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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Interview: Labor Historian Nick Salvatore on Eugene Debs, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism in Modern American Politics

The major difference between the Debs era and what Bernie Sanders is dealing with now has less to do with socialism than it has to do with capitalism.

February 27, 2016

Turkish Leader Offers Condolences To Armenians Over Massacre

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of massacre victims in a message ahead of the 99th anniversary of the atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide. The statement issued in seven languages and published widely in Turkish media laments the […]

April 23, 2014

Debt Ceiling Questions, Answered

A helpful primer for those who haven’t been following too closely: Q. This sounds like an odd system. Do you mean that Congress can pass a budget that requires borrowing, and then argue later about whether to approve that borrowing? A. That’s right. The system goes back to World War I, when Congress first put […]

July 27, 2011