US Politics

As proof of high-level conspiracy mounts

Justice Department proposes internal investigation to cover up state involvement in January 6 coup attempt

By Eric London, 16 January 2021

Although the January 6 attempt failed at seizing power, the entire political establishment is now lurching further to the right.

Biden “recovery” plan will fail to relieve social misery or stop pandemic death

By Jacob Crosse, 16 January 2021

The package, which falls woefully short in meeting the current crisis for millions of workers and their families, will be further watered down as the Democrats seek “bipartisan” support from Republicans.

Fascist Wisconsin shooter Rittenhouse posed with Proud Boys and waved “white power” sign

By Kevin Reed, 15 January 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the right-wing vigilante who shot three anti-police violence protesters in Kenosha on August 25—two of them to death—was photographed celebrating at a bar with members of the fascist Proud Boys shortly after his January 5 arraignment and not guilty plea.

The pandemic and Trump’s coup attempt

By Andre Damon, 15 January 2021

To implement its homicidal policy of herd immunity, the ruling class is resorting to ever more violent and dictatorial forms of rule.

FBI reveals “dozens” of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup

By Jacob Crosse, 15 January 2021

In addition to active Republican politicians and off-duty military and police, many militiamen and fascists claiming membership in the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters marched on the Capitol

Democrats plead for bipartisanship as the Republicans call for blood

By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2021

All the talk of “unity” and “bipartisanship,” the Democrats’ eternal mantra, means in reality that there will be no settling of accounts with those who incited the January 6 insurrection.

Details emerge exposing high-level coordination between fascists, police and Republican politicians in lead-up January 6 coup attempt

By Jacob Crosse, 14 January 2021

New revelations confirm several Republican congressman conspired with fascistic elements in carrying out the attempted coup.

DSA-aligned teachers unions’ “Day of Resistance”: a pathetic appeal to Biden and the Democrats

By Evan Blake, 14 January 2021

Tuesday’s event, organized by an umbrella group of teacher unions led by pseudo-left officials, was a political stunt aimed at channeling opposition to in-person instruction behind dead-end appeals to the Democratic Party.

Growing threats of fascist violence as Democrats appeal for “unity” and “healing”

By Eric London, 13 January 2021

The Democratic Party’s appeals for compromise with Republican conspirators amid the ongoing coup threat makes clear the need for an independent working class intervention to stop the growth of fascism in America.

Nurses speak on conditions in Arizona hospitals where COVID-cases reach national highs

By Katy Kinner, 12 January 2021

Arizona COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise to national highs as testing and vaccine administration continue to be inadequate.

US brands Yemen’s Houthi rebels “terrorists,” paving way for mass starvation

By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2021

The vindictive designation announced by Secretary of State Pompeo is part of the continuing drive by the Trump administration to provoke a war with Iran.

Mobilize the working class against Trump’s conspiracy! Prepare for a political general strike!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 12 January 2021

The ongoing threats of far-right violence throughout the United States, focused on Inauguration Day, January 20, must be taken seriously and counteracted by the organization of working class opposition.

Ford “Finish Strong” ad campaign invokes nationalist mythology as cover for company’s “herd immunity” policies

By Tim Rivers and Tom Hall, 12 January 2021

Ford’s advertising blitz is aimed at covering up its own crimes, and those of the capitalist ruling class as a whole, with patriotic, militaristic bluster, portraying the virus as a common external enemy for the country to unite against.

Biden taps William Burns to head Central Intelligence Agency

By Jacob Crosse, 12 January 2021

With four decades as a diplomatic point man for US imperialism, Burns has been pivotal in regime-change operations and the consolidation of pro-US dictatorships.

Anxiety in South Asia over US president’s attempted coup

By K. Ratnayake, 12 January 2021

The South Asian ruling elites are heavily dependent economically and strategically on US imperialism and the political instability in Washington directly impacts on them all.

New details about January 6 riot reveal need for full-scale investigation

By Eric London, 11 January 2021

Trump’s January 6 fascistic insurrection had high level support from within the Republican Party and critical sections of the police and military-intelligence apparatus.

