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A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Use of ‘white privilege’ makes online discussions more polarized and less constructive

In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders are both members of the Democratic Socialists of America. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How ‘socialism’ stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America

The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.
Many of Latin America’s leftist ‘revolutions’ are now in crisis. But the left is resurging in some countries. The Conversation / Photo Claudia Daut/Reuters

The Latin American left isn’t dead yet

Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region’s recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic members of the House and Senate in late 2017. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Democratic Party’s pluralism is both a strength and weakness

The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party’s future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan resonated with voters. Can progressives do the same? David Becker/Reuters

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Conservatives have been very successful framing a compelling narrative about who they are and what they stand for. Progressives will have a tough four years if they don’t do the same.
Bruce Springsteen is not just a musician with an extraordinary body of work. He’s also a born performer. Sony Music

Under the influence of … working class rocker Bruce Springsteen

It is more than just his music that has made Bruce Springsteen one of the world’s most influential rock stars. His progressive politics has made him the voice for many people around the world.

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