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Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution
Bernie Sanders can't do it alone.
Why Sanders Supporters Should Not Let Democratic Primary Demoralize Them
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was expected to do very well in the five primaries on April 26, but after the results, Bernie Sanders and his supporters face...
To Save Democracy, We Need to Make Voting Much, Much Easier
Political rhetoric in the U.S. is often characterized by sickly sweet appeals to democracy. Voting is held up as the foundation of democracy, or as the most useful or necessary...
Fair Game: Why Bernie Should Keep Going
Predictably, after New York, the establishment is demanding that Bernie bow out. The etiquette of conventional Party politics, after all, dictates that he step aside, lest he...
Sanders Campaign's Commitment to Victory Irritates Media, Offends Clinton Campaign
Once again, for the umpteenth time in the Democratic presidential primary, there is a dominant narrative in the establishment news media that it is over for Bernie Sanders...
The Democratic Stockholm Syndrome
New Yorkers voted overwhelmingly for those holding their progress captive
For 40 Years, Liberals Have Accepted Defeat and Called It “Incremental Progress.”
Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward.
There Is a Moderate Republican in This Race, but She's Running as a Democrat
Historical perspective on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
Americans Agree: It's Corporate Power That's in Our Way
There is widespread recognition among politicians and pundits that Americans are sharply divided by party on virtually all of the big questions facing our country. Everyone...
27 Honest Questions for Hillary Supporters
To those who are supporting Hillary Clinton, I love you. And while I know that we’re technically on the same side fighting against a terrifying Republican reality, it seems...
Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots
If the left is to fight back against authoritarianism, we must bring together diverse movements working for social change.
Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance
“We won’t see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes.” As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go...
Bernie's Insurrection and the Question of Hillary's Qualifications
Americans don't just want a new president, they want a new precedent.
Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers
Around a conference table inside the large Washington headquarters of the AFL-CIO, a furious exchange occurred between labor union presidents. It was late February and up for...
NY Daily News Claims FDR Unfit to Be President: "No Concrete Plans, Only Platitudes"
[The following is an imagined 1932 New York Daily News editorial board interview with Franklin Roosevelt during his presidential campaign. The Daily News comments below derive...
Occupy Activists Launch 'Battle of New York' to Counter Media Bias about Sanders and Clinton
With its huge media campaign, Operation Battle of New York is taking on corporate establishment
Sanders Is Right: Clinton Not Qualified to Be a Progressive President
On 'quality control' and the Democratic Party
The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn't Just Her Corporate Cash. It's Her Corporate Worldview.
Clinton is uniquely unsuited to the epic task of confronting the fossil-fuel companies that profit from climate change.
The Democrats Are Flawlessly Executing a 10-Point Plan to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election
One needn’t speculate about how the Democrats could end up losing the 2016 presidential election. In fact, a subtly complex, multi-part plan to do just that is exactly what the...
Why Won’t Sanders Quit The Race? Because He’s Winning.
The patter of establishment calls for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to end his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has built into a hailstorm. “Bye, bye...
The Smart Con: Clinton Vs. Trump
Trump’s outlandishness may get more press but Clinton’s intelligence act might be just as dangerous
Time to Transform Bernie's Campaign Into a Permanent Organization
The biggest question for Bernie Sanders and his supporters is whether they’ll transform his presidential campaign into a permanent organization that can carry his political...
The Remarkable Bernie Sanders Journey That Will Overcome the Crowning of Clinton
It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Wall Street and corporate backers, and the...
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It's That Bad.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.
The 'Sanders Democrat' Is Paving the Way for the Radical Left
In 2006, when I told people that I was a socialist, they looked at me like I was crazy. To be a socialist was to be on the margins of American political life, wedded to a...
Why a United Front Against Trump Is Dangerous Territory for the Left
The "lesser of two evils" has been centered on the false dichotomy of Trump versus everyone else.
The Scariest Thing About Brussels Is Our Reaction to It
Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists – the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium
Untying the Blindfold: Beyond Brussels, the Truth for Our Children
The First World is quickly learning that it was easy to skip the lecture on morals and ethics - it is physics that will eloquently phrase the challenge in the end. Every action...
