Republican and Democratic Conventions

The Iowa caucuses debacle

By Patrick Martin, 5 February 2020

All the filth and corruption of capitalist politics is being poured into the 2020 elections to counter the shift to the left among youth and working people.

Billionaire Bloomberg enters race for Democratic presidential nomination

By Patrick Martin, 25 November 2019

Bloomberg has made a $37 million down-payment on what could well be a billion-dollar campaign.

Trump delivers fascistic rant to conclude Republican National Convention

By Joseph Kishore, 22 July 2016

Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth.

With frontrunner’s poll numbers falling in California

Clinton campaign, media rush to declare Clinton the Democratic nominee

By Barry Grey, 7 June 2016

The rush to declare Clinton the presumptive nominee is a measure not of political strength on the part of the Clinton campaign, but rather immense weakness and crisis.

Illinois Republicans announce Chicago bankruptcy legislation

By Kristina Betinis, 21 January 2016

Plans to allow the city of Chicago and its school system to declare bankruptcy are part of an escalating attack on public education and all the rights of the working class.

Obama's acceptance speech: A compendium of half-truths and lies

By Barry Grey, 8 September 2012

Barack Obama's speech Thursday night accepting the Democratic Party's nomination provided a fittingly cynical and demagogic conclusion to two weeks of media-scripted conventions staged by the two official parties.

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Obama speech caps two weeks of demagogy and right-wing policies

By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2012

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans could honestly address the crisis of the profit system and its impact on working people.

Clinton at the Democratic convention: Rhetoric vs. reality

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2012

Former President Bill Clinton’s speech, in common with the entire narrative created by the Democrats to reelect Obama, was an exercise in fantasy and myth-making.

The Democratic convention: A scripted and empty spectacle

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2012

Paid scriptwriters have produced nearly every word spoken in the course of the three-day convention.

First night of Democratic convention

Phony populism from a party of corporate America

By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2012

Speaker after speaker praised the auto bailout, which resulted in the slashing of wages and benefits and the destruction of tens of thousands of jobs.

The Democratic convention opens

By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2012

There is a division of labor between the Democratic and Republican parties, but both serve the interests of the corporate ruling elite.

Romney outlines right-wing agenda in acceptance speech

By Joseph Kishore, 31 August 2012

Romney’s speech closed a three-day convention, in which the Republican Party put on display the extreme right-wing program upon which it is campaigning.

Republican National Convention: A celebration of reaction

By Patrick Martin, 30 August 2012

The convention adopted an ultra-right platform and rubber-stamped the nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate.