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Air America: gone and already forgotten

On Tariq Ali's support for John Kerry

American Flags

The death of the American newspaper

Who is Bill Ayers?

Bard College

How a Bard trustee and billionaire agribusinesman corrupts higher education

Walter Russell Mead: Bard's Thomas Friedman

Bard College professors attack OWS

It takes a professor to get the Occupy Movement really, really wrong

Another Bard College professor proffers bad advice to OWS

Leon and me

Bard College's lumpen bourgeoisie

Erectile dysfunction and a Bard College honorary doctorate

Some animals are more equal than others

The House He Lived In: Conversations with Fred Baker

The Speech that Jack Barnes should have given

A dossier on Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio and the left

Book party for Wald-LeBlanc book on American Trotskyism

Brownbagging at the Monthly Review

Bohemians

Paul Buhle's "Images of American Radicalism"

Bull Moose and bullshit

Smedley Butler speaks to the Bonus Army

Peter Camejo (1939-2008)

Remembering Peter Camejo

The Camejo Vote

Camejo and Shawki

North Star: a tribute to Peter Camejo

Harold Camping and Jack Barnes

Cancelling a Nation subscription

Was the Civil War a mistake?

The "Cochranite" legacy

Cynthia Cochran memorial meeting

Cockburn and Hitchens feud

What Alexander Cockburn meant to me

Jeff Cohen's Kerry endorsement

The Communist Party versus Liza Featherstone

Conference on American Trotskyism

Cliff Conner's "People's History of Science"

Is the 60s counterculture to blame for today's banksters?

Crisis at Pacifica

The devolution of Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn and the vicissitudes of old age

25 reasons not to vote for Obama

Was the 2012 election really a referendum?

Obama's faux left turn

Reflections on Obamacare

The Rebranding of Barack Obama

Progressives for Obama, version 2.0

Obama and the battered voter syndrome

Obama's bromance with Robert Kagan

Frank Marshall Davis's warning to Barack Obama

Michael Denning's "The Cultural Front"

Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman

Another Depression, another Occupation

Dime's Worth of Difference

Remembering Sol Dollinger

Genora Dollinger: Child of the Sit-Downs

Open Letter to G. William Domhoff

After the 2004 Elections

Dear Barbara Ehrenreich

Encounters with the FBI

The Establishment Left shifts gears

American Eustonians

Bill Fletcher channels Gus Hall

Thomas Frank book review

Stan Goff, Bill Fletcher and the 2-party system

Stan Goff rejects Marxism: a reply

A government of national unity?

Greens Under Pressure

Should the Green Party mollify the Democrats?

Howard Dean and the Iowa Primary

Health care cuts

In reply to Henwood, Featherstone and Parenti

The Strange Career of Eugene Genovese

Doug Henwood's Kerry endorsement

Alger Hiss accuser is Alger Hiss Professor

Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

Is H-Net going under?

Reign of terror in Houston

The Insanity Defense

Maurice Isserman versus the new SDS

Russell Jacoby versus Eric Lott

Whatever happened to the American left? A reply to Michael Kazin

John Kerry and Langston Hughes

JFK

Who says the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson wasted their money?

Kuby and Sliwa

Dear Nicholas Kristof

Left Forum 2005

Left Forum 2006

Left Forum 2008

Left Forum 2009 (Saturday)

Left Forum 2009 (Sunday)

Left Forum 2010 (Saturday)

Left Forum 2010 (Sunday)

