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Marc Jampole: Who Should the Democrats nominate for President?

The Democrats are blessed with a large number of candidates whose experience, politics and personality make them qualified to assume the office of the presidency. Even if we rule out … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 12 Comments

Maria Svart: Democratic Socialists on the Rise as Capitalism Having Increasingly Hard Time Hiding Its Ugly Face

The core idea of democratic socialism is that working people deserve better. We have a right to the wealth our labor creates. In the wealthiest country in the history of … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jake Johnson: With Planet in ‘Crisis Mode,’ Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for ‘Dangerous’ Dismissal of Climate Science

“You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse.” … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: America’s New Revolutionaries Show How the Left Can Win

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation. Even at first sight it is exhilarating. The overthrow of one of the … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Dangerous

“I think your conclusion is very dangerous,” he chided. I’ve never been accused of dangerous thinking before. Obsessive, maybe, but never dangerous. Especially by someone I respect as much as … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 7 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Celebrations as Bernie-Style Candidate Wins Mayoral Victory in Alabama

“This isn’t just a victory for Birmingham, it’s a victory for all of us” says Our Revolution’s Nina Turner, calling on progressives to “support local races all across the country.” … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Adam Johnson: Action Alert — With Sleazy Innuendo, NYT Lays Virginia Attack at Bernie Sanders’ Feet

New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor (6/14/17) started with a false premise and patched together a dodgy piece of innuendo and guilt-by-association in order to place the blame for a … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bernie Sanders: On Anti-Semitism, Israel, and the Palestinians

The following transcript, as published by Haaretz, is the full speech given by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the J Street 2017 Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2017: Thank … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: A Civics Lesson

  Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge.  — Benjamin Rush   When I taught high school, I once caught a boy scribbling anti-Semitic graffiti on a desk. He … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Bernie Sanders: Where The Democrats Go From Here.

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jon Queally: Sanders Says Donald Trump Simply Too Dangerous ‘To Sit This One Out’

“I’ve got seven grandchildren. I’ve got four kids. I worry about the future of this planet. I’m not sitting it out. And I hope that my fellow Americans will not … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lauren McCauley: As Green Party Nominee, Jill Stein Says She Wants to Assume Mantle of Sanders’ Revolution

The Green Party convention in Houston, Texas reached its climax August 6 with presidential nominee Jill Stein calling on the American left to turn its back on the “two corporate … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: Clinton is the better choice

When I think of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, I always imagine an enormous rock that weighs thousands of tons and symbolizes American society. Bernie and Hillary are charged with … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 7 Comments

Norman Solomon: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Forty-eight years ago, a serious insurrection jeopardized the power structure of the national Democratic Party for the first time in memory. Propelled by the movement against the Vietnam War, that … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

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