Zeeshan Aleem

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