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Ernest A. Canning

Ernest A. Canning

Ernest A. Canning is a retired attorney, author, Vietnam Veteran (4th Infantry, Central Highlands 1968) and a Senior Advisor to Veterans For Bernie. He has been a member of the California state bar since 1977. In addition to a juris doctor, he has received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science. Follow him on Twitter: @cann4ing

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Step One of Closing the "Democracy Deficit": Stop Referring to Corporatists as "Centrists" or "Moderates"

Once more, ostensibly objective moderators carefully script questions to ensure Democratic debates are conducted within an industry-preferred frame

Ernest A. Canning ·


Why We Must Restore the Title, “War Department”

Just like the change in nomenclature from "War Department" to "Defense Department", the use of the phrase, "war on terror", has been nothing short of Orwellian.

Ernest A. Canning ·


"Civility" Should Not Be a Priority for a Democracy Under Threat

Biden is simply hiding behind "civility" to conceal the fact that, all too often, he shared portions of the same anti-democratic agendas embraced by vile segregationists, by his "Republican friends," and by his Wall Street donors

Ernest A. Canning ·



Revolution at a Crossroad

While distasteful for many, Clinton may represent progressives best path forward, at least in swing states...

Ernest A. Canning ·

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