Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. Sanders ran to become the Democratic Party presidential nominee in both 2016 and 2020 and remains the longest-serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont 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 and @BernieSanders

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
We Are the Majority
How do we build a political movement in this country that represents all of the people and not a handful of millionaires? The middle class is collapsing, the people on top are making out like bandits, and the poorest people are struggling just to keep their heads above water. Today, the...
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Monday, December 24, 2001
A Year of Contrasts: Courage, Sacrifice and …Corporate Greed
As we reflect on the year 2001, our minds catapult to the World Trade Center in flames and hundreds of courageous firemen and police officers racing up stairs to try to save their trapped fellow citizens. Almost all of them gave their lives in this heroic effort. For the last several months, the...
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Friday, August 17, 2001
U.S. Needs A Political Revolution
In the midst of the summer congressional recess, Congressman Bernie Sanders asserted today that the United States needs nothing less than a “political revolution” that will revitalize American democracy and move the country toward social justice. At a time when more and more Americans are giving up...
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Sunday, May 27, 2001
Vermont Isn't Out of Touch - Bush Is
There is an enormous amount of speculation as to why Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party to become an independent. There should not be. The truth is simple: Vermont is a progressive state where most citizens are opposed to the right-wing corporate agenda being pushed by President Bush...
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Monday, August 07, 2000
Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive? Follow The Money In Politics
The Republican and Democratic parties are holding their conventions this month, but fewer and fewer Americans pay attention to what they do. The United States has the lowest voter turnout of any major nation, and it is expected that this year's turnout will be the lowest in decades. There are a...
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Saturday, February 12, 2000
Falling Behind In Boom Times
When US leaders extol the virtues of the ''American Way'' to foreign leaders in overseas economic gatherings, they should keep in mind that at least 11 other countries rank ahead of the United States in terms of the pay and benefits their workers receive. In all of those countries, every worker is...
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