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The Age of the Demagogues

Are we in an age of demagogues? The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.

Bernie Sanders Releases Statement on Planned Parenthood Shooting

“With the nation’s attention focused on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, our politicians failed to recognize the growing number of homicidal religious fanatics living within our own borders.”

Bernie Sanders Opposes Nomination of FDA Chairman With Ties to Big Pharma

Dr. Califf neglected to answer Bernie Sanders’ questions directly, choosing to evasively respond with pipe dreams involving ideal situations instead of tackling the nation’s current dilemmas.

The Perils of Circus Politics

No opinion leader any longer commands enough broad-based respect to influence a majority of the public. Circus politics may be fun to watch, but it’s profoundly dangerous for America and the world.

Hard Questions for Debating Democrats

It is easy enough to denounce the denialists on the Republican side, but the Democratic candidates ought to be asked how they differ in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change.

Socialism as a Cure for Exceptionalism

A sense of exceptionalism drives our foreign policy, and distances the 'takers' in the 1% from the more social-minded and once-thriving middle class. Will political revolution envisioned by Bernie Sanders restore that social-mindedness?

Bernie Sanders Stands Up For Impoverished Senate Cafeteria Workers

The full-time cafeteria and catering employees at the U.S. Senate are unable to afford to live in the city they work in and management is intimidating these workers not to organize and fight for better pay. That is until Bernie Sanders and 33 other Democrats came along…

What Socialism Means to Bernie—and You

Socialism is not a "frighteningly alien worldview," it's merely another set of ideas for organizing society to protect and uplift every human being. Here is what you need to know about socialism as Bernie Sanders puts it.

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Protect Native American Place of Worship

Instead of allowing the transfer of federal land to a corporation planning to build the largest copper mine in North America, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Tammy Baldwin want to keep it intact because it has significant religious and cultural value.

Budget Deal Fine Print Axes Benefit for Married Social Security Beneficiaries

Congress recently undermined Social Security benefits with an elimination of a provision that will weaken the program. So much for progressives defending Social Security from the corporatist Congressional Democrats and Republicans who seek to destroy it.