Left Forum 2011 -- part one

Left Forum 2011 -- part two

Left Forum 2011 -- part three

Left Forum 2012

Left Forum 2013

Left Forum 2014

Left Forum 2014 panel on Lenin and democracy

Left Forum 2014 panel on fracking

Left Forum 2014 panel on art and gentrification

Left Forum 2014 panel on post-Chavez Venezuela

Left Forum 2014 panel on registering class

Left Forum 2014 panel on Syriza

Andrew Levine and the lesser evil

Rush Limbaugh's problems

Left in form, right in essence

The Winter of Liberal Discontent

Frank Lovell

Caroline Lund memorial meeting

Harry Magdoff Memorial Meeting

Samori Marksman

Reply to Eric Mann and Ted Glick on supporting Kerry

Letter to Ray Markey on stopping Bush

Sam Marcy

Countering a tribute to Cormac McCarthy

Thoughts on the 2006 midterm elections

Michael Moore

Felix Morrow

Marx, Woodhull and Sorge

A 1996 meeting for Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader 2000

In defense of Nader

Examining the motives of Nader and Camejo

Behind the anti-Nader attacks

The case for Camejo and Nader

John V. Walsh, Ralph Nader and the right-left alliance

Early Days of the Nation Magazine

Maoism and the Democratic Party

The Nation Magazine's Tainted Liberalism

Whither The Nation Magazine?

The Nation Magazine and the 2008 elections

The Myth of the New Deal

The New Deal, Leon Trotsky, and the bureaucratic state

Preliminary notes on the New Deal

The New York Press: dogshit on the sidewalk

New York Review of Books

John Nichols's socialism and ours

Deconstructing Obama

Taking Obama's Measure

The comeback kid and bipartisan attacks on working people

What's wrong with a primary challenge to Obama?

Barack Obama, Neville Chamberlain and the mythology of appeasement

The Obama Cult

Obama: I am not a radical or a Bolshevik

Marxists for Obama: a bumpy road ahead

Obama wins over the 'decent left'

Progressives for Obama: still intoxicated

President Obama, Governor Paterson and Ayn Rand

Is Obama a socialist?

Why Obama would likely lose to McCain

Obama disappoints

A panel discussion on Obama

The New Yorker cover cartoon of the Obamas

Fact-chcking the New Yorker

Obama, McCain and the VFW

Encounters with Occupy Wall Street

Alexander Cockburn throws a spitball at Occupy--and misses

The status of the Occupy movement

Disenchantment with Occupy Wall Street

Pacifica and the Internet

Harvey Pekar, Paul Buhle and a new graphic history of SDS

Harvey Pekar is dead

Harvey Pekar postscript

Comments on a Phelps-Luce-Brenner article on the Democrats

Platypus politics

Thoughts provoked by the Platypus

Politicians, consultants and the class struggle

The political economy of the sell-out

Popular Front politics

Ratner, Bostein and Gehry: birds of a feather

Going toe-to-toe with Leon Bostein

Red Diaper Baby

Reflections on Bert Cochran

Reply to LeBlanc on his comments on my review

Reply to a realo

Reply to Rick Perlstein on the Democrats

Rick Perlstein accused of plagiarism

Republican Democrats

Revolution in the Air

Review of Harvey Klehr's "Secret World of American Communism"

Review of Wald-LeBlanc book on American Trotskyism

Right-Left Convergence? Phooey

Rooseveltomania

The Rosenbergs

A.M. Rosenthal

Suze Rutolo's "A Freewheelin' Time"

Said Sayrafiezadeh behind the curve

Junius Scales

Ruminations on Simon's Rock

Thoughts on the passing of Earl Shorris

Savage Mules

George Scialabba collected articles

Excluding Reds from SDS

Shakers

Socialist Scholars Conference 2003

Smashmouth football

Bullying in the National Football Leaguel

The American SWP and anti-imperialist struggle

In response to Timothy Shenk

Donald Sterling: racist and sexist pig extraordinaire

The stoning of Oliver Stone

The redbaiting of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

Bhaskar Sunkara's vain hopes

Hunter Thompson

The speech that Rich Trumka should have given on Oct. 2nd

Tim Unwise

The University of Virginia fracas

Letter to a Washington Post editor

Two important books on last year's struggle in Wisconsin

Report on October 2nd "One Nation" Washington rally

Is there a connection between Leon Trotsky and Paul Wolfowitz?

Whigs and Democrats

Sean Wilentz, Ralph Nader and the early 1960s

Sean Wilentz, Whigs and Democrats

Max Sawicky, Marc Cooper and the late Tookie Williams

Gordon S. Wood on Sean Wilentz

Debunking Bob Woodward

The Wobblies

Reflections on the World Socialist Web Site

Michael Yates's "In and Out of the Working Class"

Jim Zarichny on the New Left

Howard Zinn's detractors