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New York Takes a Seismic Step to the Left

Mattew Cunningham-Cook The American Prospect
After the general election in November, New York will have one of its most left-wing legislatures in decades.

The White Left Needs to Embrace Black Leadership

Barbara Ransby The Nation
While protesters hold up the simple message “Black Lives Matter,” organizers in the Movement for Black Lives make clear that this fight is as much about ending racial capitalism as it is anything else.

The Rise of the Left - This Week's Democratic Primaries

Mehdi Hasan interviews Mondaire Jones and Ryan Grim The Intercept
This week's democratic primaries in Kentucky, New York, and Virginia saw a number of progressive challengers defeating moderate or establishment rivals. In New York were the victories of two insurgent candidates: Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: One Year in Washington

David Freedlander New York Magazine
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party’s agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders’s campaign, is harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties, to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members..
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