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In the Fight to Rein In Drug Prices, Bernie Sanders Shows He’s Still Got It

The Vermont senator rallies his still-faithful base in campaigning for a California proposition aimed at Big Pharma.

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The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE

AP’s Clinton ‘Victory’ Story Breaches Journalism Ethics and Public Trust

The Associated Press news organization became part of the electoral process by declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic nominee on the eve of primaries in California and five other states. How the AP arrived at that conclusion remains suspect.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

An Alternative After a Likely Bern-Out: The Green Party’s Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s platform is all about job creation through a green infrastructure plan, resuscitating trade unions, fostering worker cooperatives and slashing defense spending. Is it a pipe dream or simply the future?

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 READ MORE

The Clooneys’ Fundraisers for Hillary Clinton: A Tale of Two Economies

The irony of the events for the super-rich taking place in a land of burgeoning homelessness—California—may not be lost on the electorate come June.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE

Win or Lose, Will the Sanders Movement Last Beyond Election Day?

With millions of young people supporting the candidate, American politics could change for the long term. Some observers are even predicting that the campaign will become an incubator for the Democratic Party’s future politicians.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

Trump Is No Heir to Reagan, or Even Nixon: He’s a New, and Vile, Kind of American Politician

The GOP front-runner has adopted the worst aspects of traditional Republicanism—the implicit racism, the nationalism, the embracing of the rich and their goals—and added even more poisonous ingredients.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE

The People v. Simpson: What One of America’s Most Famous Trials Taught Us About Our Racial Divide

The case against football hero O.J. Simpson was, yes, about murder. But, more important, it was about the long abuse of African-Americans in the system of justice and the black community’s deep distrust of police and courts.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE

Mr. Trump, You Are No Ronald Reagan

Comparisons to the GOP icon break down quickly. The Republican front-runner’s foremost attributes are an undisciplined belief in himself and disrespect for democracy. Put beside Trump, even the flaw-laden Hillary Clinton looks good.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE

The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America

Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE

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