The Mark Twain they didn’t teach in school

Mark Twain is taught in countless English classes across the country. But he’s seldom remembered for his anti-imperialist, antiracist and revolutionary writing and speeches. In 2000, Helen Scott set the record straight in an article for the International Socialist Review.…

Democracy Sleepwalking

On Sunday afternoon, as the Democracy Awakening march wound around the U.S. Capitol, I caught up with a well-known activist in the procession and asked,  “What are the strategic goals of this?” She laughed and said, “Get more momentum for…

Sanders has affordable housing plan

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the affordable housing crisis across the nation Sunday after he toured the New York City Housing Authority’s Howard Houses in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York City Council Members Jumaane…