Details emerge of high-level state involvement in Wednesday’s coup attempt

By Eric London, 9 January 2021

New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.

Biden defends Republican Party coup conspirators

By Joseph Kishore, 9 January 2021

Less than 48 hours after hundreds of people, incited by President Trump and backed by top officials in the Republican Party, stormed the US Capitol, Biden called for “unity” with his “Republican colleagues.”

Biden names conservative appeals court judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

By Jacob Crosse, 9 January 2021

Freezing out Bernie Sanders and Sanders’ fellow “progressives,” President-elect Joe Biden rounded out his right-wing cabinet by selecting Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary.

Working group of US intelligence agencies asserts Russia is “likely” behind SolarWinds hack

By Kevin Reed, 8 January 2021

The Trump administration’s Cyber Unified Coordinating Group (UCG) published a press release on Tuesday stating that the Russian government was responsible for the hacking of the SolarWinds Orion platform.

“It’s going to take the working class to stop them”

Workers denounce Trump’s coup

By our reporters, 8 January 2021

Autoworkers, teachers, retirees and other sections of the working class reacted with outrage as fascist supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcibly disrupting the certification of Biden’s presidential victory.

For a full, public investigation of Trump’s January 6 coup!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 January 2021

The Democratic Party is joining with the Republicans and the Trump administration to cover up for those politically responsible for fascist violence at the US Capitol.

Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara on Trump’s January 6 coup: “Nothing to see here!”

By Genevieve Leigh, 8 January 2021

In response to the unprecedented events in the nation's capital, leading members of Jacobin magazine responded by downplaying the seriousness of the attack and opposing those calling it a “coup.”

Republican state senators in Pennsylvania refuse to seat reelected Democrat

By Our reporter, 7 January 2021

Democratic state senators, after scattered protests, allowed the anti-democratic farce to proceed.

The fascist coup of January 6

By David North, 7 January 2021

The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.

Democrats claim victory in Georgia Senate races

By Jacob Crosse, 6 January 2021

In two razor-thin races in the state of Georgia, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Remove coup plotter Trump immediately!

By Patrick Martin and David North, 6 January 2021

Thousands of Trump supporters have stormed the Capitol and halted the congressional certification of Trump’s defeat in the presidential election.

Trump intensifies coup plot as Congress meets to certify election results

By Andre Damon, 6 January 2021

The events of this week have made clear that US President Donald Trump is actively engaged in a conspiracy to reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, overthrow the Constitution, and establish a dictatorship in the United States.

In Georgia speech, Trump pledges to overturn election result

By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2021

US President Donald Trump doubled down on his efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in a speech in Georgia Tuesday, pledging, “They are not taking this White House, we are going to fight like hell.”

Ocasio-Cortez and fellow “progressives” supply votes to reelect Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House

By Jacob Crosse, 5 January 2021

The reelection of Pelosi thanks to the votes of Democratic “progressives” has once again demonstrated the bankruptcy of all claims that the Democratic Party can be transformed into an instrument of progressive change.

Tape reveals Trump gangster methods in pursuing election coup

By Patrick Martin, 4 January 2021

The US president demanded Georgia state officials “find” the votes required to overturn the result of the November 3 election, threatening retaliation if they refused.

Sanders’ political stunt over $2,000 stimulus checks fails

By Patrick Martin, 31 December 2020

The Vermont senator has watered down his supposed “political revolution” to a slightly larger pittance for working people.

In “major speech” on the coronavirus pandemic

Biden predicts surge in deaths, proposes no measures to stop it, and pledges to reopen the schools

By Barry Grey, 30 December 2020

The Biden administration will continue to force workers into unsafe factories and workplaces and double down on Trump’s efforts to reopen the schools, so as to free working class parents to resume pumping out profits for the corporations.

Washington state judge blocks release of public records in the police killing of Michael Reinoehl

By Kevin Reed, 30 December 2020

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy ruled in favor of a motion by the sheriff’s office to stop the release of police records about the execution of Portland protester Michael Reinoehl on September 3.

