Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vt., by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Read more at his website.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:29pm
Hands Off Social Security
A White House deficit commission is reportedly considering deep benefit cuts for Social Security, including a steep rise in the retirement age. We cannot let that happen. The deficit and our $13 trillion national debt are serious problems that must be addressed, but we can and must address them without punishing America’s workers, senior citizens, the disabled, widows and orphans.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:24am
Enough is Enough: Let's Stop Wall Street Loan-Sharking
The "Masters of the Universe" on Wall Street - through their greed, recklessness and illegal behavior - have plunged this country into a deep recession causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their homes, their savings and their hope for the future. In order to fully understand the cause of this fiasco, I have introduced legislation calling for a thorough investigation of the financial meltdown and the prosecution of those CEOs who broke the law. The culture of greed, fraud and excessive speculation must come to an end.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 9:22am
An Inauguration for The American People
President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office at a pivotal moment in American history. After eight years of the Bush administration, our middle class is in decline, poverty is increasing, the national debt is at an all time high, and millions of Americans are losing their jobs, their homes, their health care, their ability to go to college, and their savings.
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Friday, August 24, 2007 - 3:06pm
Fox Attacks: Iran
"Fox Attacks: Iran" is a bold effort to provide Americans with a different view of our policy toward Iran than the one Fox News keeps pushing on us. While Fox beats the drums for war, Robert Greenwald has produced documentary evidence that unmasks the 'coverage' for what it is: propaganda to get Americans ready for a Bush administration attack on yet another Middle Eastern nation. Robert has done something remarkable.
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Friday, July 27, 2007 - 5:39pm
'Open Access' Essential To Media Reform
Media ownership in this country is facing the largest crisis of ownership since the era of William Randolph Hearst's yellow journalism. Rupert Murdoch could possibly acquire the Wall Street Journal and expand his North American empire to include a national TV network, national cable news network and a national paper.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 3:00pm
Remote Control: Uncle Sam Turning into Big Brother
In his 2004 inaugural address, President Bush spoke repeatedly about the need to bring freedom and liberty to the world. In fact, he was so focused on the concept that he referenced the word “freedom” a whopping 27 times during the 21-minute speech. I’m happy the president is embracing the concept...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 3:00pm
How a Bad Bill Becomes Law
Remember the elementary school lesson "How a Bill Becomes a Law"? Well, George W. Bush and Republican Leadership in Congress redefined lawmaking when they forced their Medicare law through Congress. And a brief look at the gnarled twists and turns taken as this bill became law should make any...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 3:00pm
We Are the Majority
How do we build a political movement in this country that represents all of the people and not a handful of millionaires? The middle class is collapsing, the people on top are making out like bandits, and the poorest people are struggling just to keep their heads above water. Today, the...
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Monday, December 24, 2001 - 2:45pm
A Year of Contrasts: Courage, Sacrifice and …Corporate Greed
As we reflect on the year 2001, our minds catapult to the World Trade Center in flames and hundreds of courageous firemen and police officers racing up stairs to try to save their trapped fellow citizens. Almost all of them gave their lives in this heroic effort. For the last several months, the...
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Friday, August 17, 2001 - 2:45pm
U.S. Needs A Political Revolution
In the midst of the summer congressional recess, Congressman Bernie Sanders asserted today that the United States needs nothing less than a “political revolution” that will revitalize American democracy and move the country toward social justice. At a time when more and more Americans are giving up...
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