2018 elections

Previewing Maryland's Election Night

Previewing Maryland’s Election Night

November 5, 2018

Can underdog Democrat Ben Jealous upset popular Republican Governor Larry Hogan in the blue state of Maryland?

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

Democratic Socialist Congress Candidate Sarah Smith: Anti-War Activism Is Essential for Progressives

November 5, 2018

Washington state’s democratic socialist House candidate Sarah Smith says progressives must prioritize anti-war activism, as she challenges hawkish neoliberal corporate Democrat Adam Smith, who is funded by the arms industry

Could Obama's Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

Could Obama’s Endorsement Help Ben Jealous Defeat Larry Hogan?

October 1, 2018

Marc Steiner weighs in on the Maryland Governor’s race, where a popular Republican incumbent has a double digit lead over the Sanders-inspired Democrat

Working Class Family Issues Could Unseat A Republican Powerhouse

September 2, 2018

Long Island Democratic candidate Liuba Gretchen Shirley forced the FEC to allow her to use funds for child care. Working class family issues become central to the race & threatens reign of 12-term Republican congressman Peter King

Maryland Governor’s Race Brings up Future of Transportation

July 23, 2018

Gubernatorial contenders have different ideas on how to approach the transit crisis in Maryland. Voters challenge candidates to deliver real solutions  

Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

Progressive Challengers Won Big in Races Across The Country and in Maryland Tuesday Night

June 27, 2018

Primary victories for candidates who rebuked the Trump administration’s xenophobic policies—and put the Democratic Party establishment on notice

Maryland Democratic Primary Watch Party and Analysis

June 27, 2018

Maryland 2018 primary elections results and interviews live from Ida B’s Table. Hosted by Khalilah M. Harris.

Midterms Coming: Antinomy Ahead

June 15, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. For centuries, philosophers and logicians have used the word “antinomy” to designate mutually inconsistent conclusions each of which are supported by sound arguments.  Anglophone philosophers nowadays use the term mainly in connection with some deep and thorny issues arising in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Shorn of the technical…

California’s ‘Jungle Primary,’ Flooded with Money, Dominated by Establishment Candidates

June 6, 2018

California held one of the most important primaries leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. The unique top-two primary saw record high spending. And while a few progressives made it through, it mostly pits establishment Democrats against Republicans