House overrides Trump veto of military spending bill

By Patrick Martin, 29 December 2020

The veto override, which has the effect of approving a record outlay for the US military machine, had the support of the entire Democratic leadership, from Speaker Nancy Pelosi on down.

As Wall Street hits record high

Millions in US face weeks without income due to delay in paltry “relief” bill

By Jacob Crosse, 29 December 2020

The bipartisan measure signed into law by Trump Sunday night provides a mere pittance for the unemployed and millions of others devastated by the pandemic.

Unanswered questions in the SolarWinds Orion hack

By Kevin Reed, 29 December 2020

As more details about the unprecedented hack of SolarWinds become available, questions continue to mount about the nature of the “supply chain attack” and how it is being presented by the corporate media and the US political establishment.

Armed fascists storm Oregon state Capitol building

By Jacob Crosse, 23 December 2020

Several hundred far-right anti-lockdown protesters, led by the fascist patriot Prayer group, attempted to occupy the Oregon Capitol on Monday, where a closed session of the legislature was discussing measures related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden picks Education Secretary committed to opening schools as pandemic rages

By Evan Blake, 23 December 2020

While education commissioner in Connecticut, Miguel Cardona has been a forceful advocate of reopening schools, which Biden has stated will be a top “national priority” upon taking office.

Bipartisan US “relief” bill stiffs workers and unemployed, gives billions more to business

By Jacob Crosse, 21 December 2020

The miserably inadequate social assistance is arousing popular anger. A jobless worker posted a message to Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declaring: “$600 stimulus. Thanks for not delivering on what you’ve promised for 8 months. Don’t tell us you care, you don’t.”

Trump held White House meeting on martial law plan to overturn election

By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2020

The president and his aides discussed the possibility of declaring martial law and rerunning the presidential election in key states during a meeting Friday in the Oval Office.

The frenzied anti-Russia campaign in anticipation of Biden presidency

By Bill Van Auken, 19 December 2020

The unfounded charges of Russian hacking dominating the media along with talk of war and retaliation by leading Democrats constitute a deadly warning of what is to come.

Congress dithers over token relief bill as 4.8 million more Americans face poverty in January

By Jacob Crosse, 19 December 2020

The bipartisan bill being thrashed out in Congress lacks any significant aid to highly indebted state, local and tribal governments, setting the stage for mass layoffs of educators, transit workers, firefighters and other public service workers, as well as school closures and cuts in social programs.

As ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn urges military intervention

Trump Defense Secretary Christopher Miller cancels meetings with Biden transition team

By Kevin Reed, 19 December 2020

The acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, cancelled meetings with the Biden transition team late Thursday as President Trump and his fascistic supporters continued their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Corporate media, Democrats escalate claims of Russian hacking of US government agencies

By Kevin Reed, 18 December 2020

The CISA issued a warning on Thursday that the hacking of US agencies posed “a grave risk” to the federal government, but no evidence has been presented to support assertions that the breach was the work of Russian intelligence.

“We want them infected:” Emails show White House sought to promote spread of COVID-19

By Andre Damon, 18 December 2020

The massive spread of COVID-19 in the United States is the result of a deliberate policy of sacrificing lives to protect the profit interests of major corporations.

Xavier Becerra: Biden makes phony “left” gesture with Health and Human Services cabinet pick

By Dan Conway, 17 December 2020

The California Attorney General and former congressman has been selected to lead the federal department that will play an enormous role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Republican state senators call on Trump to declare martial law to overturn Biden election victory

By Jacob Crosse, 17 December 2020

Despite Monday’s electoral college certification of Joe Biden’s victory, Trump continues to push forward with his efforts to subvert the election results, claiming his loss was fraudulent and inciting his supporters against those who claim otherwise.

Attorney General Barr resigns as Trump considers appointing special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden

By Jacob Crosse, 16 December 2020

Barr carried out some of Trump’s most notorious unconstitutional abuses, including the assault on protesters in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square and the state assassination of Michael Reinoehl.

