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Tidbits – Nov. 24, 2022 – Reader Comments: Lessons From the Midterms; Public Pensions; Rail Workers; Wakanda Forever; Book Sales; Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Successes, Failures, Legacies; Socialists in Office; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments: Lessons from the Midterms; Public Pensions; Rail Workers; Wakanda Forever; Book Sales; Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Successes, Failures, and Legacies; How We Win with Socialists in Office; Cartoons; More Resources and Announcements;

If the GOP Retakes the House, Blame New York’s Bumbling, Democrats

Alex Thomas The New Republic
On a night when things mostly went right for the party, the Empire State’s liberal leaders will be left to rue their costly errors and campaign struggles. State Dems sought to punish the Left in New York, instead lost control of Congress.

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To Win the Midterms and Beyond

Martin J. Bennett Democratic Left
If you want a timely and persuasive antidote to the conventional narrative predicting the inevitable loss of Democratic congressional majorities in November, read this book.

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The Upstart Union Challenging Starbucks

E. Tammy Kim The New Yorker
Baristas nationwide are remarkably organized. Is the company’s C.E.O., Howard Schultz, using firings, store closures, and legal delays to thwart them?

DSA Debates Show Growing Pains

Christine Riddiough Convergence
DSA’s six-year growth spurt has fundamentally changed the organization. To resolve the deep issues it faces, it needs to meet the organizational challenges this change poses.

Socialists, Now You’re Elected: How Will We Work Together?

Stephanie Luce interviews Sumathy Kumar Organizing Upgrade
How can electeds use their positions to bring marginalized communities into decision-making; to support our allies after the election? Sumathy Kumar, one of two co-chairs of the New York City DSA, talks with Stephanie Luce about what DSA has learned
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