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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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Why Congress Must Vote on the US Role in Yemen
In Yemen, a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes every 10 minutes . That is just one startling fact from a country that has been torn by war for nearly three years. More than 10,000 civilians have died and over 40,000 have been wounded in this war. Fifteen million people can’t...
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"We got 80 percent of the American people who are saying, do not turn your backs on these young people who have lived in this country for virtually their entire lives." (Photo: Harrie Van Veen/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Great Moral Issue of Our Time
Let me begin by congratulating Chloe Kim, a first-generation American, who won a gold medal for the United States in the women’s halfpipe snowboarding event this week. Her father, Jong Jin Kim, emigrated from South Korea to the United States in 1982, became a dishwasher at a fast food restaurant...
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"The Koch brothers and their billionaire friends are planning to spend some $400 million in the 2018 midterm elections supporting right-wing Republicans. We will beat them, however, because we are in the midst of creating a political revolution." (Photo: Sally Prevost/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, January 29, 2018
What Trump Will Not Be Talking About in His State of the Union
Tuesday night is Trump's State of the Union speech. Nobody knows exactly what he will be discussing, but I'm absolutely certain what he will NOT be talking about. He will surely not be apologizing for the many lies he told American voters: how he promised to defend the interests of working people,...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
It’s on Republicans to Stop a Shutdown
I do not know why President Trump and the Republican Party — which controls the White House, the Senate and the House — are so willing to shut down the government. Maybe they think it will be good for them politically. Maybe they believe the chaos created by a government shutdown would be a welcome...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
We Must End Global Oligarchy
One of the major, untold stories of our time is the rapid movement toward global oligarchy, in which just a handful of billionaires now own and control a significant part of the world economy. Here in the United States, the top one-tenth of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%...
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We must fight President Trump’s destructive efforts to divide us up by the color of our skin, our gender, our religion, our sexual orientation or our country of origin. Views
Thursday, November 09, 2017
We Need a Truly Grassroots Democratic Party: A Call for DNC Chair Tom Perez To Implement Findings Of #UnityReformCommission
In an email sent on Monday, November 6, 2017, Senator Bernie Sanders emphasized that we need to rebuild the Democratic Party. We need a Democratic Party that is as open, as inclusive, and as progressive as it can possibly be. In the email, he also asked supporters to sign a petition calling on DNC...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
As President, Trump Doing Exact Opposite of What He Promised on the Campaign Trail
When Donald Trump campaigned for president, he told the American people that he would stand up for the working class and take on the political and economic establishment. One year since his election, he has repeatedly reneged on his promises by supporting the interests of the wealthy and powerful...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Why We Must Make Public Higher Education Tuition Free
The following is an opinion piece published on VICE and comes ahead of a Facebook Live event to be hosted by Sen. Sanders on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM EST. Watch it here . "It's time to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for the working families of our country... It's time to...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
The World's Common Humanity and US Foreign Policy
Common Dreams Editor's Note: The following are the prepared remarks for a speech delivered today, Thursday September 21, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the 58th Green Foundation Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The speech will also be live streamed here (and below) . Let me...
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Monday, September 04, 2017
This Labor Day the Struggle Continues
Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, as a concession to the labor movement days after he used federal troops to crush a strike by railroad workers which resulted in 30 deaths and some $80 million in property damages. Workers then, and workers now, were...
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