Trump Regime

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Donald Trump's presidency represented a unique threat to American democracy. The four-year battle against his regime is charted in this collection.
Kurt Stand
September 2021
Famed union leader Richard Trumka died suddenly last month at age 72. Socialists should remember his legacy to ensure labor's revival.
Dan Singer
May 2021
From Bush-era "alt" rock to verbose left-wing magazines: a common path for the millennial Left.
Bill Mosley
March 2021
Trump is gone, but the pandemic nightmare his administration failed to acknowledge remains.
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.
Bill Mosley
January 2021
In mid-December the United States passed a grim milestone: 300,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we even begin to process how many have died?
Editorial Crew
January 2021
DMV socialists took to the streets of Washington in order to highlight the dire need for bold federal action to address the ongoing suffering of the working-class.
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.
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.
Arturo Giovannitti
November 2020
Bill Mosley
September 2020
Donald Trump intends to steal the 2020 election. We can't let that happen.
Bill Mosley
September 2020
An amusing look at how a small right-wing college serves as academic cover for a classic push-poll about the dread menace socialism.
Bill Mosley
July 2020
The treatment of the District during both the COVID-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests provides yet another argument why the District needs self-government.
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?
Kurt Stand
January 2020
The majority of the country is opposed to Trumpism, but this opposition is much more heterogeneous than the right-wing alliance. This poses big challenges to a Left that wants to build broad unity in defeating the Trump and the GOP in the 2020 elections.
Bill Mosley
August 2019
People moving to improve their lot in life has been a constant and sometimes this movement takes place across the arbitrary lines known as borders.
Bill Mosley
June 2019
The country can live without athletes hobnobbing in the Rose Garden. What will be harder, though, is repairing the damage that Trump’s toxic racism unleashed on the nation.
Adam Stromme
April 2019
Through force or fraud, through sanction or election, the Trump administration is attempting to install its preferred candidate atop the Venezuelan people.
Bill Mosley
February 2019
Bill Mosley examines the right wing's longstanding rationale behind the late, great and once and future (?) Shutdown – further eroding public confidence and trust in government.
Bill Mosley
January 2019
Review of a new book from John Sides, Michael Tesler and Lynn Varveck which explores the intersection of race, identity, and the working class.
Kaiser F.
September 2018
We in the DSA recognize that no one is free or safe while this system of detention, deportation, fear, and intimidation, continues.
Andy Feeney
September 2018
What the Trump administration is proposing would leave the US with weaker fuel efficiency standards compared to those of the EU, Japan, China, India and even Saudi Arabia, and this could cut into Detroit’s future overseas sales.
Bill Mosley
August 2018
Bill Mosley examines why confronting the malefactors in the Administration in their public and private lives is necessary in this Age of Trump.
Joseph Gulino
July 2018
Anyone who has studied crafting of the Constitution would find it laughable to think that the Founders took so much time and energy in crafting Article II only to immunize him from federal crimes.
Andy Feeney
July 2018
Trump administration zealots aim to remove provisions that protect populations of endangered species.
Hal Ginsberg
September 2017
Top Democrats have the ability to appeal directly to swing voters by recommitting to their party's traditional pro-worker pro-peace values.
Bill Mosley
September 2017
Emboldened hate groups followed Trump's example in a march on Charlottesville. Thousands, including dozens of members of Democratic Socialists of America, marched in a counter-demonstration to show with their presence that hatred and intolerance cannot go unanswered.
Andy Feeney
August 2017
National parks are under severe threat from the extraction-first mania of the Trump administration. Andy Feeney contextualizes this latest barbarism.
Daniel C. Adkins and Tom Canning
August 2017
Applying the lessons learned from the Reagan Reduction in Force (RIF) to the threat to federal workers posted by the Trump administration.
Sam Knight
August 2017
Sam Knight, one of the Metro DC DSA members to go to Charlottesville for the antifascist protest last weekend, provides an on-the-ground account of the events.
Andy Feeney
July 2017
A Free Concert Of Thelonious Monk's Work brings the thought: If we ever achieve socialism here in the United States, will the revolution provide equal access for everyone to see performances like this?
Cecilio Morales
July 2017
Four tips for identifying honest info from salacious misinformation.
Bill Mosley
July 2017
ATC privatization has been prevented for now, but privatization has powerful backers who aren't ready to quit after 30 years of trying, and it is likely to be resuscitated in the near future.
Chris Riddiough
July 2017
Though we saw populism in both the Trump and Sanders campaigns, it is right-wing populism that represents a threat in American politics.
Woody Woodruff
April 2017
The Federal Communications Commission in Trumpland is allowing big telcom companies to sell more of your personal data.
Austin Kendall
April 2017
Trump's taking of the White House offered the possibility of shattering liberals' illusions of the neutrality of the state
Bill Mosley
April 2017
There is a wall of resistance to Trump and his agenda that will be difficult to break. Tim Snyder's review helps us build out a resistance strategy built for the long-term.
Enrique Calvo
March 2017
Much has been written on the formation of fascist regimes -- Trumps' march matches them.
Andy Feeney
March 2017
There are impressive coalitions of climate activist groups forming, both at the local level and nationally to contest Trump's suicidal climate agenda.
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.
Bill Mosley
March 2017
Even as cities across the country declare themselves as sanctuaries, DC has come under special scrutiny due to its colonial status.
Bill Mosley
February 2017
DC residents can't appeal to a member of Congress to stop a Trump nominee. So stop asking us...
Harry Baker
February 2017
Rex Tillerson made his fortune slow-roasting the planet with full knowledge of the consequences.
Andy Feeney
February 2017
Kashkari, in introducing his proposal, stated that before Congress approved the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill during the Obama administration, the risks of the U.S. suffering from another big banking crisis amounted to some 84 percent. The enactment of Dodd-Frank significantly reduced such risk to just 67 percent, Kashkari added. But this is still much too high, especially given the ability of major financial crises to cause trillions of dollars in losses to the U.S. economy and the world.
Austin Kendall
February 2017
In preparing for resistance to Trump's incoming regime, the ACLU hosts a talk recounting proper protest strategy.
Austin Kendall
February 2017
Brutal restructuring borne on the backs of workers is forthcoming -- Trump is positioning himself to take credit for halting that.
Carolyn M. Byerly
January 2017
Trump's outreach to Mexico's business elite are better understood within a bigger historical frame, one defined by the very beginnings of neoliberalism.
Andy Feeney
January 2017
Some analysts think Trump's clawback scheme could yield big stock buybacks but little capital investment.
Andy Feeney
January 2017
For class-conscious readers with a little larceny in their souls, Westlake's novel may help chase away depression as Trump prepares to take office in Washington.
Woody Woodruff
December 2016
In fighting Trump, socialists should look to build power in small pockets of power.