Biden calls for unity in Atlanta after McConnell acknowledges Democrats’ 2020 presidential victory

By Kevin Reed, 16 December 2020

Democratic Party President-elect Joseph Biden offered clichés at an Atlanta drive-in rally on Tuesday, proposed no actions to stem the escalation of deaths across the country from COVID-19 and said nothing about the dire condition of American democracy coming out of the 2020 elections.

After Electoral College confirms Democratic Party victory

Biden staggers toward the White House

By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2020

In his remarks Monday night, Biden sought to cover over the collapse of American democracy with appeals for “unity.”

US Treasury and Commerce department email systems reportedly hacked

By Kevin Reed, 15 December 2020

Although no evidence or proof has been provided to substantiate the allegations, unnamed government officials and tech experts quickly concluded that the attack was “believed to be” the work of Russian intelligence.

Bipartisan congressional group reveals threadbare stimulus plan

By Jacob Crosse, 15 December 2020

The Democratic leadership previously endorsed the $908 billion framework released at the beginning of the month; the newest split package proposal leaves out stimulus checks and caps rental assistance, while refilling the Paycheck Protection Program

Biden’s choice for US trade representative signals anti-China stance

By Peter Symonds, 14 December 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has made clear that he will continue the aggressive confrontation with Beijing that was launched by the Obama administration a decade ago and stepped up under Trump.

Jacobin complains of being frozen out of Biden administration while promoting illusions in the Democrats

By Barry Grey, 14 December 2020

The brazen indifference of Jacobin to the struggles and sufferings of the working class and the onslaught on democratic rights is a function of its class position and its right-wing, pro-capitalist politics.

As Trump denies electoral defeat, Democrats preach bipartisanship

By Patrick Martin, 14 December 2020

The New York Times, which serves as the main mouthpiece for the Democratic leadership, elaborated the case for bipartisanship in a lengthy editorial Sunday, under the headline, “Build on Common Ground.”

US recognizes Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara

By Jean Shaoul, 14 December 2020

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara was the quid pro quo for Morocco’s formal recognition of Israel.

New York Times smears COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones

By Genevieve Leigh, 14 December 2020

The Times is attempting to dig up completely irrelevant episodes from Jones’ past in order to discredit her work in exposing the state cover-up of COVID-19 cases.

Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn US presidential election

By Jacob Crosse, 12 December 2020

The court ruled that Texas had no standing to object to the election procedures in another state.

Eighteen state governments urge Supreme Court to overturn Biden victory

By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2020

While Texas and 17 other states are challenging the results of the election, four battleground states and 20 others are defending the legitimacy of the vote won by Democrat Joe Biden.

US Army punishes 14 senior officers at Fort Hood citing “leadership failures”

By Chase Lawrence, 11 December 2020

The disciplinary actions were one of the single largest taken by the Army in history, indicating that the Pentagon is well aware of deep disillusionment and anger within the ranks.

Tens of millions of Americans require aid as USDA food box program nears expiration

By Alex Findijs, 11 December 2020

Hunger in the US has risen considerably during the pandemic. In 2019, an estimated 34 million people suffered from food insecurity. That number is expected to rise to 54 million by the end of the year.

The Love Song of J. Robinette Biden

By Steven Brust, 10 December 2020

A satirical poem by the novelist Steven Brust on identity politics and the election of Democrat Joseph Robinette Biden.

In bipartisan vote: US House approves record $741 billion military spending bill

By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2020

In a country with “no money” for schools, the unemployed or the health care system being destroyed by COVID, there are effectively unlimited funds for the world’s largest military establishment.

Stop government attack on COVID-19 whistleblower Rebekah Jones!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2020

The SEP condemns the fascistic police raid on Jones’ home, meant to suppress her work exposing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida and in schools across the US.

Boise, Idaho health district meeting canceled by police after armed protesters threaten board members’ homes

By Jacob Crosse, 10 December 2020

Police, citing “public safety,” called for the meeting to be canceled before the health board could vote on an order instituting limited COVID-19 restrictions.

