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The Debut of Our Revolution: Great Potential. But.
While Bernie Sanders was doing a brilliant job of ripping into the Trans-Pacific Partnership during the livestreamed launch of the Our Revolution organization on Wednesday night, CNN was airing a phone interview with Hillary Clinton and MSNBC was interviewing Donald Trump’s campaign manager. That...
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'Our Revolution' Kick-Off Signals New Phase for Movement Sanders Built
With the goal of carrying the progressive vision far past Election Day, Bernie Sanders and his supporters Wednesday evening are formally launching the next phase of the political revolution. Our Revolution is officially kicking off at 9pm EDT, when Sanders will address the tens of thousands...
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Dear Us and Dear Bernie: A Few Notes on Our Revolution
Left commentary berates mainstream media for serving up ‘too much Trump.” Fair enough, but left writers also flood us with endlessly repetitive Trump coverage. Left commentary claims that at election time an endless stream of writers overemphasize the ephemeral and ignore the serious. True, but...
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The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over—It’s Only Just Begun
The summer ends with a growing lament among progressives. Tom Frank’s cutting voice sums it up : “And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist...
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Why a Single-Payer Healthcare System is Inevitable
The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, and by Humana,...
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I'm a Bernie Backer and I Refuse to Support Hillary
I used to think that the Democrats were the good guys and the Republicans were the bad guys. That's why I've only ever been registered and identified as a Democrat. The Democratic Party is the party of social justice that looks out for the less fortunate, right? The party of the middle class,...
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Sanders and Activists Say DOJ Ban on Private Prisons Doesn't Go Far Enough
Progressives and prison reform advocates hailed the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) announcement Thursday that it would phase out federal private prisons—and celebrated the resulting plummet in private prison stocks—but many also argued that the decision does not go far enough. "Until DHS and...
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Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It’s Important
In 1991, former Klansman and American Nazi Party functionary David Duke ran for governor of Louisiana and made the runoff election against Democrat Edwin Edwards, the popular but scandal-plagued three-term former governor. Duke had made the runoff between the two top vote-getters since no one...
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Sanders Condemns Obscene Levels of Inequality Documented in New CBO Report
Yet another report, this one from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), highlights what many American families already know: The rich keep getting richer, while everyone else keeps struggling to get by. The CBO report , released Thursday and prepared at the request of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-...
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'BernieCare' Can Save ObamaCare
The decision by Aetna to withdraw from many ObamaCare exchanges was a predictable outrage that opens to the door not to the demise of ObamaCare, but the dramatic improvement of ObamaCare led by a grand battle by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and progressives to enact the public option and move toward a...
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