The Trump Presidency
By Barry Grey and Kate Randall, 24 June 2017
The most significant feature of both the Senate and House plans is their effective dismantlement of Medicaid as a guaranteed benefit—a milestone in the ruling class drive to destroy what remains of the social reforms of the 20th century.
By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017
Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017
While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017
An editorial in Sunday’s Times on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is an exercise in disinformation aimed at whipping up support for war with Russia.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 June 2017
US imperialism’s most rapacious layers are convinced that, without Venezuelan support, the Cuban economy will collapse, allowing American corporations to reassert their dominance over the island.
By Gabriel Black, 19 June 2017
Stripping away parts of Dodd-Frank will remove its minimal restrictions on Wall Street’s speculative activities.
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2017
Trump’s latest tweets increased the pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia.
By Josh Varlin, 17 June 2017
The never-implemented DAPA program would have granted work permits and reprieves from deportation to some four million adults.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2017
The 66-year-old man, identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was reportedly opposed to President Trump and the Trump administration.
By John Burton, 15 June 2017
The panel ruled that Trump violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by not making the findings required under the INA and by using nationality as a criterion.
By Peter Symonds, 15 June 2017
Given the accelerating US confrontation with North Korea, the chances that Rodman’s visit can open meaningful talks between the two countries appear remote.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2017
UN war crimes investigators found that the US military has inflicted a “staggering loss of civilian life” with its relentless airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Sessions hearing: Another anti-Russian diversion while the social counterrevolution in America deepens
By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2017
Not one Democratic senator sought to question Sessions about the actual policies of the Trump administration toward immigrants or victims of police violence.
By our reporter, 14 June 2017
The new provisions against Russia are being added to a sanctions bill directed against Iran that was introduced with widespread bipartisan support and scheduled for final Senate passage today.
By Gabriel Black, 14 June 2017
Trump’s still inchoate plan will incentivize local governments to sell off infrastructure to private companies, imposing new road tolls and transportation fees on the public.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2017
Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless claims of Russian interference in the election, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional or even global conflagration.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 June 2017
Allusions to Donald Trump in the current production of Shakespeare’s play have been followed by a right-wing campaign of intimidation.
By E.P. Milligan, 13 June 2017
The decision will serve to further empower the major corporations while reducing their accountability and restricting the rights of workers.
Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class
By Joseph Kishore and David North on behalf of the Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 13 June 2017
The working class cannot remain a bystander in the fight between Trump and the Democrats. Rather, it must develop its struggle against Trump under its own banner and with its own program.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2017
Thursday’s appearance by fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee has raised the anti-Russian hysteria in the US media to a new level.
Political warfare in Washington intensifies
By Barry Grey, 10 June 2017
Comey speaks for factions within the state seeking to reassert the Obama administration policy of escalating economic, diplomatic and military confrontation with Moscow.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 June 2017
As the US escalated the war in Syria, divisions between Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson broke out Friday over Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2017
The New York Times has erupted with rhapsodic praise for a man whom, less than a year before, its editorial writers had called a careerist and coward responsible for helping to rig the 2016 election.
“Watergate pales compared to what we’re confronting now”
By James Cogan, 9 June 2017
No journalist asked James Clapper the obvious question: why should any credibility be given to any claim he makes?
By Tom Peters, 9 June 2017
New Zealand’s government has aligned itself more closely with the US military encirclement of China and threats of war against North Korea.
By Eric London, 9 June 2017
There is nothing progressive in the Democratic Party’s campaign to bring down Trump on the basis of anti-Russian propaganda.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2017
The fired FBI director describes extensive efforts by the US president to block the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections.
By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2017
The circumstances of the leaked document to the Intercept and the leaker being arrested on the day of publication are extremely murky, even suspicious.
By Nancy Hanover, 7 June 2017
The New York Times comes to the defense of Trump’s school privatizer.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2017
The plan combines elements proposed by Republican and Democratic administrations over three decades, going back to the attack on the air traffic controllers union in 1981.
By Jerry White, 6 June 2017
Stripped of the demagogy and lies, the line of the Trump administration amounts to the proposition that miners must place their full trust and confidence in the benevolence of the coal bosses.
After Trump’s withdrawal from Paris accord
By Barry Grey, 5 June 2017
Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord has intensified the foreign policy conflict at the heart of the political warfare over alleged White House “softness” toward Russia.
By Evan Blake, 5 June 2017
Both right-wing and anti-Trump protests were held in Portland on Sunday, in the wake of the May 26 stabbing death of two individuals in Portland by Jeremy Joseph Christian.
By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2017
A serious response to the dangers posed by climate change is not possible within the framework of the capitalism and the nation-state system.
