By Joseph Kishore, 25 February 2017
Trump’s remarks before the ultra-right gathering of Republican Party activists reprised many of the “America First” themes in his inaugural address delivered one month ago.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 February 2017
The department store chain is only the latest retailer to announce major store closures in the US this year, including Macy’s, Sears and Kmart.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 February 2017
Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, Labor Secretary in the Obama administration, lead a field of five candidates.
By E.P. Milligan, 24 February 2017
The ISO has been virtually silent on the raging conflict between the Trump White House and the intelligence agencies over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 February 2017
The appointment of McMaster exposes the utterly reactionary and undemocratic character of the official debate surrounding the Trump administration.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 February 2017
Since January, there have been 68 bomb threats at 53 community centers in 26 states and one in Canada, and some 200 headstones toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.
By David Walsh, 22 February 2017
In an extraordinarily foul outburst February 17, HBO’s Maher referred approvingly to Egypt and Turkey as countries where intelligence agencies had intervened against a “crazy” dictator.
By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2017
The selection of McMaster is seen as a concession to the anti-Russian campaign waged by the intelligence agencies, the Democratic Party and sections of the Republican Party.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2017
Amidst the non-stop anti-Russian hysteria from the media and the Democratic Party, no one is posing the question: What will be the consequences of a war with Russia?
By Nick Beams, 21 February 2017
Speaking on behalf of European capital, the London-based Financial Times has described the trade policies of the Trump administration as a “clear and present danger” to the global trading and monetary system.
By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2017
Seven congressional committees are now engaged in investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, including contacts with the Trump campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2017
Speeches in Munich swearing US fealty to NATO and taking a hard line on Russia failed to quell fears that Trump’s “America First” policy will be pursued at Europe’s expense.
By Eric London, 20 February 2017
The attack on immigrants has been prepared by both the Democratic and Republican parties, which have jointly cultivated a climate of anti-immigrant xenophobia to advance their policies of war and social counterrevolution.
By Andre Damon, 18 February 2017
Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary news conference, the ferocious battle over imperialist policy between contending factions of the ruling class is intensifying.
By Eric London, 18 February 2017
The proposals outlined in a memo obtained by the AP would require the imposition of de facto martial law across broad swaths of the United States.
By Andrea Peters, 18 February 2017
Anxieties are growing in Moscow as the forced resignation of US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn points to an intensification of anti-Russian hysteria in Washington.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2017
The press conference was unlike anything seen in modern American history, as the US president traded insults with journalists and engaged in a bitter battle with his nemeses in the media.
By Tom Eley, 16 February 2017
The warfare within the ruling class is being waged along a front that extends from the intelligence agencies through the Republican Party and into the Trump White House itself.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 February 2017
Trump’s critics in the media and political establishment are seeking to disorient the opposition of workers and youth to Trump and corral it behind the war plans of the CIA.
By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2017
Congressional Democrats are speaking for a large section of the military-intelligence apparatus that is opposed to any lessening of US pressure on Russia.
By Barry Grey, 15 February 2017
While Yellen defended the Dodd-Frank banking law, she repeatedly stated her support for “mitigating” the regulatory “burden” on financial firms.
By Shannon Jones, 15 February 2017
Behind the official paeans to the late billionaire Mike Ilitch lies the reality of a city devastated by the ruthless workings of capitalist “free enterprise.”
By Matthew Brennan, 14 February 2017
The dismissals come as a US congressional committee shuts down the official investigation and reports of more potentially lead-connected deaths emerge.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2017
The controversy over what Flynn told Moscow’s ambassador underscores the intense conflict within Washington’s military and intelligence apparatus over US war policy.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2017
The Trump administration has brought a cabal of fascistic aides into leading roles.
By Kate Randall, 11 February 2017
Tom Price once wrote, “Nothing has had a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care than the federal government’s intrusion into medicine through Medicare.”
By E.P. Milligan, 11 February 2017
Trump’s executive orders may result in the mass internment of millions of undocumented immigrants and the imposition of effective martial law in major US cities.
By Tom Eley, 10 February 2017
As attorney general, former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will intensify the attack on democratic rights, the expansion of police powers and Trump's anti-immigrant measures.
By Kate Randall, 10 February 2017
Sanders failed to mention that Obamacare is based on and tailored to the interests of the private insurance companies.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 February 2017
Events of the past several days have exposed the acute political crisis in the United States and the breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
By Eric London, 8 February 2017
The former State Department official’s book calling for preemptive nuclear war was warmly received by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
By Patrick Martin, 7 February 2017
The executive order has sparked a deepening conflict within the US ruling elite, with major corporations, 15 states and former top national security officials denouncing it.
By Shannon Jones, 7 February 2017
The assembled Democratic Party officials had nothing to propose in the midst of mass protests against the Trump administration.
By Tom Carter, 6 February 2017
Trump took to Twitter to denounce the “so-called judge” who struck down the ban, while Trump’s lawyers argued that the president has “unreviewable authority” over immigration and foreign policy.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2017
While millions who have demonstrated against Trump are motivated by opposition to national chauvinism and authoritarianism, the criticism of Trump by the Democrats is centered on their demand for aggression against Russia.
