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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Anaheim, California, United States, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Clinton’s VP Pick Must Be Progressive, Sanders Warns

“For Democrats to win, they’re going to have to address the needs of the working people,” Sanders said. “They’re going to have to address the needs of the middle class, and that means standing up to Wall Street, standing up to the greed of corporate America.”

May 29, 2016
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Starbucks As Citizen: CEO Schultz Acts Boldly On Social, Political Issues

At Starbucks, both coffee and progressive policy issues are matters of concern.

March 18, 2015

Why I Will Vote For Andrew Cuomo — On The Working Families Line

The most effective way to sanction Andrew Cuomo, ironically, is to vote for him on the Working Families Party line.

November 3, 2014

Plutocrat Or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither

Is Hillary Clinton a populist, a plutocrat — or a firm believer in the American middle class?

October 30, 2014

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Rallies Fight For Progressive Values

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out an unabashedly liberal economic vision on Thursday, calling for a higher minimum wage, tougher Wall Street regulations, and other liberal crowd-pleasers during her speech to the Campaign for America’s Future’s New Populism Conference. Addressing an enthusiastic crowd at the Capitol Hill gathering, Warren decried the “powerful interests” that “have tried […]

May 23, 2014

‘They’re Going To Kill You’: Why Norman Lear Founded People For the American Way

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of People for the American Way by Norman Lear, the legendary “All in the Family” producer, who still bristles when anyone insists on “progressive” instead of liberal. In a conversation with The National Memo, Lear recalled how he became increasingly furious watching TV evangelists like Pat […]

October 7, 2011

Exclusive: Former Top White House Economic Advisor Compares Obama to FDR, Calls for More Stimulus

In an exclusive discussion with The National Memo this week, former Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to the Vice President Jared Bernstein (who sat in on all high-level economic talks at the White House from 2009 to 2010) defended President Barack Obama’s progressive bona fides. When asked whether the administration might have done more to […]

July 17, 2011