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Will the Democratic Debate Expose the Gulf Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton?

And will the moderator and his colleagues ask tough questions on issues like Wall Street accountability, campaign finance reform and health care?

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Joe Biden’s Camp Confirms He’ll Be a No-Show at Tuesday’s Debate

Vice President Joe Biden might still be planning to try to take over for boss Barack Obama in 2016, but for now he’s apparently going to keep us all guessing. 

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Tuesday’s Debate: Can Bernie Sanders Show the Country He’s Presidential Material?

Plenty is at stake and there are many reasons to tune in. For Sanders, the big challenge will be demonstrating he’s not merely a darling of the progressive left but has the vision, capacity and skills to lead the nation at a tough time.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Citizens United Is Headed for the California Ballot: Here’s What You Need to Know

All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that’s expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Fun of CNN for Trying to Lure Viewers With Absurd Joe Biden Ploy

By now word’s gotten out that CNN has prepared a lectern for the vice president, in case he decides to show up to the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’s almost certain Biden won’t actually show up, but at least the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert got a few laughs out of CNN’s ridiculous publicity stunt.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s Time to Put an End to Private Prisons’

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called on Americans to help him undo the laws that let private interests profit off the mass incarceration of Americans and migrants.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE

The Backstory on Bernie Sanders and Israel-Palestine: Why Is He So Quiet About the Mideast Tragedy?

Considering the elevated role of the Israel-Palestine issue in progressive circles, and Sanders’ continued success leading up to the primaries, it’s worth revisiting the candidate’s history on the topic and his early approach to foreign policy.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders in Tucson: Immigrants Are ‘Doing the Hardest Work in America’

The Democratic presidential candidate called for reforms that would protect from deportation the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. without permission. He also called for an end to the easy availability of assault weapons.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE

Where Do Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Really Stand on Economic Reform?

Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the wellbeing of millions of Americans, but what to do?

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE

Chaos Is the GOP’s New Normal

At this point, I worry we’re going to start finding members of the Republican establishment curled up in their beds, eyes clenched shut and ears covered with trembling hands, moaning “make it stop, make it stop, make it stop.”

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE

Local Resistance Can Overthrow Our Political Masters

Two prominent Green Party members call for third-party involvement in city council and other local races. This, they rightly say, is a fundamental step toward the large-scale changes needed to save society.

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE

Why The Washington Post’s Attack on Bernie Sanders Is Bunk

The Washington Post recently ran an attack on Bernie Sanders that distorts not only what he’s saying and seeking but also the basic choices confronting the nation.

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE

The Grass Roots Are Getting Greener for Sanders, but Will They Wither?

The presidential candidate’s burgeoning war chest made mainstream media take note. Now the test is whether an ad hoc volunteer movement, started by issues-oriented progressives, can be converted into a political revolution.

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 READ MORE

Amid the Crowing of the GOP and Clinton, Sanders Is on the Rise

The Republicans have rolled out a clown car in the presidential campaign, and Hillary Clinton is holding to old, bad policies. Sanders, growing in strength, is one of the few points of hope in the race.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Money Haul Should Make Hillary Clinton Nervous

Sanders’ presidential campaign announced that it raised an eye-bugging $26 million in the third quarter—essentially matching the $28 million raised during those three months by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 READ MORE

Matching Funds Would Have Made Sanders Campaign More Flush Than Clinton’s

A system of matching small donations with public funds would have transformed the financial dimensions of the current presidential race, a new report says.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Here Are Some of the Best ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Clips With Presidential Candidates

Stephen Colbert has hosted only 15 episodes of “The Late Show” so far, but he’s already interviewed more than his fair share of presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz—as well as Vice President Joe Biden, who may or may not run.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Gets a Foreign Policy

After 25,000 people asked, Sen. Bernie Sanders added a few words to his presidential campaign website about the 96 percent of humanity he’d been ignoring.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: All Those Who Piled on Martin Shkreli

The drug company CEO who announced a 5,000 percent increase in the price of a lifesaving drug was forced to back down after Twitter users, the industry and others exploded in outrage. We have three words for these sometimes rude commenters: Good for you.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE

10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza and the Power of Activism

In an interview in Jacobin magazine, the linguist and scholar predicts what would happen if Bernie Sanders won the 2016 presidential election and comments on the rise of progressive political parties like Greece’s Syriza and figures such as Jeremy Corbyn of the U.K.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE

How Bernie Sanders Won Over Iowa and Overtook Hillary Clinton in the Polls

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has shocked many with his recent success in Iowa, but maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised; media coverage of the U.K.’s Jeremy Corbyn has revealed The Guardian’s true colors; meanwhile, the IMF is telling Israel to stop spending so much money on defense. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 READ MORE

Cornel West Compares Bernie Sanders With Jesse Jackson

Bernie Sanders’ most high-profile black supporter describes the socialist senator’s presidential campaign as “even more progressive” than those of Democratic insurgent Jesse Jackson in the 1980s. In an interview, West also touches on the issue of Israel.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE

What It Means to Be a Socialist

To be a socialist is to stand for the next generation and against the destructive forces of corporations and the military. If we do not move toward life, society will fall and take everyone with it.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

4 Reasons Why The Wall Street Journal’s Attack on Bernie Sanders Is Totally Bogus

I’ve had so many calls about an article appearing early last week in The Wall Street Journal—contending that Sanders’ proposals would carry a “price tag” of $18 trillion over a 10-year period—that it’s necessary to respond.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

The Far Left Needs to Relax a Little and Support Bernie Sanders

Sanders’ leftist critics can fantasize that they are doing humanity a great service by scoffing at his campaign, but who is making greater strides toward triggering the mass enlightenment that is key to empowering the oppressed?