By Joseph Kishore, 4 February 2017
The sanctions are part of an aggressive shift of the new administration and follow the declaration of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn that Iran was being put “on notice.”
By Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2017
The Times’ attempt to build up the anarchist groups, which draw together demoralized petty-bourgeois elements and police undercover agents, smacks of a political provocation.
By Patrick Martin, 1 February 2017
Neil Gorsuch, a circuit court judge and right-wing Republican, is a fervent admirer of the late Antonin Scalia, leader of the court’s reactionary bloc.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 February 2017
While hundreds of thousands have marched in the US and around the world against Trump’s police state ban on Muslims and refugees, the concerns of the Democratic Party are focused on the strategic interests of US imperialism.
By Niles Niemuth, 1 February 2017
While Senate Democrats maneuvered to delay Senate committee votes on some of Trump’s nominees, they are rapidly moving forward most of his extreme right-wing cabinet picks.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 January 2017
The “one in, two out” regulatory rule would mandate that for every new federal regulation introduced, two others must be singled out for elimination.
By Eric London, 30 January 2017
Tens of thousands gathered at airports and city centers on Sunday to protest the Trump administration’s illegal ban on travelers from Muslim countries.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2017
The Trump administration’s order against immigrants makes clear that the new government intends to utilize its control over the state to the maximum to enforce the interests of the financial oligarchy.
A governor from and for the super-rich
By Clement Daly, 26 January 2017
The billionaire Democratic governor has many similarities to the billionaire Republican president Donald Trump.
Executive orders approve Dakota, Keystone pipelines
By Patrick Martin, 25 January 2017
The White House ordered the expediting of corporate projects and froze all antipollution regulations by the EPA.
By Kate Randall, 25 January 2017
Price arrogantly dismissed questioning about the new administration’s planned assault on Medicare, Medicaid and health care in general.
By Isabelle Belanger, 25 January 2017
The Senate will vote January 31 on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire proponent of school privatization.
By Jerry White, 24 January 2017
After Trump signed an executive order to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Bernie Sanders praised him and said he would be “delighted” to work with the new president.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 23 January 2017
The only social force that can settle accounts with the capitalist oligarchy is a politically conscious working class, armed with a socialist and internationalist program.
WSWS continuing coverage
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 January 2017
The WSWS continues its coverage of Saturday’s anti-Trump protests, in which millions of people participated in over 600 demonstrations around the world.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2017
The former Democratic presidential candidate Sanders also voted to confirm General John Kelly as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
By a WSWS reporting team, 22 January 2017
Millions of people participated in over 600 demonstrations around the world, spanning every continent, in the largest global protests since the run-up to the Iraq war.
Democrats overwhelmingly back nominees
By Barry Grey, 21 January 2017
The lopsided support of the Democrats for Trump's military nominees highlights the basic agreement of both big business parties on a policy of expanded militarism and war abroad and increased repression at home.
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2017
Trump’s inaugural address combined nationalistic chest-thumping against foreign countries with bullying demands for patriotism and conformity at home.
By David Walsh, 21 January 2017
In its coverage of the Donald Trump inauguration and surrounding events, the American media performed as expected: horribly.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 20 January 2017
History has caught up with American capitalism. The protracted process of economic and social decay has been covered over for decades with democratic phrases that served to disguise the gap between the official political myths and the underlying reality. But the mask has now come off.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 January 2017
The Trump transition team is developing a federal budget proposal containing historic cuts, based on a blueprint drawn up by the right-wing Heritage Foundation.
By Jerry White, 20 January 2017
Over the past weeks major US- and foreign-based automakers have announced they will maintain or expand production in the US and, in some cases, trim back operations in Mexico.
By our reporter, 20 January 2017
The flood of cash from the wealthy and big business is a down payment for tax cuts for the rich that will be worth billions.
By Shelley Connor, 20 January 2017
Although the Department of Homeland Security cannot identify a “specific, credible threat” to the transfer of power on January 20, security for the inauguration will be particularly stringent.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 January 2017
The trajectory of Innis provided a stark exposure of the reactionary politics of black nationalism.
By Barry Grey, 19 January 2017
Obama portrayed the new government of billionaires, ex-generals and ultra-right ideologues as part of the normal “ebb-and-flow” of politics.
By Shelley Connor, 19 January 2017
The flood of cash from the wealthy and big business is a down payment for tax cuts for the rich that will be worth billions.
By Eric London, 18 January 2017
An analysis of statistics on economic stratification in the United States reveals the material basis of identity politics.
In interview with British and German press
By Peter Schwarz, 17 January 2017
Leading German politicians have responded to Trump’s remarks by asserting Germany’s own economic and geopolitical claims.
By Roger Jordan, 17 January 2017
Canada’s “progressive” Liberal government is mounting a full-court press to convince the incoming administration of Canadian imperialism’s importance to US global power.
By Kate Randall, 17 January 2017
The president-elect gave no specifics on how he will achieve “much lower deductibles,” and a less expensive system in which all Americans are “beautifully covered.”
John Lewis, Donald Trump and the demise of the “civil rights” establishment
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2017
The former civil rights leader and longtime Democratic congressman has now joined the campaign to prepare US public opinion for war with Russia.
