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Larry Sanders, Bernie's Brother, to Fight for David Cameron's MP Seat
Larry Sanders, the older brother of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) , who lives in the U.K., is taking a page from his brother's book and running for the parliamentary seat left empty by former Prime Minister David Cameron . And in keeping with family tradition, he will campaign on a platform to end...
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Channeling Sanders, Clinton Proposes Whopping Billionaire Estate Tax
In a nod to her former opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed steeply elevating the estate tax for the wealthiest Americans. The former Secretary of State now advocates an estate tax of 65 percent, and said she would lower the cutoff for the estate tax to...
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Campaign Was Not Radical, Says Sanders, Just 'What Most Americans' Want
Bernie Sanders ' presidential campaign proved to the corporate media and political elite that the progressive ideas he championed—healthcare for all, free college tuition, progressive taxation, a living wage—are not fringe ideas. In fact, as the senator explained in an exclusive interview with The...
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Real Change in Democracy Comes Not in the Voting Booth But Activism at the Grass-Roots
Many years ago, the late Judy Guay, a low-income woman from Bangor, founded the Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods in order to advocate for the neediest in our state. I remember she said “democracy is not a spectator sport.” But each time I turn on the television, listen to the radio...
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Discouraging Protest Vote, Sanders Says: Elect Clinton—Then Mobilize
Reiterating why he thinks it is crucial for the future of the country, as well as the planet, that Republican nominee Donald Trump not be elected U.S. president, former Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his supporters Friday to "think hard" before casting a protest vote. "Let us...
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Readers' Survey: 42% for Hillary Clinton, 36% for Jill Stein, 11% Write-In Bernie
Hillary Clinton has maintained a lead over Jill Stein in the most recent survey of Common Dreams' US readers who are likely to vote in the November election. This survey of a sampling of Common Dreams' US readers was conducted September 7-9, 2016. The last survey was done Aug.3-5. While the...
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'Pardon Snowden' Campaign Takes Off as Sanders, Ellsberg, and Others Join
Prominent activists, lawmakers, artists, academics, and other leading voices in civil society, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), are joining the campaign to get a pardon for National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden . "The information disclosed by Edward Snowden has allowed...
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Don't Mourn. Organize. (And, Yes, Also Vote)
Around presidential election time, people get wrapped up in the elections in ways that are not helpful for building a just and sustainable society. There is a lot we can do to impact the political world we live in. But during election time it is easy to get confused about what kinds of actions have...
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Warren and Sanders Lead Probe Into 'Dangerous, Irresponsible' Aetna Ploy
Leading progressive U.S. senators are demanding Aetna come clean about its "questionable" decision to withdraw from the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care exchanges after the Department of Justice (DOJ) challenged the company's proposed merger with Humana. In a letter (pdf) sent Thursday...
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Cleaning Up After Pundits
Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. It's a messy, stinky job — but on the bright side, the stuff is plentiful, so the work is steady. Indeed, I'm now a certified Equine Excrement Engineer, having developed a narrow...
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