Trump, Republicans continue attempts to overturn election results

By Jacob Crosse, 9 December 2020

Trump continues to refuse to concede even as his increasingly unhinged lawsuits seeking to nullify the elections fail in the courts.

Biden selects recently retired general, ex-Mideast war commander to head Pentagon

By Bill Van Auken, 9 December 2020

The media and the Democrats have hailed the choice of Lloyd Austin as the first African American nominee for secretary of defense, glossing over the implications of another general being tapped for the Pentagon’s top civilian post.

Trump supporters stage armed protest at home of Michigan secretary of state

By Patrick Martin, 8 December 2020

Taking their cue from Trump, far-right supporters have threatened violence against officials in swing states where Trump is seeking to overturn the popular vote for Biden.

Georgia Senate debate: Republican fascist agitation versus Democratic political cowardice

By Jacob Crosse, 8 December 2020

Senator Kelly Loeffler repeatedly backed Trump’s drive to overturn the presidential election, while Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock evaded the issue and stressed his pro-capitalist credentials.

Trump incites fascist violence in Georgia

By Patrick Martin, 7 December 2020

In his first rally speech since his defeat in the November 2020 presidential election, Trump called for overturning the election result, demanded “revenge” against his political opponents and spoke about sending “the military in” to “radical left” cities.

State Supreme Court rejects Trump suit in Wisconsin

By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2020

The decision by a Republican-majority court was one of a series of setbacks for Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Introduction to The New York Times’ 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History

By David North, 4 December 2020

This is the introduction by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to a volume, available for delivery in January 2021, containing the main interviews and essays published by the WSWS exposing the New York Times’ racialist falsification of American history.

The DSA pays tribute to David Dinkins

By Fred Mazelis, 3 December 2020

The DSA’s extraordinary tribute to Dinkins shows exactly why this organization is the bitterest opponent of socialism.

Bipartisan $908 billion “emergency relief framework” receives support from Democratic congressional leadership

By Jacob Crosse, 3 December 2020

Limited details reveal a proposal that includes generous handouts and protections to corporations while excluding another round of stimulus checks and reducing unemployment funds for workers as the pandemic enters its deadliest phase.

Facebook speech falsely claims massive vote fraud

Donald Trump’s Mein Kampf

By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2020

Trump is deliberately inciting fascist forces through his baseless claims of a “stolen election.”

Health care workers in the US speak out: “We have PTSD”

By Bryan Dyne, 2 December 2020

The dire situation facing frontline health care workers during the pandemic is only getting worse as the number of hospitalizations in the US surpasses 100,000.

Who is Biden’s top economic adviser Brian Deese?

By Jerry White, 2 December 2020

The executive from the giant investment firm BlackRock played a leading role in the destruction of autoworkers’ jobs and living standards during the 2009 restructuring of GM and Chrysler.

Trump campaign threatens Republican officials certifying election results

By Jacob Crosse, 2 December 2020

Following Trump’s lead, an attorney for the president suggested fired DHS Cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be “taken out at dawn and shot.”

Biden-Harris tech policy: militarism and censorship

By Kevin Reed, 2 December 2020

Democratic Party president-elect Joseph Biden is formulating policies and assembling a team committed to the use of advanced technologies for the purposes of warfare and suppression of free speech.

Biden economic team: Straight from Wall Street

By Patrick Martin, 1 December 2020

Behind a screen of racial and gender diversity, the Biden administration will be a government of, by and for the ruling class.

US State Department moves to suppress criticism of Israel

By Dominic Gustavo, 30 November 2020

The Trump administration is seeking to silence all criticism of the Israeli apartheid state by equating all opposition to Israel with anti-Semitism.

Who is Alejandro Mayorkas?

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 28 November 2020

Biden’s pick for DHS secretary was a key figure in the Obama administration’s detention and mass deportation of immigrants.

