Saying he was put into office by blue-collar voters serves the interests of top Democrats, Republicans, the dominant media and the big-business elite.
"There's probably worse to come, as further blows to working people are authorized by the Trump/Roberts [Supreme Court]," the renowned thinker said recently.
In a BBC "Newsnight" interview, the renowned linguist (pictured) talks about the Democrats' betrayal of the working class and Sanders' incredible feat of breaking with "a century of U.S. history."
The working-class holiday has Marxist and anarchist industrial-era roots, but the significance of May 1 goes deeper than that.
The interests of the working class were supposed to be the focus of the Trump administration, but the president has no coherent approach for lifting up blue-collar Americans.
Progressives need to sharpen their understanding of why blue-collar Americans voted a billionaire into the White House and find a way to connect with them.
On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.
The comedian sat down with the former Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the state of the union after November's shocking (to many) election results -- after which she muttered, "I wish you were president."The comedian sat down with the former Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the state of the union after November's shocking (to many) election results—after which she muttered, "I wish you were president."
Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with one of the leaders of California's Democratic Party about the state's paradox—how progressives swept the nation's largest state in the 2016 election while Hillary Clinton got Trumped elsewhere in the country. Transcript added.
Amid all the calls for compassion for this pro-Trump demographic, an important point gets lost: Study after study shows that no matter how wealthy or educated nonwhites might be, whites fare better in life—even the poor ones.