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Julian Assange Explains Why Voting for Hillary Clinton Will ‘Spread Terrorism’

The WikiLeaks founder tells Americans that his “years of experience in dealing with Hillary Clinton” and the “thousands of her cables” he’s read have led him to a crucial conclusion.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Controversy Erupts After Democrats Allegedly Shout Down Activist Dolores Huerta at a Caucus Event

An online battle is taking place over claims by iconic labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta that she was shouted off a Nevada caucus stage by people chanting “English only!”

Posted on Feb 22, 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



Would a Syrian Kurd Defeat of Islamic State Help Democrats Win the White House in 2016?

This has been a war with a lot of seesawing, so it is premature to make any decisive pronouncements. But this is an election year, and if Islamic State is defeated in Syria in 2016, it could vindicate President Obama’s strategy.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Why Bernie Sanders’ Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

A former Treasury official who helped save Wall Street banks has said the biggest ones still “pose a significant, ongoing risk” to the economy. That’s just one of the huge economic issues Sanders has plans to tackle if elected.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Defeats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses

Sanders won in many rural areas and also secured Washoe County, where Reno, Nevada’s second-largest city, is located. But Clinton gained a 10-point lead in Clark County, the state’s largest and home to Las Vegas, as well as almost three-quarters of state residents.

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Corden Blasts Jeb Bush’s Desperate Attempts to Get Votes Using Guns and Glasses

“Is anyone else worried Jeb got rid of his glasses the same week he got a gun?” asked the “Late Late Show” host about recent changes the former Florida governor made to his persona.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Getting Obama’s Story Straight

If Clinton, Sanders and their party don’t provide a forceful response to the wildly inaccurate and ridiculously bleak characterization of Obama’s presidency that the Republicans are offering, nobody will. And if this parody is allowed to stand as reality, the Democrats will lose.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Thomas Piketty: Bernie Sanders Heralds a New Era in American Politics

“In many respects, we are witnessing the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections,” writes French economist Thomas Piketty, whose 2014 book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” made inequality a respectable topic of conversation among professionals and beltway pundits.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Guess Who’s the Only 2016 Presidential Candidate Who Pays His Interns?

Some candidates running for president wax poetic about the student debt crisis, but only one of them is willing to pay his interns.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Jill Stein Take On the Scam of American Politics

Hedges and the Green Party presidential candidate explore the problems plaguing American politics, including the essential dysfunction of a two-party system, the staged hypocrisy of the presidential debates and the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Chelsea Clinton Attacks Bernie Sanders: ‘We Are Not Electing a King’

The former first daughter joined her father in hitting out at her mother’s rival Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism at Bernie Sanders’ proposal to end mass incarceration in the U.S.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy

“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Could a Post-Scalia Court Restore Campaign Finance Sanity and Pull Back From Plutocracy?

There is no guarantee that the successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia will be a liberal. But only if Ted Cruz wins the presidency can we expect a nominee as hard right as Scalia.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton and Sanders on Mideast Wars and Kissinger’s Legacy (Video)

The Middle East conflicts and the ghost of the Vietnam War haunted last week’s PBS Democratic debate.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Is Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record

Former Secretaries of State Clinton and Henry Kissinger have a lot in common in taking the American empire to brutal levels. He orchestrated an assault on Cambodia that destabilized the peaceful country and led to the slaughter of millions. Her actions on Libya led to a tragedy that continues to this day.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE


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New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire: Major Implications for Contest Ahead

The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



What New Hampshire Actually Tells Us

You will hear pundits analyze the New Hampshire primaries and conclude that the political “extremes” are now gaining in American politics—that the Democrats have moved to the left and the Republicans have moved to the right, and the “center” will not hold. Baloney.

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Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: John McCain Admits Bernie Sanders Is Right About Income Inequality

In a recent interview, the Arizona senator discussed Americans’ frustration with unemployment and income inequality, adding, “I’m beginning to sound like Bernie Sanders.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



Why We Have No Choice but to Try for Progressive Change

Instead of “Yes, we can,” a new slogan adopted by many Democrats this election year is “We shouldn’t even try.”

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders and Larry David on SNL Together Was as Hilarious as You’d Imagine

Comedian David dedicated a long bit on “Saturday Night Live” to a mashup of his character on his HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. And that’s not all that happened.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge

What began in 2011 as a movement against income inequality has morphed into burgeoning support for a presidential candidate who is passionate about economic justice.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Baffled by Clinton Being Declared Winner of Iowa Caucus Thanks to Coin Tosses

Yes, that’s right. Hillary Clinton was pronounced victorious in at least six Iowa precincts that were tied Monday night after one fateful question was asked: “Heads or tails?”

