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30.10.2020

Who are the social democratic candidates in 2020?

An overview of some of the social democratic—or adjacent—downballot candidates for office who might help secure progressive left-wing legislative…


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28.10.2020

An economic recovery that puts workers and the climate first

The US election provides an opportunity to take stock of where the country is headed and whether it is addressing the deepening crises its society…


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26.10.2020

The FES Mourns the Death of Thomas Oppermann

The SPD Parliamentarian and Vice President of the German Bundestag, Thomas Oppermann, died unexpectedly during the night of October 26, aged 66.


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22.10.2020

Is social democracy on the agenda for the 2020 election?

Whether or not elements of Biden’s agenda are social democratic, his platform includes proposals in the social democratic tradition.


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21.10.2020

Freedom is why Black Lives Matter

The US presidential election highlights the gap between the promise of freedom and justice and reality for African-Americans fueling the recent…


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21.10.2020

The Teacher Unions Reinvigorating Progressive Politics

As a hallmark of America’s resurgent labor movement, teacher unions have turned their influence into political power that confronts conventional…


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15.10.2020

Who will decide the 2020 election—and what do they believe?

The 2020 contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is far from over, yet a look at the fundamentals of the election suggests it may not end up as one…


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14.10.2020

Are there any persuadable voters left in the US?

‘White working-class men’ are seen as the hard core of Trump’s support, yet a big group of working-class voters—black, brown and white—are…


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13.10.2020

Reviving transatlantic relations after Trump

If Joe Biden were to win the White House, transatlantic relations could return to default or be transformed—with much depending on how Europe reacted.


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09.10.2020

What does declining union membership mean for the 2020 U.S. election?

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Support for unions is high and rising. Yet unionization rates in the United States continue to slide. Why?


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