Bernie Sanders Has a Clear Path to Victory -- Provided His Supporters Don't Falter
Here are a few simple facts: Clinton’s strong states are almost all behind her. Sanders has the advantage in the vast majority of those that remain; and in many cases, that...
Critics Aghast at 'Disgusting Speech' Clinton Just Gave to AIPAC
Democratic presidential candidate speech praises "everything that is bad about Israeli policy and U.S. imperialism"
Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption - and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy
The multiple, remarkable crises subsuming Brazil are now garnering substantial Western media attention. That’s understandable given that Brazil is the world’s fifth most...
Presidential Primary 2.0 Is About to Begin
There are two Democratic presidential primaries. One is almost over. The other is about to begin. The first Democratic presidential primary runs from Feb. 1 to March 15. All...
Hillary Clinton, Corporate America and the Democrats' Dilemma
To understand the dynamics underlying the Clinton-Sanders nomination contest, it's helpful to remember the old adage that Democrats are supposed to be the party of ordinary...
5 Reasons the Clinton-Sanders Race Is Much, Much Closer Than You Think
To watch cable news, one would think that Bernie Sanders is still in the Democratic primary race simply to send a message to Washington, be a thorn in Hillary Clinton's side...
One Example of How the Left Has Internalized the Ideology of Their Oppressors
"Ideological hegemony is the process by which the exploited come to view the world through a conceptual framework provided to them by their exploiters." - Kevin A. Carson
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours
In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM...
Decoding Super Tuesday: Why Sanders Is Still on Track to Win and Why the Democrats Need Him To
As usual, the mainstream media is confused by the results from Super Tuesday. To hear them tell it, Hillary has all but sewed up the nomination.  In reality, Sanders had a...
Why Democrats Need to Wake up & Realize It Is Bernie or Bust
I know this is going to be hard for loyal Democrats to accept. But in this article, I will explain why loyal Democrats need to wake up and realize that, in this crazy 2016...
Bernie Vs. Hillary: What's a Feminist to Do?
America's Only Elected Female Socialist on Women and the Presidential Race
The Momentum Story: How the Bernie Sanders Crowd Can Still Win
The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time. Here’s the...
It's Not Just the GOP - The Democratic Party Is Also Imploding
Whichever side emerges victorious, both Republicans and Democrats should face up to a much bigger truth: Neither party as currently constituted has a real future. Fewer and...
This Speech by Fred Hampton Shows Why The Establishment Found The Black Panther Party So Threatening
Fred Hampton participatied in a mock people’s trial, where he articulates why the Black Panther Party, and he as a leader within the party, was being viciously targeted by the...
American Cartel: How America's Two Major Parties Helped Destroy Democracy
Cartel: An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.
Organize or Die: Never in the History of the World Has an Election Destroyed a System of Oppression
Vote or Die. That's the dichotomy rap mogul P. Diddy popularized back in 2006 in an effort to marshal the nation's youth to the ballot box on election day. Fast forward two...
I Won't Vote for Hillary Because I Don't Vote for Republicans
Over at The Daily Banter, Chez Pazienza called me an "idiot." Well, not me personally. His article was about people like me, though, who support Bernie Sanders and will never...
In One Month We Will Begin Intentionally Starving Poor People
At the end of March, 22 states will begin imposing work requirements on people who want food stamps. Hundreds of thousands of people will likely lose their food aid. The Wall...
The Case Against Hillary Clinton: This Is the Disaster Democrats Must Avoid
She's not the candidate of economic fairness, peace or a genuine progressive agenda. She's also not more electable
Why I'm Supporting Bernie Sanders in the Primaries, but Am Endorsing the Movement
And why the 'vote / don't vote' debate has been one of the greatest strategic disasters of our time.
Don't Hate Me Because I Constantly Post about Bernie Sanders. The Mainstream Media Won’t; SOMEBODY has to do it!
Yes. I’m one of those people. I’m totally on Team Bernie and so excited to be a part of the political revolution. Since I’ve maintained for at least fifteen years that...
An Open Letter to My Friends Who Support Donald Trump
I'm cool with you removing me from your friends list if you don't like this post. You can even disown me if you like. But Donald Trump isn't a good person, nor would he be a...