By Eric London, 3 June 2017
The percentage of registered voters who said they abstained because they disliked “candidates or campaign issues” doubled from 2012.
By Daniel de Vries, 2 June 2017
The move, which repudiates even the most modest targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, takes place amidst growing conflicts between the major powers and a raging political crisis within the US.
By Josh Varlin, 2 June 2017
Comey’s testimony and new allegations of private meetings between Trump aides and Russian officials occur in the context of a vicious fight in the American ruling class.
By Philip Guelpa, 2 June 2017
Cuts to social programs will severely affect the living conditions of workers who already suffer from poverty and a lack of affordable housing.
By Alex Lantier, 2 June 2017
The rapid shifts in international politics since President Trump’s visit to Europe point to the disintegration of institutions that have shaped global politics for decades.
By Andre Damon and David North, 1 June 2017
Speaking in Australia before high-ranking state and military officials, Senator John McCain delivered a damming indictment of Donald Trump and called upon the Australian government to defy his administration.
By Barry Grey, 31 May 2017
The Democratic Party has completely aligned itself with the most rabidly anti-Russian factions of the state and made this question of imperialist policy the basis of its opposition to Trump.
By James Cogan, 31 May 2017
McCain issued appeals and warnings to the Australian ruling class not to deviate from its strategic alignment with the US.
By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2017
The successful interception of a dummy ICBM demonstrates to North Korea and also China that the US can launch a nuclear attack and counter any attempt to retaliate.
As US-German rift widens
By Johannes Stern, 31 May 2017
Leading Left Party representatives have praised the speech given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bavaria Sunday, which called Germany’s alliance with the US into question.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2017
The political and media establishment in Germany is exploiting outrage at US President Trump’s arrogant behaviour to mobilise support behind an independent great power policy.
By Barry Grey, 29 May 2017
The hue and cry over Kushner’s alleged proposal for a secret line of communication with Russia is a red herring.
By Evan Blake, 29 May 2017
The Trump-DeVos federal education budget seeks to cut $9.2 billion in spending through the elimination of 22 major programs and significant reductions in many others.
By John Marion, 29 May 2017
While the Trump administration threatens to deport almost 60,000 Haitian immigrants next summer, workers’ struggles in Haiti are growing.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 May 2017
Nearly a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the conflicting interests among the imperialist powers have reached a point at which they can no longer be reconciled through talks and diplomacy.
By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017
South Asia is becoming more and more geo-politically polarized between an India allied with US imperialism and a Pakistan backed by Beijing.
By Barry Grey, 27 May 2017
The political warfare in Washington has intensified with media reports that Kushner is among those being investigated by the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller.
By Kate Randall, 26 May 2017
The AHCA would leave 23 million fewer insured by 2026, slashing $824 billion from Medicaid and driving up premiums for older Americans and those with preexisting conditions.
By Nick Barrickman, 26 May 2017
The cuts would be phased in over a period of 10 years and are of a piece with the broader budget, which would inflict an unprecedented $3.6 trillion in austerity.
By Tom Hall, 26 May 2017
The Fourth Circuit’s ruling declared that Trump’s executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2017
The first trip by US President Donald Trump to Europe has exposed the deep rift in the transatlantic alliance.
$1.4 trillion in cuts to health program for the poor
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2017
The measures proposed by the White House would cut off tens of millions of people from access to health care, dramatically increasing disease, suffering and death.
By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2017
Thursday’s summit takes place in the context of a deep crisis to which the ruling classes on both sides of the Atlantic are responding with a sharp shift to the right.
By Kate Randall, 24 May 2017
Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” is a 52-page declaration of war against the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2017
John Brennan testified Tuesday before an open session of the House Intelligence Committee and later behind closed doors.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2017
The US special forces raid on Yemen followed Trump’s massive arms deals with Saudi Arabia, which that will fuel the kingdom’s savage war against a population on the brink of starvation.
By Ben McGrath, 24 May 2017
The Moon administration speaks for weaker layers of big business that are unable to compete with the major conglomerates.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2017
The US president’s pretense that his policies will bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is transparent window-dressing for a policy of escalating militarism against Tehran.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2017
The European media has accused Trump of further inflaming the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites with his moves to forge a closer alliance with Saudi Arabia targeted against Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 23 May 2017
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said he would not comply with a subpoena for documents by the Senate Intelligence Committee, citing his right not to incriminate himself.
By Shelley Connor, 23 May 2017
The protest centered on the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies as well as anti-gay marriage measures enacted by Pence as governor of Indiana.
By Kate Randall, 23 May 2017
The budget proposal marks a new stage in the bipartisan assault on what remains of programs to fight poverty and hunger and provide health care for millions of workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2017
Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, Trump’s speech, before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia, spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism.
