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Hadas Thier is an activist and socialist in New York, and the author of the forthcoming book A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics.
Just days after he was warmly applauded by a Zionist group for delivering a stunningly antisemitic speech, Donald Trump issued a cynical “antisemitism” decree meant to stamp out campus criticism of Israel. It’s just the latest episode in Zionism’s long history of allying with antisemites.
The last Democratic debate was the most useless yet. But amid the garbage, Bernie Sanders dropped a gem: for the first time, a major presidential contender brought up Palestinian rights unprompted. That’s because the pro-Israel consensus on Capitol Hill is finally breaking up.
Donald Trump couldn’t ask for a better competitor for the presidency than Joe Biden, whose strategy appears to be a rerun of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign minus the brainpower. Biden isn’t the “electable” candidate — Bernie Sanders is.
Denying that there are differences between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and that those differences matter, is absurd. One candidate has a suite of progressive policy proposals; the other has stronger versions of those policies plus a commitment to building a movement to win them.