Posted on Sep 19, 2015 READ MORE

AUDIO: Self-Described Evangelical to U.S. Christians: Jesus Would Vote for Bernie Sanders

After the progressive presidential candidate spoke to 12,000 students, faculty and administrators at Liberty University, a stronghold of political and religious conservatism, a man who calls himself an alumnus of the school and an evangelical leader told listeners that the candidate’s policies are an embodiment of Christian values.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE

Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Don’t Let The Wall Street Journal Scare You Away From Bernie Sanders’ Budget Proposal

One of the authors of a study that the Murdoch-owned rag used this week to try to scare voters into believing the progressive candidate’s federal budget proposals would be prohibitively expensive says that in actuality the Sanders plan would cost the country far less than what it would normally spend.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Your Trump Tonight

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

When It Comes to World Peace, Don’t Look to Sanders for Progress

His stated policy position is not meaningfully pro-peace, he seeks a more dominant Saudi Arabia in the Mideast and he seems remarkably uncaring to people who don’t carry a nice blue U.S. passport.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: How Do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get Their Money?

The 2016 campaign is proving to be the most expensive yet. Watch to find out where and how candidates are getting their cash.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

How the Left Can Win in the U.K. and Elsewhere

One of the lessons of Jeremy Corbyn’s election to the head of the British Labour Party is that the “entrenched, institutional power of the Right” can be undone only by combining the passions of disparate social groups in a broad populist movement.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

The Smear

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE

Clinton’s Biggest Obstacle Is Herself

The headlines screaming “Clinton’s Support Erodes” are true, but only in a relative sense. In the contest for the Democratic nomination, according to the polls she has slid all the way from “prohibitive favorite” to something like “strong favorite”—not bad, given the way she has hobbled herself with the email scandal. 

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders: Stop Soaring Drug Prices

Earlier this month, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate said he would introduce legislation to halt skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, which the industry raised 12.6 percent last year.

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on the Big Lie of Neoliberalism and the Very Real Threat of a President Trump

Chris Hedges doesn’t spare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or even Bernie Sanders in this wide-ranging take on the big swindle of neoliberalism and his warning for the future in the hands of a “rapacious oligarchic elite.”

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 READ MORE

We May Not Have Seen the Last of Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Emails

This is truly the age of the zombie—from the more obvious manifestations in the entertainment world to the political dynasties, scandals, illicit transactions and online artifacts that either refuse to be destroyed or rise again with renewed, sinister vigor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 READ MORE

AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Iran’s Done Deal

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Bernie Sanders in Iowa and Jeb Bush’s proposal for tax cuts—for himself.

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 READ MORE

Hillary Eclipse

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 READ MORE

The Latest GOP Fight: How to Reject President Obama’s Nuclear Iran Deal

Just when you think the Republican Party can’t possibly be more chaotic and disorganized, another internal brawl breaks out.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley: Climate Change Helped Create Islamic State

The former governor of Maryland urges supporters to protest his party’s debate schedule, calls on the U.S. to welcome 65,000 Syrian refugees, attributes the rise of Islamic State in part to climate change and responds to criticism by David Simon, creator of the television series “The Wire,” of his policing policies during his tenure as mayor of Baltimore.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Overtakes Hillary Clinton in Iowa Poll

The Vermont senator has shot ahead of the former secretary of state for the first time in a poll of Democratic voters in the crucial primary state of Iowa.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Apologizes as Email Controversy Lingers

She has weathered many a political scandal in her time, but here she is, running for president in 2016. That said, she can’t seem to shake the well-engineered scandal over her past use of her private email account for State Department business, and on Tuesday, she apologized for her “mistake.”

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE

The Real Enemy Is Within

If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It is not a side issue. It is the issue.

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 READ MORE

On This Labor Day, Here’s How We Can Honor the Men and Women Who Fought for Workers’ Rights

Labor Day is a time for honoring the working people of this country. It is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the activists and organizers who fought for the 40-hour work week, occupational safety protections and other workplace rights.

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 READ MORE

Can Bernie Sanders Beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa?

A late-summer poll shows that the Vermont senator is gaining fast on Clinton in Iowa, and Sanders enthusiasts see evidence that he has appeal “beyond the liberal coasts and union strongholds.”

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women’s Issues

Sanders understands that women’s struggles can’t be compartmentalized into issue silos. That’s why he has long eschewed counterfeit gestures of “gender diversity” in favor of genuine social equality.

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE

Want to Help Decide the Democratic Presidential Candidate? The Clock Is Ticking

If you wish to vote for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton or another Democrat in the primary race, you may have to register as a Democrat in your state. Learn how here.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE

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