By Shannon Jones, 16 January 2017
The rally, addressed by former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, was part of a series throughout the country, with Democrats posturing as opponents of Republican plans to attack health care.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 January 2017
Over the past several weeks, top Democratic and Republican officials have denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal,” following a script used before every previous act of military aggression.
By Tom Eley, 13 January 2017
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 24-3 to waive the legal restriction preventing the approval of a secretary of defense who has not been out of the military for at least seven years.
By a reporter, 13 January 2017
The wide-ranging investigation will include FBI Director Comey’s letter to Congress on October 28, which Democrats claim tipped a closely fought election to Trump.
By James Cogan, 13 January 2017
President-elect Donald Trump and the cabal of billionaires and ex-generals who will comprise his cabinet have signaled they will substantially intensify the United States’ conflict with China.
By Patrick Martin, 11 January 2017
The confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions made clear that the Trump administration will be the most right-wing in American history, and Democrats will do nothing to oppose it.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 January 2017
The release of the documents appears to be a last-ditch effort by sections of the intelligence apparatus to prevent the inauguration of Trump, which is only 10 days away.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 January 2017
In a speech as banal as dishonest, Obama boasted of the supposed progress achieved during his eight years as president while warning that the social inequality he has helped foster poses a threat to democracy.
By Tom Hall and Barry Grey, 11 January 2017
The main thrust of Sanders’ remarks was to assure the incoming administration that he and his Democratic Party allies will do nothing to seriously challenge Trump’s right-wing policies.
As Senate confirmation hearings begin
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2017
Jared Kushner will be the seventh billionaire to take a top position in the Trump administration.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 January 2017
For Obama and the privileged social layers that surround the Democratic Party, a legacy can be crafted with honeyed phrases and clever marketing. Millions of people, however, will judge the administration by its actions.
By Tom Hall, 6 January 2017
Yesterday’s hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee provided an opportunity for senators to kowtow before the US intelligence agencies and bray for war against Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 6 January 2017
At Thursday’s congressional hearing, US Senators seemed to be in competition to demonstrate the most abject loyalty to the intelligence agencies.
By Andre Damon, 5 January 2017
President-elect Trump and factions of the political establishment aligned with the CIA hurled accusations at each other Wednesday over allegations that the Russian government sought to influence the 2016 US election.
By Patrick Martin, 4 January 2017
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi adopted a conciliatory stance toward the billionaire president-elect and his ultra-right cabinet.
By Patrick Martin, 3 January 2017
Congress convenes today to begin work on an ultra-right agenda aimed at the destruction of all federal social welfare programs, above all Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Right-wing campaign on hacking allegations continues
By Tom Hall, 3 January 2017
The demands are part of the ongoing campaign for an intensification of Washington’s economic and military confrontation with Moscow.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2016
The US media, led by the New York Times, has embraced Obama’s retaliatory measures against alleged Russian hacking despite the fact that the White House has put forward no evidence to substantiate its claims.
By Jerry White, 30 December 2016
AFL-CIO head Trumka wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times offering the services of the unions to suppress working-class opposition to the incoming administration.
By Patrick Martin, 29 December 2016
In a lengthy speech at the State Department, Kerry warned that the anti-Palestinian policy of Netanyahu and Trump will have explosive consequences for US imperialist interests in the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 23 December 2016
Carl Icahn, long notorious for asset stripping and destroying jobs, is the seventh billionaire to be assigned a major role in the Trump administration.
By Ed Hightower, 22 December 2016
Press accounts this week detail president-elect Donald Trump’s intention to retain a private security staff upon occupying the White House.
By Fred Mazelis, 22 December 2016
According to Dyson, any focus on the issue of economic inequality is equivalent to racism.
By Douglas Lyons, 21 December 2016
Pennsylvania’s current budget deficit of $600 million will be used as a bludgeon against the pensions and benefits of teachers and other state employees.
By Niles Niemuth and David Walsh, 21 December 2016
Coates’ “My President Was Black” is a piece that takes sycophancy and worship of power to extraordinary new heights.
By Patrick Martin, 19 December 2016
The campaign by the Democrats against Trump is not over the far-right character of his cabinet, but his insufficiently aggressive attitude toward Russia.
By our reporter, 19 December 2016
Representative Mick Mulvaney, a South Carolina Republican, has backed a federal debt default and a government shutdown as methods of forcing cuts in social spending.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 December 2016
David Friedman, an attorney who helped Trump reap millions from the bankruptcies of his Atlantic City casinos, is considered to the right of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
By Andre Damon, 16 December 2016
The ferocious denunciations of Russia that have dominated the American media are aimed at poisoning public sentiment and paving the way for war.
By Patrick Martin, 16 December 2016
The gunman had ties to white supremacist groups which supported right-wing Republican politicians.
By Jerry White, 16 December 2016
The MSNBC town hall meeting covered up the reactionary record of the Democrats and gave Sanders a platform to blame job losses on China and Mexico.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 December 2016
Montana representative Ryan Zinke has built a congressional career out of supporting anti-environment legislation, austerity and war.