economic relations with the right-wing Macri government.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2016
Obama’s “human rights” masquerade is aided and abetted not only by the slavish US media, but also by the Castro government itself.
By Barry Grey, 22 March 2016
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to satisfy the most diehard defenders of the Israeli state and its brutally repressive policies against the Palestinian people.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2016
The Democrats will run in the fall campaign as the party of the status quo, complacency and self-satisfaction, essentially conceding the economically discontented to Donald Trump.
By Alexander Fangmann, 21 March 2016
Leading a delegation of over 1,000 US politicians and business executives, Obama’s visit represents a substantial move to bring Cuba under the direct sway of US imperialism.
By Tom Hall, 21 March 2016
One of the confrontations in Tucson was perpetrated by a plainclothes member of Donald Trump’s hired security team.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 March 2016
From the beginning, Sanders’ role has been to serve as a lightning rod for social discontent and direct it into the dead end of the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 17 March 2016
Trump’s implied threat of violence against the leadership of his own party follows his instigation of attacks on protesters at his campaign rallies.
By John Andrews, 17 March 2016
President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, a federal judge and former US prosecutor, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of arch-reactionary Antonin Scalia.
By James Brewer, 17 March 2016
While federal, state and local officials tried to evade responsibility, Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards indicted the EPA for allowing the poisoning of Flint residents.
By Jerry White, 15 March 2016
Trump is seeking to exploit the disaffection of sections of workers and lower-middle class people whose economic and social grievances have long been ignored by the Democratic Party and the trade unions.
By Andre Damon, 14 March 2016
Donald Trump called on protestors to be “thrown into a jail,” and offered to pay the legal fees of a supporter who punched, then threatened to kill, a protestor.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 14 March 2016
With the eruption of violence inside and outside rallies of billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, American politics has reached a turning point.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2016
Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s thuggery and racist agitation against immigrants must be taken as a warning of the emergence of a fascistic movement out of the putrefaction of the American two-party system.
By George Marlowe, 12 March 2016
Violence erupted Friday inside a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago, which was surrounded by thousands of protesters denouncing his presence.
By Roger Jordan, 12 March 2016
A key, although little reported, theme of the Trudeau-Obama summit was strengthening Canada-US military-security cooperation in the Arctic, Middle East and around the world.
By Alex Lantier, 12 March 2016
Amid bitter disputes within the American state over Obama’s Syria policy, the ISO is seeking to build broader support for an escalation of US involvement in the Middle East war.
By Andre Damon, 11 March 2016
The Democratic Party candidates declared that President Obama was doing a “great job,” even as his administration continued its mass round-up of children for deportation.
By Patrick Martin, 10 March 2016
The glaring failure of media polling to detect the shift in class sentiment is itself a demonstration of the chasm that separates the entire political establishment from the vast majority of the population.
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2016
Bernie Sanders’ upset victory over Hillary Clinton reflects the growing anger among working people and youth over the destruction of jobs and living standards.
By Eric London, 9 March 2016
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s March 5 article papers over the Democratic Party’s own role in creating the conditions for Trump to win popular support.
By David Walsh, 9 March 2016
The American political and media establishment has responded in predictably fawning and dishonest fashion to the death of Nancy Reagan on March 6.
Sanders pushes trade war policies
By Barry Grey, 8 March 2016
In his promotion of protectionism, Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socialist,” complements the overtly fascistic demagogy of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
By Tom Hall, 7 March 2016
In its extensive reporting of the email scandal, the American media has virtually ignored the actual content of these emails, which contain a wealth of information about the day-to-day functioning of the Clinton State Department.
By Jerry White, 7 March 2016
The economic nationalist policies promoted by Sanders complement the anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 4 March 2016
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee attacked the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner as a “fraud” and a threat to democracy.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2016
While a fascistic movement is emerging from the Republican Party, broad layers of the American population are moving to the left.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 March 2016
Candidates for the two big business parties will be contesting ballots in 12 states, making March 1 the day when the largest number of delegates is chosen for party conventions.
By Andre Damon, 1 March 2016
Christopher Morris was choked and thrown to the ground while fulfilling his duties as a photographer for TIME magazine.
By Patrick Martin, 29 February 2016
The former secretary of state won 76 percent of the vote, but Democratic turnout fell 32 percent from the record set eight years ago.
By Tom Carter, 29 February 2016
Supreme Court Justice Scalia, who vigorously opposed the principle of separation of church and state, spent his final hours with wealthy members of an aristocratic Catholic order.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 February 2016
The Pentagon described the unusual launching of two unarmed missiles in the space of a week as a “signal” that Washington is ready for nuclear war.
By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2016
Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate was a demonstration of the degraded state of American politics and the intellectual and moral decay of the American ruling elite.
By Alan Gilman, 26 February 2016
Leland Yee, a long-time legislator, has become the most recent former member of the scandal-ridden California legislature to be sentenced to prison.
By Barry Grey, 25 February 2016
Trump’s candidacy is one expression, on the extreme right, of an unprecedented crisis of political legitimacy of the more than 160-year-old two-party system.
By David Levine, 23 February 2016
The second head of the California Coastal Commission was fired last week as the result of a political campaign backed by Democrats tied to developers.
By Patrick Martin, 22 February 2016
The Republican contest has evolved into a three-way race, with the fascistic Trump facing Cruz and the militaristic Rubio, who is backed by the bulk of party leaders.
As official veneration of right-wing justice continues
By Tom Carter, 22 February 2016
While the American political establishment and media have united to present Scalia as an “extraordinary legal figure,” the appointment of his replacement is generating conflict.