Tag Archive for Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders: The Corporate Media Threatens Our Democracy

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By Bernie Sanders – MEDIA SHAPES OUR VERY LIVES. It tells us what products we need to buy and, by the quantity and nature of coverage, what is “important” and what is “unimportant.” Media informs us as to the scope of what is “realistic” and “possible.” When we see constant coverage of murders and brutality…

What Cost Hillary Clinton the Election and Handed the Country to Trump?

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“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” — Hunter S. Thompson By Glynn Wilson – Allow me to give fools…

The Case for a Tax on Wall Street Trades

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By Robert Reich – One of Bernie Sanders’s most important proposals didn’t receive enough attention and should become a law even without a president Sanders. Hillary Clinton should adopt it for her campaign. It’s a tax on financial transactions. Putting a small tax on financial transactions would: 1. Reduce incentives for high speed trading, insider…

The Democrats Win the Summer

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – The Democratic National Convention was a HUGE success, to borrow a term from Bernie Sanders. Compared to Trump’s D-list convention, the show in Philedelphia was a star studded Hollywood affair complete with fireworks, red, white and blue balloons with stars on them, and with Sanders himself placing…

Bernie Sanders Nominates Hillary Clinton for President

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Will the American public buy Bill Clinton’s version of reality or Donald Trump’s Idiocracy? – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – It was a historic moment on Day Two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia when Senator Bernie Sanders stood up with the Vermont delegation to place Hillary Clinton’s name into nomination…

Democrats Put on Real Political Show in Philly

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Oh what a relief it is to see a real political show on television. Last week in Cleveland the Republicans tried to scare the crap out of everybody with their D-list stars trying to make combacks by kissing up to The Donald, and fear mongering by one…

Bernie Sanders Answers the Question: Here’s What We Want

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My Supporters and I Want Real Change – By Bernie Sanders – As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want. And the answer is: They want real change…

Bernie Sanders Calls on Progressives to Run for State and Local Office

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In a speech webcast Thursday night from Burlington, Vt., Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won more than 10 million votes in the 2016 Democratic primary, urged supporters to begin the work of organizing politically “at the local and state level in an unprecedented way.” “Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt…

Robert Reich: It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

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By Robert Reich – This morning I heard from an old friend here in California who said “I’m for Bernie, but he doesn’t really have a chance anymore. So isn’t my vote for him in the California primary just prolonging the agony, and indirectly helping Trump?” I told him: 1. True, the electoral numbers are…

Look Which Political Party is Crying Now

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Making Sense – By Michael Reagan – Look which party is blowing itself up now and struggling to unify behind a single candidate. Hint: It’s not the Republicans. After all those months of worrying and complaining about having too many candidates, the GOP finally found its 2016 presidential candidate, for good and bad. A couple…

Robert Reich: Advice for Divided Democrats

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By Robert Reich – With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have suggestions for both Clinton and Sanders supporters that neither will like. First, my advice to Clinton supporters: Don’t try to drum Bernie Sanders out of the race before Hillary Clinton officially gets the nomination (if she in fact does get…

Will the Bernie Sanders Political Revolution on the Left Continue?

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By Ethan Corey – A YEAR AGO, WHEN BERNIE SANDERS ANNOUNCED HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT, few thought his bid would amount to more than a protest campaign. But today, after more than 2 million donors and 400,000 volunteers have helped Sanders build a highly effective political organization that has earned him victories in 18 states…

Bernie Sanders Supporters Begin to Plan Post Election Movement

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What happens to the Bernie Sanders political “revolution” if Hillary Clinton wins the most delegates in the primary and becomes the Democratic Party’s nominee? Last week in Rome, Sanders was quick to tell ABC News that he would go back to his day job as a U.S. senator from Vermont if he is not the…

The Endgame of 2016′s Anti-Establishment Politics

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By Robert Reich – Will Bernie Sanders’s supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the Republican nod? If 2008 is any guide, the answer is unambiguously yes to both. About 90 percent of people who backed Hillary…