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Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. You know this by now, of course, but a year ago you may have thought it impossible. At the very least you had your doubts. On November 8, 2016, some of us disconnected or went to bed early, only to wake up to a reality… Read More

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By Colin M. Hill DSA’s highest-elected members convened in Chicago for their quarterly meeting, the first since their election at August’s national convention. Over three rain-drenched days at Chicago’s United Electrical Workers Hall, the 17 members of the National Political Committee (NPC) passed resolutions approving a national Medicare for All campaign, political mentoring for new… Read More

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It may not be on our minds as we lounge at the beach or pour a glass of tap water, but underneath Lake Michigan there lies a deteriorating pipeline built around the time Dwight Eisenhower took office. The pipeline infrastructure is outdated and dangerous, and It’s not just bleeding-heart leftists who feel this way. This… Read More

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How much democracy is enough democracy? The question may sound glib (of course we want democracy) but it’s a fair question with a complex answer, and it’s what the Democratic National Committee’s Unity Reform Commission was in town to discuss on the last weekend of August. The Unity Reform Commission was created following the 2016… Read More

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Chicago DSA and the national DSA organization have not endorsed Daniel Biss’s campaign at this time. Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, a member of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, was announced as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’s running mate at a campaign event held August 31 in Ramirez-Rosa’s home 35th Ward. “There’s… Read More

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As you probably know, the DSA’s national convention is in Chicago this year, and it’s going to be the biggest in our history. (If you don’t know, you better ask somebody.)  Many of our branches are fundraising to send their delegates and attendees to the Big Town, and that means big fun for you, because… Read More

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Recorded 05.08.2015 at the 57th Annual Debs – Thomas – Harrington Dinner in Chicago. Tom Geoghegan argues that even as the U.S. labor movement crumbles, a revived but different labor movement is crucial to building a democratic society. How might that be done? Geoghegan has some suggestions and he notes: Disruption works. Use the audio… Read More