Zeeshan Aleem

2020

Joe Biden Is the Riskiest Candidate

Many voters are uniting around the Democrat who they think has the best chance to beat Trump. What if they're wrong?
Zeeshan Aleem
3.9.20
2020

Democrats’ Annoying Electability Obsession Will Be Their Demise

The first problem: this concept of electability is simply BS.
Zeeshan Aleem
2.14.20
2020

Sanders Is Hot in the Polls, and Still Treated Like a Second-Tier Candidate

There's evidence that Sanders' surge in the polls is being ignored. Is this a repeat of the type of blackout that happened in 2016?
Zeeshan Aleem
12.20.19
socialism

In the 2010s, America Forgot It Was Terrified of Socialism

This was the decade the far left moved from the streets into office buildings.
Zeeshan Aleem
12.19.19
2020

Pete Buttigieg’s Quest for Unity Is About As Naive As Obama’s

Buttigieg is poised on stage and aims for the middle with his message of unity. But in this political moment, it misses the larger point.
Zeeshan Aleem
11.22.19
inequality

Tired: 'OK, Boomer.' Wired: 'Eat the Rich.'

Don't let Boomers distract us from the real enemy: elites who capitalized on inequality.
Zeeshan Aleem
11.8.19
2020

Beto O'Rourke Isn't a Viable Candidate, He's Just Trying to Go Viral

The former congressman's presidential campaign is moving like a wrecking ball — and could hurt his own party.
Zeeshan Aleem
10.24.19
labor

Obama's New Documentary Is Great. It Also Reveals Why He's Out of Touch

'American Factory' on Netflix is a solid film, but Obama's message of finding common ground in an uneven labor dispute ignores working people's realities.
Zeeshan Aleem
8.23.19
Views My Own

Democrats' Attacks on AOC Are Silly and Self-Defeating

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't a bomb-thrower, she's a rising star who is picking her battles and who looks more and more like the future of their party.
Zeeshan Aleem
1.14.19
Views My Own

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Breaking the Rules

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won’t be sworn into Congress for a couple of months, but she’s already shaking it up.
Zeeshan Aleem
11.14.18
Politics

Time Is Running Out, So Why Aren't Democrats Yelling About Climate Change?

The party has shifted to the left and is proposing bold new solutions on a range of issues—but its leading figures aren't talking much about the most existential threat to our future.
Zeeshan Aleem
8.29.18