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, August 22, 2017
Why Medicare-for-All Is Good for Business
Despite major improvements made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), our health care system remains in crisis. Today, we have the most expensive, inefficient, and bureaucratic health care system in the world. We spend almost $10,000 per capita each year on health care, while the Canadians spend $4,644...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Why Trump's So-Called Infrastructure Plan Is Good for Wall Street But Bad for America
Donald Trump’s so-called infrastructure plan is a huge giveaway to Wall Street that fails to create the millions of jobs we need to modernize our roads, bridges, water systems, rail, airports, levees and dams. At a time when the American Society of Civil Engineers says we need to spend $2 trillion...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trump's Budget Is Immoral
The budget introduced this week by the Trump administration constitutes nothing less than a massive transfer of wealth from working families, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor to the top 1%. It follows in the footsteps of the Trump-Ryan health care bill, which gives massive tax breaks to...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage
In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, a basic principle of American economic life should be that if you work 40 hours or more a week, you do not live in poverty. Sadly, that is not the case today. While large corporations make record-breaking profits and top CEOs earn about 335...
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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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