Comey Liberal Cop Fetish

Comey Liberal Cop Fetish

James Comey is liberal America’s favorite cop and now, as a result, a bestselling author as well. Patrick Blanchfield returns to talk about his Baffler review of Comey’s new book. It’s awful, of course. But it’s bad in productively revealing ways. Comey has become an...
Radicalizing Jackson with Chokwe Antar Lumumba

Radicalizing Jackson with Chokwe Antar Lumumba

It’s yet the latest installment in our ongoing series on the left and electoral politics. Dan’s guest is Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Last year, Mayor Lumumba pledged to make Jackson “the most radical city on the planet.”...
Dave Weigel: These Primary Colors Don’t Run

Dave Weigel: These Primary Colors Don’t Run

It’s the latest installment in our ongoing series on the left and electoral politics. Dennis Kucinich is running a viable race for governor of Ohio. Cynthia Nixon, running with Working Families Party backing, has Cuomo truly freaked out in New York. There are...
DSA at the Ballot Box

DSA at the Ballot Box

The latest installment in our ongoing series on the left and electoral politics and we’re talking about Democratic Socialists of America’s new electoral strategy. DSA has almost overnight become a serious force on an American socialist left that has for...
Petro-Imperialism with Timothy Mitchell Part II

Petro-Imperialism with Timothy Mitchell Part II

Historian and political theorist Timothy Mitchell joins Dan for the second of a two-part interview on his book Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil, published in 2011 by Verso. In part 1, we talked about a lot of things, including how the rise of coal...