From the Editor

A Dysfunctional Congress The House of Representatives finally has a Speaker. Kevin McCarthy achieved his dream after a long and tedious voting marathon—15 votes. Yes, 15 times. McCarthy was blocked [...] Continue Reading

MLK Jr. and the Class Question

As an undergraduate student, at his father’s house in Atlanta, a young inquisitive Martin Luther King Jr. read Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto and therefore Marx’s critique of capitalist social [...] Continue Reading

Hate Is in the Heart

Each month—no, each day—it seems the ugly face of hate forces itself upon us. Senseless violence, heartless killings, stone-cold murders. Last year, we had 647 mass shootings in the United States. [...] Continue Reading

Let the Healing Begin!

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Board of Geographical Names (USBGN) gave the 93675 zip code a new name: Yokuts Valley. This marks the culmination of a two-year process that began with local Indigenous activists. [...] Continue Reading

No Laughing Matter

Tempting as it might be to enjoy the chaos of the Republicans’ election of Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, it truly is no laughing matter. After all, once in the office he is supposedly second [...] Continue Reading