US CDC plans to reduce quarantine time after potential COVID-19 exposure

By Benjamin Mateus, 27 November 2020

The purpose of reducing the isolation period to as little as seven days is to ensure workers will be back on the job faster, even though the CDC admits this will increase the transmission of the virus.

Meet the Censored: Andre Damon

By Matt Taibbi, 26 November 2020

Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm.

President Trump issues full pardon of former national security advisor Michael Flynn

By Kevin Reed, 26 November 2020

Trump’s action ends the case against the right-wing White House aide who lied to the FBI during the early days of the investigation into claims of “Russian interference” in the 2016 US elections.

Biden delivers pablum and pretense as he consolidates a right-wing administration

By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2020

In a Thanksgiving message and a television interview, the president-elect dismissed the ongoing threat to democratic rights from President Trump.

The Democratic Socialists of America pleads with Biden not to appoint Rahm Emanuel

By Kristina Betinis, 26 November 2020

A petition opposing the appointment of Emanuel to President-elect Biden’s administration simultaneously exposes the right-wing record of the Democratic Party and the utter bankruptcy of its DSA faction.

India’s ruling elite welcomes Biden-Harris victory in US presidential election

By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 November 2020

The warm welcome for the President-elect is based on the calculation that a Biden administration will be no less committed than Trump’s to expanding the anti-China Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”

Pennsylvania, Nevada certify Biden victories as Trump repeats his vows to overturn the election

By Barry Grey, 25 November 2020

Whether or not Biden’s right-wing administration-in-waiting comes to power, Trump’s election coup is a dire warning to the working class.

Jacobin and Democratic Socialists of America promote illusions in a “progressive” Biden administration

By Gabriel Black, 25 November 2020

The central role of Jacobin is to prevent any political break with the Democratic Party as Biden constructs a reactionary administration based on Wall Street and the military.

Joe Biden’s cabinet: A rainbow coalition of imperialist reaction

By Eric London, 25 November 2020

The nomination of a series of right-wing women and minority representatives of the military-intelligence complex encapsulates and exposes the right-wing essence of identity politics.

Federal agency lifts blockade on Biden transition, but Trump pledges to continue electoral coup

By Barry Grey, 24 November 2020

The erosion of support for Trump within the corporate-financial oligarchy is driven in part by a recognition that Biden is assembling a right-wing, militaristic administration that will aggressively defend the interests of big business.

North Carolina pastor who led peaceful march to polls charged with felony assault

By Jacob Crosse, 24 November 2020

Three weeks after police assaulted peaceful marchers on their way to register to vote, the county sheriff’s office announced felony and misdemeanor charges against organizer Reverend Greg Drumwright.

Biden names national security team of right-wing militarists

By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2020

The roll-out of Biden’s first cabinet nominees shows the top priority of the incoming Democratic administration: building a US-led imperialist front against China and Russia

Stanford academic senate condemns Scott Atlas

By Jonathan Burleigh, 23 November 2020

Most Stanford faculty voted to oppose the high-level Trump adviser’s actions that “promote a view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science.”

As court defeats multiply

Trump continues drive to nullify election

By Patrick Martin, 23 November 2020

The political conspiracy has suffered a string of legal setbacks in its efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but continues to demand the suppression of millions of votes.

Federal prisoner Orlando Hall executed after US Supreme Court clears the way

By Kate Randall, 21 November 2020

The Trump administration aims to carry out at least three more executions before Inauguration Day, including that of the first federal woman prisoner in almost seven decades.

California ballot propositions: Voters reject identity politics, but app-based delivery giants buy protection

By David Levine, 21 November 2020

There were contradictory results on November 3: voters rejected an effort to revive affirmative action programs that discriminate based on race, but they also rejected efforts to protect “gig” workers from exploitation, after a $200 million campaign by corporate giants like Uber and Lyft.

Trump holds White House meeting with Michigan Republicans in bid to overturn Biden victory

By Barry Grey, 21 November 2020

More than two weeks after the November 3 election, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to refuse to accept the results of the presidential vote. Nor can it be assumed that they ultimately will.