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, 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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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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