US rulers’ ‘administrative state’ seeks to control workers’ lives

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021
The number of employees in the U.S. administrative state apparatus increased from 4 million in 1939 to 21.4 million today. Most are in administrative, regulatory, police and military departments, who maintain capitalist order and social relations of exploitation and oppression. Sharp drop in 2020 result of capitalist crisis after pandemic.

Starting out his presidency by issuing a swath of executive orders, Joe Biden, like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump before him, is strengthening the administrative state, an intrinsic part of modern U.S. capitalist rule. Through thousands of federal…

Rulers use ‘racial sensitivity’ programs to attack working class

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
Civil rights protest attacked by cops in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Mass Black-led movement ended Jim Crow, advancing consciousness in whole working class against racism.

Under the false flag of pushing back racism, many government agencies, bosses at some of the largest corporations and school administrators are imposing mandatory “racial sensitivity” programs to shame, silence and intimidate workers who they say are all marked by…

Defense of free speech, debate met with slander and threats of reprisal

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

A letter to Harper’s  magazine by 150 writers and artists speaking out for freedom of speech and debate came under immediate attack by radical purveyors of political correctness who believe that the suppression of “improper” views is required today. The…

Democrats’ Mueller exposé falls flat as clashes in party sharpen

Vol. 83/No. 29 - August 12, 2019

The political crisis wracking the Democratic Party has continued to deepen since former special counsel Robert Mueller delivered testimony before the House Judiciary Committee July 24 that revealed nothing new. The likelihood of liberals being able to overturn the 2016…

New stage in bakery’s fight against Oberlin ‘racism’ smear

Vol. 83/No. 27 - July 29, 2019
Allyn Gibson Sr. tells stories to children outside his family-run bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. Bakery owners won lawsuit against Oberlin College after smear campaign libeling Gibson’s as “racist.”

The successful fight waged by Gibson’s, a family-owned-and-operated bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, against a mean-spirited smear campaign by Oberlin College officials that libeled them as “racist” has entered a new stage. The college is seeking to prevent the award of…

Liberals’ Green New Deal is trap for working class

Modeled on Roosevelt’s WWII attacks on unions
Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

One feature of capitalist politics in the U.S. is the entry of a layer of self-proclaimed socialists — like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who see their mission to rebrand the Democratic Party to better ensnarl workers and to reform and defend…

‘Times’ scribe urges liberals to declare war on rural America

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

Leaders of the Democratic Party and the rapidly growing number of contenders for the party’s presidential nomination are caught in a dogfight over the best strategy for victory in 2020. Should they try to compete with President Donald Trump for…