The distinctive feature of these bleak times is the lack of institutional capacity on the left – the absence of a political party that swings free of Wall Street and speaks to the dire circumstances of poor and working people. As the first 100 days of the plutocratic and militaristic Trump administration draw to a close, one truth has been crystal clear: the Democratic party lacks the vision, discipline and leadership to guide progressives in these turbulent times. Read more.
Newly declared independent Rep. Justin Amash has formally left the GOP Conference and resigned from the House Oversight Committee, according to a letter he sent to Republican leaders on Monday. Read more.