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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Bernie Sanders
Americans, Voter

Conservative Or Liberal? Here’s What Americans Really Believe

Data from Pew Research studies and Gallup polls conclusively demonstrate that Americans, in their deepest political/social beliefs, are thoroughly liberal in most of their views and moderately liberal in the balance. They are not the “conservatives” described by the relentless propagandists of the right.

January 18, 2017
Identity Politics

The Identity Politics Red Herring

The fight to make the Democratic Party a more representative institution was not a fight around advertising but was directly connected to the demands of historically excluded groups to be included, not as window dressing but as central players. This entire history is being denied in the name of upholding some sort of supposedly pure fight for economic justice.

January 12, 2017
Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, Trump

Trump Has To Rescue Obamacare Or Admit He’s A Liar

We should be finding ways to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. This is the conversation American policymakers need to be having right now. And we’re not going to let Trump or Congress forget it.

January 10, 2017

Bernie Sanders Announces Nationwide Pre-Inauguration Protest

Sanders has been appointed by Chuck Schumer to be the new leader of outreach for the Senate Democrats. During the January 15 Day of Resistance, the Vermont senator is encouraging legislators to rally their constituents in their home districts, as opposed to marching on Washington.

January 5, 2017
Protests outside Trump's new Washington DC hotel

6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough

While resistance is critically important, we will fail unless resistance is contained within a long-term strategy to reverse runaway inequality and upend neoliberalism. If we don’t build an alternative movement, our defensive struggles could enhance Trump’s popularity rather than to diminish it.

January 3, 2017
White Trump supporters rally after news of his win

The Unholy Crusade Against Political Correctness Was All The Cover Trump Needed

To be sure, liberal “identity politics” has sometimes thwarted the open inquiry and expression that liberal education and democracy should defend, and it has sometimes diverted effective responses to the serious threats to freedom that are now upon us. Why not direct the next crusade against those creeping threats to our liberties?

January 2, 2017
Biden, Democrats, Middle Class

As Democrats Ponder Their Future, Biden Advocates For The Middle Class

As the Democratic Party struggles to understand what went wrong in an election, that same instinct leads Biden to offer a diagnosis and a prescription for what he sees as a more successful approach, one which pushes back, if ever-so-gently, against a powerful current in Democratic politics.

December 23, 2016
Senate Democratic leader Schumer warns against Obamacare repeal

Rebranding The Democratic Party In The Era Of Trump

Reorienting the Democratic Party toward its millennial base is a long-term process, however, one that will require not only elevating younger voices but also rebuilding the Democrats’ thin bench, decimated by years of losses at the state level.

December 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Hillary Clinton For Martyr Of The Year?

The gang-up on Clinton amounted to political torture, the likes of which will be remembered for generations. That makes Hillary Clinton the Martyr of the Year.

December 8, 2016
White revolt of 2016

Fighting Back Against The White Revolt Of 2016

November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.

December 7, 2016

Trump Targets Another Indiana Company, Draws Sanders’ Criticism

Donald Trump drew a rebuke from Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after turning his attention to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico.

December 4, 2016

Sanders’ Social Democracy Versus Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

The stage is set for an epic struggle between Trump’s right wing populism and a Sanders-style social democracy. Which one will resonate with the people?

December 2, 2016
Sanders not impressed by Trump's Carrier Deal

Bernie Sanders Is Not Impressed With Trump’s Carrier Deal

“Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives,” Sanders wrote in the Washington Post.

December 1, 2016
Chuck Schumer and the Democrats need to rebrand their economic message

Democrats Need To Rebrand Their Economic Message

It’s widely agreed that the party was unable to find a vigorous, meaningful way of telling working-class voters it understood their concerns. Now the Democrats face a daunting challenge of crafting, let alone communicating, an economic message.

November 29, 2016

Sanders To Trump: Use Defense Contracts As Leverage For Carrier Jobs

Sanders said he would soon introduce legislation that would prevent companies that outsource from receiving federal contracts, grants and loans, and force companies that outsource jobs to pay a penalty tax and pay back tax breaks.

November 26, 2016
Supporters and delegates in the "Bernie Revolution" walk out after Clinton was nominated during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

The Myths That Cost Democrats The Election

The problem this election season has been that liberal Democrats—just like too many Republicans—have been consumed by provably false conspiracy theories. In other words, just like the conservatives they belittle, they have been inside a media bubble that blocked them from reality.

November 14, 2016
Boy in protest against Trump in San Francisco, Nov, 13 2916

5 Ways You Can Fight Back Against Donald Trump

I doubt I’ll ever forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made, but — like you — now all I can do is fight back against Trump. Here is what I think we need to do next.

November 14, 2016
What happened to Americans' sense of humor

Whatever Happened To Americans’ Sense of Humor?

Whatever happened to the clever retort? Whatever happened to the smart rejoinder? Perhaps we lost our ability to laugh during the recent campaign because we didn’t find ourselves to be funny. One of the nominees was a dangerously crazy man. Scarier than Trump himself was that so many Americans found him acceptable.

November 8, 2016
Protestavote, the new medication for the depressed and Berned-out young voter

#EndorseThis: Still Depressed and Berned Out? Try Funny Or Die’s New Medication

Carrying the satire of medical advertising and millennial angst to an inevitable conclusion, this upbeat message warns starkly of the potential side effects of a “protest vote.”

November 3, 2016
Bill Maher roasts milllennials on HBO for political ignorance

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Roasts Millennial ‘Friends’ For False Equivalency

On HBO, Maher laments the political ignorance of American voters (and singles out millennials, hilariously) who refuse to choose between the “evils” of Trump and Clinton.

October 31, 2016

Left-Wing Icon Noam Chomsky: Clinton Must Win, But Listen To Trump Voters

Chomsky initially favored Bernie Sanders over Clinton, but insisted Democrats must win at all costs. Because if Trump wins “the human species is in very deep trouble.”

October 31, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bernie Sanders Makes Powerful Case For Continuing The Revolution — Under A Clinton Administration

Sanders urged his supporters not to see a Clinton presidency as an end to the political revolution. “The day after the election, we don’t sit back and say, well, Clinton is president,” Sanders said. He insisted the next step is to “mobilize our people” and make sure the government “moves forward with an agenda that helps transform this country.”

October 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches Were Actually Brilliant

Why Hillary Clinton insisted on keeping her brilliant Wall Street speeches secret will remain an enduring mystery of this campaign. Heck, why didn’t she just post them on her website?

October 20, 2016

Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College

For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.

October 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton Enlists Former Foe Bernie Sanders In Rally For Youth Votes

“Get your uncles, your aunts, get your friends to vote for Hillary Clinton,” said Bernie Sanders at a rally with her in New Hampshire.

September 29, 2016