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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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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