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Bernie Sanders is a Candidate for, Not of, Today’s Movements
Yesterday, The Atlantic ’s Eric Liu asked what it would take to move presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s ambitious proposals from “we’re gonna” to “we’ve done it,” outlining seven steps to bridge the gap. First among Liu’s recommendations is a call for a “Bernie’s 30” of progressive...
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The Economy We Want Starts With a Constitutional Amendment
What can the new economy movement learn from Senator Bernie Sanders’ epic win in the New Hampshire primary? The big takeaway for system-change advocates came just a few minutes into his victory speech when he told a cheering crowd, “We have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to...
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On Sale Now: Your Government
Let the Bidding Begin... What’s happening here, in this campaign, is pretty simple. There’s a bidding war going on for the control of government. For the first time, the masses of people who’ve been left out of the political process are standing on an equal footing with corporations and the uber...
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ESPN Does Not Want You To Know How Great 'Medicare for All' Could Be
ESPN, the most dominant sports-only cable channel in the United States is apparently not interested in hearing about progressive politics, even if it tries to sneak itself in during post-game coverage of a star-studded basketball event that aired on Friday night. At the conclusion of the NBA's...
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The City As a Commons: From Flint to Italy
The disaster with Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, created by political leaders more devoted to fiscal austerity than the common good, illuminates why it’s important to think of our cities as commons–human creations that belong to all residents, not just the wealthy and politically well-connected...
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People Are Dying, This Is Real: Erica Garner Endorses Bernie
Erica Garner - activist, mother, writer and Eric Garner's eldest daughter - has endorsed Bernie Sanders in a poignant new video that declares Sanders "someone who understands our deaths as tragedies - not political talking points." Citing her father's death as "an absolute injustice , but not an...
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Dear Americans, Please Stop Dreaming of a Better Nation
This political season seems decidedly more bizarre than others have been. It's not just the fact that someone as arrogant and ignorant about real life as Donald Trump is leading on the Republican side. What really troubles me is the assertion that we ought not aspire to achieve the best, most...
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Michael Moore Says His New Movie Will Change America
Filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday is launching the national release of his new documentary Where to Invade Next, which is said to be both his happiest and "most subversive" movie yet. In the film, Moore travels to countries throughout Europe and also Tunisia to "pry loose from them the tools they’...
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Why I Have Hope For American Muslim Equality
President Obama gave a milestone speech in defense of American Muslims and religious freedom at a mosque last week. And I had a hard time listening to it. That may seem counter-intuitive at a time when anti-Muslim hysteria, discrimination, and violence have reached such a crisis stage that The...
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A Grievous New Low: First You Shoot Them, Then You Sue Them
Chicago pallbearers carry the body of Quintonio LeGrier. Photo and front photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters. Because the city of Cleveland charging Tamir Rice's family for the cost of his death - $450 for ambulance services and $10 for “mileage, an act of "breathtaking callousness, insensitivity, and...
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