By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2017
The two newspapers have served as the main mouthpieces for opposition to Trump within the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Barry Grey, 20 May 2017
The Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI-special counsel investigation of Trump-Russia ties is targeting current as well as past Trump aides.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 May 2017
Eight people have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October, while the Trump administration arrested 41,000 immigrants in the first three months of 2017.
By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2017
On Twitter, and at a press conference, the US president denounced the investigation conducted by his own Department of Justice as a “witch hunt.”
By Shelley Connor, 19 May 2017
The budget would eliminate student loan forgiveness programs while simultaneously allocating millions of dollars to student debt collection and charter schools.
By Andre Damon, 19 May 2017
Amid the deepening factional struggle gripping Washington, sections of the political establishment are calling for the military to step in.
By Andre Damon, 18 May 2017
The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate Trump’s alleged ties to Russia marks a new stage in the factional battle raging in Washington.
By Patrick Martin, 17 May 2017
The New York Times report which broke the allegation is based on material supplied by high-ranking FBI officials.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2017
While the Turkish leader publicly condemned the US arming of Syrian Kurdish fighters, there appeared no prospect that he would shift the Pentagon’s policy.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 May 2017
A conflict is unfolding across the United States of a very different character than the crisis gripping Washington—a conflict between the working class and the capitalist class.
By Barry Grey, 17 May 2017
The ISO’s article on the firing of Comey articulates the interests of the social layers for which ISO speaks—wealthy, complacent and corrupt sections of the upper-middle class that are separated by an enormous class chasm from the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2017
The Washington Post report sparked a round of media claims that Trump was sharing “state secrets” with Moscow.
By Tom Hall, 16 May 2017
Among the crowd Saturday was neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, the self-proclaimed “founder” of the alt-right movement, which has close ties to the Trump administration.
By Matthew MacEgan, 16 May 2017
Trump signed an executive order May 11 to create the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a bipartisan commission to investigate alleged voter fraud.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2017
The Trump administration is arming the UAE and Saudi Arabia to the teeth as the two regimes wage a savage war against the starving population of Yemen.
By Patrick Martin, 15 May 2017
Decades of social and political reaction, unending war and the artificial suppression of class conflict are coming to a head.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 May 2017
Addressing venture capitalists last week, DeVos made common cause with school privatizers looking to cash in on a “mind-boggling trillion dollar” education market.
By Andre Damon, 13 May 2017
The crisis surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey has been seized on by the Democratic Party and much of the media to escalate their anti-Russian campaign.
By Niles Niemuth, 13 May 2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents working with local law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 1,300 people since March.
By Barry Grey, 13 May 2017
The obvious attempt to intimidate Comey has emboldened those claiming that Trump’s firing of the FBI director is an obstruction of justice.
By Patrick Martin, 12 May 2017
The twists and turns in the White House accounts of why and how the decision was made to fire FBI Director James Comey are signs of deepening political crisis.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2017
The political crisis gripping the Trump administration has far-reaching consequences and implications for both the United States and the entire world.
By Nick Barrickman, 12 May 2017
The decision to provide DeVos a platform at Bethune-Cookman University was widely criticized and protested against by students in the days leading up to the event.
By Andrea Lobo, 12 May 2017
The US secretary of Homeland Security outlined a Central America policy focusing on deterring migration and militarizing the region in preparation for social upheavals and war.
The Nation blames white workers for Trump's election
By Eric London, 12 May 2017
The Nation magazine claims to have definitively proven that Trump is president because white workers are racist.
After White House dismissal of FBI director
By Barry Grey, 11 May 2017
The Democratic Party seized on the firing of Comey to escalate its reactionary campaign for stepped-up aggression against Russia and Russian allies such as Syria and Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2017
The working class must adopt a standpoint of complete opposition to both of the warring factions of the ruling elite.
By Patrick Martin, 10 May 2017
Democrats condemned the firing of FBI Director James Comey and demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.
By Patrick Martin, 10 May 2017
Testimony by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates gave new details on the circumstances surrounding the firing of Trump’s first national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2017
The planned escalation of US imperialism’s longest war involves not only more “boots on the ground,” but also ceding control of the war to US military commanders.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 May 2017
The White House has become a vehicle for Trump and his extended family to pursue their far-flung business interests, resulting in a government that shamelessly combines personal profit and state policy.
By Patrick Martin, 8 May 2017
The passage of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives sets the pace for devastating cuts in health care for working people, to fund a windfall for the financial oligarchy.
By Kate Randall, 6 May 2017
Shameless lies are being used to promote a thoroughly regressive bill that builds on Obama’s pro-corporate Affordable Care Act and expands its assault on health care.