Are You a Democratic Socialist?

Democratic socialists have been one of the breakout groups of the 2018 midterm elections, springing to national attention in June with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of a 10-term incumbent, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. But for all their electoral triumphs so far, democratic socialism remains poorly understood and is frequently conflated, incorrectly, with communism…

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest sanctions over Russia…

China’s foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing to protest Washington’s decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for purchasing Russian fighter jets and an advanced surface-to-air missile system. Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned Ambassador Terry Branstad to lodge “stern representations” and protest the sanctions, the foreign…