Peter Dreier

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Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College.

What Jamaal Bowman’s Defeat Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About The Future of The Left
Attempts to cast Bowman as part of a trend gloss over the details of the district and the candidate.
Is The NRA Nightmare Almost Over?
Although he liked to portray the NRA as representing grassroots gun owners, LaPierre was a corporate lobbyist and his major clients were the corporations whose profits grow when there are few restrictions on the sale and ownership of guns and ammunition.
The Importance Of The United Auto Workers’ Victory
UAW president Shawn Fain described the victory as a 'turning point in the class war.'
Trump Got Few Jewish Votes In 2016 And 2020. He’ll Get Even Fewer In 2024.
Most Jews reject Republican policy positions and trust Democrats over Republicans on all major issues, including fighting antisemitism, but Trump’s extremism is particularly unpopular among Jewish voters.
The False Equivalence Between The ‘Far Right’ And The ‘Hard Left’
Throughout the debt-ceiling crisis, news reports have wrongly suggested that each party's activist wings balance one another out.
Police Killings Have Been A Consistent Part Of American History. But Now They’re Caught On Video.
Public awareness is increasing. But police killings have not significantly declined.
How Roberto Clemente Harnessed Celebrity To Change America
How Much Can The Recall Of San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin Actually Tell Us About The National Mood?
Commentators say it’s part of a broader conservative backlash. That's wrong.
25 Great Films About The Civil Rights Movement
As Lockout Begins, Baseball’s Hall of Fame Blacklists Curt Flood—Again
This week's lockout highlights Flood's legacy.
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