Bernie Sanders

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. Follow him on Twitter: @SenSanders or @BernieSanders

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
What Should We Do If the President Is a Liar?
We face a very serious political problem in this country, and that problem is manifested in a post written yesterday by Amber Phillips of The Washington Post . In her piece, Phillips criticizes me for lowering the state of our political discourse, because I accused the president of being a “liar.”...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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 you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong...
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Friday, February 03, 2017
Will Trump Have the Guts to Stand Up to Drug Companies?
President Trump and other Republicans have talked about the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. Recently, Trump said (rightly) that Big Pharma is “ getting away with murder .” But talk is cheap. The question is: Will Republicans really have the guts to join me and many of my colleagues in...
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Monday, January 09, 2017
Trump Has to Rescue Obamacare or Admit He’s a Liar
It didn’t take long. During the first week of 2017, the new Republican Congress has begun efforts to dismantle America’s health-care system. Their long-standing goal, consistent with their right-wing ideology, is to take away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans, privatize Medicare...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
Carrier Just Showed Corporations How to Beat Donald Trump
Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2100...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016
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 supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on...
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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Here’s How to Send a Message to Big Pharma
During this election season, Californians have been relentlessly carpet-bombed by TV ads paid for by three dozen super-rich drug companies to defeat Proposition 61 . The drug industry has raised an obscene amount – at least $109 million – to fight Prop. 61, the biggest war chest ever amassed in a...
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Here's What I'll Do the Day After Election Day
I am currently working as hard as I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated, that Hillary Clinton is elected president, and that Democrats gain control of the US House and Senate. The day after the election, working with millions of grass-roots activists, I intend to do everything possible to make...
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Stand Up to Big Pharma Greed. Vote Yes on Proposition 61
Prescription drug prices in the United States are the highest in the world — by far. Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry’s greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging. Today, no laws prevent drug companies from doubling or tripling...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Four Reasons to Say "NO" to Donald Trump
Too much of the media is looking at this presidential race as if it were a “Dancing With the Stars” contest, a World Series or the Super Bowl. It’s not. As people well know Hillary Clinton and I had some very vigorous debates during the Democratic nominating process and we certainly do not agree on...
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