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Foreign Policy Winners and Losers in Iowa (Video)

The Iowa caucus voters likely voted mainly on domestic policy issues, though security and terrorism have been a big part of the campaigns as well. Now that the smoke is clearing, it is worth considering the foreign policy implications of the winners.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Clinton’s Virtual Tie in Iowa Sets Up a Fierce Fight for the Nomination

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made history in Iowa on Monday night, ending 2016’s opening presidential nominating contest in an unprecedented virtual tie that shows Democrats may be experiencing an identity crisis as deep as Republicans’.

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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Gives His Most Passionate Speech Yet After a ‘Historically Close’ Iowa Caucus

“I think the people of Iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment,” the Vermont senator said in a rousing speech Monday night. “It is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. ... What Iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Is the Iowa Caucus Overrated?

It’s possible all the commotion over the Iowa caucus has more to do with media than with politics. In another report, a writer says the platform of the Green Party’s Jill Stein has a better chance than Bernie Sanders’ does. Meanwhile, a former trader reveals just how much the Clintons are indebted to Wall Street and vice versa. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Long and Painful Road to Iowa

As voting in the 2016 presidential campaign begins, it’s apparent that this strange and melodramatic contest was created by the political upheaval that didn’t immediately happen after 9/11, the failure of the Iraq War and the Great Recession.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



Why The Washington Post’s Attack on Bernie Sanders’ Health Plan Is Wrongheaded at Best

The editorial board of The Washington Post has charged that Bernie Sanders’ plan rests on “unbelievable assumptions” about how much it would slash costs without affecting the care ordinary Americans receive.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders

Anybody who challenges the positions of the corporatist, militaristic, Wall Street-funded Democrats, led by Hillary Clinton, in the House and Senate - is by their twisted definition, a “spoiler.”

Posted on Jan 30, 2016 READ MORE



The Rising Pull of the ‘Change’ Candidates

As individuals, Sanders and Trump are hardly cut from the same cloth; one rails against billionaires and one is a billionaire. Their supporters would probably not mix well at a cocktail party. But there’s a reason these are the only two candidates who regularly fill basketball arenas with passionate, standing-room-only crowds: Both call for change that is fundamental, not cosmetic or incremental.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE


Consensus









Posted on Jan 27, 2016 ENLARGE



A Confederacy of Dunces: The Democratic Establishment’s Assault on Sanders Begins

Well, it’s started. You knew it would. The Democratic establishment is going into attack mode as their anointed one—Hillary Clinton—is in danger of losing.

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 READ MORE



Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Care About the Details of Proposed Policies and Programs

Not a day passes that I don’t get a call from the media asking me to compare Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s tax plans, or bank plans, or health care plans. But detailed policy proposals are as relevant to the election of 2016 as is that gaseous planet beyond Pluto.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Anyone Who Says ‘Change Is Just Too Hard’ Is in ‘Bed With the Billionaires’

The Massachusetts senator’s fiery speech on the Senate floor Friday echoed some of Bernie Sanders’ powerful criticisms of Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Challenge of Being Hillary

Someone for whom nothing will ever be easy still needs to find her own brand of inspiration.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections

When money rules, democracy loses. “Commercializing elections leads to an astonishing similarity among reporters traveling with candidates or those asking questions during so-called debates,” writes consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 READ MORE


Feel the Bern









Posted on Jan 21, 2016 ENLARGE



Bernie Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Real Reason the White Working Class Abandoned the Democrats

Who lost the white working class for the Democrats? Maybe the party should look in the mirror.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Trevor Noah: Sunday’s Debate Was All About Bernie Sanders

After making a few jokes about the recent debates, the “Daily Show” host points out that “Bernie was so in the zone” on Sunday night that “he didn’t even have to speak to get his point across.” What comes next is a priceless collection of both Republican and Democrat candidates’ ludicrous statements followed by Bernie’s perfect nonverbal responses.

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Tell the Truth About Bernie’s Health Care Stand

The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake: It sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, out on behalf of her mother to bash Sen. Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care—and the ploy backfired.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Missed the Fourth Democratic Debate? Watch the Entire Thing Here

We know the most recent Democratic debate aired on a Sunday during a long weekend, which may have made it hard to find time to watch. That’s why we’re posting the entire must-see clip for all our readers to catch up on the last debate before the first vote.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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