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John Samuel Tieman: To My Fellow Socialists, And To Those We Scare

Bernie Sanders may well be nominated to be the next President Of The United States. This has engendered a flurry of hair-on-fire commentaries and editorials. I would like to inject a small note of calm and caution.

March 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Kathryn Levy: Bernie Sanders and George and Me

A longtime activist explains why she supports Bernie Sanders.

February 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: The Democratic Field Narrows to Three Candidates

Although the Iowa Caucus was an epic fail, it did make a few things clear.

February 7, 2020 · 6 Comments

Erin McCarley: An Open Letter to the DNC From an American Centrist

I respectfully encourage the DNC to abandon its corporate allegiance, re-configure its membership and shift into alignment with the will of the people.

February 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ralph Nader: It Should Be Easy to Defeat Trump, But Corporate Democrats Look Ready and Willing to Blow It

Trump should be the most defeatable president in history.

February 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jeffrey C. Isaac: The Warren-Sanders Squabble is Foolish

The current kerfuffle between Warren and Sanders has almost nothing to do with the real issues at stake in this election and even this primary.

January 18, 2020 · 3 Comments

Erica Etelson: How Liberals Left the White Working Class Behind

While people of color and middle-class White women are slowly gaining representation, poor Whites’ stars are not rising.

December 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Richard Briffault: What is ‘dark money’? 5 questions answered

With the 2020 campaign season upon us, “dark money” is again in the news.

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lauren Worth: How Local Communities Can Tackle the ‘Death Gap’

Working-class Americans die younger. Here’s what your town can do about it.

October 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Josh Hoxie: 5 ways the economy is stacked against young people

Millennials suffer stagnant wages and high expenses in an economy not designed for them — but there’s hope.

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders: A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education

Every human being has the fundamental right to a good education. On this 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, we are committed to creating an education system that works for all people, not just the wealthy and powerful.

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thomas J. Adams: Bernie Sanders and the Song of America

Unlike any other candidate in the Democratic Primary field and any other candidate in modern American history, Sanders talks in terms of expanding the inalienable rights of every citizen.

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders: I Support Hillary Clinton. So Should Everyone Who Voted for Me.

The conventions are over and the general election has officially begun. In the primaries, I received 1,846 pledged delegates, 46% of the total. Hillary Clinton received 2,205 pledged delegates, 54%. … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lauren McCauley: ‘Rigged’ 2016 Election Has Voters Feeling Helpless, Unheard, and Ashamed

A new poll found that 90 percent of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system. This year’s presidential primary has left many voters feeling helpless and alienated from their … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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