Election 2020

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The 2020 Election became a showdown between fascism and liberal democracy. Although a second Trump term was narrowly defeated, Trump's resiliency demands investigation in order to make sure the movement his revived can be defeated at ballot boxes in the future. These articles report on the 2020 Election by navigating the battle-lines that shaped the race.
Lauren Katz and Ryan Mosgrove
May 2021
One approach for mobilizing the working masses into socialist political operations.
Kam W.
March 2021
Building a policy platform based on oppositional politics risks putting the working-class in bed with otherwise hostile interests.
Bill Mosley
February 2021
Trump's regime ended with an insurrection at the Capitol. The attack failed, but revealed the wells of hatred that infect much of the White working-class.
Kareem Elrefai
January 2021
Historical precedent shows that Democrats win when they embrace the grassroots demands of their party. If Democrats want to build a winning coalition, they will need to recruit the left to watch their back.
Bill Mosley
December 2020
It was a mixed-messages kind of election - Trump was defeated but not fully repudiated. How should we make sense of where we are now?
Bill Mosley
December 2020
Trump’s two-pronged strategy—litigation and political pressure—to remain in the White House is sputtering on all cylinders, but unlikely to succeed.
Kurt Stand
November 2020
The danger of authoritarian rule is real. Only broad electoral unity can face down the forces of capital that stand behind Trump's megalomania.
Bill Mosley
November 2020
How might the 2020 election be stolen, and how will the opposition fight back?
Gary zZz
November 2020
Making sense of DC's local political campaigns, which are continuing on in the shadow of what is shaping up to be a tumultuous general election.
Bill Mosley
September 2020
Donald Trump intends to steal the 2020 election. We can't let that happen.
Bill Mosley
June 2020
The DSA is not endorsing Joe Biden. But members should do what they can to assist in his victory.
Bill Mosley
May 2020
Does the Left’s eagerness to remake the country in the face of the crisis make it the mirror image of the nationalist right?
Gary zZz
May 2020
With the democratic primary effectively over, how did the left fail to rally decisively behind Bernie?
Adam Stromme
May 2020
An interview with candidate McKayla Wilkes, who is running against House Majority leader Steny Hoyer.
Kam W.
November 2019
Putting aside my not-insignificant disagreements with the other Democratic candidates, their electability compared to Trump is questionable.
Kam W.
August 2019
In the coming debates, Bernie must deepen and sustain Biden's diminished public perception. In fact, it should be expanded to emphasize that Biden will not fight for the multi-racial working class.
Kam B.
May 2019
Pete Buttigieg and Howard Shultz are part of a larger phenomenon in U.S. cultural discourse that privileges a set of experiences and traits that are interpreted as merit, beyond any real policy value that a candidate brings to public debate.
A Discrete Socialist
April 2019
The Sanders campaign revived DSA in 2016, and if we are prepared to seize the opportunity, it may again.
A Discrete Socialist
April 2019
At 60,000 members, with infrastructure and serious organizing experience across the country, DSA is in a unique position to step into this political space, and channel this organizing energy behind an explicitly socialist program.
A Discrete Socialist
April 2019
How can DC-area socialists build connections between the Bernie campaign and the labor movement?
A Discrete Socialist
April 2019
We must use the Bernie campaign as another opportunity to build links between chapters and organizers.
A Discrete Socialist
April 2019
The Sanders campaign presents great risks. DSA refusing to engage with the campaign would result in isolation from the broader progressive community.
Maria Svart
April 2019
DSA's National Political Committee ratifies the 3-to-1 member vote to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders's candidacy for president.
Maria Svart
February 2019
A message from the National Director outlines what DSA's response(s) can be and the path currently planned if Sen Sanders announces another run for the presidency.
Lucy Duff
February 2019
Joe Schwartz
August 2017
Joe Schwartz and Mike Hirsh, in a multipart colloquy, take on the longest-running dynamic in DSA: electoral work vs. movement building.
Editorial Crew
July 2017
A roundup of the 2017 People's Summit in Chicago.
Margaret Flowers
July 2017
Polls have consistently shown that Democratic Party voters want single payer, but the Party keeps telling them they can't have it.
Larry Stafford Jr.
June 2017
A plan for how to use extant political parties to the advantage of progressives.
Lucy Duff
April 2017
Interest in a universal basic income (UBI) appears to be rising alongside a widespread sense that we are nearing the end of work. Two examples show what this sort of plan might look like.
Kurt Stand
March 2017
To avoid the trap of allowing misleading rhetoric to dictate our policies, we need to continue to articulate and organize around an alternative world view.